Earth First! Journal 17, no. 2

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist, Volume 17

Wisnewski, Lisa, et al., eds., Earth First! Journal 17, no. 2 (21 December 1996). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

In this issue of Earth First! Journal, Judi Bari gives an update on the lawsuit against FBI for its handling of the 1990 car bombing; Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney’s car were bombed and they were both arrested for terrorism activities. 

Traditionally the word baud in the Thai language refers to a Buddhist ceremony that men undergo to signify their entrance into monkhood. Now the adapted ceremony baud bah (which means “ordained forest”) is used to raise environmental awareness and teach all Thai about the value of forests by ordaining trees. In the baud bah monks pray and wrap saffron robes around the trunks of trees to declare their sacredness. Baud bah has worked well because most Thais deeply respect the saffron robe. In short, nobody would dare cut the sanctified trees out of respect for the saffron robe and its inextricable link with Buddhism.

— Lyndy Worsham and Marty Bergoffen

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Further readings: 
  • Abbey, Edward. The Monkey Wrench Gang. New York: Lippincott, 1975.
  • Bari, Judi. Revolutionary Ecology: Biocentrism & Deep Ecology. Melville: Trees Foundation, 1998.
  • Foreman, Dave. Confessions of an Eco-Warrior. New York: Harmony Books, 1991.
  • Foreman, Dave, and Howie Wolke. The Big Outside: A Descriptive Inventory of the Big Wilderness Areas of the United States. New York: Harmony Books, 1992.
  • Lee, Martha. Earth First!: Environmental Apocalypse. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1995.
  • Manes, Christopher. Green Rage: Radical Environmentalism and the Unmaking of Civilization. Boston: Little, Brown, 1990.
  • Merchant, Carolyn. Radical Ecology: The Search for a Livable World. London: Routledge, 1992.