Earth First! Journal 18, no. 8

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist, Volume 18

tkintz, John Bowling, Josh Laughlin, Gigi Gee, Jim Bowler, eds. Earth First! Journal 18, no. 8 (22 September 1998). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

In this issue of Earth First! Journal Bron Taylor and Leslie Hemstreet discuss the dismantling of dams throughout the US, Winona LaDuke calls for attention to the Yellowstone buffalo, Patrick Diehl shares his opinion on the failure of the Ward Valley campaign, and Ike Okonta reports on the violent Chevron reaction to the peaceful protest in llaje, Nigeria.

“Dams do, in fact, outlive their function. When they do, some should go.” Which eco-warrior is responsible for these radical-sounding quotes? Many of us will likely think they must be from Ed Abbey, whose book The Monkeywrench Gang sought most of all to destroy the Glen Canyon Dam and liberate the Colorado River. […] But no, this statement is from the United States Secretary of the Interior, Bruce Babbitt. […] Babbitt implied that the time for monstrous dam projects was waning.

— Bron Taylor and Leslie Hemstreet

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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.
  • 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.
  • Mies, Maria, and Vandana Shiva. Ecofeminism. London: Zed Books, 1993.