Earth First! Journal 19, no. 1

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist, Volume 19

Jensen, Kurt, et al., eds., Earth First! Journal 19, no. 1 (1 November 1998). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

In this issue of Earth First! Journal Karen Picket reports on the tragic incident during the protests against logging in the Headwaters forest, and several pages are dedicated to David “Gypsy” Chain’s memorial. In addition, Josh Laughlin contributes an interview with prominent redwood activist Julia Butterfly, and George Monbiot discusses how to exploit the media.   

Just after noon on Thursday, September 17, Headwaters forest defender David Nathan Chain, known to his friends as “Gypsy,” lost his life when a tree cut by a Pacific Lumber (PL) logger crushed him to death. […] The fact that the loggers were indeed aware of the protesters’ presence was corroborated by a videotape recorded less than an hour before Chain was killed. It contains threats and admonitions by the logger to “Get the fuck out of here or there’s going to be a tree coming your way!”

— Karen Pickett

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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.