Earth First! Journal 20, no. 6

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist, Volume 20

Justice, et al., eds., Earth First! Journal 20, no. 6 (21 June 2000). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

In this issue of Earth First! Journal Christine Halvorson reports about the march of indigenous Brazilians against 500 years of oppression, and Edward May sheds light on the slaughter of sea lions in British Columbia. The issue also features stories from various actions against capitalism during May Day 2000. 

Leading up to the march, organizers brought together various social movements: the student movement, the environmental movement, and the Landless Workers Movement (MST). Over the past several years, through direct action and land occupations, the MST has worked to counter the unequal distribution of land in Brazil, where the richest 20 percent hold 90 percent of the land, and the poorest 40 percent own just one percent.

— Christine Halvorson 

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Further readings: 
  • Bari, Judi. Revolutionary Ecology: Biocentrism & Deep Ecology. Melville: Trees Foundation, 1998.
  • Foreman, Dave. Ecodefence: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching. Tucson: A Ned Ludd Book, 1987.
  • Lee, Martha. Earth First!: Environmental Apocalypse. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1995.
  • Mies, Maria, and Vandana Shiva. Ecofeminism. London: Zed Books, 1993.
  • Taylor, Bron “Diggers, Wolves, Ents, Elves and Expanding Universes: Global Bricolage and the Question of Violence within the Subcultures of Radical Environmentalism.” In The Cultic Milieu: Oppositional Subcultures in an Age of Globalization, edited by Jeffrey Kaplan, and Heléne Lööw, 26-74. Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press, 2002.
  • Taylor, Bron. “Earth First!’s Religious Radicalism.” In Ecological Prospects: Scientific, Religious, and Aesthetic Perspectives, edited by Christopher Key Chapple, 185-209. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994.
  • Taylor, Bron. "Religion, Violence and Radical Environmentalism: From Earth First! to the Unabomber to the Earth Liberation Front." Terrorism and Political Violence 10, no. 4 (1998): 1-42.