Earth First Statement of Principles and Membership Brochure

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist, Volume One

Foreman, Dave, ed., Earth First Statement of Principles and Membership Brochure (September 1980). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

In the very first Earth First newsletter, editor Dave Foreman explains the conception and program of the then newly founded Earth First organization and invites interested readers to join.

EARTH FIRST will take strong action on related issues such as mining, energy development, off road vehicles, logging, and the MX missile. We will actively campaign for the destruction of dams like Glen Canyon, Hetch Hetchy, Fort Peck, Tellico, and those in Hells Canyon. We do not wish to merely preserve what’s left, we want to re-create wilderness. We consider all socio-political tools to be at our disposal including education, media, legislation, litigation, demonstrations… 

— From the brochure

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Further readings: 
  • Abbey, Edward. The Monkey Wrench Gang. New York: Lippincott, 1975.
  • 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.