Forest Voice 8, no. 2

from Multimedia Library Collection:
Earth First! Movement Writings

Forest Voice 8, no. 2. Front Page.

Native Forest Council, Forest Voice, 8, no. 2 (1995). Republished by the Environment and Society Portal. Multimedia Library.

The flaw of the free market, as it has devolved in our time, is that it is fundamentally undemocratic and anything but free. Where they clash, agendas of corporations will always supersede the interests of the citizenry when weighed by a corrupt government. As applied to the forest issue, the power of money has rendered laws, science, the public welfare, and economic accountability, meaningless. The forests have already, in effect, been privatized, with the timber industry reaping all of the benefits but none of the responsibilities of ownership.

— Tim Hermach

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Further readings: 
  • 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.