Forest Voice 9, no. 2

from Multimedia Library Collection:
Earth First! Movement Writings

Forest Voice 9, no. 2. Front Page.

Native Forest Council, Forest Voice 9, no. 2 (1996). Republished by the Environment and Society Portal. Multimedia Library. http://www.environmentandsociety.org/node/8142.


Although national polls show a widespread consensus on the importance of environmental quality, conflict over environmental issues has escalated dramatically at local and regional levels. In rural areas, where politics are personal and natural resource-based industries have played an important economic role, the conflict has at times taken on the characteristics of a civil war. Communities, civic organizations, and local governments are split into hostile camps. What was once a war of words has escalated into violence in dozens of incidents in several western states.

—Thomas Michael Power


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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.