Live Wild or Die! no. 8

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Live Wild or Die! no. 8

Live Wild or Die!, the most radical of the publications to derive from—even reject—the Earth First! movement, was published in various locations along the west coast of the United States starting in February 1988.


The LWOD collective, ed., Live Wild or Die! no. 8 (2001). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library. http://www.environmentandsociety.org/node/7632.

Live Wild or Die! no. 8 includes discussions on the collapse of industrial society, essays by John Zerzan and Ted Kaczynski, as well as reports on ELF actions and unclaimed actions against GMOs. Notably, it opens with a strong call for a more radical Earth First!, writing “Earth First!ers: One more step and you would be revolutionaries!” The cover quote underlines this call: 

All revolutions have failed? Perhaps. But rebellion for good cause is self justifying - a good cause in itself. Rebellion transforms slaves into human being, if only for an hour.

— Ed Abbey

This issue is available at the library of the Rachel Carson Center at the LMU Munich. To request access for research purposes, contact us at portal@carsoncenter.lmu.de.


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Further readings: 
  • 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.