Wild Rockies Review 7, no. 1

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Wild Rockies Review 7, no. 1. Front Page.

Wild Rockies Earth First!, Wild Rockies Review 7, no. 1 (Spring 1994). Republished by the Environment and Society Portal. Multimedia Library. http://www.environmentandsociety.org/node/8130.


In this issue of Wild Rockies Review, the editors discuss topics such as poaching, the timber industry, and gas. They also urge people to chant for their friends' release from jail.

This is my chant you bastards!
Let them the hell out!
Let them out into the open air of your goddamned city its traffic betrayed by lilacs and cottonwoods and the river!
Let them go from that house of boredom into the pines,
into the howling and cutover and beautiful woods amidst the hawks and the voles and the mosses!
Let them go out into the prairies to hear the moonlit caterwauling of those crazy old dogs to feel the slow luft of grey wings above them to hunker amidst the busy boles of the prairies!
If these things mean nothing to you,
if your dream of freedom is to spend your shiny lives like new minted money inside the sterile buildings of your own choosing:
You are not any less disgusting for having 'demned these wild ragged critters to poverties worse than you can imagine.
You bastards.
Let them out you godforsaken bastards!

— Mad Bear


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Further readings: 
  • Covill, Christopher J., "Greenpeace, Earth First! and The Earth Liberation Front: The Progression of the Radical Environmental Movement in America." University of Rhode Island Senior Honors Projects, Paper 93 (2008).
  • 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.
  • Taylor, Bron. “Earth First!” In Encyclopedia of Religion, edited by Lindsay Jones, 2561-6. New York: MacMillan Reference, 2005.
  • 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.