ALARM no. 12

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Earth First! Movement Writings

ALARM no. 12

The ALARM began in 1991 as a revolutionary ecological news quarterly published by Earth First! groups active in the northeastern United States, emphasizing news and direct actions significant to regional and indigneous groups. The local Earth First! group Biodiversity Liberation Front EF! was its original publisher; issue 3 was the first issue to be broadly circulated. The local group Big River EF! published issue 10, and Mass EF! published issue 11. The Eastern North American Native Forest Network took over its annual publication with issue 12.

Hodgins, Anne, and Anne Petermann, eds., ALARM no. 12 (February 1995). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

This issue of the ALARM is produced by women only. It is dedicated to the struggle to smash down patriarchy and save the planet, expresses solidarity with activists struggling against capitalist-patriarchal devastation as womyn, and “affirms our existence and our power on the front lines of the resistance.” Aimee Mostwill discusses pregnancy, abortion, and overpopulation; Judi Bari explains “why I am not a misanthrope.”

We must first think, as womyn, of how we can support and love each other and work together for our liberation from patriarchal cultures. […] We need to explore our lesbian spirits—she lies within all of us. […] Love is the best weapon of a revolutionary. We must love and honour each other and love ourselves just as we love the land for which we are struggling.

— Anne Hodgins and Anne Petermann

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Further readings: 
  • Bari, Judi. Revolutionary Ecology: Biocentrism & Deep Ecology. Melville: Trees Foundation, 1998.
  • Lee, Martha. Earth First!: Environmental Apocalypse. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1995.
  • Merchant, Carolyn. Radical Ecology: The Search for a Livable World. London: Routledge, 1992.
  • Mies, Maria, and Vandana Shiva. Ecofeminism. London: Zed Books, 1993.