Earth First! 10, no. 1

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist, Volume Ten

Davis, John, et al., eds., Earth First! 10, no. 1 (1 November 1989). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

In this issue of Earth First! the title of John Davis’ editorial “A View of the Vortex” has been changed to “Ramblings” due to criticisms towards viewing the EF! movement as a vortex. In addition, Peter Bralver introduces the concept of the trophic mountain, Cindy Hill Couture contributes a short story about how bears need vast areas to live, and Leslie Lyon discusses whether revolutions can begin with the young.

The forces bent on indoctrinating today’s kids into tomorrow’s army of mindless consumers are achieving frightening success. Most kids I know are more interested in acquiring toys than in frolicking outdoors. When asked about their goals in life, most teenagers entering college answer that they want to earn lots of money. 

— Leslie Lyon

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Further readings: 
  • Abbey, Edward. The Monkey Wrench Gang. New York: Lippincott, 1975.
  • Foreman, Dave, and Howie Wolke. The Big Outside: A Descriptive Inventory of the Big Wilderness Areas of the United States. New York: Harmony Books, 1992.
  • Foreman, Dave. Confessions of an Eco-Warrior. New York: Harmony Books, 1991.
  • Manes, Christopher. Green Rage: Radical Environmentalism and the Unmaking of Civilization. Boston: Little, Brown, 1990.
  • Merchant, Carolyn. Radical Ecology: The Search for a Livable World. London: Routledge, 1992.
  • 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.
  • Wall, Derek. Earth First! and the Anti-Roads Movement: Radical Environmentalism and Comparative Social Movements. Oxon: Routledge Chapman & Hall, 1999.