Earth First! 11, no. 5

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist (1991)

Nearing, Mary Beth, Mangler, Carla Neasel, Randall Restless, Timothy Bechtold, and David Varmint, eds., Earth First! 11, no. 5 (1 May 1991). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

In this issue of Earth First! “Slugthang” reports on the effort against the extinction of salmon on the Columbia River. In addition, Erik Ryberg discusses civil disobedience, Leslie Lyon stresses the lessons drawn from the Utah Wilderness Battle, and Christi Stevens analyzes the effects of human overpopulation.  

We need to remember ourselves in the world, and we remember that as beset as the wilderness is, it is not a resource or part of our country or our culture, but rather that all we are is part of it. We are within the wild world even now, wherever we may be. We’d like Earth First! to prod that memory, and to serve as a tool for wiping away all the excrement that civilization has piled around us. 

— The EF! Collective

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Further readings: 
  • Abbey, Edward. The Monkey Wrench Gang. New York: Lippincott, 1975.
  • 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.
  • Merchant, Carolyn. Radical Ecology: The Search for a Livable World. London: Routledge, 1992.
  • Mies, Maria, and Vandana Shiva. Ecofeminism. London: Zed Books, 1993.
  • 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.