Earth First! 5, no. 2

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist, Volume Five

Foreman, Dave, et al., eds., Earth First! 5, no. 2 (21 December 1984). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

In this issue of Earth First! the development of the blockade actions against road building through National Forest Roadless Areas is discussed. Rick Davis calls for action to save the Hokkaido Brown Bear in Japan, Tom Starr and Axel Hannemann discuss the local fight against storing nuclear waste in West Germany, and Graham Innes reports on the measures to preserve the Daintree Rainforest of the Cape York Peninsula in northern Queensland, Australia. 

[…] if the wilderness is our true home, and if it is threatened with invasion, pillage and destruction—as it certainly is—then we have the right to defend that home, as we would our private rooms, by whatever means are necessary.

— Ed Abbey in “Dear Ned Ludd”

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.