Earth First! 6, no. 7

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist, Volume Six

Foreman, Dave, et al., eds., Earth First! 6, no. 7 (1 August 1986). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

This issue of Earth First! features three essays connecting environmental concerns with political theory. George Wuerthner discusses range abuse and its ecological effects, Mike Roselle gives an update on Greenpeace’s campaign against nuclear testing in Nevada, Christoph Manes defends anarchy as a means to a healthy planet, and in this issue’s Dear Ned Ludd Bruce Spudworm discusses whether spiking really saves trees.       

One failing of the environmental movement has been that it has operated in a vacuum, never recognizing that ecological concerns were part of the whole social question, that the deep political problems facing us were just symptoms of a fundamental ecological malaise. 

— Dave Foreman

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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.