Earth First! 8, no. 3

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist, Volume Eight

Foreman, Dave, et al., eds., Earth First! 8, no. 3 (2 February 1988). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

In this issue of Earth First!, the editors launch three new columns to the growing newspaper. News summaries of EF! actions, environmental news from abroad, and Denise Voelker’s rainforests news and events column will from now on be seen in Earth First! Moreover, Mary Davis provides us with positive news regarding stopping a waste dump in Spain, Lagarto Cornudo presents EF!’s proposal of 19 million acres of Wilderness in Arizona, and David Abram discusses Deep Ecology and Magic.  

Naturally, then, the mountains, the creatures, the entire non-human world is struggling to make contact with us; the plants we eat are trying to ask us what we are up to, the animals are signaling to us in our dreams or in forests, the whole Earth is rumbling and straining to let us remember that we are of it, that this planet is our own flesh—that the grass is our hair and the trees are our hands and the rivers our own blood—that the Earth is our real body and·that it is alive. 

— David Abram           

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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.