Earth First! Journal 13, no. 7

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist, Volume 13

Fox, Mary Lou, ed., Earth First! Journal 13, no. 7 (1 August 1993). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

In this issue of  Earth First! Journal Karen Pickett reports about the actions against building on Mount Graham. In addition, Kelpie Wilson discusses overpopulation and politics, “Terra Prima! Victoria” calls for attention to the destruction of native lands in Brazil, and Vistara Parham problematizes the concept of grazing.

Red meat producers persuade us that grazing is “good for the land” just like the tobacco industry says cigarettes are fine for the body. I’m the third generation of a ranching family and I’ll tell you what I think. The death of elk and deer in winter is yet another symptom of overgrazing that can be mistakenly blamed on weather. Eighty-five percent of all US topsoil loss is associated with livestock grazing and a 1990 EPA report says riparian areas throughout the West are in “their worst condition in history.”

— Vistara Parham   

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Further readings: 
  • Abbey, Edward. The Monkey Wrench Gang. New York: Lippincott, 1975.
  • Bari, Judi. Revolutionary Ecology: Biocentrism & Deep Ecology. Melville: Trees Foundation, 1998.
  • Foreman, Dave. Ecodefence: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching. Tucson: A Ned Ludd Book, 1987.
  • 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.