Earth First! Journal 16, no. 7 [misprinted as no. 6]

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist, Volume 16

Irwin, Chris, et al., eds., Earth First! Journal 16, no. 7 [misprinted as no. 6] (1 August 1996). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

This issue of Earth First! Journal focuses the actions against road building. In addition, Anne R. Key discusses the diversity within the movement, and Kimberly Dawn interviews long time Earth First!er Peg Millett (active since the mid-1980s), who spent two and half years in prison for conspiring to cut down a power line in 1989.  

Yee Haw! Can ya feel it? Something stirring. Feels like an awakening coming on. A rebirth, a renewal of energy, a focus. What … you can’t feel it? You don’t know what I’m all on about? Well, maybe that’s because you haven’t been out in the woods lately on the front lines, you’ve been sitting on your butt staring at the tube. There is some serious sh*t going down out there in the forest. There are folks living in the middle of roads on public land. Living there in full defiance of Clinton, Congress, the Forest Service, the sheriffs, loggers and, oh yeah, the Timber Industry. It is going on all over; in the Siskiyou Mountains, in Cascadia and in Cove/Mallard, just to name a few. I think it’s a movement.

— Jim Flynn

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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. Confessions of an Eco-Warrior. New York: Harmony Books, 1991.
  • Foreman, Dave. Ecodefence: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching. Tucson: A Ned Ludd Book, 1987.
  • 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.
  • 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.