Earth First! Journal 17, no. 8

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist, Volume 17

Barnes, James, et al., eds., Earth First! Journal 17, no. 8 (20 September 1997). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

In this issue of Earth First! Journal James Barnes writes a dark vision of the future, Lacey Phillabaum tells the story of Greenpeace’s uprising, and Marty Bergoffen sheds light on the Endangered Species Recovery Act. 

The glorious revolution will not free this land; the rising of the oppressed against the capitalist master will fail. The worker will not triumph over the ruling class, nor will women and persecuted peoples gain equality in a brave new world. The planet will not be “saved” by people’s new ecological consciousness.

— James Barnes

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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.