Earth First! Journal 19, no. 2

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist, Volume 19

Rubenstein, Michael, et al., eds., Earth First! Journal 19, no. 2 (21 December 1998). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

In this issue of Earth First! Journal Lacey Phillabaum tells the story of when the Two Elk Lodge (Vail Ski Resort, Colorado)  was burnt down for the sake of preserving ancient forests. Moreover, Pori Kwa Milele reports from the actions against illegal development in Nairobi’s Karura Forests, and Ben White discusses the Makah whale hunt.  

Precisely because it was such a sensational public denial of the legitimacy of authority and the privilege of power, the Vail bonfire was not a respectable thing to do, granted. But let’s face it folks, Earth First! is an ecological resistance movement that has come to engender beautiful radical and revolutionary philosophies—not respectable ones.

— Theresa Kintz

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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.
  • 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.
  • Merchant, Carolyn. Radical Ecology: The Search for a Livable World. London: Routledge, 1992.
  • Mies, Maria, and Vandana Shiva. Ecofeminism. London: Zed Books, 1993.