Earth First! Journal 19, no. 3

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist, Volume 19

Maenz, Kris, et al., eds., Earth First! Journal 19, no. 3 (1 February 1999). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

In this issue of Earth First! Journal Ron Coronado discusses the politics of protest, Kris Maenz gives an update on the hunger strike of jailed English animal rights activist Barry Horne, and Jimmy Demos explores the reaches and pollution of the Mississippi.    

Hunger, deep and all consuming, eating your mind slowly but surely. In the first days your stomach growls, but after a while your belly shrinks so much you no longer notice the emptiness. Somewhere around the fifth day your body starts to eat itself. First it consumes your fat, then muscles, next your soft internal organs, then your brain, and then you die. Yet historically, hunger strikes have been an enduring form of nonviolent direct action. On October 6, 1998, Barry Horne, a jailed animal rights activist in England, began his third hunger strike from inside his cell at Full Sutton Prison in York.

— Kris Maenz

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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.