Earth First! Journal 19, no. 7

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist, Volume 19

LaPietra, Tim, et al., eds., Earth First! Journal 19, no. 7 (1 August 1999). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

In this issue of Earth First! Journal Tim LaPietra and Errol Schweizer draw attention to the struggles of the working class and communities of color in order to broaden EF!’s perspective. In addition, Emily Wolf and Stephanie Tidwell report from road blockades used to protest against the expansion of Vail ski resort in Colorado, Jenni McGowan provides a broader look at biotechnology, and Karen Pickett gives her view on the annual MAXXAM shareholders meeting in Houston.

The majority of Earth First! debates in the past have centered on side issues such as violence/ non-violence and whether or not we should be misanthropic or anthropocentric or whatever. The movement is doing itself a great disservice by retreading these debates while the vast majority of people in this country probably couldn’t care less about these ideological trivialities.

— Tim LaPietra and Errol Schweizer

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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.