Earth First! Journal 20, no. 3

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist, Volume 20

Johnston, James, et al., eds., Earth First! Journal 20, no. 3 (1 February 2000). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

In this issue of Earth First! Journal Christopher Genovali of the Raincoast Conservation Society sheds light on the disturbing absence of grizzly bears in British Columbia, Erica Sweetwater discusses wolf reintroduction in the Adirondacks, and Errol Schweizer interviews Chellis Glendinning on environmentalism and sovereignty. 

Human beings literally evolved in unmediated participation with the natural world. We came to be who we are, not in a city, not surrounded by concrete or in a room, but in nature. In essence, we are as natural as a deer or a pine tree, and this realization I think offers a launching place for remaking our reunion with the natural world. You know that in Native languages there is no word for “wilderness” or “wild.” The separation of human from nature is an artifact of Western urban-based thought. So, we begin with knowing we are not a cancer on the planet, but rather its sons and its daughters.

— Chellis Glendinning  

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Further readings: 
  • Bari, Judi. Revolutionary Ecology: Biocentrism & Deep Ecology. Melville: Trees Foundation, 1998.
  • Foreman, Dave. Ecodefence: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching. Tucson: A Ned Ludd Book, 1987.
  • Lee, Martha. Earth First!: Environmental Apocalypse. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1995.
  • Mies, Maria, and Vandana Shiva. Ecofeminism. London: Zed Books, 1993.
  • Taylor, Bron “Diggers, Wolves, Ents, Elves and Expanding Universes: Global Bricolage and the Question of Violence within the Subcultures of Radical Environmentalism.” In The Cultic Milieu: Oppositional Subcultures in an Age of Globalization, edited by Jeffrey Kaplan, and Heléne Lööw, 26-74. Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press, 2002.
  • Taylor, Bron. “Earth First!’s Religious Radicalism.” In Ecological Prospects: Scientific, Religious, and Aesthetic Perspectives, edited by Christopher Key Chapple, 185-209. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994.
  • Taylor, Bron. "Religion, Violence and Radical Environmentalism: From Earth First! to the Unabomber to the Earth Liberation Front." Terrorism and Political Violence 10, no. 4 (1998): 1-42.