Earth First! Journal 20, no. 5

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist, Volume 20

Weber, Kylene, et al., eds., Earth First! Journal 20, no. 5 (1 May 2000). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

One of Earth First! Journal’s readers, Robert Berman, expresses his opinions and thoughts in this issue’s “Dear Shit For Brains.” In addition, Andrea Del Moral gives an update on the fight against genetic engineering, and Kathryn Wilder puts focus on the Glen Canyon dam.

I’ve been reading the Journal for a few years now, and I was wondering, has anyone ever done an anthropological study on the early members of the movement? Their profile seems to have been: white, chauvinistic, beer-drinking good ol’ boys until they drop; who hunted, fished, and drove their pick-ups down to the forest edge with that ass-kicking country and western music blasting from the radio.

— Robert Berman

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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.