Earth First! Journal 20, no. 7

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist, Volume 20

Grauer, Yael, et al., eds., Earth First! Journal 20, no. 7 (1 August 2000). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

In this issue of Earth First! Journal Pixiloo reports on the difficult fight against logging in the Sierra Nevada forests, Lin Wong discusses the OSA/FTAA, trade liberalization, and the environment, and James Bell discusses genetic engineering in Peoria, Illinois.

We camped outside of town and enjoyed a beautiful star-filled night around the fire. David Pittman, a local Peoria organizer, came by to give us the latest. He spoke about how we would be joined by irate farmers outside the Peoria Civic Center where the US House of Representatives Agriculture Committee would be taking testimony from farmers about federal farm policy. Only problem was that the farmers weren’t invited by the committee! Instead, the 21 individuals inside testifying as farmers were representative of large agribusiness interests. The topic of how biotech foods are destroying the American farmer would most likely not be discussed. We aimed to bring that discussion into the streets and onto television screens and newspapers.

— James Bell

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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.