Earth First! Journal 21, no. 1

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Journal 21, no. 1

Frog, Sassafras, et al., eds., Earth First! Journal 21, no. 1 (1 November 2000). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

In this special issue, Earth First! Journal celebrates 20 years in print. In addition, Rod Coronado tells the story of an eco-saboteur, Karen Pickett discusses cowboys and women, and Dave Foreman attempts to define monkeywrenching.

Radical Environmentalism. Deep Ecology. Ecocentrism. Biodiversity. Ecofeminism. Bioregionalism. Ecotage. When I first went to the woods to meet Earth First! activists more than a decade ago, I knew little about such things. What I did know was that there was a group of rowdy activists risking arrest and repression in defense of nature. I knew also about the escalating rate of environmental deterioration—so something in the emerging portrait struck an internal chord.

— Bron Taylor

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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.
  • Merchant, Carolyn. Radical Ecology: The Search for a Livable World. London: Routledge, 1992.
  • Mies, Maria, and Vandana Shiva. Ecofeminism. London: Zed Books, 1993.
  • Næss, Arne. “Shallow and the Deep. Long-Range Ecology Movements: A Summary.” Inquiry 16, no. 1 (1972): 95-100.
  • 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.