Earth First! Journal 21, no. 5

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Journal 21, no. 5

Dug, Turtle, Georgette, and Al D., eds., Earth First! Journal 21, no. 5 (1 May 2001). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

In this issue of Earth First! Journal, Dug sends greetings from the new EF! Journal headquarters in Tucson, Arizona, Karen Pickett gives an update on MAXXAM/Pacific Lumber’s (PL) lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP), Leith Kahl discusses the structurelessness of the Earth First! movement, and Kieran Suckling discusses the connections between the biological and linguistic diversity crises. 

I have noticed a considerable amount of discussion taking place recently concerning the state, nature, purpose, relevance, and most of all, future of Earth First!. The younger generation of EF!ers is pulling in a decidedly proalliance, multi-issue and social justice-oriented direction, while many older EF!ers are voicing concerns that this will cause EF! to lose its radical, biocentric, green edge and be dispersed into the larger soup of left-of-center direct actionism.

— Leith Kahl

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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.