Earth First! Journal 32, no. 2

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Journal 32, no. 2

Aguamala, Panagioti, Molly, Jane, Elizabeth, and Nettle, eds., Earth First! Journal 32, no. 2 (April/May 2012). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.


  • News from the Frontlines of Ecological Resistance
  • Dear Shit for Brains
  • Armed with Visions
  • Life after Prisons: What’s the Environment Got to Do with It? 
  • Free the Move 9: Correspondence from Janet Africa and Phil Africa
  • Letters from the Cages
  • We Still Need the Wild
  • Against the Wind: Colonial Louisiana in the 20th Century
  • Revenge of the Nerds: Eco-Defense Goes Digital
  • Big Greenwashing 101 (or How the Sierra Club Learned to Stop Worrying about the 99% and Love Wall Street)



  • It’s Gettin’ Graphic: Editorial
  • Extinction: A Timeline
  • Welcome to the Marcellus Shale
  • Still Keeping It Wild in Treetopia
  • Busting Up the Coal Syndicate
  • Let the Bad-Assity Begin (Again): A Report from “Giving EF! a Kick in the Ass” Workshop Series
  • Solidarity in a Biocentric Movement
  • My Flaming Arrow to the Heart of the Movement
  • In the Path of the Energy Locomotive: Resisting Colombia’s Quimbo Hydroelectric Project
  • Proposal for a Long-Term EF! Land Project
  • Herb Blurb
  • EAT (IT): Eco-Assassin Team (in Training)
  • Battle of the 21st Century
  • Twenty Years of Protecting Forest Ecosystems: Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project Retrospective

Direct action is the idea that “it is more empowering and effective to accomplish goals directly than to rely on authorities or representatives. Free people do not request the changes they want to see in the world: they make those changes” […]. EF! already uses direct action as reclaimed freedom to act in defense of Mother Earth. Let’s extend this respect for diverse and radical tactics to our comrades on other liberation fronts.

— E. Chiaravalli 

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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.
  • Taylor, Bron. “The Tributaries of Radical Environmentalism.” Journal for the Study of Radicalism 2, no. 1 (2008): 27-61.