Live Wild or Die! no. 3

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Live Wild or Die! no. 3

Live Wild or Die!, the most radical of the publications to derive from—even reject—the Earth First! movement, was published in various locations along the west coast of the United States starting in February 1988.

Dan, Lee, Rufus, and Cairn, eds., Live Wild or Die! no. 3 (1991). Profiled by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

In this issue of Live Wild or Die! an unnamed contributor gives an update from the revolutionary eco-terrorist Pie Brigade, held to save the redwoods in northern California’s Headwaters forest. In addition, Simon Moon calls for help with sabotaging buffalo hunting, and Anders Corr discusses the environmental impact of land ownership. 

Because we celebrate life and battle
Because we are not satisfied
Because it is up to us
Because we love to sing and dance
Because the pressure is upon on us
Because there are governments and
borders and cops and courts
Because the boundaries must be broken
Because we are out of control
Because they said we couldn’t do it
Because we feel like it

— Unknown

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Further readings: 
  • Lee, Martha. Earth First!: Environmental Apocalypse. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1995.
  • Manes, Christopher. Green Rage: Radical Environmentalism and the Unmaking of Civilization. Boston: Little, Brown, 1990.