Live Wild or Die! no. 5

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Live Wild or Die! no. 5

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.

The LWOD Collective, ed., Live Wild or Die! no. 5 (1994). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

In this “Industrial Civilization Collapse!” First Pre-anniversary issue of Live Wild Or Die! Jerry Mander asks readers to smash their computers, and Ward Churchill debunks pacifism as pathology.

Hey! You out there! Are you awake? Have you really taken a good look around lately? Have you noticed what’s going on? We have less forests now. We have more roads and concrete. We have less species of animals and plants now. We have more polluted air, water, and food. Life is dying all around us while corporate fucks and the brainless masses concern themselves with money and things. Have you noticed? If you get your news primarily from the corporations through tv and newspapers, you probably haven’t noticed. The struggle for liberation and freedom for all species and the Earth continues. It’s time to notice. It’s time to help the struggle. It’s time to get involved, because there just isn’t much time left. If you’re interested, read on. If not, go back to watching America’s Most Wanted. You never know, you might just see your friends there. Then will you care?

— Animal Liberation Front (ALF)

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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.
  • Foreman, Dave. Confessions of an Eco-Warrior. New York: Harmony Books, 1991.