The Earth First! Newswire has been launched as a project of the Earth First! Journal, and serves to provide news and information about direct action in defense of living systems and the natural world. If you would like to contribute, have comments or questions, please email us, with a clear subject line, like “FOR NEWSWIRE”: collective [at] earthfirstjournal [dot] org
Our address is Earth First! Journal / PO Box 964 / Lake Worth, FL 33460
About Earth First!
[To get a PDF of the EF! Primer, click here.]
Earth First! formed in 1979, in response to an increasingly corporate, compromising and ineffective environmental community. It is not an organization, but a movement. There are no “members” of EF!, only Earth First!ers. We believe in using all of the tools in the toolbox, from grassroots and legal organizing to civil disobedience and monkeywrenching. When the law won’t fix the problem, we put our bodies on the line to stop the destruction. Earth First!’s direct-action approach draws attention to the crises facing the natural world, and it saves lives.
Guided by a philosophy of deep ecology, Earth First! does not accept a human-centered worldview of “nature for people’s sake.” Instead, we believe that life exists for its own sake, that industrial civilization and its philosophy are anti-Earth, anti-woman and anti-liberty. Our structure is non-hierarchical, and we reject highly paid “professional staff” and formal leadership.
The Earth First! Journal is a voice of the ecological resistance movement. Published four times a year, it contains reports on direct action, articles on the preservation of wilderness and biological diversity, news and announcements about EF! and other radical environmental groups, investigative articles, critiques of the entire environmental movement, book and music reviews, essays exploring ecological theory and a lively letters-to-the-editor section.
The Earth First! Journal and Newswire are essential forums for discussion within the Earth First! movement. They are meant to be bold, controversial, amusing and diverse in content and style. You won’t find hard-hitting news like this anywhere else.
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