Gun thugs, Maps, and Mountains

13 Jan

Check out these three new reviews from a former EF! Journal editor and reviewer extrordinaire, Sasha, exclusive on the Earth First! Newswire:

Gun Thugs, Rednecks, and Radicals: A Documentary History of the West Virginia Mine Wars, by David Alan Corbin, PM Press, 2011. Historian, David Alan Corbin presents an archive of mostly-out-of-print historical documents forged by labor leaders during the West Virginia Mine Wars, especially the Battle of Blair Mountain…. 250 pages of labor history throw-down that has powerful reverberations for the environmental movement today. Full review “The West Virginia Mine Wars, Then and Now.”

The Last Mountain, directed by Bill Haney, Solid Ground Films, 2011. The Last Mountain is a documentary starring the movement to save Coal River Valley from mountaintop removal coal mountain villains Massey Coal and Don Blankenship. Official selection at Sundance Film Fest. Full review, Coal River & The Last Mountain

The Natures of Maps, by Denis Wood & John Fels, Chicago University Press, 2008. Author Denis Wood has been present since the advent of the cartographic renaissance, bringing micromapping and digital technologies together with deconstructionist philosophy…. But looking back, he does not necessarily like the effects of his work. Full review, “The Problem with Mapping the World,”

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