The Earth First! Journal, Liberal Politics and Ted Kaczynski Walk Into a Bar…

25 Mar
[Editors Note: The following article is re-posted for our readers enjoyment, and though we must recognize that it is a rather cheap and factually incorrect hit piece, it is, nevertheless, kinda interesting for us to appear in the UK Daily Mail, in a 7-degrees-of-Kevin-Bacon spin-off kind-OF-WAY. Please enjoy.]

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As New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich prepared to visit the Oval Office to mark the birth of a new national park in his home state, revelations emerged about his past partnership with an environmental extremist who pleaded guilty to plotting an eco-sabotage crime against a nuclear power plant in 1990.

Heinrich co-founded and chaired the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance in 1997. Another co-founder was Dave Foreman, the one-time leader of Earth First!

The Daily Caller reported Monday that Foreman’s wife financially supported the Democrat’s 2012 US Senate campaign with donations totaling $1,750.

Earth First! ran a campaign of environmentally motivated ‘eco-tage’ in the 1990s and 2000s. Among its initiatives was an unfulfilled plot to destroy power lines leading to a nuclear power plant.

Foreman, then Earth First!’s leader, pleaded guilty to conspiring in that plot. The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance was founded six years later, in 1997.

 
Democratic N.M. Sen. Martin Heinrich took his oath of office in 2013. He co-founded a green group with an eco-extremistDemocratic New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich took his oath of office in 2013, but 16 years earlier he co-founded an environmental group with one of America’s best known and most notorious eco-extremists
 
Earth First! has been active around the world, especially in the UK, since the 1990s
Sen. Martin Heinrich co-founded and chaired the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance with Earth First!er Dave Foreman
 

Sen. Martin Heinrich co-founded and chaired the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance with Dave Foreman (R) of the eco-sabotage group Earth First! The loose-knit organization has been active around the world, especially in the US and the UK, since the 1990s

By that time, Foreman’s criminal charge had been reduced from felony conspiracy to the misdemeanor crime of vandalism to government property. That arrangement was dependent on five years of good behavior. He later paid a $250 fine.

Other Earth First! activists including Foreman’s wife also served on the New Mexico group’s board of directors while Heinrich was its chairman.

The Foremans’ home often served as the organization’s meeting place during that time.

In a documentary film titled Earth First!: The Politics Of Radical Environmentalism, Foreman spelled out his green pressure philosophy.

‘We aren’t fooled for a minute that we’re engaged in the liberal reform,’ he said. ‘We’re sticking a wrench in the system, we’re slowing it down, we’re thwarting it, we’re kicking it in the face.’

That ‘monkey wrenching’ philosophy often extended to the personal lives of business and government leaders who the group saw as putting economic progress ahead of the planet.

‘The earth is not dying,’ its official motto read. ‘It is being killed. And those who are killing it have names and addresses.’

The group put out several hit lists during the 1990s and 2000s, including one in its newsletter, the Earth First! Journal, that spelled out the names and addresses of biotechnology executives involved with the genetic modification of food crops.

FBI reports showed that Ted Kaczynski, the so-called ‘Unabomber’ who ran a deadly bombing campaign in the United States from 1978 to 1995, was first inspired to kill after reading such a hit list published by Earth First!

His first murder victim was Thomas Mosser, an advertising executive at Burson-Marstellar. In his widely published manifesto, Kaczynski misspelled the firm’s name as ‘Burston,’ making the exact same error as the Earth First! Journal’s hit list.

Both Earth First! and Kaczynski believed, incorrectly, that Mosser had a hand in rehabilitating the public image of Exxon after the Valdez oil spill in Alaska.

FBI agents found copies of the Earth First! Journal in the secluded Montana cabin that served as Kaczynski’s home for several years.

 
Anti-GMO crop demonstrators from the radical green group Earth First have led protests in Scotland, England, the United States and other countriesAnti-GMO crop demonstrators from the radical green group Earth First have led protests in Scotland, England, the United States and other countries. In some cases, biotech crops near the protest sites were subsequently damaged or destroyed in actions for anonymous groups later claimed credit

Ron Arnold, the executive vice president of the nonprofit Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, told MailOnline that Foreman ‘is a very mixed bag.’

‘He advocates for the “rewilding” of America, meaning the depopulation of major sections of the nation. His chief tactic since a serious run-in with the law a decade ago has been “incrementalism,” eradicating developed areas a bit at a time within the system, such as pressing for new “protective” designations such as national monuments and wilderness areas.’

Arnold also noted that Foreman later resigned from Earth First!

A spokeswoman for Oklahoma Republican Senator James Inhofe, who has crossed swords with the environmental movement throughout his time in Washington, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A message left with the Earth First! Journal was not returned.

5 Responses to “The Earth First! Journal, Liberal Politics and Ted Kaczynski Walk Into a Bar…”

  1. Razer Ray (@AuntieImperial) March 26, 2013 at 10:03 am #

    ‘The earth is not dying,’ its official motto read. ‘It is being killed. And those who are killing it have names and addresses.’

    The LEAST they could have done was correctly attribute the quote to U, Utah Phillips.

    • Earth First! Journal Sonoran Office March 26, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

      I think it’s asking to much for these bozos to get their story right. Glad we could get wrapped up and mistaken with Utah Phillips though, what an honor, even if totally ignorant.

  2. EF! J Collective Everglades Office March 26, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    I love it when we make it the news! Wait till they find out how reading every fifth letter of the journal spells out a C4 recipe and satanic messages about bombing the baseball hall of fame.

  3. EF! J Collective Everglades Office March 26, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    Uh, that was a joke. Why would we bother with a satanic message? Plus, baseball is pretty cool. Well, baseball bats are pretty cool, for smashing stuff with.

  4. RuralBoy March 27, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    Lol leaders.

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