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The Earth First! Journal Collective
First off, thanks to everyone who has sent us submissions in the past few months! We have received amazing articles, stories, poetry, and even some stimulating hate mail. Y’all are holding it down, and thanks to you the next issue is going to be bursting at the seams with the heartbeat of revolution and the wild howls of eco-resistance.
While we are always accepting submissions to the Journal and Newswire, we would like to remind you all that the deadline for submissions for the next issue of the Journal, Samhain, is September 1st. The issue will be published digitally this year.
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We’d love to see anything you’d like to share, but are especially interested in original art, comics, and other creative pieces on the less-heavy side of things. It’s easy to get bogged down by ever-looming perfect storm of ecological destruction, so please, feel free to make us laugh!
Thanks, and keep an eye out for the next issue!
For the wild,
Earth First! Journal Collective
Dear Earth First! Journal and Newswire readers,
Image from Jen Montes
As you may or may not know, each issue of the Earth First! Journal has a letters to the editor section called “Dear Shit for Brains.” We print this section each and every issue because we love hearing your thoughts, and because we feel that it’s good for the movement to share different perspectives, to have ideas in articles challenged or enforced, and to be able to share new tactics from activists around the world.
But the internet is threatening this age-old tradition. And understandably so. As I write this Newswire post I am intermittently alternating between tabs, scrolling through social networking sites, and leaving witty one-liners in comment threads, all without my pants on. It’s tempting to never leave the computer.
Sadly, this seems to be the norm. Aside from the awesome mail we receive from prisoners, most of our letters these days are on the threatening side, and coming from the IRS and various utility companies. This has meant that we end up pulling content for “Dear Shit for Brains” from other locations, like Newswire comments, tweets, and cryptic anonymous emails (keep sending those please, whoever you are).
So, write to us! Email us! Let us know how you feel. Tell us why you liked an article, what you’d like to see in the next issue, what you and your friends did to that condo development in the wee hours of the night, or why you hated the Wolf Hunt Sabotage Manual and what you do to treehuggers who threaten your “harvest.” We want to hear it all. As always, try and keep your letters to 300 words or less so that we can share as much content as possible.
A short documentary, from the Rescued series, about Jonathan Paul, a former Animal Liberation Front (ALF) activist who served 51 months in federal prison for a series of crimes in defense of animals, including the 1997 arson of the Cavel West horse slaughterhouse in Oregon.
Paul talks about his first raids on a vivisection lab, his life “underground” and the investigation that lead to his arrest.
In other animal liberation news, check out this coverage of a pheasant release at a Canby, Oregon game farm claimed by the ALF last week.
Cross Posted from El Enemigo Comun
The Cherán K’eri uprising on April 15, 2011 and the process of self-government now underway in that community is, for many, a source of inspiration, a strong show of resistance to be defended, and an experience to learn from. That’s why around 500 people from 15 cities in Mexico and 11 countries in the world set up camp just outside this Purépecha town in Michoacán on May 24-27, 2012, as part of the National Encounter of Autonomous Anti-Capitalist Resistance. The idea was to lend support to the Cherán community and share experiences of autonomy, options of self-organization, and ways of living in harmony with nature.
During three marches through the streets of the town, people shouted: We’re with you, Cherán! You can count on us, Cherán!
Cross Posted from Infoshop.org
A festive march took the streets of Bloomington, Indiana on Sunday afternoon, June 10th. This event was for the June 11th day of solidarity with Marie Mason and Eric McDavid, as well as longterm anarchist prisoners in the U.S. and internationally. The parade (complete with a drum line and banners) marched through downtown, making a stop at the Jail to make a ton of noise and try and communicate solidarity with those trapped inside.
The group proceeded to take over all three lanes of traffic on one side of the main square downtown. Couches were pulled into the street, caution tape was strung across all lanes of traffic and barbeque grills were lit. A water balloon fight ensued, and a cop-car-shaped piñata was hoisted. The space was held for about 15 minutes without incident when the cops, who had passively tailed the march for its duration, got out of their cars and began to encroach upon the revelers.