Igniting a Revolution: Voices in Defense of the Earth / Edition 1

Igniting a Revolution: Voices in Defense of the Earth / Edition 1

by Steven Best, Ph.D.
     
 

ISBN-10: 1904859569

ISBN-13: 9781904859567

Pub. Date: 04/01/2006

Publisher: AK Press

“Before his 1969 assassination, Chairman Fred Hampton of the Black Panther Party in Chicago famously remarked that, ‘When one of us falls, 1000 will take his place.’ This book proves Fred’s point. No matter the degree of repression visited upon it, the spirit of revolution cannot be quelled.”—Ward Churchill, author of On the

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“Before his 1969 assassination, Chairman Fred Hampton of the Black Panther Party in Chicago famously remarked that, ‘When one of us falls, 1000 will take his place.’ This book proves Fred’s point. No matter the degree of repression visited upon it, the spirit of revolution cannot be quelled.”—Ward Churchill, author of On the Justice of Roosting Chickens

As the destruction of nature reaches new extremes, resistance becomes ever more militant. Radical environmental groups are front page news. From laboratory bombings to the destruction of ski resorts, this emerging new militancy has been steadily upping the political ante. Authorities have responded in kind, handing down unprecedented heavy prison sentences for acts of property destruction. Congressional committees have been convened, the FBI has put revolutionary environmentalists at the top of their domestic terrorism list, and the "terrorists" themselves promise bigger and more spectacular assaults in the future. This anthology features a range of voices—from academics to armed revolutionaries—that explore this new form of political struggle. The first book of it’s kind on this increasingly important topic!

Steven Best, PhD, is chair of the department of philosophy at the University of Texas, El Paso. He has published numerous books and articles on philosophy, cultural criticism, social theory and animal rights, and is frequently interviewed by national print and radio media.

Anthony J. Nocella II is a peace activist who teaches workshops on mediating and negotiating in revolutionary environments.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904859567
Publisher:
AK Press
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword : experimenting with truth1
Introduction : a fire in the belly of the beast : the emergence of revolutionary environmentalism8
Poems from prison33
Revolutionary environmentalism : an introduction37
A spark that ignited a flame : the evolution of the Earth Liberation Front47
To cast a giant shadow : revolutionary ecology and its practical implementation through the Earth Liberation Front59
Ontological anarchism : the philosophical roots of revolutionary environmentalism71
Shades of green : examining cooperation between radical and mainstream environmentalists92
Lakota Woableze (Lakota perception)105
What is a morally defensible level of consumption?107
Contesting the economic order and media construction of reality114
The revolution in everyday life127
I don't want to live where they are killing me139
Jains, the ALF, and the ELF : antagonists or allies?143
In the beginning : God created the Earth and "ecoterrorism"156
Gwarth-E-Lass : stick standing strong170
The animal question : uncovering the roots of our domination of nature and each other178
Death has already arrived189
The lies of progress192
Attack the system195
Against civilization, for reconnection to life!198
What is liberation?204
The troubles I've seen209
From protest to resistance211
Mojo workin'224
Facing the agents of omnicide : hope in a dark time232
From the prisonhouse to the slaughterhouse : reflections on lives in captivity241
Taking back our land : who's going to stop us? : the native youth movement warriors society251
Speak the truth, go to jail257
Armageddon now!!265
Medusa trilogy273
Radical environmentalism : is there any other kind?280
What goes up must come down284
People ain't feeling this bullshit301
Direct action and the heroic ideal : an ecofeminist critique306
Stomping with the elephants : feminist principles for radical solidarity319
Ancestors & angels337
Armed struggle, guerilla warfare, and the social movement influences on "direct action"340
They took Ulrike Meinhof's brain : a comparative study of the causes of and justifications for militant direct action348
The American Indian movement in the 21st century368
Random thoughts on eco-racism and resistance372
Grumpywarriorcool : what makes our movements white?375
Identity politics and poetic solidarity : roots of alliance between feminism and animal/Earth liberation387
Radical ecology, repressive tolerance, and zoocide394
Afterword : Katrina!!!404
AppEarth Liberation Front communiques406

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