ERIC MCDAVID : $1, 8½” x 5½”, 10 pgs.

Nov 20, 2012

This zine is a short biography of Eric McDavid, an environmental activist who was unjustly arrested for “conspiracy to damage and destroy property by fire and an explosive.” The zine likens this to “thought-crime,” which immediately made me want to pick this one up. I’ll read anything with a 1984 reference. The zine goes into detail about how Eric was unjustly detained and all the hardships he had to go through even before he could get a trial. It also goes into a little detail on the green scare, a governmental movement that is likened to the red scare and communism. After doing some research, I have found the zine to be very accurate, and somewhat infuriating, as someone is serving a twenty year sentence for an accusation. There are similar zines floating around about other green activists that are worth a look at as well. –James Meier (SPS, PO Box 163126, Sacramento, CA95816)