EARTH FIRST! JOURNAL, Vol. 37, No. 3, 8”x 10½”, newsprint, 72 pgs.

May 23, 2018

Don’t forget—lots and lots of hard work is being done all over the world to save the earth! Whether it’s big, ongoing actions against oil pipelines and defending old growth, to sharks being freed in Mexico by the Animal Liberation Front, this is the go-to source for this information. There’s an article on the Białowieża Forest action in Europe, in which, the writer, as an anarchist, is critical of liberal organizers’ failure to address politics or capitalism as inherent to the problem of logging. They would rather blame and vilify a certain politician, as if the problem weren’t larger and systematic. There’s a piece on the Matthole Forest Campaign to save old growth forest in Northern California. I’m partial to the interviews, like the one with Elise Gerhart at Camp White Pine, who’s set up a treesit to protect her own family’s home from a big oil pipeline. The best thing in here is the interview with Ruby and Jessica who sabotaged the DAPL and then took credit for it! Now that takes courage! –Craven Rock (Earth First! Journal, PO Box 964, Lake Worth, FL 33460)