EARTH FIRST! SUMMER 2016, $6.50, 8” x 10 ½”, 80 pgs.

Earth First! is a journal of ecological resistance. They’re aiming for an audience of radicals, but there’s a little something for the causal leftist here, too, like an article or two on how Bernie and Trump are more alike than apart. Another cool piece gives one prisoner’s advice for getting a little more humane treatment while behind bars. How does one do it? By invoking The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, which can get a prisoner some garden access, allow them to grow a beard, and generally “mak[e] the swine do what they don’t want to do.” Speaking of swine, did you know that radioactive boars are a complete pain in Japan’s ass? They run wild in the Fukushima region and cause a mess in the surrounding area. And I know what you’re thinking, but we can’t eat them. One consequence of their inedibility means less people want to hunt (depopulate) them. They continue to “breed furiously.” A conundrum indeed. Throw in some questionable Unabomber worship and that’s the Earth First! summer issue. –Jim Joyce (Daily Planet Publishing, Earth First! Journal, PO Box 964, Lake Worth, FL 33460)