Eco-Warriors Understanding the Radical Environmental Movement

ISBN-10: 1598740288
ISBN-13: 9781598740288
Edition: 2005 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 335
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100

Published in 1990, ECO-Warriors was the first in-depth look at the people, the actions, the history and the philosophies behind the "radical" environmental movement. Focusing on the work of Earth First!, Seashepherds, Greenpeace, and the Animal Liberation Front, among other, Rik Scarce told exciting and sometimes frightening tales of front-line warriors defending on Earth they see as being in environmental peril. Scarce was jailed for contempt of court for refusing to divulge his sources to prosecutors anxious to thwart these groups' activities. In this updated edition, Scarce brings the trajectory of this movement up to date and provides current resources for those who wish to learn more. Literate, captivating, and informative, this is an ideal volume for classes on environmentalism, social movements, or contemporary politics.

Foreword
Preface to the Updated Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
Towards an Understanding
Gandhi Meets the Luddites
A Question of Compromise
Ecology Meets Philosophy
Who Would Dare?
Greenpeace: Bridge To Radicalism
Earth First!: Cracking the Mold
The Sea Shepherds: Bringing Justice to the High Seas
Animal Liberation: From Labs to Hunt Sabs
Radical Environmentalism's International Face
Environmental Activism in Practice
Hanging George Washington's Bib
Not Just Tree Huggers Anymore
Raid on Reykjavik
Crowd on a Crane
On the Warpath with Anna, Mel, and Lib
In the Wild with "The Town Crier of the Global Village"
Inspiration and the Future
Stirring the Pot: Radical Environmental Literature, Music, Art, and Theater
Conclusion: Of Change and Constancy
Getting Involved
Errata
Notes
Index
About the Author

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