In December 2005, Daniel McGowan was arrested by Federal agents in a nationwide sweep of radical environmentalists involved with the Earth Liberation Front-- a group the FBI has called America's "number one domestic terrorism threat."
For years, the ELF—operating in separate anonymous cells without any central leadership—had launched spectacular arsons against dozens of businesses they accused of destroying the environment: timber companies, SUV dealerships, wild horse slaughterhouses, and a $12 million ski lodge at Vail, Colorado.
IF A TREE FALLS: A STORY OF THE EARTH LIBERATION FRONT tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of this ELF cell, by focusing on the transformation and radicalization of one of its members.
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In Earth Liberation Front 1997-2002, former ELF spokesperson, Leslie James Pickering, traces the first five years of ELF activity through communiqués, underground newspapers, interviews and news media releases. The first book to be published on the ELF, Earth Liberation Front 1997-2002 is a must read for anyone interested in understanding the radical environmental movement in the United States and the birth of a clandestine, underground organization acting in defense of the planet.
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"As we were talking away, Mark Davis tells me what he wants to do to the Snow Bowl ski lift. I had been dialoging in the Earth First! Journal and talking to people about monkeywrenching. Is it viable? Is it effective?... I went out and did my share of things at night... but just piddily stuff. He presented to me the opportunity to see if monkeywrenching really was going to work. So I said, 'Okay. I'm in.'" - Peg Millett
The first half of this booklet details EMETIC's series of guerrilla sabotage actions against nuclear power plants, uranium mines and the Snow Bowl ski resort in the Grand Canyon region, as well as their arrests and subsequent trial. The second half is an interview with Peg Millett, fleshing out additional details and relating EMETIC to the Earth Liberation Front. This history is essential for us to contextualize where we are currently at in the Earth liberation struggle and remind us of our own strength.
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Show your solidarity with the radical, underground Earth liberation struggle with this three-inch embroidered patch! Featuring an iconic image from the Earth Liberation Front's $24 million arson at Vail Ski Resort in October of 1998, these are made in the US and one ofa kind. Get them while they last!
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Leslie James Pickering
Mad Bomber Melville is the long overdue biography of Samuel Melville, a white, working class revolutionary, whose guerrilla bombings set in motion a flood of armed revolutionary actions in the United States in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Once imprisoned, Melville became a key organizer and a crucial element of the notorious Attica Prison rebellion, uniting prisoners across racial barriers and making the ultimate sacrifice for revolutionary change. Mad Bomber Melville traces Sam Melville's short life and rapid political development, highlighting a much-needed example of an undying and uncompromising struggle for justice and liberation.
"This study reclaims an important, but largely unheralded, piece of radical history, with valuable lessons about initiative, shortcomings and growth in striving to be fully on the side of the oppressed." -David Gilbert, US political prisoner, and member, Weather Underground Organization, author of Love and Struggle
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