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Earth First! and the Anti-Roads Movement - Derek Wall

Earth First! and the Anti-Roads Movement

Paperback Published: 3rd June 1999
ISBN: 9780415190640
Number Of Pages: 240

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Earth First is one of the most controversial and well known green movements in the world and the driving force behind the anti-road campaigns of the 1990s, made famous by sabotage tactics.
Detailed accounts of major anti-road campaigns both in the UK and internationally are included, describing confrontations at Twyford, Newbury, Glasgow, the Autobahn in Germany, and information on the international spread of the Earth First movement, with details of campaigns in Australia, Ireland, Germany, France, Holland and Eastern Europe. Earth First and the Anti-Roads Movement traces the origins of the movement and the history of anti-roads activism in Britain since the 1880s. Radical EF organisers describe how they took on their green activist identity, why they launched both EF and the anti-roads movement, and their experiences of dramatic protest. Exposing the tensions between EF and other green activists, they explain the political and economic influences on and the culture and politics of protest.
Showing how green social and political theory can be linked to practical struggles for environmental and social change, Derek Wall investigates key topics of political and sociological interest in Britain and the World today. This is an authoritative account based on passionate and lyrical autobiographical accutns form activists blended with a strong theoretical grounding.

Acknowledgementsp. xii
Abbreviationsp. xiv
Earth First!, Profits Last-no More Roads!p. 1
Car Warsp. 17
The Origins of Earth First!p. 40
Twyford, Other Tribes and Other Trialsp. 65
Activist Identityp. 94
Political Opportunities and Direct Actionp. 115
Culture, Ideology and the Anti-Roads Movementp. 142
Globalised Greensp. 167
The Preferred Way of Doing Thingsp. 187
Appendixp. 193
Bibliographyp. 195
Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9780415190640
ISBN-10: 0415190649
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 3rd June 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1