Forest Defenders Requested in Mattole Watershed

by Save The Mattole’s Ancient Forest On May 25, Humboldt Redwood Company filed commencement on the Rainbow Ranch timber harvest plan that threatens to fragment valuable habitat in the Mattole River watershed, all under the guise of so-called “sustainable forestry” and “restoration.” In the coming weeks, they plan to begin reopening roads that are starting […]

The Rap Report: To George Floyd, AKA Big Floyd of the Legendary Screwed Up Click

by Lawrence Burney The 46-year-old unarmed Black man who was killed by Minneapolis police earlier this week once rapped with DJ Screw’s legendary Houston crew. He deserves to have the fullness of his life recognized. When we’re in the thick of the surreal, cyclical experience that is watching (voluntarily or otherwise) as a Black person […]

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Naga Tribes of Myanmar Face Loss of Land and Forest Under New Law

by Robert Bociaga / Mongabay Myanmar hosts more than 100 ethnic groups with their own customary systems of land and forest management. Recent amendments to land law conflict with those systems, however, with critics warning that the new provisions may facilitate land grabbing and displacement of tribal communities. Tribal members say the changes to the […]

How a “Bunch of Badass Queer Anarchists” Are Teaming Up With Locals to Block a Pipeline Through Appalachia

by Mason Adams / Mother Jones “Life in these mountains ain’t always been easy, so people around here take a stand when they see something they don’t agree with—and I’m one of them,” says walrus-mustached Jammie Hale in his thick southwestern Virginia mountain accent. “People that grow up in places like this, seeing their environment […]

Truck Torched at Trans Mountain Pipeline Worksite in B.C.

from CBC News The Mounties are investigating after a piece of heavy equipment on a Trans Mountain pipeline expansion worksite in British Columbia was found burned out by workers returning after the long weekend. The machine, a Peterbuilt rope truck, was being used to help string wire to build a transmission line to a pump station as […]

New Edition of the EF! Newsletter Available for Download

We just released our Spring 2020 newsletter! Featuring eco-wars coverage for Oct.-Feb. as well as an article with a biocentric take on the pandemic written by some of the EF! Journal editors. FREE PDF download available at: earthfirstjournal.news/newsletter/ … OR from the link below just to make things easy for you! Earth First! News Spring […]

Lake Effect EF! Statement About the 2020 Earth First! Summer Gathering

Below is the message sent out by the 2020 Summer Gathering Host Group from Michigan: We hope this letter finds you all safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. For 39 years we have gathered under the Earth First! banner in honor of and to celebrate the planet and biocentrism. We come from across made-up […]