As the inevitable, unsustainable nature of contemporary society becomes increasingly more obvious, it is important for scholars and activists to engage with the question, "what is to be done?" This anthology provides an analysis and overview of an under-discussed but important part of the radical environmental movement, the Earth Liberation Front, which actively tried to stop ecocide. Through an engagement with the activism and thought behind the ELF, contributors to the volume encourage the reader to begin questioning the nature of contemporary capitalism, the state, and militarism. The book also explores the social movement and tactical impact of the ELF, as well as the government response to its activism, in order to strengthen our analytic understanding of effectiveness, resistance, and community resilience. By combining classical and contemporary readings of the ELF movement, this anthology is sure to inspire more resistance and anarchy for decades to come. Social justice advocates, anarchists, environmental justice practitioners, and animal liberationists are just a few segments of the population who will benefit from reading this text.
Anthony J. Nocella II, Ph.D., a long-time anarchist activist, is Assistant Professor of Sociology, Criminology, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Gender and Women’s Studies at Fort Lewis College. He has published over fifty scholarly articles and book chapters.
Sean Parson, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Northern Arizona University. He is the author of Cooking up a revolution: Food Not Bombs, Homes Not Jails, and resistance to gentrification, and co-editor of Superheroes and Critical Animal Studies: Heroic Beasts of Total Liberation.
Amber E. George, Ph.D. Binghamton University, is an Instructor of Philosophy at Misericordia University. She is the editor of Journal of Critical Animal Studies, and co-editor of Screening the Nonhuman: Representations of Animal Others in the Media and The Intersectionality of Critical Animal, Disability, and Environmental Studies.
Stephanie Eccles is an activist-scholar currently based in Montreal, Quebec. She is currently working towards her MSs at Concordia University in critical animal geographies. Her research focuses on the lives of undesired nonhuman-animals in urban spaces.