This undated, pseudonymous piece describes how Earth First! employs direct action methods such as civil disobedience and social arrest against those harming the earth. The article teaches how to effectively carry out demonstrations, civil disobedience, and other strategies necessary to achieve an intended goal.
“EARTH FIRST! is defined by its actions, the purpose of which is to: -ACTUALLY HALT THE DESTRUCTION, force the companies to quit, the Forest Dis-Service to withdraw its sale, the bulldozers to halt. Our primary purpose is to personally intercede, to “stop the bleeding.”
The most “symbolic” action stops the saws, and leaves the log-trucks lined-up empty.”
“A clear message to the Earth rapists: No more “business as usual.””