Tree spiker : from Earth First! to lowbagging: my struggles in radical environmental action

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St. Martin's Press, New York (2009)







Tree Spiker: From Earth First! to Lowbagging: My Struggles in Radical Environmental Action

Roselle—cofounder of the Rainforest Action Network and Earth First!—offers a memoir of his career in radical activism—from teenage Yippie to career environmentalist, who admits he shares his generation's complicity in creating the mess we are in today and is now fighting against mountaintop-removal coal mining in Appalachia.


Video excerpt from interview by Michael C O'Connell (hawriverfilms) of Mike Roselle, from a jail cell in West Virginia. Mr. Roselle has protested mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia. Interview shot for upcoming project by Haw River Films.

Non-Violent Civil Disobedience has been an option for citizens to attempt to change laws that are considered unfair or are not being enforced by government regulatory agencies.

See: Student Disrupts Government Auction of 150,000 Acres Of Wilderness For Oil & Gas Drilling.

See: U.S. Fines Mine Owner $20 Million for Pollution

See: Gas Drillers Plead Guilty to Felony Dumping Violations

See: Criminalising civil disobedience

See: Two held on $100,000 bails for non-violent protest; Demand Bail Reduction: Call Magistrate Snodgrass 304-369-7360