Memories of Freedom (Publication year unknown, likely 1997. Tucson, AZ. USA) Rod Coronado’s once-anonymous account of Operation Bite Back, he later confessed to being the author. Beautifully written, but at times inaccurate, readers would do well to follow this zine with Operation Bite Back by Dean Kuipers for a less propagandized account of the campaign.
Nonviolence and Its Violent Consequences (2000. Gualala, CA. USA) A short and concise argument against dogmatic nonviolence and its use in wilderness campaigns.
North American Earth Liberation Front Press Office Subcommittee on Eco-Terrorism (2002. Portland, OR. USA) In the late 1990s environmental sabotage was happening all across the world, but was particularly frequent in the northwest of the United States. At the forefront of these actions was the Earth Liberation Front, an anonymous, underground group who utilized above ground spokespeople to reach the public. Their primary conduit for media relations was an activist from Portland named Craig Rosebraugh and his organization, the North American ELF Press Office. For his role in publicizing the motivations and rhetoric of the ELF he had his arm broken by the police, his home raided by Joint Terrorism Task Forces, his break cables cut, was repeatedly subpoenaed to grand juries, and eventually was called to testify before a congressional sub-committee who hoped to imprison him on contempt charges. The so-called “Eco-Terror committee” surely hoped that Craig would be an easy target, but that didn’t exactly work out for them. Snarky, educated, and angry, Craig’s testimony ran the gamut from stonewalling, to educational, to hilarious. For example, while running the Press Office with his friend Leslie James Pickering, Craig owned a bakery. When asked how the press office was funded, Rosebraugh simply replied “muffins.” When asked who had asked him to become the ELF press officer and how he was contacted, Craig responded, “Jesus Christ. It was a spiritual sort of thing.” This booklet is an in depth overview of the hearings and a rare piece of history with fewer than 500 physical copies printed.
One Struggle (1997. Boulder, CO. USA) Launched in 1997, One Struggle was meant to be a multi-issue alternative to the popular No Compromise magazine. With a mission to “fight the overall power structure,” the magazine produced only one issue which greatly failed in that task. It was almost exclusively authored by animal liberationists discussing the movement they most identified with, and many of the articles about other struggles were likewise written by single issue participants in those movements and lifted directly from their publications. This doesn’t mean that One Struggle was not a worthwhile read. The international coverage exceeded what was available in any other US AR zine at the time, and the classic “Non-violence is ass kissing” op ed still produces some hearty chuckles.
Raggedy Anarchy’s Guide to Vegan Baking and the Universe (Publication year unknown, likely 1989. Carmichael, CA. USA) Raggedy Anarchy will help you make delicious cakes, but it will also spark your desire to subvert the omnicidal paradigm! Sometimes funny, sometimes introspective, and always inspiring, we post this classic in the hopes of making Snacktivism a threat again and convincing our readers to “bake for themselves what tomorrow never brings!”