The Earth Liberation Front, 1997-2002

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Arissa Media Group, 2007 - Nature - 237 pages

The first book on the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), this collection is a must read for those interested in understanding the radical environmental movement in the United States, as well as the birth of a clandestine, underground organization acting in defense of the planet. Former ELF spokesperson Leslie James Pickering traces the first five years of ELF activity through communiqu s, underground newspapers, interviews, and news media releases.

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Leslie James Pickering was a Founder and Spokesperson for the North American Earth Liberation Front Press Office, serving with the organization from early 2000 until the summer of 2002. During this period the Press Office sustained two raids by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and local law enforcement agencies, responded to over a half dozen grand jury subpoenas, conducted public presentations, produced booklets, newspapers, magazines, and a video on the Earth Liberation Front and handled the public release of communiqus for dozens of the most vital Earth Liberation Front actions.Through the Press Office, Leslie was the editor of Resistance, the Journal of the North American Earth Liberation Front Press Office, and many other independently produced materials regarding the Earth Liberation Front. Leslie has handled countless local, national and international media inquires, resulting in articles in The New York Times, The Washington Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice and many more, conducted interviews with ABC, NBC, CNN, FOX, CBC, BBC, National Geographic TV and many others, and has given lectures at American University, Lewis & Clark College, Saint Michaels University, Furman University, Bard College, New York University, Fresno State College, Macalester College, University of West Los Angeles, Princeton University, Mercyhurst College, Syracuse University, Buffalo State College and others. Leslies first book, Earth Liberation Front 1997-2002 was published by Arissa Media Group in 2003 and he has written articles in the Earth First! Journal and Igniting a Revolution: Voices in Defense of the Earth published on AK Press and others. He has a California High School Equivalency Diploma, a BA in Community Organizing and Journalism and a MA in History of American Social Justice Struggles and Journalism from Goddard College. Leslie lives in his hometown of Buffalo, NY.

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