Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Earth First! Journal Needs Your Support!

Dear Friends,

Greetings from the Sonoran Desert and the desks of the Earth First! Journal!!! After spending a week in southern Oregon for this summers’ Round River Rendezvous, the Earth First! Journal Collective has been hard at work on the next issue of the Journal.

With many thanks to a generous donation from our poetry editor, we were able to mail out the Lughnasadh July/August 2009 edition of the Earth First! Journal. We hope all of our subscribers have received their copy of the EF! Journal and encourage folks to e-mail us if there is ever a problem with your subscription.

Next week we will mail out our annual summer donation letter and want to thank everyone for making a contribution of any size to help with finances. The financial state of the Journal does not effect the quality of the publication but it certainly makes it difficult to mail it out, as well as keep the bills paid! Luckily…

There are many ways to support the Earth First! Journal

The following is a list of possibilities, please e-mail us if you have questions, need materials or want to inform us that you, in fact, put on a benefit show and are going to mail us a donation to help your favorite publication from the direct action environmental movement!!!

1. Become a subscriber to the Earth First! Journal

Subscribing to the EF! Journal is the best way you can support the publication! You can also ask your local library, infoshop, collective house, university library or club if they would consider a subscription to the EF! Journal. E-mail us if you would like to receive a complimentary copy of the EF! Journal as an incentive to begin subscribing!

2. Host a benefit show in your hometown!

Benefit shows come in all shapes and sizes, from live music events to bake sales.

The Earth First! Journal recently asked the band, The Devil Makes Three, if they would play a benefit show to help raise funds for legal support with the anti-I-69 campaign—and they did! Over $700 was raised in one night! A big thanks to Lucia, Pete & Cooper of The Devil Makes Three for your support!

The Earth First! Roadshow also did a kick-ass job of raising tons of money for the Journal, as well as spreading the word about our 30-year histroy of campaigns, and educating folks about the need for good security culture—through in-depth presentations to more than 70 audiences across the country! Thank you Roadshow crew for all your support!

Other benefit show ideas include: hosting a film screening or short film fest, hosting a vegan social with food and games, chili-making contest, set up a community variety show or organize a pledge-drive bike ride.

3. Table at an event with Earth First! merchandise

We can start you off with copies of the EF! Journal and send you a merchandise catalog to order items at bulk rates. All our merchandise is viewable at our “store” on this website.

4. Buy Earth First! merchandise

There is a growing variety of trinkets and literature available from the on-line store. Every order over $40 will receive a free copy of the EF! Journal 20th Year Anniversary edition—an awesome compilation of the history of Earth First! and the campaigns that define our no compromise movement. Includes more than 45 amazing articles from founding members of Earth First!, as well as Rod Cornoado, Karen Pickett, Paul Watson and many more.

5. Become a distributor of the Earth First! Journal

If you regularly table at events, help run a bookstore or info shop that sells other periodicals and movement merchandise or are going on tour with your band and would like to help spread the work of the Earth First! movement—you could become a small distributor for the EF! Journal! You can also ask your local independently-owned bookstore or food co-op if they would like to subscribe or distribute the EF! Journal. E-mail nettle(at)earthfirstjournal.org for more information and to receive a catalog of all our merchandise

6. Join the Earth First! Journal Collective

Short-term editors are needed to be an essential part of our collective in Tucson, Arizona. Short-term editors spend a couple months in production on a single issue of the EF! Journal. If you have a strong interest in the content that appears in the pages of the EF! Journal, can handle spending most of your time working in front of a computer and would enjoy working in a small collective, please send an e-mail to: wildginger(at)earthfirstjournal.org to find out more information.

7. Buy ad space in the Earth First! Journal

We are currently looking for advertisers who do not go against our ethics. With a limited selection of businesses and organizations to ask if they would like to advertise in the EF! Journal it is somewhat difficult to find them. If you are interested in advertising with the Earth First! Journal, please e-mail us at: ads(at)earthfirstjournal.org for more information and receive our ad rates.

With that said, all donations are greatly appreciated! You can donate to us through our website, give us a call to place a debit or credit donation at: 520-620-6900 or send checks and money orders to:

Earth First! Journal
PO Box 3023
Tucson, AZ 85702

Thank you for your support!

For the Wild,

-the Earth First Journal collective

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