Tree Spiker

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

Mike Roselle with Josh Mahan

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Lauded by some, despised by others, Mike Roselle is one of the most controversial figures in the crusade to protect the environment. Mike has succeeded in stopping a lumber project by spiking trees, struggled with death threats and the car bombing of fellow activist Judi Bari, endured countless days in jail, infiltrated the Nevada Test Site to delay nuclear bomb detonation, helped put a gas mask on Mount Rushmore’s George Washington, and aided actor Woody Harelson in draping a banner up on the Golden Gate Bridge. He has spent over thirty years fighting back against big business, negligent management and the lawless actions of the government itself for the safety and preservation of our great earth.

Tree Spiker: From Earth First! to Lowbagging: My Struggles in Radical Environmental Action is a fascinating autobiography from the front lines of a radical movement.

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Mike Roselle stops blasting on Cherry Pond Mountain

On Monday, February 16 2009, at about 11am, two members of Climate Ground Zero were arrested for interfering with MTR blasting on the Massey Energy-owned Edwhite mountain top removal site near the Shumate Dam on Cherry Pond Mountain. The Shumate dam holds back 2.8 billion gallons of toxic sludge, the waste by-product of chemically cleaning coal, and sits above the Marsh Fork elementary school.

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Mike Roselle Interview (Part 1)

Mike Roselle interviewed by Vincent Scotti Eirene. Roselle is one of the founders of Earth First and is now in Rock Creek, Maryland with others to stop mountain top removal. To date over 90 people have been arrested since the beginning of the non-violent campaign against this environmental nightmare.

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Mike Roselle Interview (Part 2)

Mike Roselle interviewed by Vincent Scotti Eirene. Roselle is one of the founders of Earth First and is now in Rock Creek, Maryland with others to stop mountain top removal. To date over 90 people have been arrested since the beginning of the non-violent campaign against this environmental nightmare.

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Mike Roselle Continues Fight Against Destructive Coal Mining

The Environmental Protection Agency recently dealt a blow to the coal mining industry when it delayed hundreds of mountaintop coal mining projects for a new review of their environmental impact. But the EPA decision still leaves in place hundreds of existing permits for mountaintop removal. The group Climate Ground Zero has been leading protests and peaceful direct actions against the company Massey Energy to prevent mountaintop removal at Coal River Mountain in West Virginia.

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Mike Roselle Continues Fight Against Destructive Coal Mining 2

The Environmental Protection Agency recently dealt a blow to the coal mining industry when it delayed hundreds of mountaintop coal mining projects for a new review of their environmental impact. But the EPA decision still leaves in place hundreds of existing permits for mountaintop removal. The group Climate Ground Zero has been leading protests and peaceful direct actions against the company Massey Energy to prevent mountaintop removal at Coal River Mountain in West Virginia.

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Mike Roselle with Josh Mahan

MIKE ROSELLE is a co-founder of the San Francisco-based Rainforest Action Network, Earth First!, and the Ruckus Society. He has been featured in numerous magazine articles, news segments, and documentaries. JOSH MAHAN is an environmental journalist and editor.

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Tree Spiker
From Earth First! to Lowbagging: My Struggles in Radical Environmental Action
Mike Roselle with Josh Mahan

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St. Martin's Press
September 2009
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ISBN: 9781429956833
ISBN10: 1429956836
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages
$7.99
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