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C.1.c. Organizations and Individuals

Volume Two -> C. Green Campaigns and Protests -> C.1. Green Movements -> C.1.c. Organizations and Individuals
Brown, Michael ; May, John, The Greenpeace Story, London, Dorling Kindersley, 1989, pp. 160

Covers voyages to challenge nuclear testing at Amchitka Island, Alaska and at Mururoa Atoll, but also the voyages protesting against nuclear waste disposal and pollution, and to protect marine mammals.

Foreman, Dave, Confessions of an Eco-Warrior, New York, Crown Publications, Random House, 1993, pp. 95

By a founder of Earth First!

Hunter, Robert, The Greenpeace Chronicle, London, Pan Books, 1980, pp. 448

(Published in USA as Warriors of the Rainbow: A Chronicle of the Greenpeace Movement, New York, Rhinehart and Winston, 1978)
The story of Greenpeace from its emergence in the 1970s to the time of the book’s publication. Autobiographical account by a founder member of Greenpeace International.

Lee, Martha F., Earth First! Environmental Apocalypse, Syracuse NJ, Syracuse University Press, 1995, pp. 221

Study of the militant US movement founded in 1980, which split between what the author terms ‘millenarian’ and ‘apocalyptic’ wings, the former seeking to educate others and the latter trying to save biodiversity before it is too late.

Maathai, Wangaari, Unbowed: A Memoir, Vintage, 2006, pp. 338

(also published as: Unbowed: My Autobiography, Anchor 2008)

By prominent Kenyan woman who promoted mass planting of trees by women at grassroots level through the Green Belt Movement (founded in 1977) to reverse effects of deforestation. She also undertook vigils and fasts for human rights under the dictatorship of President Moi. See also her book: , The Green Belt Movement: Sharing the Approach and the Experiences [1985] New York, Lantern Books, , 2004, pp. 117

McKibben, Bill, The Bill McKibben Reader: Pieces from an Active Life, New York, Henry Holt/Times Books, 2008, pp. 442

Anthology of 44 essays by noted writer and activist on green issues, including climate change (with some more personal reflections).

Radical History Network, London Greenpeace: A History of Ideas, Protests and Campaigns (1971-2005), Radical History Network, 29/10/2009,

Concise outline of campaigns by group distinct from the better known international organization. See also: Vidal, McLibel: Burger Culture on Trial (A.4.c. Food and Drink Multinationals) for their epic struggle against McDonald’s.

Weyler, Rex, Greenpeace: An Insider’s Account, London, Pan Macmillan, 2004, pp. 600

By a founder of Greenpeace International, focusing on the 1970s.

Zakin, Susan, Coyotes and Town Dogs: Earth First and the Environmental Movement, Tucson AZ, Arizona University Press, 2002, pp. 483

Account by sympathetic environmental journalist of evolution of Earth First! and its tactics of guerrilla theatre and direct action.