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Only 10 Hours Left to Preorder the EF! Direct Action Manual

Posted on the 26 February 2014 by Earth First! Newswire @efjournal

Thanks to the support of environmental frontline activists and our support networks, the fundraising campaign for the newest edition of the Earth First! Direct Action Manual (or DAM) has been a huge success. But it’s not over yet! There’s still time to preorder a copy for yourself and/or a group or organization of your choice. Preorders will be prioritized, so by donating now you’ll ensure that you receive your copy in the first run of mail-outs. And the more that’s raised in the next ten hours, the more copies can be printed and sent to activists worldwide.

The Earth First! Journal Collective were able to get our hands on the newest edition of the DAM—the first updated version in over a decade—during the recent Earth First! Organizer’s Conference and Winter Rendezvous, and we were blown away! With updated tactics and techniques for direct action campaigns, the new DAM is a vital tool in continuing eco-resistance around the globe. The new 300 page book includes:

Action Research
Scouting Communications
Electronic Security
Prisoner Support
Soft Blockades
Lockdown devices
Tripods, Bipods, and Monopods
Tree Sits and Platform Rigging
Traverses Basic Single Rope Climbing
Anchoring and Rope Physics
Hunt Sabotage
Home Demos
Rail Blockades
Action Camps
And More…

New activists, life long rabble rousers, and those fighting for a better world will find pages full of useful tools in what will be a must have book for any direct action campaign. Please check out our Indiegogo site for more info.

When you preorder your copy you get some extra thank you gifts for your early endorsement. More importantly, though, we have offered a chance for you to help us spread this knowledge. Every donation over $50 gives you the chance to send a free copy of the manual to a campaign of your choice.

The manual will be printed in the coming month with longtime Earth First! partner, The Gloo Factory. This community-minded, union print shop has supplied Earth First! and its affiliates with stickers and merchandise for decades and remains committed to using a high standard for recycled and reclaimed material, as well as supportive worker conditions.

The manual was first printed nearly two decades ago and has been out of print since its initial dissemination. Though many of the considerations for civil disobedience and intervention have remained tried and true, new elements have altered the ways we put these tactics into action. The Earth First! Direct Action Manual will continue the role of safe and effective actions in stopping the destruction of the planet.

Support this effort today!

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