Category Archives: Wild Reaction

The Uses and Abuses of Movements and Subcultures

Causes Versus Movements Since the idea of rewilding as a radical politic is growing, it has come time to make a distinction between a movement and a cause. The cause of rewilding is simple: release nature from technological and human control, and restore it to the wild. The radical wing of rewilding recognizes, too, that […]

The History and Impact of Earth First!

Genesis Many workmen Built a huge ball of masonry Upon a mountaintop Then they went to the valley below, And turned to behold their work. “It is grand,” they said; They loved the thing. Of a sudden, it moved: It came upon them swiftly; It crushed them all to blood. But some had opportunity to […]

Wild Reaction Reading List

This list will be periodically updated. Feel free to contact me if you have any suggetions. Links are to free versions of the books online. A New Conservation Politics by David Johns Rewilding North America by Dave Foreman Ecodefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching by Dave Foreman, Bill Haywood, and Edward Abbey Industrial Society and […]

The Rewilding Program: Proposal for an Anti-Industrial Strategy

Why Rewilding is Necessary Rewilding is the process of restoring nature, including human nature, to its unmanaged, wild state, primarily by decreasing human and technological control. For instance, to rewild river ecosystems downstream from a dam, we would remove the dam; to rewild animals, we would teach them necessary but lost survival skills and then […]

Ecodefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching – Frontmatter

The following is part of a series of posts converting to html the monkeywrenching tactics in Ecodefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching (3rd edition). See also the PDF of the book. Wilderness needs no defense, only more defenders. Standard Disclaimer Ecodefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching is for entertainment purposes only. No one involved with the […]

Notes on Revolution, or Reaction

I My early disbelief in revolution was cured rather effectively by studying the history of revolutions, by a book explaining the Bolsheviks’ radical political tactics, and by a book explaining the psychology of mass movements. All were the result of suggestions from Ted Kaczynski when we corresponded. Of course, all radicals have goals and purposes […]

A Critique of the Concept of “the System”

Ted Kaczynski (TK) repeatedly writes that a revolutionary movement needs an enemy. Variously he names the enemy as “modern technology,” “the industrial system,” “the techno-industrial system,” just “the system,” and, in addition to one of the foregoing, “the technician class.” But these terms are vague or unintuitive, they confuse the enemy of a revolutionary movement […]

Anti-Tech Revolution: Why and How by Ted Kaczynski

A little while back, I received a book from the publisher of Kaczynski’s second book (see below). It requested that I do not put the contents of Kaczynski’s new book on my website, with the vague implication of legal action. It was probably sent at Kaczynski’s request.   Fortunately some people have already put PDFs […]

Forget Ecomodernism—This Is Ecoreaction!

We once defined conservation. John Muir wrote of the beauty of the Wild and its “inexhaustible abundance,” not environmental justice or decoupling or de-extinction. And he wasn’t shy about blaming human civilization: “Living artificially in towns, we are sickly,” he wrote, “and never come to know ourselves.” Almost a century later, the sentiment held strong as […]

Organization

Editor’s Note: While many of the suggestions and predictions in this piece remain helpful, this article, as with most of issue 1.4, has been rejected by the majority of individuals belonging to Wild Will and should not be regarded as representative of the members’ views. For more representative writings, see the series “Foundations of Wildism.” Summary-Wildism is […]