Leslie James Pickering's history of the nearly forgotten Evan Mecham Eco Terrorist International Conspiracy (EMETIC), a clandestine group of monkeywrenchers who sabotaged nuclear power and ski resort developments encroaching into sacred American Indian lands in the Grand Canyon region during the late 1980s, sparking the interests of Earth First!ers and serving as inspiration for the Earth Liberation Front nearly a decade later. Includes an interview with former EMETIC member, Peg Millett.
Leslie James Pickering is the editor of Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism: The Collective Autobiography of the RNC 8, which tells the story of eight Twin Cities activists who faced terrorism charges for organizing protests against the 2008 Republican National Convention.
The Spring 2010 issue
of Resistance Magazine features an article by Leslie James Pickering taking
"A Brief Look at 40 Years of Guerrilla Sabotage in Defense of the Earth."
Winter 2010 issue of Resistance Magazine features an artile by Leslie
James Pickering on the Evan Mecham Eco Terrorist International Conspiracy
Country Must Change – Essays on the Necessity of Revolution
in the USA features
an essay by Leslie James Pickering on The Earth Liberation Front
Country Must Change is an effort to further the discussion of the necessity
of a fundamental political and social revolution in the United
States. This book contains essays by twelve activists and authors, all
who have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to revolutionary change.
It is as inspiring as it is educational and a must read for anyone involved
with or considering advocating for political or social change within
the U.S. Arguing that reformist measures cannot be relied upon to correct
the fundamental problems caused by the corporate elite and political
structure in the United States, the contributing authors in this book
are unified in their call for a significant revolutionary change in the
United States of America."
authors: Ramona Africa • Jake Conroy • Bill Dunne • Ronald
Kuykendall • Jaan Laaman • Rob Los Ricos • Jeff Luers • Jalil
Muntaqim • Jonathan Paul • Leslie James Pickering • Craig
Rosebraugh • Peter Young
premier issue of Resistance – Journal of the Earth Liberation
Movement features an in-depth article by Leslie James Pickering
on the Earth Liberation Front’s 2008 Street of Dreams arson.This Resistance takes after Resistance – Journal of the Earth Liberation Front Press Office, which Leslie James Pickering edited between 2000 and 2002.
Bomber Melville is the biography of Sam Melville, a white, working class Vietnam War-era revolutionary.
was convicted as the driving force behind a spree of devastating dynamite
bombings in Manhattan skyscrapers housing corporations and
government agencies driving American involvement in the Vietnam War.
inspired numerous revolutionaries and set in motion a flood of
similar guerrilla attacks during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Once
Melville became a key organizer of the Attica Prison uprising of
September 1971, the most significant prison uprising in United States
where he was killed by the blast of a policeman’s shotgun.
Bomber Melville is the first and only complete biography on this powerfully
influential figure, shedding light on a piece of the
past with undeniable
relevance the present.
6-minute video of a portion of the release of Leslie James Pickering’s
Mad Bomber Melville at Rust Belt Books in Buffalo on September
9th, 2007, is available for viewing on Youtube.
Preview samples of Mad Bomber Melville
were featured in Buffalo’s weekly Artvoice and can be
found in parts 1, 2, 3 & 4.
Liberation Front 1997-2002, former ELF spokesperson, Leslie James Pickering,
traces the first five
years of ELF activity through communiqués,
underground newspapers, interviews and news media releases. The first
book to be published on the ELF, Earth Liberation Front 1997-2002 is
read for anyone interested in understanding the radical environmental
movement in the United States and the birth of a clandestine, underground
acting in defense of the planet.
A Revolution – Voices in Defense of the Earth features
a haranguing essay by Leslie James Pickering on the relevance of the Earth
liberation struggle written in the midst of the FBI’s Operation