Essay: Where Have All the Ecoterrorists Gone?

If history were written solely by the victors, the world would soon forget about the militant environmental activists of the 1990s. On both sides of the Atlantic, radical grassroots movements wanted to do their bit to save the planet, or at least a corner of it, from looming ecological catastrophe. Do old stories of arson, idealism, and state repression have anything to offer for the kinds of protest happening today?\

"Now that there aren’t any ecoterrorists left, authorities are trying to conjure them out of thin air."

– This text appears in Spike #64. You can buy it in our online shop –