9th Ave: Craig Rosebraugh

Monday, August 19, 2024 - 7:00pm

This event will be held at our 1231 9th Ave location in the Inner Sunset. 

Cover of Craid Rosebraugh's book Burning Rage of a Dying Planet: The FBI vs. the Earth Liberation Front. The cover is an illustration of a building set ablaze in the background and, in the foreground, a person in a black ski mask looking toward the reader.
Join us on Monday, August 19 at 7pm PT when Craig Rosebraugh joins us to discuss his book, Burning Rage of a Dying Planet: The FBI vs. The Earth Liberation Front, at 9th Ave!

Masks Encouraged for In-Person Attendance
Or watch online/Livestream link available soon

About Burning Rage of a Dying Planet
"This candid memoir of a young revolutionary (he was 30 when he wrote the book) is often good-natured and even genial, particularly in its account of those police raids and grand jury appearances. But it's also controversial, as Rosebraugh, though thoughtful and articulate, stands firm in his belief that violence is a legitimate tool in the fight for radical change in America." Publishers Weekly

A harrowing, captivating firsthand history of the rise of the radical environmental movement the Earth Liberation Front (ELF). Since 1997, the ELF has inflicted over $100 million in damages on entities they believe to be causing environmental destruction, mostly through brazen arson attacks on timber companies, ski resorts, and car dealerships.

Former ELF spokesperson Craig Rosebraugh charts the history and ideology of the ELF and explores its tactics, successes, and limitations. Rosebraugh examines the question of whether or not violence is justifiable, along with the short- and long-term political benefits and drawbacks of using violence. He also offers a primer on the tactics of state repression and strategies the US government uses to destroy activist movements.

Whatever your view of direct action or violence, Burning Rage of a Dying Planet is an illuminating read for anyone seeking to understand radical environmental movements and the government's response to them.

This revised and updated edition has a foreword by Extinction Rebellion co-founder Tamsin Omond.

About Craig Rosebraugh
Craig Rosebraugh
is an author, producer, attorney and has been a recognized environmental and political activist for over two decades, having led numerous local and national campaigns. Originally from Portland, Oregon Craig served as the spokesperson for the Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmental group that targeted industry with large-scale arson attacks during the 1990s-2000s.

During his tenure as spokesperson, Craig was excessively targeted by the FBI and local police where he was hauled in front of eight federal grand jury investigations as a non- cooperating witness and target, was forced to appear and testify in front of U.S. Congress, was the target of an undercover FBI counterintelligence operation, received beatings, chemical spray, and a broken arm from the police, survived two FBI and ATF raids on his homes and offices and over a decade of federal government surveillance, harassment, and intimidation. He recently prevailed in an out-of-court settlement against the Department of Justice, gaining access to his 22,000-page FBI file.

He is the author of three books and has been featured on 60 Minutes, 20/20, The Today Show, PBS Frontline, Court TV, Current TV, ABC/CBS/NBC Evening News, and in Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Maxim, USA Today, Newsweek, Inc., National Geographic, Time, Outside Magazine, and Details.

Craig resides with his family in Los Angeles. 

Burning Rage of a Dying Planet: The FBI vs. the Earth Liberation Front By Craig Rosebraugh, Tamsin Omond (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Craig Rosebraugh, Tamsin Omond (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781648412073
Availability: Click the TITLE to view store availability
Published: Microcosm Publishing - July 9th, 2024

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