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News :: Environment
New Book on Earth Liberation Front
06 Oct 2004
FORMER ELF SPOKESPERSON CRAIG ROSEBRAUGH RELEASES NEW BOOK
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2004

FORMER ELF SPOKESPERSON CRAIG ROSEBRAUGH RELEASES NEW BOOK; OFFERS INSIGHT
INTO THE RADICAL EARTH LIBERATION FRONT GROUP

NEW YORK, NY – Former Earth Liberation Front spokesperson Craig Rosebraugh
has released his new book, Burning Rage of a Dying Planet: Speaking for
the Earth Liberation Front, an inside look at the radical environmental
group that the FBI considers the number one domestic terrorism threat in
the United States.

The Earth Liberation Front has been active in the United States officially
since 1997 causing more than $100 million in damages to various entities.
As the organization continues to grow and expand its range of targets, the
ELF has taken an extreme position against individuals, corporations, and
governments that, in the organization’s view, places monetary gain ahead
of the natural environment. Rejecting state sanctioned means of legal
protest, the ELF uses economic sabotage to inflict financial suffering on
those deemed objectionable.

In Burning Rage of a Dying Planet, Rosebraugh charts the history and
ideology of the ELF and explores their tactics, successes, and
limitations. He shows how ELFers offer an uncompromising vision of an
earth under assault from the forces of greed and corporate violence, and
how they employ direct action against those they deem a threat to the
planet.

Rosebraugh also examines the issue of whether violence is or is not
justifiable, and the short and long-term political benefits and drawbacks
of using violence. Finally, he offers a trenchant vision of the future of
the environmental movement, radical politics, and US democracy under the
so-called Patriot Act.

Whatever your view of direct action or violence, Burning Rage of a Dying
Planet is essential reading for those trying to understand the mindset and
motivations of contemporary radical environmentalists.

Craig Rosebraugh was a spokesman for the Earth Liberation Front from its
inception in 1997 to September 2001. In February 2002, he was called to
testify before Congress where he invoked the Fifth Amendment more than 50
times. Rosebraugh has appeared in numerous publications, such as the New
York Times, Newsweek, Time, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone,
Details, Outside Magazine, and others, and has been featured on 60
Minutes, 20/20, The Today Show, CBS Evening News, PBS Frontline, Court TV,
and other programs. This is his second book.

Contact: Alyssa Bonilla/Publicity Director/promotion (at) lanternbooks.com
Lantern Books/http://www.lanternbooks.com/Tel: 212-414-2275

Arissa Media Group/http://www.arissamediagroup.com/Tel: 503-972-1143

Arissa/http://www.arissa.org/Tel: 503-972-1140



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