Do or Die
Voices from the Ecological Resistance
This site is an archive of Do or Die magazine. Do or Die was an occasional
journal published in the UK from 1992-2003, crammed with reports and analysis
from the world-wide ecological frontlines.
collected here are not those of outsiders,
journalists or academics, but of those involved in the struggles themselves.
In these times of concrete alienation these voices shine hope from movements
that take action to
defend nature, create revolution and re-wild humanity.
NEW! The Earth First! Journal interviewed the ex-editors of Do or Die in late 2006. The interview covers the origins and role of Do or Die, the reaction to 'Down With The Empire, Up With The Spring!' and the state of the ecological movement in Britain today.
or Die Issue 10
- Down with the Empire! Up with the Spring!
- After 10 years
of radical ecological resistance in Britain, it's time to look
back on our actions and forward to our future.
- SHAC Attack!
- Ideas on strategy and tactics from the hard hitting animal liberation
- My Heroes Have Always Killed Cowboys!
- An interview with a radical American Indian eco-activist Rod Coronado.
- Reaping the Whirlwind
- Action reports and suggestions from our war of sabotage against GM
- Fanning the Flames!
- Arson around with the Earth Liberation Front in North America.
- With United Hearts and Fighting Fists
- News from radical struggles in Central and South America.
- Our Bodies, Our Lives!
- Anarcho-feminist health, healing and herbs.
- Social Centres
- Stable bases for radical politics or a compromise too far?
- South Pacific Solidarity
- Direct action in support of indigenous ecological and libertarian
struggles in the Pacific.
- Plunder on the Barbary Coast
- The occupation of Western Sahara and the resistance to it.
- Carry on Camping!
- Up trees, down tunnels and in the face of developers with action
camp based resistance.
- Return to Paradise
- What would really happen if London went back to nature? How would
it look in years to come?
- Size Isn’t Everything!
- Living with the wild and anarchic hunter/gatherer pygmies of the
Congo basin rainforest.
- Peat Alert!
- Digger-diving and machine sabbing with the campaign to defend Britain's
- Occupational Hazards
- An interview about the reality of solidarity work in Palestine.
- And prisoner listings, book reviews, letters, contacts and much
384 pages, fully illustrated throughout.
Buying Do or Die
Copies of Do or Die are no longer available from us. Re-pressed Distribution is the best source for back issues.
Do or Die back issues are also available from Active Distribution and AK Distribution. AK allow you to purchase on-line.
You can still write to us at:
Do or Die Editorial Collective, c/o Prior House, 6 Tilbury Place, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 2GY, UK
Or email us on: doordtp(at)yahoo.co.uk
Our email is for Do or Die specific requests only - no news, discussion lists or mass mailings please.
We're working on getting
all the articles from all the back issues up on-line,
but as far as we know there are no
surviving electronic versions of issues 1-5, so we're currently
scanning these in. The purpose of this site is to make the
material we have published available in searchable and copiable
digital format. The material is as published apart from layout
and the addition of hypertext-linked references. There are no
copyright restrictions on the material for non-profit
To those who haven't come across a paper version of Do
or Die before, the length of the magazine may come as a bit of a surprise:
Issue 10 is more of a book with its 384 pages!
Browse Do or Die by topic
This list is not comprehensive. And we'll get round to linking all these
straight to the articles.
- Sense of Place (Issue 10, 2003)
- Return to Paradise (Issue 10, 2003)
- Take a Sad Song and Make it Better? Ecological Restoration in the UK (Issue
- Restoration Round-up (Issue 8, 1999)
- Leave it to Beaver! Rodents on the Rebound (Issue
- In Tusks we Trust! Wild Boars are Doing it for Themselves (Issue
- No Evolution Without Revolution: The Political Ecology of Wolves, Beavers,
Sheep and Deer (Issue 6, 1997)
- The Business of Conservation or the Conservation
of Business? (Issue 6, 1997)
- Manifesto of the Phantom Tree Planters (Issue
- Tree Spirit and Earth Repair (Issue
- The Wilderness! (Issue 3, 1994)
- Trees for Life: The Amazon on Our Doorsteps (Issue 2, 1993)
- Preparing for Prison: The View From Inside (Issue 10, 2003)
- Prisoner Support (Issue
- The Blake Escape: The World's Greatest Prison
Escapes No. 2 (Issue 10,
- The Lowdown on Lockdown: Striking Back Against
the Prison State (Issue 9, 2001)
- The Indomitable Gaul: The World's Greatest
Prison Escapes No. 1: Jacques Mesrine (Issue 9, 2001)
- Book Review: Beaten Up, Fitted Up,
Locked Up (Issue 9, 2001)
- Redemption (Issue 9,
- Mumia Abu-Jamal: The Struggle Must Continue (Issue
- SHAC Attack: Targetting Companies Animal Rights Style (Issue 10,
- My Heroes Have Always Killed Cowboys: An Interview With Rod Coronado
(Issue 10, 2003)
- Hunt Sabotage! Saving Wildlife With Direct Action (Issue 10,
- Biting the Bullet: Hunt Sabbing in Sweden (Issue 8, 1999)
- Shoreham: Live Exports and Community Defence (Issue 5, 1996)
- Maltese Hunt Maniacs (Issue 4, 1995)
- News from the ALF (Issue 3, 1994)
- Norwegian Whaling Ship Sunk (Issue 2, 1993)
- Sea Shepherd Declares War on the Whalers (Issue 1, 1992)
- Direct Action Against All Bloodsports (Issue 1, 1992)
- Plan Colombia’s New Canal: ‘Empire of Death’ for
the River People (Issue 10, 2003)
- Life’s a Beach: The Autonomous Archipelago of Kuna Yala (Issue
- Mapuche Land: Mapuche Life – Indigenous Resistance in Chile
(Issue 10, 2003)
- United Hearts and a Fighting Fist: The Landless of Guatemala (Issue
- No Second Slavery! Miners and Maroons in Surinam (Issue 10, 2003)
- Present Day Plunder on the Barbary Coast: The Occupation of Western
Sahara (Issue 10, 2003)
- Carry on Kabylia: Anti-State Uprising in Algeria (Issue 10, 2003)
- Size Isn’t Everything: The Pygmies of the West African Rainforest
(Issue 10, 2003)
- Tribal Roundup: Last Call for Freedom (Issue 8, 1999)
- World Wide Fraud: Pandering to the Demands of Industry (Issue 7,
- "We Are Like the Plants, We Cannot Live Without the Earth,
Without Our Land" (Issue 5, 1996)
- Sub-Arctic Indigenous People of Russia (Issue 4, 1995)
- A Declaration of War Against the Exploiters of Lakota Ways (Issue
Lettuce to the Cabbage
Prisoners of War
Carry on Camping
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"They're all just a load of alcoholic
- Christopher Chope (Roads Minister 1990-1992)