Burning Rage of a Dying Planet in The New York Times
Bryan Denson, writer for The New York Time, published an article detailing Craig Rosebraugh’s time with the Earth Liberation Front—as well as its legal consequences—and the F.B.I’s many attempts to extract information from him. In 2004, Lantern Books published his book, Burning Rage of a Dying Planet: Speaking for the Earth Liberation Front.
Rosebraugh’s long and complicated journey as an author began with an F.B.I informant’s ploy in February of 2002, and would not come to fruition until two years later, when Lantern Publishing & Media (then called Lantern Books) agreed to publish his story.
The F.B.I. informant, Robert Eringer, “was a pro at getting people to reveal intimate details of their lives in the memoirs he helped them produce. He would reach out to Mr. Rosebraugh and get him to write a book, to tell his story in all of its specifics.” Eringer would then pass on the details to his F.B.I contacts.
On February 23rd, 2003, following the publication of an article detailing Eringer’s role in a covert campaign against a Maryland journalist, Rosebraugh terminated his publishing contract and paid back his advances—unaware that the funds had come from the F.B.I.
“The fact remains that the group was very motivated to protect the very things we need to live, the very things we care about today. Stopping climate change. Making sure we have clean water. Making sure we have clean soil. Making sure we have trees that act as they should in our ecosystem.”Craig Rosebraugh – via The New York Times
“I still think that people had a right do something.”
“For Mr. Rosebraugh, one of those things was to actually find a way to publish the story he first unwittingly cobbled together for the F.B.I. In 2004, Lantern Books published his book, Burning Rage of a Dying Planet: Speaking for the Earth Liberation Front.“
To read Burning Rage of a Dying Planet: Speaking for the Earth Liberation Front, please visit Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
To read the article, click here: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/06/special-series/craig-rosebraugh-earth-liberation-front.html