Let's take today to remember Judi Bari, a badass environmental, labor and feminist organizer who built powerful coalitions between labor and environmental struggles during the Redwood Summer campaign in the 90s.

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32 years ago today, on May 24 1990, Judi Bari was bombed by the FBI in Oakland, CA. The feds planted an explosive device in her car in a bungled assassination attempt reminiscent of COINTELPRO tactics. She, along with Darryl Cherney, survived the blast. Pigs never conducted a real investigation of the attack, instead blaming Bari and Cherney for the explosion.

Bari survived to keep fighting, and was only further motivated by the attack. She and Cherney went on to successfully sue the FBI and Oakland Police for the attack and their failure to investigate it. Though she left this realm a few years later after a battle with cancer, she left behind a powerful legacy that we can all take lessons from.

"You cannot seriously address the destruction of wilderness without addressing the society that is destroying it." -Judi Bari

Here are a few resources for some more info about this day in history. If you have the time, we highly recommend watching "Who Bombed Judi Bari?", a documentary made by Darryl Cherney about Judi, her life and work, and the attack.

Who Bombed Judi Bari, feature doc:
youtube.com/watch?v=HWApxvSjMK

Short articles:
industrialworker.org/the-bombi

treesfoundation.org/2020/05/30

@earthfirst never forget how far our government is willing to go to silence activists. The Philly MOVE house bombing is another prime example.

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