Judi Bari

7:47am

Wed May 2, 2012
Environmental Activism

Today on Your Call: What explains the crack down on environmental activists?

On today's Your Call, we’ll speak with Darryl Cherney about his film Who Bombed Judi Bari? In 1990, their car was bombed. Oakland police and the FBI accused Bari and Cherney of carrying the bomb to use in a terrorist act. We’ll talk about the case, Earth First activists, and what environmentalists face today. The FBI calls environmental activists ‘eco-terrorists.’ How are activists responding to ongoing crackdowns? It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

Guests:

Darryl Cherney, producer of the film Who Bombed Judi Bari?

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3:09pm

Wed March 28, 2012
Arts & Culture

Darryl Cherney asks, "Who bombed Judi Bari?"

Photo courtesy of http://www.judibari.org/

It was called "Redwood Summer." Back in 1990, environmental activists were gathering in Humbolt County, staging tree sittings and calling for an end to clear cutting the redwoods and for the preservation of the Headwaters Forest.

Tensions between the activists and local loggers were rising. Earth First activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney had received numerous death threats for their work.  Still, they continued to fight for the forests.  On May 24, 1990, the two were in Oakland and got in the car to drive down to Santa Cruz for a rally.

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