Revolutionary Ecology: The Legacy of Judy Bari
Labor and Earth First! activist Judi Bari organized non-violent mass actions to stop Louisiana Pacific, Georgia Pacific and Pacific Lumber from liquidating Northern California’s redwood forest. Her experience as a labor organizer helped workers and environmentalists find common cause. A car-bombing attempt on her life in 1990 left her severely disabled, but she continued the struggle against clear-cutting and sued the F.B.I. for illegally arresting her and fellow victim Darryl Cherney and for improperly investigating the bombing. The Redwood Summer Justice Project in Santa Rosa, California coordinates the ongoing legal struggle about the bombing and the fight against continued forest depletion in the region. Bari died of breast cancer on March 2, 1997. In her own words and the comments of Carl Anthony, Karen Pickett, Michael Parenti, Ed Herman, Jose Lopez, Geronimo ji jaga and Ramona Africa, this radio documentary tells her story. It is narrated by Ruby Dee and produced by Noelle Hanrahan.