Judi Bari tributePrimary Artist: Lisa Roth

Created: San Francisco, 1997

Medium: Offset printed

Dimensions: 11″ x 17”



“Starting from the very reasonable, but unfortunately revolutionary concept that social practices which threaten the continuation of life on Earth must be changed, we need a theory of revolutionary ecology that will encompass social and biological issues, class struggle, and a recognition of the role of global corporate capitalism in the oppression of peoples and the destruction of nature.”

—Judi Bari Earth First!, 1949–1997
Founder of Redwood Justice Fund
Author, blue collar worker and organizer.

In May 1990, a bomb wrapped in nails went off under the driver’s seat of Earth First! activist Judi Bari’s car. Judi was nearly killed by this attempted assassination. It was only through the force of her will that she ever walked again. Fellow Earth First!er Darryl Cherney suffered facial cuts and broken eardrums.

The FBI terrorist squad arrived on the scene in minutes and charged these non-violent activists with the bombing that was meant to kill them. Why was the FBI so bent on stopping Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney? She brought loggers who had worked these rural lands for generations together with young idealistic environmentalists, building the first-ever coalition between environmentalists and timber workers; Northern California Earth First!


Image: Photograph of Judi Bari in upper right, Leaves, two with words, left to center, small lizard bottom right.

Words: “Judi Bari Tribute,”

Top large leaf: “On March 2, 1997, we lost environmental and social justice warrior, Judi Bari to breast cancer. Please gather to honor Judi’s courage and activism. All proceeds benefit the Trust Fund for her two young daughters, and the Redwood Justice Fund which is continuing her lawsuit against the FBI and Oakland police for the 1990 car-bombing which was meant to kill her.”

Bottom Leaf: “Ramona Africa, Carol Anthony, Dennis Bernstein & Julie Light, Jello Biafra, David Brower, Darryl Cherney, Sandy Close, Dennis Cunningham, Diane Di Prima, Ed Herman, Dolores Huerta, June Jordan, Alicia Littletree, Peg Millet, Michael Parenti, U.Utah Phillips, Karen Pickett, Piri Thomas, John Trudell, Kris Welch.

Color: black, lavender and tan ink on white paper

Event: Saturday, April 26, 1997 Berkeley, CA

Sponsors: Agape Foundation, Earth First! Earth Island Institute, Ecology Center, EPIC, Global Exchange, National Lawyers Guild, Ploughshares Action Network, Political Ecology Group, Vanguard Public Foundation.


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