NOTE LOCATION CHANGE THIS WEEK!!!
Occupy Forum continues Monday, May 20th, from 6 – 9 pm at Local 2:
215 Golden Gate near Leavenworth close to Civic Center BART Station.
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!
Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue
on all sides of these critically important issues!
Earth First! Co-Founder Mike Roselle & Who Bombed Judi Bari? Producer Darryl Cherney:
Stopping California’s Chainsaw Massacre in the Redwoods
From tree-sits and lockdowns to innovative litigation of all kinds to stop logging in the pristine Headwaters Redwood Forest, a coalition of small groups took action, setting an example and inspiring activists everywhere when faced with environmental destruction for profit and repression and violence against those who stand up to protect the earth.
In 1990 Judi Bari & Darryl Cherney were car-bombed in Oakland while organizing a three-month-long series of protests to stop logging of the 2000-year-old ancient redwoods and to union organize and build bridges between timber workers and environmentalists. They were instantly arrested by the FBI and Oakland Police for bombing themselves. They fought back, sued and won $4.4 million.
Darryl will screen the film Who Bombed Judi Bari? and answer questions about the many-faceted campaigns and the groups that fought to save the redwoods. Learn how the Bay area legal dream-team came together with Judi and Darryl to organize against government oppression and save some redwoods while they were at it.
Darryl Cherney is a 30-year veteran of environmental battles, predominantly in the redwood wars in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties. He has written hundreds of press releases, organized hundreds of rallies and worked with Judi Bari as her political organizing partner for the nine years they knew each other. He recently produced the documentary Who Bombed Judi Bari? with Director Mary Liz Thomson to document the recent history of Earth First!’s multiple victorious non-violent civil disobedience campaigns.
Mike Roselle co-founded Earth First! in 1981. He also co-founded Rainforest Action Network and the direct action training organization Ruckus Society, and sat on the board of directors of Greenpeace. A self-proclaimed low-bagger (http://www.lowbagger.org/), Roselle has traversed the world training people for and participating in direct action campaigns. His most recent campaign has been Climate Action Ground Zero, organizing in West Virginia to stop mountaintop removal utilized now so prevalently by the coal industry. His facebook page is: The Man without a Bioregion: https://www.facebook.com/ManWithoutABioregion
Donations to OccupyForum to cover our costs are encouraged; no one turned away! For movie trailer visit: http://whobombedjudibari.com/