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12 years later, Earth First! v. FBI trial is underway
by mark
Monday Apr 8th, 2002 8:37 PM
Earth First!ers, supporters, and Judi Bari's friends and family rallied as jury selection began inside the Oakland Federal Building -- and as the giant clock in the lobby moved from "Changing" to "Fair."
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Speakers included Starhawk, Greg King (an Earth First! organizer who "discovered" the headwaters forest in the late 80s), Judi's daughter Lisa Bari, local Cop Watcher Gerald Smith, and Linda Six-feathers (from the Free Peltier campaign, which recently filed a similar lawsuit in federal court for FBI slander just a year ago).

The Judi Bari v. FBI trial is scheduled for the next 6 weeks, Monday through Thursday (8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.). There are only about 75 seats, so arrive early! Cameras and other recording devices are not permitted in the courtroom.

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by mark
Monday Apr 8th, 2002 8:39 PM
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Jury selection will continue tomorrow (Tuesday 4/9), followed by opening statements. Stay tuned to sf.indymedia for daily reports...
by mark
Monday Apr 8th, 2002 8:44 PM
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Karen Pickett is a longtime Earth First!er and close friend of Judi Bari. She is one of the many supposed "terrorists" -- who might have been familiar with supposed "bomb-making" and transporting activities (or in reality, with Bari and Cherney's enemies) -- never interviewed or investigated by the FBI following the bombing.
by mark
Monday Apr 8th, 2002 8:45 PM
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by mark
Monday Apr 8th, 2002 8:46 PM
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by mark
Monday Apr 8th, 2002 8:53 PM
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The FBI held a bombing class at a Pacific Lumberyard shortly before the bombing, and arrived on the scene in Oakland within moments of the bombing to declare Bari and Cherney terrorists and make off with the "evidence." The FBI went on to spend thousands of dollars and generate thousands of pages of documents over several months to prove their absurd allegations.

...Meanwhile basic records in the case, such as the original report of the crime scene, have never been released -- if they even exist...
by mark
Monday Apr 8th, 2002 8:55 PM
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Bari and Cherney -- musicians in their 'other life' -- were on tour when struck by the car bomb.
by mark
Monday Apr 8th, 2002 8:56 PM
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