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|Oakland: Judi Bari Day commemoration|
|Date||Saturday May 24|
|Time||11:00 AM - 12:30 PM|
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|11 am at the intersection of Park Blvd and 580/MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, next to Oakland High School|
Join Us in Recognition of JUDI BARI DAY: Saturday, May 24
18 years--hard to believe. It was 18 years ago on May 24, 1990 that a pipe bomb planted under her car seat exploded and nearly killed Judi Bari, and only hours later that she was charged with bombing herself, along with her comrade in the car, Darryl Cherney.
It was 11 years ago that Judi, after fighting the FBI, fighting for the forests and the workers, and putting together a Constitutional rights lawsuit against the FBI and Oakland cops, tragically died of cancer at her home.
It was 6 years ago that that lawsuit she worked so hard on finally came to federal court, and WE WON in a historic decision challenging COINTELPRO and the FBI's dirty tricks.
It was a year later that the city of Oakland declared May 24 Judi Bari Day, and every year since 1990, we remember that warrior woman, remember to never give up the fight, and make sure we never forget that day and understand what the state is capable of when it has no regard for people's rights or Mother Earth. We also celebrate the phenomenal legal victory our amazing legal team won against the FBI won in 2002. We have had rallies at the Oakland federal building, have commemorated the day in many other cities, and have held events at the site of 1990 bomb explosion.
This year on Saturday, May 24, we will gather at 11 am at the intersection of Park Blvd and 580/MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, next to Oakland High School. Shortly before noon, we will march the 2 blocks to the location where the bomb exploded, at E. 33rd and Park Blvd for a moment of silence.
But the rest of the time we will NOT be silent! Bring music, your thoughts about Judi, your words about the FBI's trambling of activists' rights!
Please join us! Look for the colorful banner that says "Don't Ever Give Up!"