“Who Bombed Judi Bari?” sneak preview to air at NYC Anarchist Forum

The Libertarian Book Club,* New York City's oldest continuously active anarchist institution (founded 1946), kicks off the fall season of its Anarchist Forum series as legendary Northern California songster and activist Darryl Cherney returns to his native New York for a sneak-preview screening of his new film Who Bombed Judi Bari?—revealing the story behind the 1990 terror attack in Oakland on ecological defenders struggling to protect some of the last surviving old-growth redwoods from the timber barons. Director Mary Liz Thomsonwill also be on hand.

Darryl also hopes to organize a screening at the Wall Street Occupation. He writes: "We think this is an important—an urgent—movie to bring to the Occupiers… This film presents a blueprint for success on the labor, environmental and civil rights fronts while also being action-packed with a bona fide crime story, full of music and entertaining. Our goals: To educate on successful tactics and strategies; to inspire action and to inform the world as to who the historical Earth Warrior, labor organizer, fiddler and mother of two Judi Bari was. Oh, and if we can get a renewed interest in solving the bombing case, that would be a great fringe benefit!"

Tuesday, Nov. 15
7:30 PM sharp at
The Brecht Forum
451 West Street (between Bank & Bethune streets in the West Village)

This Sneak Preview is free for Wall Street Occupiers and their supporters. Donations for the Anarchist Forum and film costs are encouraged but not required. There will be a Focus Group discussion with the Producer and Director after the screening. Please RSVP to hokeypokey [at] asis.com or by phone: 707-223-3788.

*We are not right-wing, capital-L Libertarians. We are left-wing anarchists. When LBC was founded in 1946, the word "libertarian" had not yet been co-opted by the free-market right, and was basically a synonym for "anti-authoritarian" or "anarchist." We stubbornly refuse to surrender the name.

Donations to help the Anarchist Forum survive can be made via World War 4 Report:


  1. Good for Darryl
    Glad to see this. Good work Darryl. Really impacted my life. So many of my frontline women friends were wounded. I only talked to Judi a few times. My friend Noguns was run over at Texas Rainbow by a redneck crashing the gathering. Nearly killed her breaking 9 ribs and puncturing her lung in 2 places. She passed on from uterine cancer July 30 2009. Life has Meaning was beaten at the WTO and shot in the eye the following day partially blinding her for life. She gradually will lose all sight in that eye and possibly her other one. Nonviolent women warriors.

    1. Judi Bari Movie Focus Group Discussion
      This film has not premiered yet. This is a focus group presentation and “sneak preview” to engage in mutual education. Wall Street Occupiers, for whom we think this is a perfect movie, can help us learn how this film will play to the rest of the world and to our natural born supporters.

      We’d like to know what Judi Bari has to teach you all. And of course we’re coming to Wall Street to participate perhaps the most important demonstration in the history of the world!

      We are looking for other focus groups to show the film to, so contact me at hokeypokey@asis.com Thanks! Darryl

  2. Anarchist Book Sale!
    The Libertarian Book Club is currently cleaning out its office at 339 Lafayette Street after more than 20 years, and we need to shed a lot of books we have been storing there. Among the classic titles we are offering (cheap!) are:

    The Christie File, memoir of the notorious Scottish anarchist Stuart Christie, who made headlines when he was arrested in 1964 at the age of 18 trying to cross into Spain with explosives under his kilt in a plot to assassinate Francisco Franco!

    Adventures in the Country of the Monoliths, Italian anarchist Enrico Arrigoni‘s satire of Stalinism—an underground classic and one of the few surviving original LBC printings!

    End Time: Notes on the Apocalypse by GA Matiasz, a future-fiction thriller in which a revolution in southern Mexico and a general strike in Oakland (!) lead to the collapse of the American empire.

    The Irrational in Politics: Sexual Repression & Authoritarian Conditioning by Maurice Brinton.

    And a few original editions of TAZ: The Temporary Autonomous Zone by Hakim Bey.

    All in good condition, and going for a special People’s Price of $5 apiece! All proceeds to the survival of the Libertarian Book Club. By appointment through World War 4 Report, or just show up at the Anarchist Forum on Nov. 15…