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The Judi Bari Bombing

AVA Articles

"Coleman's Book Stirs the Pot"
by Bruce Anderson, February 9, 2005
"Bob Williams Remembers Judi Bari"
Memo of the Week, November 19, 2003
"Bomber Timeline"
Letter to the Editor, August 20, 2003
by Bruce Anderson, August 6, 2003
"Now Comes the Afterscam"
Letter to the Editor, July 30, 2003
"The Mystery of Who Bombed Judi Bari"
by Bruce Anderson, July 23, 2003
"The Judi Bari Trial: A Radio Debate"
John Clarke v. Bruce Anderson, May 9, 2002
"Manhunt: Anderson Pursues His Demon"
by Alexander Cockburn, March 8, 2000
"Who Bombed Judi Bari?"
Bruce Anderson interviews Steve Talbot, January 19, 2000
"Mike Sweeney Responds"
Mike Sweeney wrote this response when the evidence began pointing his way, February 9, 1999


The Lord's Avenger Letter
Facsimile of letter from "The Lord's Avenger" (claiming responsibility for the bomb) — sent to reporter Mike Geniella five days after the bombing (May 29, 1990)
The Warning Letter
Facsimile of the warning, sent directly to Judi Bari, six weeks before the bombing (Apr 10, 1990)
The Argus Letter
Facsimile of informant letter from "Argus" — sent to Ukiah Police Chief Fred Keplinger (Jan 6, 1989)
Forensic Science Report
Results of DNA testing performed on evidence (the letters) related to the case (PDF file, 350 KB)

More Information

"Maxwell's Hammer"
Ed Gehrman provides a summary of his investigations, along with some new evidence (June 12, 2008)
"The Mysterious Death of Judi Bari"
Stephen Talbot reveals Judi as his source, and what she told him (, May 2002)
"The Unsolved Mysteries of Judi Bari"
A retrospective article by Will Harper, along with some reactions (East Bay Express, Sep 2001)
"Forensic Report Sheds New Light on the Bombing of Judi Bari"
Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair illuminate revelations found in the Flatland articles (CounterPunch, Feb 1999)
"The Bari Bombing: Pen Names, Pyrotechnics, and Paranoia in the Timber Wars"
Don Foster's textual analysis of key documents from the case (Flatland, Feb 1999)
"The Bombing of Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney: New Evidence"
Ed Gehrman's breakthrough investigative article (Flatland, Feb 1999)
Sonoma County Free Press
Extensive collection of material on the Judi Bari bombing (Mary Moore, editor)
Kate Coleman
Freelance journalist whose book, The Secret Wars of Judi Bari: A Car Bomb, the Fight for the Redwoods, and the End of Earth First, rekindled interest in the case.

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