Earth First! rally after trial

Daily Planet Wire Services
Wednesday May 08, 2002

OAKLAND, CA — Following the trial hearings on Thursday, a press conference will be held in front of the Oakland Federal Courthouse (1301 Clay St.) featuring members of the Judi Bari Solidarity Coalition: Medea Benjamin Global Exchange, San Francisco; Randy Hayes, Rainforest Action Network; Gar Smith, Earth Island Institute; and Juliette Majot, International Rivers Network. 

The speakers will voice support for the plaintiffs in the current lawsuit and discuss the larger implications for civil rights in America. 

In addition to the speakers, written statements of support will be provided from Bonnie Raitt, Holly Near, Jello Biafra, Starhawk, Howard Zinn, Faith Petric, and other public figures.