SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

East Bay | Education & Student Activism

View other events for the week of 1/10/2013

Title: Justice, Not Torture
START DATE: Thursday January 10
TIME: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location Details:
Meetup outside Room 105
Boalt Hall
UC Berkeley
Event Type: Protest
Protest Berkeley’s Torture Professor on the eve of Guantanamo’s 11th Anniversary

Civil liberties lawyer Glenn Greenwald asks:

“Why is one of the central perpetrators of a systematic torture regime teaching at Berkeley law school and welcomed in our most respectable opinion venues?”

That question continues to haunt all of us who seek to stop UC complicity in lawless accommodation for the notorious war criminal ensconced in the Boalt Hall faculty. Berkeley Law dean Christopher Edley’s defense of his colleague John Yoo defies responsibility for ethical leadership and advances the ‘Unitary Executive’ theory now embraced by the Obama administration.

A university that allows a war criminal to teach constitutional law and ethics courses to the next generation of lawyers and judges under prejudice of ‘academic freedom’ is protecting war crimes. The legal professionals who produce an ideology that includes justification of crimes of arbitrary detention, torture, and trials before military commissions pose a serious threat to restoration of a just society. Faced with the challenge of moral relativism popularized in today’s schools, will students find the courage to speak out against the crimes of their government?

End the silence. Say NO to the culture of violence that enables torture. Fire, Disbar and Prosecute John Yoo and All the Torture Lawyers.



Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jan 8th, 2013 1:03 AM

iCal Import this event into your personal calendar.