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|Protest Torture Architect John Yoo|
|Date||Monday April 14|
|Time||4:00 PM - 7:00 PM|
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|Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Berkeley Way, Berkeley CA|
|sf [at] worldcantwait.org|
UC Berkeley Boalt Law professor John Yoo is speaking as part of a panel discussion about "national security law." John Yoo is the legal architect of the Bush Regime's torture policies, the guy who wrote the legal memos used to justify torture, the military commissions act, and the doctrine of "the unitary power of the executive." In other words, thanks to Yoo, if George Bush declares someone to be an "enemy combatant," they can be taken from their home in the middle of the night, thrown in some dungeon and tortured, with no right to a lawyer, no habeus corpus. This is not just a question of legal memos, this is a question of the gruesome reality that beurocrats pushing paper and professors sitting in offices help to facillitate.
This is what the National Lawyers Guild declared on April 9: "John Yoo should be disbarred and he should not be retained as a professor of law at one of the country's premier law schools. John Yoo should be dismissed from Boalt Hall and tried as a war criminal."
Join World Can't Wait and others Monday April 15 in protesting John Yoo's presence at UC Berkeley. Put on an orange jumpsuit to represent the torture victim detainees in places like Guantanamo. To be clear: this is a silent protest. We will not prevent John Yoo from speaking, and we do not want to disrupt the other speakers, some of whom have spoken out powerfully in defense of civil liberties.