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|Fire and dis-bar John Yoo! No torture professors at UC Berkeley!|
|Date||Saturday May 17|
|Time||8:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
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Saturday May 17
Protest at Boalt Law School Graduation
Meet: 8:00 AM-10:30 AM at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley (East side of campus, on Galey Rd)
10:30 AM-12:00 PM at Boalt Hall, Bancroft & College Ave. in Berkeley
|sf [at] worldcantwait.org|
John Yoo is the legal architect of the Bush Regime's torture policies, the war criminal who wrote the legal memos used under the Bush Regime to justify and legalize torture, the Military Commissions Act, and the doctrine of "the unitary power of the executive." In other words, thanks to John Yoo, if George Bush declares someone to be an "enemy combatant," the person can be snatched from their home in the middle of the night, thrown in a dungeon somewhere in the world, and tortured – with no right to a lawyer and no habeas corpus. This is not about John Yoo’s “academic freedom.” This is about the gruesome reality of torture that bureaucrats pushing paper and professors sitting in offices help to facilitate. By the post-WW2 Nuremburg standards (that were used to prosecute and convict the Nazis), John Yoo is a war criminal and should be dealt with accordingly.
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."
We fully agree.
Join World Can't Wait, Act Against Torture, and others this Saturday May 17th at the Boalt Hall Law School Graduation, to protest UC Berkeley harboring a war criminal on its faculty. Wear an orange ribbon, and put on an orange jumpsuit to represent the torture victims and detainees in hellholes like Guantanamo.
To be clear: we are not protesting against the graduation. However, we are calling on Boalt graduates to speak up – to wear an orange ribbon as they receive their degrees, and to take a clear stand against a clear injustice.