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Protest "Torture Judge" Jay Bybee
Date Tuesday July 14
Time 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location Details
San Francisco Federal Courthouse
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
95 7TH STREET (at Mission Street)
San Francisco
Event Type Protest
Emailsf [at] worldcantwait.org
Phone415 864 5153
TUESDAY JULY 14: Join World Can't Wait and others at the San Francisco Federal Courthouse for a NOON RALLY AND SPEAK-OUT during a regular session of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Jay Bybee, the Torture Judge, is a war criminal!
Impeach - disbar - and prosecute Bybee for assisting the "legalization" of torture!
Bybee, a key player on the Bush/Cheney torture team, was rewarded for that service with a lifetime appointment to the Ninth Circuit Court.

Why is Bybee enjoying a position of power as a federal judge? He should be in prison, awaiting trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity! Bybee flaunted all legality and morality with his sinister work: he codified specific torture tactics to be used on captured human beings. His part in the Bush regime's criminal enterprise also included his granting immunity to high Bush administration officials against both civil and criminal suits.

See Bybee's torture credentials and news about efforts to bring him to justice. Search for "Bybee" at:
[ http://www.warcriminalswatch.org ]

Bybee is now greeted by courthouse protests whenever the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals meets, whether Bybee is on duty that day or not. As long as a Torture Judge sits on the bench of the Ninth Circuit Court, every decision this court reaches is tainted. A court where an internationally-exposed war criminal sits in judgment on anything or anyone is a sham.

World Can't Wait is calling one major public rally at the courthouse every week that the court is in session, starting Tuesday July 14 (watch this email for future dates). We will be there speaking out about the torture that Judge Bybee helped create. Everyone going into the courthouse will know they're in the vicinity of a dangerous criminal.

And because the court's schedule provides many other days - many other protests are sure to flower, too.

Let Bybee know: people of conscience insist on speaking up and speaking out, and that his crimes will be known everywhere he goes.

Let the other judges who accept a torturer as a colleague see orange jumpsuits everywhere they go.

And let the courthouse press know that there is a growing movement of people living in this country who will not allow torture judges, torture professors, torture lawyers, torture ex-presidents and vice-presidents, et al to waltz back into comfortable civilian lives as if their hands aren't covered in blood.

Torture is a war crime, and a crime against humanity. Those who have carried out great crimes under cover of high office must be brought to justice.

If you refuse to accept the U.S. Torture State - constructed under Bush/Cheney and now continuing under Obama - and you won't stand for torture in your name . . .

If you do not think that the lives and purported "safety" of Americans is more valuable than the lives of others - and you won't stand for torture in our names . . .

If you look at Bybee and all the other members of the Torture Team and you see war criminals who have brutally destroyed the lives of thousands - the detainees who've been disappeared, renditioned, tortured, and murdered - and you insist that war criminals must face justice so that future generations know such crimes should never again be allowed in anyone's names . . .

And if you know that many Americans still do not really know or understand what the torture state has done in their names - and you're willing to go public with the truth, to resist the lies with your actions, to help open their eyes and shake their consciences awake . . .

Be at the San Francisco Federal Courthouse (at 7th & Mission Streets) this Tuesday at noon.

World Can't Wait and other anti-torture groups and people who refuse to accept the torture state will be there - will you?
Added to the calendar on Monday Jul 13th, 2009 11:09 AM
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