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|Protest Jay Bybee the "Torture Judge"|
|Date||Thursday August 13|
|Time||12:00 PM - 1:00 PM|
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|THURSDAY AUGUST 13: 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 located at 7th & Mission.|
|sf [at] worldcantwait.org|
* 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 privilege and 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.
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.
See Bybee's torture credentials and news about efforts to bring him to justice. Search for "Bybee" at: http://www.warcriminalswatch.org
The Ninth Circuit Court is currently hearing cases in San Francisco one week per month. World Can't Wait and other anti-torture folks refusing to accept the torture state will be there - will you?
The courthouse is open to the public and the press - in fact, the building has historical landmark significance, with a museum display that's very interesting for students, tourists, historians and journalists; brochures available in the lobby.
Here are the dates currently posted:
Monday August 10 through Friday August 14
Monday August 31 through Friday September 3
Monday September 14 through Thursday September 17.
World Can't Wait is calling one major public rally at the courthouse every week that the court is in session. This month, it's Thursday, August 13 (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 the court's schedule provides many other days - so 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 Thursday at 12 Noon.
World Can't Wait and other anti-torture groups and people who refuse to accept the torture state will be there - will you?