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|A Day of Action and Art Against Torture|
|Date||Wednesday September 23|
|Time||8:00 AM - 8:00 PM|
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Morning (8:30 AM) - Support the Fire John Yoo 4 Rally and pack the courtroom -- first court appearance for the 4 arrested for protest as John Yoo came to class on his first day back at Boalt. Demand all charges be dropped! Wiley Manuel Courthouse, 661 Washington St., Oakland, Dept. 107 at 8:30 (arrive early, security lines can take 30 min.)
12 Noon - Information in Action at UC Berkeley: FIRE, DISBAR, AND PROSECUTE JOHN YOO! Stand up and speak out against torture, as jumpsuited "detainees" appear at Sproul Plaza, sparking conversation and debate at this campus crossroads. Speakers, displays, rally.
Evening (5:00 PM)- Fernando Botero In Conversation: The Abu Ghraib Series. A major exhibit of world-renowned artist Botero 's series of 56 paintings (inspired in 2004 by Seymour Hersh's exposure of the U.S. torture program at that hellhole) opens at the Berkeley Art Museum, 2626 Bancroft Way, on Sept. 23. Join World Can't Wait and the anti-torture community at the Museum at 5:00 PM to welcome the artist and this timely exhibition. Botero speaks at the Museum Theater at 6:00 PM.
FOR UPDATES (INCLUDING ACTION REPORTS & PICTURES) GO TO: http://www.firejohnyoo.org & http://www.sfbaycantwait.org
|sf [at] worldcantwait.org|
|Phone||415 864 5153|
Wednesday, September 23 will be a whole day of action and art, and you are invited. If you've been watching the Fire, Disbar, and Prosecute John Yoo campaign, cheering it on, however, not yet coming out to publicly join in -- get ready to change that this Wednesday. It's time to lift this movement to a new level. New evidence keeps pouring out, proving that the legalization and institutionalization of torture was planned, designed, approved, and put into practice on orders from the highest levels of the American government.
The crimes of a torture state that were so heinous under Bush/Cheney are still equally wrong under Obama. In the name of humanity, the torture and all that goes with it must be halted and repudiated, and those criminals responsible must be brought to justice.
The world can't wait.