top
East Bay
East Bay
Indybay
Indybay
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Indybay
Regions
Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
Topics
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
View other events for the week of 5/11/2012
Message to UC Berkeley: Torture illegal, immoral and just plain wrong
Date Friday May 11
Time 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location Details
Hearst Greek Theatre
UC Berkeley
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorCurt
End the Silence -- Say NO! to Torture

The "cover your ass" legal reasoning employed by the University of California to protect Berkeley Law professor John Yoo from accountability for his criminal activity at the Department of Justice during the Bush regime fails to silence repudiation of the "enhanced interrogation" policies Yoo's work facilitated. And discredits the process for application of the law school's own ethical standards for teaching.

Since protesting Yoo's "Torture Memos" at the 2004 Boalt Hall graduation, students have challenged the presence of a war criminal on their faculty. Yet despite numerous letter and petition campaigns to investigate professional misconduct, community vigils in support of torture victims, even a City Council resolution to prosecute the professor for war crimes, school administrators have not only refused to investigate Yoo's performance but have actually promoted his discredited work.

World Can't Wait stands with Boalt Hall grads and all people of conscience who say NO! to torture in their names.


Berkeley Law Commencement 2012
May 11, 9:00 am
Hearst Greek Theatre
UC Berkeley

Speak out. Bring signs. Distribute orange ribbons to represent the prisoners languishing at Guantanamo, Bagram, "black sites" around the globe.

We refuse to live in a torture state!
message_to_berkeley_graduates.jpg
Added to the calendar on Tuesday May 1st, 2012 2:31 PM
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

donate now

$ 190.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network