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Protest Torture Advocate John Yoo
Date Friday April 18
Time 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
UC Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall)
Bancroft Way at Piedmont Avenue
Berkeley
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorCurt
War criminals are a nasty lot. Dodging accountability for their actions and public reprobation, they often find employment in the military/industrial complex. But American academic institutions share complicity in protection of these social pariah, accommodating them with positions of respectability.

It's anyone's guess what UC Berkeley's new Korea Law Center will preach, or whether Co-Director John Yoo's classes will continue to be held at undisclosed locations, but we can be sure that this war criminal is up to no good.

Friday's Inaugural Conference, http://www.law.berkeley.edu/16816.htm , promises to be an excellent venue to challenge the veracity of UC's Faculty Code of Conduct. Join World Can't Wait this Friday to challenge continued employment of "Torture Memos" author John Yoo.
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Added to the calendar on Monday Apr 14th, 2014 10:15 PM

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by Konsider
Tuesday Apr 15th, 2014 2:58 PM
We're supposed to forget about him right? Kind of like after the fall of the Nazi regime we were supposed to forget about the officials who operated it. That's right, I forgot we're Americans and we don't torture. What's also interesting is that since Obama became president, Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib have stopped being a controversy. I would also add that practices, never really ever considered controversial in the first place, such as solitary confinement are akin to torture. Under both presidents this maybe has not been agreed with by everyone in the public at large, but we seldom if ever hear anything condemning it as torture. There are other practices going on in prisons in the United States that are similar to torture: one of them that's been silenced, both here, and in still existing prison facilities operated by the US overseas, is force feeding. Prisoners going on hunger strike against inhumane conditions are treated with having foot long plastic feeding tubes forcefully stuffed down there nose.
Yoo was a lawyer under the Bush administration who wrote memos attempting to make torture seem legally acceptable so as to disguise and hide them from scrutiny, and condemnation. Yoo made sure that torture performed at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib wasn't recognized as being illegal which would have ended it. Perhaps, much like supporters of Obama who, today, look the other way when it comes to things like Guantanamo, prisons in the USA, and drone strikes, to name just a few things, we can go along and imitate the commander and chief as when he said, in response to pursuing criminal charges against prior Bush administration officials, that "we need to look forward not backwards".
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