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Sat Jan 14 2023 (Updated 01/16/23)
Time to Close Guantanamo Prison
CodePink U.C. Law School Action Demands Closure of Guantamamo, Prosecution of John Yoo
CodePink San Francisco Bay Area hosted a demonstration and press conference at U.C. Berkeley Law School on January 11, the 21st anniversary of Guantanamo Prison. They demanded that the Biden administration close Guantanamo, free the 20 men cleared for release yet still detained, and prosecute U.C. law professor John Yoo for complicity in torture. It was John Yoo, currently earning close to $500,000 a year at a taxpayer-funded university, who provided the Bush administration with the legalistic rationale to inflict torture at US prisons throughout the world.

Dean Chemerinsky, the co-directors of the International Human Rights Law Clinic at the law school, Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission members, and law school students were invited to speak at the press conference. Professor Yoo was asked to contribute to the newly established Guantanamo Survivors Fund. They did not appear, but letters were left for them at the school's office of the dean.

photo Local Code Pink Joins Organizations World Wide To Demand Closure of US Guantanamo Prison | calendar Close Guantanamo/ Prosecute Yoo for Torture | photo Indyradio updates: Guantánamo 21, Wikileaks Down | external Fire John Yoo!

See Also: article War Criminals Of The World Fight — Spilling The People’s Blood (2022) | article America's Torture Chamber: 20 Years of Guantanamo... It Must Be Closed NOW! (2022) | calendar Guantánamo, Off the Record: 20 Years in the Fight (2022) | article September 11, the “war on terror” and the criminalization of American politics (2021) | photo 20 years since 9/11 and the “war on terror” (2021) | calendar Whose Security? Communities Resisting Post-9/11 Global Security Framework (2021) | calendar Rally: Shut Guantanamo and Prosecute John "Torturer" Yoo (2019) | photo Executioner Merrick Garland, Denier of GTMO Prisoner Rights (2016)

Related Features: University of California Continues to Shelter War Criminal Professor (2016) | 4th of July Anti-Torture Demonstration (2009) | National Day of Resistance to U.S. Torture (2009) | Protest Against John Yoo at Boalt Hall Graduation (2009) | Berkeley Protests Against John Yoo (2008) | Berkeley Protests John Yoo's Justice Department Torture Memos (2004)
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