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Title:
Speak Out Against Torture-Fire John Yoo!
When:
09.09.2009 - 09.09.2009 12.30
Where:
UC Berkeley - Berkeley
Category:
Community Events

Description

The protest action will begin at 12:30 at Sproul Plaza and continue at UC Law Boalt Hall) a short distance up Bancroft Avenue.

The protesters call for UC law professor John Yoo to be fired, disbarred,and prosecuted for “war crimes committed through his work as legal handyman for the Bush-Cheney regime’s torture policies. This week, this “Information In Action” event at Sproul Plaza will also call for university officials to make formal statements publicly announcing university policy regarding Yoo’s employment at UC Berkeley Law. Protesters anticipate a debate with Dean Edley, who has publicly defended Yoo against university disciplinary action on grounds of what Edley defines as “academic freedom.”  The protesters cite many respected legal and human rights experts around the country who have criticized Edley’s position for its faulty understanding of the law and human rights principles, of the university’s own administrative rules, and of professional ethics.  

“We need to speak with Dean Edley,” said World Can’t Wait organizer Stephanie Tang.  “It’s time for an urgent public discussion. A war criminal walks the campus: what course of responsibility and action is appropriate for the university and its law school?  We want to ask Dean Edley about his plans for when and where this public discussion will take place.”

Venue

Venue:
UC Berkeley
ZIP:
94720
City:
Berkeley
State:
CA
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