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Pink Slip John Yoo: Press Conference; Procession Against Torture
BERKELEY, CA - August 16 - On Monday, August 16, at 11:20 am, as John Yoo begins
teaching his fall semester Constitutional Law class at UC Berkeley Law
School, human rights, peace and justice groups, students, alumni,
lawyers, and city officials will gather for a press conference and
"Procession Against Torture" to demand Yoo's dismissal, disbarment and
prosecution for his work at the Department of Justice.
What: Press Conference (12 noon) and Procession Against Torture (12:30 PM) When: Monday, August 16 Where: UC Berkeley Law School, Bancroft Way & College Ave., Berkeley Who: Press conference with Medea Benjamin, co-founder, CODEPINK Women for Peace, speakers from National Lawyers Guild, Progressive Democrats of America, World Can't Wait, Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute, UC students and alumni, National Accountability Action Network (NAAN) Compelling visuals: Procession Against Torture featuring raised "bloody hands", orange detainee jumpsuits and hoods; CODEPINK women in pink slips for Pink Slip action; giant John Yoo bobble head on person wearing prison suit
"A Justice Department investigation said "Yoo's legal analyses justified acts of outright torture." (see http://judiciary.house.gov/
Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK Women for Peace, says, "This defender of imperial presidency now enjoys a cushy position at one of the most respected law schools in the country - UC Berkeley. Not bad for a man whose legal reasoning stirred an international outrage because of its inaccuracy and self-serving commitment to ideology over law. While he is busying himself with speaking engagements and teaching, CODEPINK and others are keeping tabs on Yoo and won't let up until he is disbarred."