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Title:
Protest John Yoo at U VA
When:
03.19.2010 - 03.19.2010 
Where:
University of Virginia School of Law - Charlottesville
Category:
Speaking Engagements

Description

John Yoo has been invited to speak at 11:00 a.m. at the Miller Center and at 3:30 p.m. at Minor Hall.  The sponsors of these events are, first, the Miller Center and, second, the Federalist Society and reportedly the Burke Society.

2:00 p.m. meet on grass across from Corner for Funk the War musical march.

3:00 p.m. meet in front of Minor Hall at the University of Virginia for rally to protest John Yoo, who speaks in Minor Hall at 3:30.

This event is supported by After Downing Street, Backbone Campaign, Bill of Rights Defense Committee, CODE PINK: Women for Peace, Defenders for Freedom Justice & Equality, Democrats.com, Joyful Dissent, May Day RVA 2010, National Accountability Action Network, Peace of the Action, Progressive Democrats of America, Socialist Party of Central Virginia, Veterans for Peace, Virginia People's Assembly, War Criminals Watch, World Can't Wait.

Speakers at Protest include: Cindy Sheehan (Peace of the Action), Susan Harman (National Accountability Network), Ray McGovern (Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity), Charlotte Dennett (Robert Jackson Steering Committee), Mike Ferner and Ann Wright (Veterans for Peace), Debra Sweet (World Can't Wait), Shahid Buttar (Bill of Rights Defense Committee), Nancy Mancias (CODE PINK: Women for Peace).

Noted war criminal and torture lawyer John Yoo is scheduled to speak at the Federalist Society event at UVA law school on March 19, 2010, The day we go into year eight in the illegal occupation of Iraq that Yoo and Jay Bybee provided "legal" justification for, this "legalizer" of torture and other war crimes will be speaking at a law school.

John Yoo is a Professor of Law at Boalt Hall School of Law in Berkeley, California. 

He is a lawyer with the Pennsylvania bar from which he should be disbarred and would be if enough people demanded it. Support: DisbarTortureLawyers.org.

Yoo counseled the White House on how to get away with war crimes, wrote this memo promoting presidential power to launch aggressive war, and claimed the power to decree that the federal statutes against torture, assault, maiming, and stalking do not apply to the military in the conduct of war, and to announce a new definition of torture limiting it to acts causing intense pain or
suffering equivalent to pain associated with serious physical injury so severe that death, organ failure or permanent damage resulting in loss of significant body functions will likely result.

Yoo claimed in 2005 that a president has the right to enhance an interrogation by crushing the testicles of someone's child. Yoo has been confronted in his classroom and again a second time.

He should not imagine he can seek shelter from protests of his open criminality by coming to lecture at the University of Virginia.

Yoo this week told the New York Times that he had worked, not for the law, but for his "client" the president, and that he had "no regrets" about pretending to legalize torture.

Let's change that.

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Venue

Venue:
University of Virginia School of Law
Street:
580 Massie Road
ZIP:
22903
City:
Charlottesville
State:
VA
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