CodePink Action Against Torture Memo Author Yoo

Written by FCJ Editor. Posted in Events, Politics

Published on July 25, 2009 with No Comments

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Former Bush administration Justice Department torture memo author, John Yoo.

From CodePink

July 25, 2009

Groups want John Yoo dismissed and disbarred for complicity in torture and murder, illegal wiretapping, and unethical and immoral conduct.

WHEN: Every Sunday 4pm-6pm.

WHERE: Home of John Yoo, 1241 Grizzly Peak Blvd , Berkeley , California 94708.

VISUALS: Masked John Yoo impersonator dressed in jailhouse jumpsuit, bright banners, street chalking and flyers, Burma shave-style protest signs, announcement of Dick Cheney slogan contest winner on Sunday July 26th, lemonade and baked goods.

A coalition of torture accountability, civil liberties, human rights, and anti-war groups will hold a weekly peace vigil outside of John Yoo’s Berkeley home with on-going activities including speakers and a Dick Cheney slogan contest. The contest takes place Sunday July 26th at 4pm. The UC Berkeley Professor and Linguist George Lakoff has been asked to judge the Dick Cheney slogan contest; selected entries include: Chain Cheney, Prosecute Cheney for Treason and more!

Invited speakers: Max Anderson, Berkeley City Councilmember; Medea Benjamin, Global Exchange and CODEPINK Co-Founder; Gray Brechin, UC Department of Geography; Brad deLong, UC Economics Professor; Cynthia Johnson, Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee; Henry Norr, founding member of Act Against Torture; Louise Specht, Coordinator, Bay Area Religious Campaign Against Torture.

The peace vigil is supported by CODEPINK Women for Peace, Progressive Democrats of America, National Accountability Network and others.

Directions here.