Town Hall Meeting: 7PM, Friday June 27, 2008, Berkeley - NO TO TORTURE! JOHN YOO MUST GO!

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featuring Stephen Rohde, constitutional lawyer, lecturer, writer, political activist,
and past President of the ACLU of Southern California

7PM, Friday, June 27, 2008
Berkeley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall
1924 Cedar Street (at Bonita), Berkeley, CA - Wheelchair accessible
$5-20 sliding scale - no one turned away for lack of funds - All ages welcome

This TOWN HALL is sponsored by "No To Torture - John Yoo Must Go!" - a new coalition founded to support the demands first raised by the National Lawyers Guild that UC law professor John Yoo must be dismissed, disbarred, and prosecuted for war crimes.

John Yoo was one of the main authors of the memos giving the Bush administration a green light for the torture that has shocked the conscience of the world. Come hear the "torture professor" controversy debated by constitutional lawyer Stephen Rohde and speakers from the National Lawyers Guild, World Can't Wait, and the UC Berkeley community.

  • Should UC Berkeley allow him to teach and mentor the next generation of lawyers and judges?
  • Does "academic freedom" or university tenure protect John Yoo?
  • What responsibility did John Yoo as a lawyer have for the torture, since he did not personally torture anyone?

The coalition includes members of the Bay Area chapters of the National Lawyers Guild and the World Can't Wait, Boalt and UC alumni, students, scholars, Psychologists for an Ethical APA (American Psychological Association), organizations who work for rights of torture survivors, the Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute, and other community, human rights, and anti-war activists.

You can follow the coalition's activities, and find a growing resource page with many links and press articles at

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