Political Scientists Underwrite Torture -- Again

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The American Political Science Association (APSA) has engaged UC Berkeley torture advocate John Yoo for two sessions of its 2017 Quest for Legitimacy:  

The Future of the Judiciary
Thursday August 31, 10:00 to 11:30am
Hilton San Francisco Union Square 
California Room
Westin St. Francis
335 Powell Street, San Francisco

Checks on Executive Power in the Age of Obama and Trump
Friday September 1, 4:00 to 5:30pm
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Colonial Ballroom 
Westin St. Francis
335 Powell Street, San Francisco

Conference attendees are invited to join FireJohnYoo.net and friends in protest of APSA accommodation for U.S. torture policy. We will meet up an hour in advance of each roundtable event listed above -- 9:00am and 3:00pm respectively, at the central Dewey Monument (column topped with statue of Nike) in Union Square -- to make signs and distribute ribbons and fliers. We'll then cross Powell Street to tableau orange jumpsuited representatives for Guantanamo prisoners at the hotel entrance.

"There can be no justification for giving a platform to someone who participated in the actual authorization of torture, a shameful and morally unacceptable practice and a crime under both domestic and international law," charged detractors in 2011. "We protest the decision to invite John Yoo to speak at the APSA conference as an affront to the standards of our profession and of humanity." Apparently on the deaf ears of colleagues. Because why else would the APSA lend credence to a war criminal? Torture Professor John Yoo belongs in prison. 

Berkeley Law School harbors a War Criminal. APSA gives him a platform. We say NO! Not In Our Name! Indict, Prosecute, Disbar John Yoo!

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