The Webmaster: June 2008 Archives

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

Pacifica Radio's KPFA Flashpoints program 5-29-08 Activist Nation segment journalist Joe Tougas interviews 25 year old Kelly; one of two UC Berkeley students protesting John Yoo with a banner inside the Law School 5-17-08 graduation ceremony pictured here. Also interviewed on John Yoo is El Salvadorian torture survivor Carlos Mauricio who also protested.

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(Photo montage above of two UC Berkeley students at the graduation raising a banner on the bottom and on top, an airplane banner that circled over the graduation.)

This video documents the first action after the first meeting of the FIRE JOHN YOO! Coalition led by The World Can't Wait, Act Against Torture, The National Lawyers Guild and members of the APA American Psychological Association representing PSYCHOLOGISTS FOR AN ETHICAL APA.

UC Berkeley Billboard

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