John Yoo gave "legal" Cover for
Torture and Other War Crimes.
International Law Cannot Be Ignored
John Yoo argues that "everything is permitted" to the national security state (read U.S. President).
Laws, treaties, moral principles, nothing can stand in the way! His legal
memos provided not just the "legal cover" for totrue, but also
indefinite incarcerations without trial, rendition, massive spying, and
John Yoo is unrepentant for his part in justifying immoral and illegitimate
war on Iraq and boldly advocates for expansion of American imperialism in the
Middle East, urging Republican presidential candidates to "begin
preparing the case for a military strike to destry Iran's nuclear program."
National sovereignty by damned!
UC Berkely Law Professor John Yoo and Julian Ku, Professor of Law at Hofstra
Law School are in Southern California discussing their new book Taming
Globalization: International Law, the U.S. Constitution, and the New World
David Swanson's review of the book: "Not content with American
ownership of the Middle East, Berkeley's Boalt Hall Law professor and premier
war criminal sets his sights on the heavens, writing 'OUTER space has become
the next frontier for American national security and business. From space, we follow
terrorists and intercept their communications, detect foreign military
deployments, and monitor a proliferation of unconventional weapons. Our Global
Positioning System gives us targeting and tactical advantages, spacecraft
create image-rich maps, and satellites beam data around the world…' John
Yoo argues that dozens of international institutions like the International
Court of Justice and the World Trade Organization present an unavoidable
challenge to American constitutional law. He argues that America must
re-conceptualize the Constitution and must recognize the President's power to
terminate international agreements and interpret international law."
Meanwhile Yoo also argues vehemently that Obama cannot make any decisions
about international treaties--much less abrogate them! How do you have it
both ways??!! See Jeffrey Kluger's piece on Bolton and Yoo.
For more on UC Berkeley Law School’s “Torture Professor”, go to http://www.FireJohnYoo.org. For more on Yoo by David Swanson see here.
Download a Yoo War Criminal poster here.
Torture is a war crime and a crime against humanity - whether in Gitmo,
AbuGhraib or Bagram or in our own U.S. prison cells. We invite all people of
conscience to join together to say No! to torture in our name.
Thursday, April 5th - John Yoo is speaking at the Los Angeles World Affairs Council at the Lowes Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean
Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401. We will picket on sidewalk outside
hotel at 6 p.m.. Bring signs stating what you think about John Yoo and
Torture; Wear Orange jumpsuits and/or black
hoods (black t-shirt works well) to represent the thousands that are tortured
and still held in prison. The protest is called by World Can't Wait. For more War Criminal Citings and events see WarCriminalsWatch
Friday, April 6th. - John Yoo is speaking at Gulliver's Restaurant, 18482 MacArthur Blvd in Irvine, (across from OC
airports near 405 Freeway). Our good friends at War Criminals Watch SoCal
is calling a "Thank you for Legalizing Torture John Yoo" Protest.
Let us know if you're coming.
Los Angeles World Can't Wait