UC Berkeley Law Community 2010 Graduation Protests John Yoo and Dean Edley





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Published on May 29, 2010

http://firejohnyoo.org - http://worldcantwait.org - http://sfbaycantwait.org
(links above for more info) This video documents the UC Berkeley Law Community 2010 Graduation Protests against John Yoo and those complicit in legitimizing his tenure teaching Constitutional Law at UC Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall); epecially this most complicit dean of the law school, Christopher Edley. Dean Edley? Where is Your Orange Ribbon? Where is your outrage against torture? This video and much of the protest was called for and facilitated by the FIRE JOHN YOO project of the WORLD CAN'T WAIT and it's local chapter in the San Francisco Bay Area.

"I was astonished to notice a huge change [from previous graduations]: at least a dozen or so faculty members wearing these orange ribbons, brilliantly obvious against the black cloth of their robes. And they were followed by group after group of students who were also wearing these ribbons. My impression was that as many as a quarter of the 250 or so graduating students have begun to join the campaign to raise questions and press for accountability for Yoo's phony legal "theories" that have produced so much human suffering."

(based on Guantanamero by Richard Stallman to the tune of Guantanmera)

Guantanamero speak
from your cell of Gitmo lies.
with compassion for all the tortured
help us call out this complicit dean

First let me say that I don't understand
I don't know how I wound up here
I've had no trial, no justice
I've been here six long years
Is there anyone out there?
Is there anyone who cares.

Guantanamero speak.
John Yoo created your hell on earth.
Dean Edley pays his check
with no morals, no compassion, no truth.

They come and get me in the morning.
They make me stand until I fall.
Then angered they aproach me.
My head then hits the wall.
Is it they want me to die?
Sometimes I wish I would die.

Guantanamero speak.
Your Torture isnt just a war crime.
It's a disgusting abomination
and a crime against humanity.

The blood is running down my face now.
But I can see that there's a dog.
It's getting closer to attack me.
I'll be dead before to long.
How long can this go on?
Don't they know this is wrong?

Guantanamero speak.
But Dean Edley stands in the way.
Freedom for John Yoo
Means Edley's linked to your torture too.

Oh no don't take me there now.
Don't make me lie there on that board.
I'm gaging then I'm choking.
Please God let me have some air.
Why do they not just kill me?
How much longer will this go on?

Guantanamero speak.
It's not only the chain of command,
the pens of Bybee and Yoo.
Torture needs friends like edley too.

I miss my children and my wife.
They do not know if I'm alive.
What evil people do this to me?
How can they think that this is right?
How can they let this go on?
How can you let this go on?

Guantanamero speak.
Some feel its wrong to blame this not-so-simple dean.
or Berkeley's provost or the president of UC.
Where do you end complicity?

Guantanamero speak.
John Yoo is walking free.
Teaching at UC,
Dean Edley knows it gives legitimacy.


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