Torturer John Yoo Protested at Chapman University


Reprinted from the Panther, Chapman University

"Protestors from organizations such as Code Pink, Orange County Peace Coalition and World Can’t Wait have been protesting visiting law professor John Yoo’s appointment intermittently since he began teaching this semester. The protesters are calling Yoo a war criminal because he co-authored the so-called “torture memos,” written legal opinions the presidential administration of George W. Bush used to justify controversial war interrogation techniques such as waterboarding. Organizers of the protests can be seen in front of the Rinker Law Library on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

“We would like to see [Yoo] fired and disbarred,” said Nicole Lee, a member of the Los Angeles chapter of World Can’t Wait. “The fact that he’s been teaching … law when he’s been breaking those same laws is unacceptable.”

World Can’t Wait is a national organization that aims to reject all of the Bush administration, according to its Web site. Other organizations protesting include Code Pink, a group working to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Orange County Peace Coalition, which advocates peace for international conflicts."


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