World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


"Guantánamo Prisoners’ Processional" visits UC Berkeley Camp

"Guantánamo Prisoners’ Processional" visits UC Berkeley Campus

Monday April 29, 12 Noon to 2:00 PM

“Prisoners’ Processional” and Vigil at Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley

Press Conference on site at 1:15 PM featuring

Shahid Buttar, Executive Director, Bills of Rights Defense Committee

Cecile Pineda, author “Devil's Tango: How I learned the Fukushima Step by Step”

Stephanie Tang, World Can’t Wait

Mr. Buttar and Ms. Pineda will join the “prisoners” at 1:15 for interviews.

Protesters wearing orange jumpsuits to symbolize Guantánamo prisoners and all other victims of torture will hold a vigil and press conference at Sproul Plaza this Monday.  The hunger strike by the majority of the 166 men still held at Guantánamo now continues into its 12th week with many prisoners reportedly in dangerously deteriorating medical condition.  Lawyers and advocates also report prison conditions of intensifying brutality by military prison staff.

The vast majority of these 166 men have been imprisoned for more than eleven years without any charge or fair trial, with no end to their detention in sight.  Protests and public outcry are growing around the world, demanding that the Obama administration move immediately to humanely address the immediate causes of the hunger strike, and to fulfill its promise to close this infamous prison.  

World Can’t Wait has maintained for years that UC Berkeley Law professor John Yoo should be fired, as well as disbarred and prosecuted for war crimes.    “UC still harbors Yoo on its faculty, despite his history as the Bush-Cheney attorney assigned to write ‘legal’ justifications for illegal torture and rendition,” said World Can’t Wait leader Stephanie Tang today.  “Especially during this hunger strike, the UC community needs to recognize that these prisoners have been the victims of John Yoo’s work product— torture –which is unacceptable and absolutely illegal and immoral.  And then the UC community should act accordingly.”

In light of the new "Report of the Constitution Project’s Task Force on Detainee Treatment” – the 600-page report authored by a bipartisan blue-ribbon establishment team which delivers a detailed analysis of the treatment of prisoners after September 11, 2001, including clear and impartial evidence of Yoo’s role – Yoo’s unsuitability to teach at the University of California is once again in the news.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Breaking: Israel Shelling Beit Hanoun Hospital

The Israeli military have started to shell and shoot at Beit Hanoun hospital. There are still 61 medical staff and civilians, three patients and two International Solidarity Movement volunteers trapped inside. More>>

UN: Urgent Action To End Female Genital Mutilation UN: Urgent Action To End Female Genital Mutilation

New UN data shows need for urgent action to end female genital mutilation, child marriage More>>

World News: SRI LANKA: Justice Denied To Two Child Victims Of Rape
There have been reports of an alleged abduction and rape of an eleven-year-old girl by a group of Navy officers, and of another nine-year-old girl treated in a similar manner. More>>

‘Global Epidemic’ Of Anti-Semitism NGO Urges UN To Condemn ‘global Epidemic’ Of Anti-Semitism

French riot police officers face rioters in Sarcelles, a suburb north of Paris, on July 20, 2014. More>>


IDF Falsifies Photograph To Justify Bombing El-Wafa Hospital IDF Falsifies Photograph To Justify Bombing El-Wafa Hospital

On the 21st July at 2:17 PM, the IDF spokesperson released an image on twitter showing an aerial picture of a building marked as ‘Al-Wafa’ hospital. In the image there is a red circle, which they designated as the location from which a M75 rocket was ... More>>

MH17: Black Boxes Recovered by Malaysian Government

'Following the agreement Prime Minister Najib Razak brokered with rebel leaders, Malaysia has taken custody of flight MH17's black boxes. As the Prime Minister said, they will be passed to the international investigation team for analysis. More>>

ALSO:


Gaza Update On 15th Day Of The Israeli Offensive

Dozens of Palestinian Civilians Killed or Wounded as Israeli Forces Attack Apartment Buildings, Mosques, Hospitals and Schools; White Phosphorous Bombs and Flechette Shells Fired by Israeli Forces in Border Areas... More>>

Al Jazeera: Egypt Verdict Defies Logic And Any Semblance Of Justice

Following today’s verdict in Cairo, Al Jazeera English managing director Al Anstey said: “Today three colleagues and friends were sentenced, and will continue behind bars for doing a brilliant job of being great journalists. More>>


Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news