May 2011 Archives

One group of protestors gathered south of the Greek Theatre.
Steven Finacom
For a fourth year, World Can't Wait called a protest, joined by Code Pink, Vets for Peace, Progressive Democrats of America and others. Orange ribbons signifying "NO TORTURE" and "FIRE, DISBAR AND PROSECUTE JOHN YOO" were worn by over 500 graduates and their guests during the commencement and reception. Although Boalt's dean, Christopher Edley, still refused to don the orange ribbon, much of the Boalt community does not accept the harboring of a war criminal on the UC faculty. Activists found a much more welcoming, and vocal, response to the orange ribbons and flyers than ever before.

Berkeley Daily Planet article here

Video of event

LONDON (Reuters) - WikiLeaks' Australian founder Julian Assange, who enraged Washington by publishing thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables, was given a peace award on Tuesday for "exceptional courage in pursuit of human rights."

Assange was awarded the Sydney Peace Foundation's gold medal in London, only the fourth to be handed out in its 14-year history. The not-for-profit organization associated with the University of Sydney, is supported by the City of Sydney... more here

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