Sorry, really busy as I’m helping to organize this, so I’m basically cutting and pasting from the facebook group.  But I will say that this should be a really excellent rally with street theater, music, excellent speakers, large-scale multimedia proections and more.  Anyone who lives around St. Louis doesn’t want to miss it!!

Info below the flip…

Disgraced former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is being paid $30,000 by the WashU Student Union to speak on our campus. An additional $5,000 has been allocated for “extra security.”

Join the WashU Peace Coalition, the WashU College Dems, Amnesty International at WashU, Amnesty International St. Louis, Amnesty at UMSL, Amnesty at Webster University, the St. Louis Instead of War Coalition, The National Lawyers Guild-WashU Chapter, the Center for Theology and Social Analysis, CODEPINK St. Louis, the Student Labor Action Project, SWA, and the ACLU as we protest Gonzales!

Here’s the schedule:

Wednesday, February 13 at 7:30 at the Lien Multipurpose Room on the WashU Campus:

“We Do Recall: A Town-Hall Meeting on Alberto Gonzales” featuring Professor John Doris of the Philosophy Department and Professor John Drobak of the Law School.

Friday, February 15: Peace Potluck and Sign-Making Party at the WashU Co-op

Enjoy good food and drink and get fired up for the upcoming protests!

Monday, February 18: Teach-In on Alberto Gonzales and the Corruption of the Rule of Law” will be held with Professors Bagenstos, Clark, Drobak, and Sadat on Monday, February 18 at 7 p.m. in the Bryan Cave Courtroom, in conjunction with Alberto Gonzales’s talk on Tuesday, February 19, sponsored by the College Republicans at the University’s 560 Music Building at Delmar and Trinity.

Monday: 9:30 at Ursa’s: Know Your Rights Workshop with Law Professor Denise Lieberman and sign-making. Sponsored by the College Dems

Tuesday, February 19: The Big Day, March and Protest!!!

Gonzales is speaking at 6 PM at the 560 Music Building on the Corner of Delmar and Trinity.

We’ll be holding a rally outside of the 560 Building starting at 5 PM

We’ll also have two marches starting at 4 PM that will converge at the building.

One march will start at the Delmar Metro Stop and go down Delmar.

The other march will start at Ursa’s Fireside Lounge on the WashU Campus and go up Big Bend. Gather at Ursa’s starting at 3:30.

Bring signs, drums, props, funky cloths, or whatever!

Gonzales represents almost all of the things that have gone wrong with our country during Bush’s presidency: the justification of torture, cronyism, corporate favors, lack of transparency, and politicizing the government just to name a few. During the Bush years, Gonzales:

…was largely responsible for the chain of events that led to Abu Ghraib – actually writing a memo to Bush advocating the disregard of Geneva Convention torture rules, one of the so-called Torture Memos.

…was the legal architect for the Gitmo detainee system, much of which various courts (including the Supreme Court) have ruled unconstitutional.

… had a tight financial and political connection to Enron, making him unable to impartially handle the largest corporate fraud in modern history or to enforce the laws needed to prevent the next Enron-like scandal.

… politicized the Justice Department by firing US Attorneys who were insufficiently partisan, and delegating power to hire and fire senior political appointees at the Justice Department to Kyle Sampson and Monica Goodling.

Come out and tell the world that St. Louis believes that America can be better than this!

In the meantime, email washupeacecoalition@gmail.com if you have any questions.