Tell John Yoo That Torture Is A Crime!

This song was a 2009 lyrical update of the Civil Rights era marching and sitting-in song, “We Shall Not Be Moved”. The lyrical creation was done by Vic Sadot for the torture accountability movement in Berkeley where Yoo is a Constitutional Law professor at UC Berkeley. Yoo took a leave from teaching during the Bush-Cheney administration and he bacame infamous for writing legal briefs to justifyin the use of torture and to claim dictatorial powers for the Presidency. Code Pink Golden Gate Chorus sang on this song recording made by Blair Resse.

Tell John Yoo That Torture Is A Crime!

(1) Tell John Yoo that torture is a crime

Tell John Yoo that torture is a crime

Just like the lies that led to war and slaughter

Torture is a crime

CHORUS #1: (Here & then after every 3 verses)

We shall not! We shall not be moved!

We shall not! We shall not be moved!

Just like a tree that’s standing by the water!

We shall not be moved!

(2) Tell John Yoo that he shall be removed!

Tell John Yoo that he shall be removed!

Just like pollution dumped into our rivers!

He shall be removed!

(3) Tell John Conyers to look into these crimes!

Tell John Conyers to look into these crimes!

Just like a brave and law abiding Congressman!

Look into these crimes!

(4) Tell Eric Holder to prosecute John Yoo!

Tell Eric Holder to prosecute John Yoo!

Just like the Nazis in the Nuremberg trial!

Prosecute John Yoo! (CHORUS #2)

(5) Tell Obama justice must prevail!

Tell Obama justice must prevail!

Just like the truth that’s marching ever onward!

Put John Yoo in jail!

(6) Tell Dick Cheney that he is going to jail!

Tell Dick Cheney that he is going to jail!

Just like a mob of murdering mafia gangsters!

Cheney’s going to jail!

(7) Tell George Bush that justice will prevail!

Tell George Bush that justice will prevail!

Just like corrupt and craven corporate criminals!

Put George Bush in jail! (CHORUS #3)

(8) Tell the whole world that torture will be stopped!

Tell the whole world that torture will be stopped!

Just like the wars they wage for corporate empire!

Torture will be stopped! (END here, or do one more chorus)