Subject: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] protest against the New York Historical Society's honoring of Henry Kissinger
From: Cari Machet
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 04:26:37 -0400
To: globalrevolutionmedia

it may be nice to have a protest action of this
but also good to cover it media wise at the good ole' waldorf

On 10/25/11, JJ Barrera <> wrote:

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From: "Jim O'Brien" <>
Date: October 24, 2011 5:57:04 PM CDT
Subject: [haw-info] protest against the New-York Historical Society's
honoring of Henry Kissinger

Several historians from New York City have written to HAW urging us to
circulate the following appeal from Tom Keough of Brooklyn for Peace.  It
asks historians to sign a letter (attached) protesting the New-York
Historical Society's November 7 gala honoring Henry Kissinger.  Those
wishing to add their names to the letter should write or call John Miller
of the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (contact information is in
the next-to-last paragraph of the message below).

To Historians,

On November 7, the New York Historical Society is holding a fund raiser
honoring Henry Kissinger at the Waldorf Astoria. Tickets start at $1000
and go up to $100,000. The $100,000 tickets allow you to also see
Gorbachev and Charlie Rose.

Several groups, including the War Resisters League, Code Pink, War
Criminals Watch, the East Timor and Indonesian Action Network, World Can't
Wait are planning to protest outside the event 5:30 - 7:45 in front of the
Waldorf, 301 Park Ave. between 49 & 50 St.. We need to remind people about
Henry Kissinger's sordid and criminal history concerning East Timor,Iraq,
Vietnam, Cambodia, Chile,  South Africa, Cyprus, Bangladesh, Angola, El
Salvador, West Papua, and elsewhere. Kissinger is responsible for millions
of deaths, millions maimed, millions homeless etc in these war torn
places. Some websites state that he is an advisor to the Dept of Defense
“anti insurgent” efforts in Iraq. Other websites report that Hillary
Clinton hired him last October to give advice to the State Dept.

I am a member of the Anti Militarism Committee of Brooklyn For Peace and I
am working on this protest . I am writing to you and other historian
because I feel that historians should be shocked that the NY Historical
Society is honoring one of the worst war criminals in the history of the
last 50 years.

Some organizations such as Brooklyn For Peace have written to the NY
Historical Society to voice opposition to this event. I am asking
historians , organizations of historians or groups of historians to write
to the NY Historical Society to protest this event. We are contacting
Historians Against War, and other groups. If you can suggest others to
contact or pass this along that would be appreciated.

Attached is a letter that we are trying to get historians to sign and then
we will send it to the trustees and chairman of the board of the New York
Historical Society. John Miller of the East Timor and Indonesia Action
Network  is gathering the signatures. He can be reached at 718-596-7668;
917-690-4391 (mobile);

We would love to have you add your signature to this letter.

Tom Keough
Brooklyn For Peace  Anti Militarism Committee

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