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).
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
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); email@example.com
We would love to have you add your signature to this letter.
Brooklyn For Peace Anti Militarism Committee