From:   Cari Machet <>
Sent time:   Tuesday, October 25, 2011 2:26:37 AM
To:   globalrevolutionmedia <>
Subject:   SPAM-MED: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] protest against the New York Historical Society's honoring of Henry Kissinger

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:



> Begin forwarded message:


>> From: "Jim O'Brien" <>

>> Date: October 24, 2011 5:57:04 PM CDT

>> To:

>> 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

>> 718-768-6171






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