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Subject:   SPAM-MED: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] protest against the NY Historical Society’s honoring Henry Kissinger nov 7th woldorf astoria

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



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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