ETAN is "A voice of reason,
criticizing the administration's
reluctance to address ongoing
human rights violations
and escalating oppression in
West Papua and against religious
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New York City
* Washington, DC
The Act of Killing
In a country where
killers are celebrated as heroes, the filmmakers challenge unrepentant
death squad leaders to dramatize their role in genocide. The
hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey
deep into the imaginations of mass-murderers and the shockingly banal
regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit.
New York, NY
Protest Henry Kissinger!
When: April 24, 2014 5:30 p.m.
Where: Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave. @ 55 St., New York, NY
Near E, M, 6, 4, 5, N, Q, R, B, D, 1 subway stops & cross town buses via 57th or
Join ETAN and other organizations in protesting Henry Kissinger's appearance at
the Central Synagogue as he shares "his candid perspective on
Israel, current challenges in the Middle East, and his more than 60 years as a
policymaker and trusted advisor in matters of foreign affairs."
organizations include: ETAN, War Resisters League/NYC, War Criminals Watch/World
Can't Wait, Brooklyn For Peace, and Veterans For Peace NYC Chapter 34, School of
Americas Watch; Jews Against Genocide, Tikkun Magazine: A quarterly Jewish and
Interfaith Critique of Politics, Culture and Society, Campaign for Peace and
Democracy; more to come.
Let us know
if your organization wants to co-sponsor.
Come and remind people about Henry Kissinger's sordid history concerning East
Timor (Timor-Leste), West Papua, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Chile, Cyprus, Bangladesh,
Angola and elsewhere.
On December 6, 1975, then Secretary of State Kissinger and President Gerald Ford
visited Jakarta. At their meeting, Ford gave Indonesia's dictator Suharto an
explicit go ahead for the invasion of East Timor and Indonesia invaded the next
day. According to East Timor's Commission on Reception, Truth and Reconciliation
(CAVR) up to 180,000 died as a direct result of the illegal invasion and
occupation. Declassified and leaked documents show that Kissinger understood
that Suharto was balking at invading, concerned that the U.S. would cut off its
supply of weapons and military training. Kissinger guaranteed continuation of
More on Kissinger's role in East Timor and past protests:
Indonesia invaded West Papua, then Netherlands New Guinea, in 1961. Henry
Kissinger, in his capacity as the Secretary of State, played a personal role in
insuring that West Papuans were not given the opportunity to have a genuine
independence referendum in 1969. The sham "consultation" that took place
instead, the so-called "Act of Free Choice," condemned the West Papuan people to
decades of terror under an Indonesian military occupation, which continues
today. Kissinger later served on the Board of Directors of Freeport McMoRan, the
U.S. company which controls one of the world’s largest copper and gold mines in
West Papua. Kissinger defended the company’s interests in post-Suharto
Hold Kissinger Accountable leaflet: Educate about Kissinger's role in
Indonesia's illegal and brutal invasion of East Timor and Indonesia's annexation
of West Papua Print out and distribute at this and future demonstrations (PDF).
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School of Americas Watch: Message to April 25,
2014 Kissinger Protest
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Free Papua Political Prisoners
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Allan Nairn on ETAN, Occupy Wall Street and more
In January 2012, Nairn spoke about the successful movement to
support East Timor's self-determination and restrict U.S. military
assistance to Indonesia and its significance for Occupy Wall Street
and today's global movements for justice.
Watch the video here
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