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Left: On February 1, 2008, ETAN demonstrates at the Indonesian Consulate in New York to call for justice for Suharto's many victims. Center: One of many ETAN protests calling for prosecution of Henry Kissinger. Right: ETAN's John M. Miller (with bullhorn), calls for the safe return of East Timorese refugees, January 2000 at the Indonesian Consulate in New York. Protests also took place in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston and Washington, DC.

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15,  6:00-7:30 PM
75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY
KissingerWHAT'S GOING ON? The Westchester Community College (WCC) Foundation has invited Henry Kissinger to speak on ways to promote "global order and international harmony" at a campus forum on Sunday, November 15, for $100 a ticket and up.

Yet, as a senior US government official and policy advisor, Henry Kissinger has left a bloody trail of death and destruction that stretches around the globe. As just one example, he authorized massive bombing raids that killed an estimated 950,000 civilians in Cambodia and Laos alone, while serving in the Nixon administration. (See below for a partial summary of his other serious crimes.)

Apparently, the WCC Foundation does not understand recent history well enough to realize that Henry Kissinger is an extremely poor choice for a panel discussion on "global order and international harmony." In fact, his life and work is a stunning example of how to promote global disorder by instigating aggressive military and covert operations, and providing military and police aid to tyrannical governments - often flouting both U.S. and international law- and entirely get away with it.

JOIN US! If you care about peace, human rights, and democracy, please join our vigil to hold Henry Kissinger accountable, and educate the public about the need for ethical and responsible U.S. foreign policies that encourage diplomacy, reduce international tensions, and promote respect for human rights.

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WESPAC Foundation, East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN), Americans for Accountability,  Individuals Taking Action,  Peopleís War Crimes Tribunal, [list in formation]
Contact: 914-830 0639,

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WCC Foundation: Please Do Your Homework Before You Schedule a Panel Discussion! The WCC Foundation's "President's Forum" with its "Catered Dinner and Dessert Reception," dishonors the lives and memories of millions of people around the globe -- Vietnamese, Cambodians, Laotians, Chileans, East Timorese, and so many others -- who were bombed, strafed, napalmed, maimed, shot, displaced, kidnapped, jailed, interrogated, tortured and/or exiled -- as a result of US military campaigns, covert operations, and arms transfers directed and authorized by Henry Kissinger.


: Kissinger scuttled peace talks in 1968, paving the way for Richard Nixon's victory in the presidential race. Half the battle deaths in Vietnam took place between 1968 and 1972, not to mention the millions of civilians throughout Indochina who were killed.

CAMBODIA and LAOS: Kissinger persuaded Nixon to widen the war with massive bombing of Cambodia and Laos. By conservative estimates, the U.S. killed 600,000 civilians in Cambodia and another 350,000 in Laos.

BANGLADESH: Using weapons supplied by the U.S., General Yahya Khan overthrew the democratically elected government and murdered at least half a million civilians in 1971. In the White House, the National Security Council wanted to condemn these actions. Kissinger refused. Amid the killing, Kissinger thanked Khan for his "delicacy and tact."

CHILE: Kissinger helped to plan the 1973 U.S.-backed overthrow of the democratically elected Salvador Allende and the assassination of General Schneider. Right-wing general Augusto Pinochet then took over. (Human toll: 3,000+ people killed directly in coup, 40,000+ detained and interrogated, 200,000 fled the country, 1,500 killed later on by Pinochet regime from 1973-1985.)

EAST TIMOR:In 1975 President Ford and Secretary of State Kissinger met with Indonesia's corrupt strongman Suharto and gave him the go a head to invade East Timor. Kissinger told reporters the U.S. wouldn't recognize the East Timor, which had recently declared independence from Portugal. Within hours Suharto launched an invasion, killing, by some estimates, 200,000 civilians.

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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.

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Madison, WI

Free screening of the award-winning documentary "The Look of Silence"
Saturday 14 November, starting at 1 pm
Madison Central Library (room 302), 201 West Mifflin St

What is it like to survive genocide, and be surrounded by the perpetrators?

That's the question explored by the award-winning documentary "The Look of Silence," which will be shown for free at 1 pm Saturday 14 November at the Madison Central Library.¬ Dr. Mary McCoy of the UW-Madison Center for Southeast Asian Studies will lead the post-film discussion.

"The Look of Silence" is the second film about the Indonesian genocide of the 1960s by Oscar-nominated director and MacArthur "Genius Grant" awardee Joshua Oppenheimer.¬ His previous film, "The Act of Killing," was told from the perpetrators' perspective.

The event is organized by the Madison chapter of the East Timor Action Network (¬ The Indonesian genocide of the 1960s and rise of the dictator Suharto set the stage for the Indonesian military's brutal invasion and occupation of East Timor, from 1975 to 1999.

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Tour de Timor Madison

The East Timor Action Network/Madison meets at 7:00 p.m. on the 1st Thursday of each month at Mother Fool's Coffeehouse (1101 Williamson St. This is right on the corner of Ingersoll and Williamson)

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