Henry Kissinger spoke at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan on Tuesday, May 31. As National Security Adviser and Secretary of State, he was responsible for waging aggressive war, the mass bombing of civilians in Laos and Cambodia, and the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Allende in Chile, among other crimes. Outside the United States he is widely regarded as a “war criminal”. However, he has never been held accountable for his international crimes.
American culture is being poisoned by the failure to acknowledge and remember his war crimes and crimes against humanity and hold them to account. The 92nd St. Y properly insists on remembering and accounting for the crimes of Nazi Germany; it should not be forgetting and obliterating the crimes of US officials.
A Petition to the 92nd Street Y protesting Kissinger’s appearance is available for download here.
A flyer explaining the reason for the protest of Kissinger’s appearance is available fordownload here.
May 12th – March On Wall Street Let The Billionaires, Banks & Pentagon Pay!
May 12, 2011
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Tens of thousands of New Yorkers marched on Wall Street on Thursday afternoon, May 12, 2011. Directing their anger at the Billionaire Mayor and his Wall Street buddies, they demanded a People’s Budget that would cancel his proposed draconian cuts to schools, transit and child care. Continue reading →
The Seventh Annual Brooklyn Peace Fair
May 7, 2011
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Peace shone bright and beautiful in Brooklyn on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the Seventh Annual Brooklyn Peace Fair, hosted by Brooklyn For Peace. Hundreds flocked to the Brooklyn College Center at that campus in Flatbush to partake in forums, listen to music, discuss the issues and talk about building a stronger and more popular movement to end the wars and fight for new priorities: money for jobs, schools, health care, affordable housing NOT for endless wars! Continue reading →
Ceasefire in Libya, Humanitarian Intervention at Home
April 18, 2011
Brooklyn For Peace strongly opposed military intervention in Libya before the UN Security Council passed Resolution 1973 on March 17, 2011. Notwithstanding that we deplore the Qaddafi regime and its armed attacks on what was originally a peaceful opposition, we defend the opposition’s right to protest the current government and seek an alternative. Continue reading →
Condemn Repression in Bahrain
We strongly condemn the Bahrain government, which has used brutal military force to suppress legitimate, peaceful protest. The Shi’a majority and many Sunnis are demanding democratic, seculf reforms and equal treatment in politics and the econony. Continue reading →
Living Wage Bill Campaign
The Living Wage bill, which concerns retail sector jobs and is directed at corporations receiving NYC subsidies, is gaining ground in the City Council! Council Speaker Quinn held a hearing about the bill on Thursday May 12, 2011. Brooklyn For Peace has endorsed this campaign.
Questions? Want to get involved? Visit www.livingwagenyc.com
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