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Kissinger on both sides of the river
24 Jun 2001
Modified: 25 Jun 2001
Kissinger speaks in Cambridge two days before Hitchens discusses The Trial of Henry Kissinger
Henry Kissinger is scheduled to speak at the Charles Hotel on the evening of June 26. Tickets are supposedly sold out, and security will be tight. If anyone gains entry, they may want to announce that two days later, a book discussing Kissinger's role as a war criminal will be presented: Christopher Hitchens will speak about his new book The Trial of Henry Kissinger on Thursday, June 28 at the Boston Public Library at 6:00 PM.
"With the detention of Augosto Pinochet and the arrest of Slobodan Milosovich, the possibility of international law acting against tyrants around the world is emerging as a reality. In his new book, Christopher Hitchens accuses Henry Kissinger of war crimes comparable to those of the worst leaders of recent history.
"Weighing the evidence with judicial care and developing his case by analyzing the written record, Hitchens invesitigates, in turn, Kissinger's alleged inolvement in the war in Indochina, mass murder in Bangladesh, planned assassinations in Santiago, Nicosia and Washington, DC, and genocide in East Timor. Drawing on first-hand testimony, previously unpublished documentation, and research into material released under the Freedom of Information Act, he mounts an indictment of a man whose ambition and ruthlessness he claims have directly resulted in both individual murders and widespread, indiscriminate slaughter.
"Christopher Hitchens is a columnist for Vanity Fair and The Nation. His previous books include Hostage to History, The Elgin Marbls, For the Sake of Argument, The Missionary Position, No One Left to Lie To and Unacknowledged Legislation. He is Professor of Liberal Studies at the New School, New York."

(This quote is from a BPL flyer)
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twin criminals against humanity
25 Jun 2001
This event has been canceled at the last minute. Check with Harvard Bookstore, sponsor of the planned occasion for the reason ---or use your imagination. If you're disappointed at missing out on a well-deserved protest at the past infamy of this as yet, unindicted war criminal and mass murderer, don't despair -- there is an alternative.The same day, tomorrow, Tue, June 26, another as yet, unindicted war criminal and mass murderer, Israeli p.m., Ariel Sharon will be meeting in Washington with our complaisant president; and the occasion will be marked in Boston with a peaceful demonstration in front of the JFK Federal Bldg. at Government Center from 5 to 6 p.m. So, come vent the wrath you had stored up for Dr.K on a suitable substitute! Both may still have their day in court; as a belgian court will soon decide if Sharon will face charges of crimes against humanity under a '93 law in that country and Kissinget is wanted for questioning by a French court in connection with the disappearance of French citizens in Chile in the 70's. One can only hope... and protest!