Protest Petraeus at the NY Historical Gala!

Date: 
Monday, December 2, 2013 - 5:30pm
Location: 
The Pierre Hotel: 2 E 61 Street
Contact: 

Sharmin Hossain

The New York Historical Society is “honoring and recognizing” a war criminal – at its 2013 gala on Monday, December 2nd at the Pierre Hotel. The high profile fundraising event will feature the former Iraq/Afghanistan war commander and ex-CIA chief known as David “Death Squad” Petraeus.

THIS MONDAY, DECEMBER 2ND - JOIN COMMUNITIES OF ACTIVISTS ORGANIZING AT THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AGAINST THE MILITARIZATION OF CUNY!

5:30 PM AT THE PIERRE HOTEL!

This annual gala honoring “history makers” invited a man who brought the practice of death squads and torture centers to Iraq, where the forces he commanded slaughtered hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians. As commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Petraeus rained death on Afghan civilians. As CIA chief, he was the architect of almost 3,000 “targeted killings” by drones. This is the spymaster, mass murderer, death squad and torture organizer the CUNY Board of Trustees appointed to “teach” public policy at the Macaulay Honors College.
To rub shoulders with Death Squad David, members of NYC’s financial elite will pay up to $100,000 for a “visionary table.” On behalf of the war criminal Petraeus, the NYPD savagely attacked CUNY students for the “crime” of exercising their basic right to protest on September 17, arresting the “CUNY Six” on trumped-up charges.
Kids from poor and working-class families are targeted by the military to be sent to kill and die for imperialism, then tossed onto the scrapheap – while top brass Petraeus gets hired by global investment firm KKR, offered $200K to “teach” three hours a week at CUNY, and blatantly exploits the City University as a stepping-stone for political and financial prospects. Petraeus’ appointment is part of the drive to target CUNY with military recruiters, military contracts, and the return of ROTC. We say NO—CUNY must not be a war college!

Protest at the New York Historical Gala against David “Death Squad” Petraeus on Monday, December 2nd at 5:30 P.M., The Pierre Hotel.

(2 East 61st, Manhattan. Take the N/Q/R to 5th ave & 59 st)

For more information on our campaign to de-militarize CUNY:
http://amsterdamnews.com/news/2013/sep/05/war-college-students-faculty-p...
http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2013/09/10/interview-students-faculty-p...

Contact us: adhoccunycommittee@gmail.com