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Leaflet: The Silent Slaughter - The Role of the United States in the Indonesian Massacre, Youth Against War and Fascism 1966
This leaflet flowed out of a "public inquest" meeting held by Youth Against War and Fascism at Columbia University in New York City on June 2, 1966.
The speakers talked about the historical backdrop to and the American involvement in the horrific massacres of Communists and other leftists that began in Indonesia in October, 1965. Using the supposed threat of a Communist coup as a pretext, the Indonesian Army led by General Suharto seized power and unleashed a wave of brutal mass killings that are now known to have claimed the lives of between 500,000 and as many as 2,000,000 people over the course of just a few months.
The leaflet also includes an introduction by Bertrand Russell.
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When The Left Chapter began part of what I wanted to do on the blog was to show and highlight vintage public leftist election/political leaflets and booklets. While many of these have been offered with commentary to date, a very large collection of hundreds of them from several different sources remains and to preserve these often quite rare documents we will be posting them on a regular (almost daily) basis now often without or with minimal commentary so that people may have access to them as quickly as possible as an historical resource.
While these will all be leaflets from a variety of different leftist viewpoints and countries, they are being posted as an historical/study resource and the views or opinions expressed in them do not necessarily reflect the views of this blog or blogger.
All of these posts (as well as posts made to date) will be listed on the page: Vintage Communist/Socialist Leaflets (which is still being updated with past posts).
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