Foreign Relations of the United States 1964-68, Volume XXVII, Indonesia...

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Date: 2001

Region: North America

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Textbook


Artist: State Department and Government Printing Office of the United States

Confronting Bodies: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), action officers of the U.S. State Department

Date of Action: 2001

Location: Washington, D.C., USA

Description of Artwork: The Government Printing Office released a State Department cable in its National Security Archive, Foreign Relations of the United States 1964-68, Volume XXVII, Indonesia, Malaysia-Singapore, Philippines. The quotation in question refers to the State Department's knowledge and support of destroying the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) which led to the murder of at least 105,000 people.

The Incident: The GPO announced that it would consider repealing the transmission and attempt to recall the books from library shelves.

Results of Incident: The State Department asked the GPO not to sell any more copies of the book containing the letter in question.

Source: The New York Times; http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB52/