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Protest CIA Deputy Director Avril Haines at Hunter HS Commencement

By War Criminals Watch - Posted on 10 June 2014

Hunter College High School will be giving its Distinguished Graduate award to the Deputy Director of the CIA, Avril Haines, at this year’s senior commencement. The administration has tried to keep it quiet, hoping to avoid criticism.

Haines is a top official of an agency guilty of torture of detainees, launching drone attacks that have killed or maimed thousands of civilians and that has a long record of complicity in the overthrow of governments and the occupations of many countries. Millions of people have suffered from the dictatorships that followed in their wake.

We need to try to get the award granting to Haines canceled.  Call Hunter College HS and protest NOW. Tell the administration to cancel giving Avril Haines an award. Dr. Tony Fisher, Principal, 212.860.1406.

Also, call or email Jennifer J. Raab, President of Hunter College, who advocated for her selection: (212) 772-4242, .

If she remains as the award recipient, then join World Can't Wait and others outside as we greet parents, students and faculty letting them know who will be awarded at this graduation ceremony and why they should be demonstrating their opposition.

The Commencement event will be held in the North Assembly Hall. Entrances are located on both 68th Street and 69th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues. The Hunter North Assembly Hall is located on the 1st Floor of the Hunter North Building. 


We will hold the protest outside at the 69th Street entrance.


Very useful background piece on Haines from Newsweek.

klaidman hainesSouza/The White House



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