INDEX TO BINDER hr 1981.tex
January 3 2007
DESCRIPTION Informs Ralston that he searched Exec. Comm. and Board Meetings re a statement on Scientific Freedom, Human Rights and AFIPS and did not find a statement. Will place it on the agenda of Exec. Comm. meeting Jan. 26. Photo on p.1 of rally near White House by thousands on last day of Hanukah protesting Leningrad trial. Re memo by Lynn concerning CR review of Soviet pubs. Although receive pubs. for review from USSR have not participated in any exchange program with them since Feb. 1979 Council resolution. Replies to Denning letter of 30 Dec. 1980. Re silence: ACM suspended “corporate agreements” with Soviets - no no commitment to “silence.” Agrees that he has no right to “institutionalize”’ his point of view, nor does he have intention to do so. Has every intention to try to persuade his committee and then Council of soundness of his views. It is misleading to say ACM policy toward Soviet Union specifically states no intention to interfere with rights of individuals to communicate with Soviet colleagues. his intention is to urge them not to do so. Should ask for Council approval. In response to comments by comm. members on letter, redrafting letter to make clearer distinction between previous action and the letter. Will be on Comm. agenda in St. Louis. Requested copy of mailing labels for journal subscriptions to Soviet Union. Received copy of labels 43 were for libraries, rest not interpretable if they are libraries. draft proposal sent re subscriptions is not irrelevant. Will place matter on Comm. agenda in St. Louis. Asks Lynn his feelings.