Political Affairs: correspondence, speeches, interviews and appearances

Scope and Content

Type copies of essay for BBC Radio 4 Today programme (2000); speech (not given) at 'A Night for the People of Iraq' (2000); Honourary Degree Speech at Univeristy of Florence (2001). Various drafts and final copies of speech at British Library Dinner (2000); speech on the anniversary of the NATO bombing of Serbia at Committee for Peace in the Balkans Conference (2000); speech for Index on Censorship Award Dinner (2001); speech for 'Debate on Iraq' at Imperial War Museum (2004); introduction to Noam Chomsky (2002) with newspaper cutting concerning US use of toxic gases in Iraq (2003); letter to President Bush in The Guardian (2003); speech to the House of Commons (2003). Correspondence concerning The Independent newspaper's 'Heroes and Villains' (2000-1); Christopher Hitchens and The Guardian newspaper's misrepresentation of Pinter's views (2001); America's Public Broadcast Service interview (2001); 'Imagine: Iraq' project (2001); 'Stop Bush' rally with draft and final speech for this event (2003); National Zeitung interview (2003); Cuba Solidarity Campaign (2003); 'Naming the Dead' event (2004); English PEN service to mark the 'Day of the Imprisoned Writer' at St Bride's Church, City of London (2004); European Social Forum's 'Poetry of Resistance' event, cancelled due to Pinter's ill health (2004); Imperial War Museum 'Authors Take Sides on Iraq' debate (2004). Correspondence includes that with Index on Censorship (2001) and Human Rights Centre Appeal (2001, 2003, 2004). File also contains a typed copy of speech by US General Butler (1933) entitled 'War is a Racket', and four photocopies of a letter to Pinter from S. D. Meckled (1975) regarding Pinter's sponsorship of the Chile Committee for Human Rights.

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Not Public Record(s)