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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

[haw-info] HAW Notes (including links to recent articles of interest)

To members and friends of Historians Against the War,

Here are a couple of notes, followed by our (more or less) biweekly links to recent articles of interest.

1.  HAW will have a literature table at the Left Forum (www.leftforum.org), being held this year at Pace University in New York City, March 19-21.  If anyone is planning to attend and is interested in helping at the table for a stretch on either Saturday or Sunday, March 20 or 21, please contact Jeri Fogel at jerise@jerise.com.

2.  Members of the HAW Steering Committee for this year, following an election by the currently enrolled HAW membership (see the HAW web site, at historiansagainstwar.org, on how to join) are as follows:  Marc Becker, Matt Bokovoy, Carolyn (Rusti) Eisenberg, John J. Fitzgerald, Jerise Fogel, Rich Gibson, Van Gosse, Martin Halpern, Mark Hatlie, Julia Liss, Staughton Lynd, Edrene McKay, Beth McKillen, Carl Mirra, Tom Murphy, Jim O'Brien, Margaret Power, Maia Ramnath, Robert Shaffer, Francis Shor, and Andor Skotnes.

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

"Israel Sandbags Biden"


By Juan Cole, Reader Supported News, posted March 10
includes historical background

"Exit Strategies for Aghanistan and Iraq"
By Tom Hayden, The Nation, posted March 8
on Congressional dynamics and the state of the peace movement

"Let Europe Be Europe: Why the United States Must Withdraw from NATO"


By Andrew Bacevich, Foreign Policy, March-April, posted March 4
The author teaches history and international relations at Boston University

"The Pentagon's Runaway Budget"

By Carl Conetta, Foreign Policy in Focus, posted March 3
on the rise in military spending since 1998, compared to past surges

"How to Fight a Better War (Next Time)"
By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, posted March 2
on "lessons" from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, tongue-in-cheek

"The System Works, Obama's Approach Doesn't"
By Stanley Kutler, Truthdig.com, posted March 2 
compares Obama to Franklin Roosevelt

"America, the Fragile Empire"
 By Niall Ferguson, Common Dreams (from Los Angeles Times), posted February 28

"US Started a War of Aggression Against Afghanistan over 30 Years Ago"
By James A. Lucas, Countercurrents.org, posted February 26

Suggestions for articles to include in these mailings can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.  Other members of the working group for this project are Matt Bokovoy, Carolyn (Rusti) Eisenberg, Maia Ramnath, and Tom Murphy.


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