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Friday, March 26, 2010

[haw-info] Links to recent articles of interest

Suggestions for inclusion in these more-or-less biweekly lists can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.  Working group members are Carolyn (Rusti) Eisenberg, Maia Ramnath, Matt Bokovoy, Tom Murphy, and Jim O'Brien.  Thanks also to Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and John J. Fitzgerald for suggesting articles included in this week's list.
 


"Top Ten Reasons East Jerusalem Does Not Belong to Jewish-Israelis"

http://www.juancole.com/2010/03/top-ten-reasons-east-jerusalem-does-not.html

By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted March 23
On the history of Jerusalem from ancient times; the author teaches Middle East history at the University of Michigan

"Texas School Board Whitewashes History"

http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/03/18/czitrom.texas.textbooks/index.html

By Daniel Czitrom, History News Network, posted March 22
The author teaches history at Mt. Holyoke College

"Counterfactual: A Curious History of the C.I.A.'s Secret Interrogation Program"

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/books/2010/03/29/100329crbo_books_mayer

By Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, March 29 issue
Dismantles Marc Theissen's best-selling book Courting Disaster

"From the Philippines Conquest to Afghanistan, the U.S. Trains Local Police in Brutality"

http://www.hnn.us/articles/124504.html

By Jeremy Kuzmarov, History News Network, posted March 22 (first published in Asia-Pacific Journal)

"Twisting History in Texas"

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20100405/foner

By Eric Foner, The Nation, April 5 issue, posted March 18
The author teaches history at Columbia University

"The Pentagon Church Militant: The Top Five Questions We Should Ask the Penatagon"

http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/175219

By William J. Astore, TomDispatch.Com, posted March 18
The author, a retired Air Force lieutenant Colonel, teaches history as the Pennsylvania College of Technology

"Justifying Torture: Yoo Besmirches the Legacy of Jefferson"

http://www.counterpunch.org/mcgovern03162010.html

By Ray McGovern, CounterPunch.org, posted March 16

"Torture and the Imperial Presidency"

http://www.truthout.org/torture-and-imperial-presidency57695

By Cary Fraser, Truthout.org, posted March 15
The author teaches history at Pennsylvania State University

"The Travails of a Client State: An Okinawan Angle on the 50th Anniversary of the US-Japan Security Treaty"

http://www.fpif.org/partnercontent/the_travails_of_a_client_state

By Gavan McCormack, Foreign Policy in Focus, posted March 12

"An Open Letter to President Obama: U.S. Foreign Policy and Post-Election Iran"

http://www.counterpunch.org/bina03122010.html

By Cyrus Bina, Counterpunch.org, posted March 12
Traces the history of recent decades of US-Iran relations

 



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