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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

[haw-info] Links to recent articles of interest

Suggestions for inclusion in these more or less biweekly lists of articles can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.  The lists, and other "HAW-Info" mailings, are posted on the web at http://blog.historiansagainstwar.org. 



"General McChrystal and the Wages of Hypocrisy"


By Mark A. LeVine, History News Network, posted June 28

The author teaches Middle Eastern history at the University of California, Irvine


"Endless War, a Recipe for Four-Star Arrogance"


By Andrew Bacevich, Washington Post, posted June 27

The author teaches history and international relations at Boston University


"Entering the Soviet Era in America"


By Tom Engelhardt, History News Network, posted June 21


"BP's Other Gifts to America – and to the World"


By Lawrence S. Wittner, History News Network, posted June 21

The author teaches history at SUNY Albany


"US Stands, and Lies, with Israel"


By Ira Chernus, Truthout.org, posted June 19


"Historical Lessons Warn Against Modern US Foreign Policy"


by William Pfaff, Antiwar.com, posted June 16


"Suddenly, the Israeli Lobby Discovers a Genocide"


By Max Arax, Salon.com, posted June 16


"Those Damned Immigrants . . . Again"


By William Loren Katz, History News Network, posted June 14


"Stealth Superpower: How Turkey Is Chasing China to Become the Next Big Thing"


By John Peffer, TomDispatch.com, posted June 13


"What Did Our Trillion Dollars Buy? Three Wars Uncompleted, the Price Unpaid"


By Vijay Prashad, CounterPunch.org, posted June 12

The author teaches history and international studies at Trinity College

Monday, June 21, 2010

[haw-info] for anyone planning to take part in the U.S. Social Forum this week in Detroit

Historians Against the War will have an information table at this week's U.S. Social Forum, Tuesday-Saturday in Detroit.  The table will be in Cobo Hall, in whatever area is reserved for the many such tables. 

Anyone interested in helping with the HAW table (or with finding the table!) could contact Fran Shor either by e-mail ahead of time (franshor@yahoo.com) or by cell phone during the conference (his number is 248-506-8128).

HAW is also co-sponsoring an anti-war session on Thursday afternoon June 24 from 1:00 to 5:30 in Cobo Hall D3-28.

Friday, June 11, 2010

[haw-info] Links to recent articles of interest

Suggestions for inclusion in these more or less biweekly mailings can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.  The articles listed are on HAW-relevant topics and are by historians or at least have considerable historical content.  Suggestions for this current mailing came from Maia Ramnath, Carolyn (Rusti) Eisenberg, and Larry Wittner.


"Iran's Green Movement: One Year Later: How Israel's Gaza Blockade and Washington's Sanctions Policy Helped Keep the Hardliners in Power"
By Juan Cole, TomDispatch.com, posted June 10

The author teaches Middle East history at the University of Michigan

 "What's Next for the Nuclear Disarmament Movement?"

By Lawrence S. Wittner, Foreign Policy In Focus, posted June 9

The author teaches history at SUNY Albany

"A Warning from Noam Chomsky on the Threat of Elites"
By Fred Branfman, Truthdig.com, posted June 7

"Pakistan: The Myth of Civilizing War"

By Adaner Usmani, New Politics, Summer 2010 issue

"Kill a Turk and Rest"

By Uri Avnery, Z-Net, posted June 6
On the Gaza flotilla attack, with historical analysis

"'A Head for an Eye': Gaza, Israel, and the Limits of 'Escalation Dominance'"

By Geoffrey Wawro,
Huffington Post, posted June 5
The author teaches military history at the University of North Texas

Doubling Down in Afghanistan: Why We Refuse to Fold a Losing Hand

By William Astore, TomDispatch.com, posted June 3

The author teaches history at the Pennsylvania College of Technology

"Israel's Permanent Insanity: The Madmen of Our Times"

By Vijay Prashad, CounterPunch.org, posted June 1

The author teaches South Asian history at Trinity College

 "The Common Culture of Turkey, the United States, and Iran"

By David Swanson, WarIsACrime.org (formerly AfterDowningStreet), posted May 30

With much historical background based on Steven Kinzer's new book
Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America's Future

"Vietnam and Afghanistan: Still Waist Deep in the Big Muddy"

By Harry Targ, the Rag Blog, posted May 27


Monday, June 07, 2010

[haw-info] National Call-In Days: Afghanistan War Funding

Take Action This Week...
This week the House of Representatives is expected to vote on a FY 2010 Supplemental budget, which includes $33.5 billion to pay for the escalation of troops in Afghanistan. The Senate has already voted 67-28 to give the White House this money. (26 of 28 No Voters were Republicans, who objected to the inclusion of additional items in the bill).
If the figure seems oddly low, that's because the White House is also asking for another $159 billion in FY 2011 to pay for the two wars. This is part of an overall $708 billion request for the Department of Defense.
This past month, US expenditure for the wars in Afghanistan an Iraq have exceeded one trillion dollars. Meanwhile, the Congress cannot come up with the money to pay for jobs, extended unemployment benefits, or help to the states.
Please call your Representatives office and ask the House member to:
* Vote against the Supplemental spending bill for escalating the war in Afghanistan
* Co-sponsor and vote in favor of the McGovern bill (HR 5015,) requiring the President to provide a plan and timetable for "the safe, orderly and expeditious redeployment of US troops from Afghanistan." Text and List of Co-Sponsors http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:HR05015:
Congressional Switchboard; 202-224-3121
Two Commonly Asked Questions;
Haven't I received this action alert before? No. Although it seems like it because for the past 9 1/2 years, Congress has been giving the White House money to pay for the wars, with varying levels of opposition.
If I already know that Congress is going the President the money he asks for why waste a call? Because if a substantial numbers of Congressional Reps vote "No" it will be a significant indication to the White House that they cannot expand the war in Afghanistan indefinitely. 
Carolyn  Eisenberg,
for Historians Against the War 
PS If you would like to receive more regular information on Congressional votes, please email: hiscze@aol.com.