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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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

To members and friends of Historians Against the War,

 

Here are some notes, followed by our latest more-or-less biweekly listing of recent articles of interest.

 

1.  Two authors who have frequently been featured in our listings of "articles of interest" have come out with new books this summer.  Boston University professor Andrew Bacevich's latest book is Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War (Metropolitan Books), and Tom Engelhardt's new book, based on his "TomDispatch" e-mailings (see two articles cited below) is The American Way of War: How Bush's Wars Became Obama's (Haymarket Books).

 

2.  Tom Hayden has initiated an online petition supporting WikiLeaks at http://www.gopetition.com/petition/38165.html.  The preamble says, "We believe that WikiLeaks and those whistleblowers who declassify documents in a time of secret war should be welcomed as defenders of democracy, not demonized as criminals. We support their First Amendment rights and welcome their continued disobedience in response to a long train of official deception."

 

 

Recent Articles of Interest

 

"The Guns of August: Lowering the Flag on the American Century"

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175286

By Chalmers Johnson, TomDispatch.com, posted August 17

 

"WikiLeaks and War Crimes"

http://www.thenation.com/article/154000/wikileaks-and-war-crimes

By Jeremy Scahill, The Nation, posted August 12

 

"'Blood on Our Hands'"

http://www.truth-out.org/blood-our-hands60367

By Dahr Jamail, Truth-Out.org, posted August 11

On the US invasion of Iraq

 

"Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Political Legacy to the United States"

http://www.zcommunications.org/hiroshima-and-nagasaki-the-political-legacy-to-the-united-states-by-herbert-p-bix

By Herbert P. Bix, Z-Net, posted August 6

The author won the Pulitzer Prize for his book Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

 

"Confronting a Mindset"

http://www.counterpunch.org/galleymore08052010.html

By Susan Galleymore, CounterPunch.org, posted August 5

On the Hiroshima bombing and the continued testing of nuclear weapons

 

"65 Years after Hiroshima: Truman's Choices"

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/65_years_after_hiroshima_trumans_choices_20100806/

By Stanley Kutler, Truthdig.com, posted August 6

The author is an emeritus professor of history at the University of Wisconsin

 

"Whose Blood, Whose Hands: Killing Civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq"

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175282/tomgram%3A_engelhardt%2C_out%2C_damned_spot!/

By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, posted August 5

On the Wikileaks revelations

 

"What's the War About?"

http://www.counterpunch.org/blum08052010.html

By William Blum, CounterPunch.org, posted August 5

On September 11 and Afghanistan

 

"Toxic Legacy of US Assault on Fallujah 'Worse than Hiroshima'"

http://www.zcommunications.org/toxic-legacy-of-us-assault-on-fallujah-worse-than-hiroshima-by-patrick-cockburn

By Patrick Cockburn, Z-Net, posted August 5 (from The Independent)

 

"Why the Feds Fear Thinkers Like Howard Zinn"

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/why_the_feds_fear_thinkers_like_howard_zinn_20100801

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com, posted August 1

On Zinn's FBI file

 

Suggestions for the list came this time from Maia Ramnath, Tom Murphy, Carolyn (Rusti) Eisenberg, and Miriam Jackson.  Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.

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