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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

[haw-info] HAW Notes: Guantanamo statement; AHA convention

Historians Against the War (HAW) Notes, January 4, 2011


1.  The HAW Steering Committee has joined the Center for Constitutional Rights, Amnesty International, and other groups in endorsing a statement being prepared for the January 11 ninth anniversary of the establishment of the Guantánamo prison camp.  The statement, entitled "Close Guantánamo with Justice Now," is on-line at http://www.indybay.org/uploads/2010/12/29/guantanamo.pdf.  Jeremy Varon of the New School history department is helping to recruit individual signers with academic affiliations (the varied list currently includes Noam Chomsky, Todd Gitlin, and Michael Berube among many others).  Anyone wishing to sign can send an e-mail to Jeremy at jvaron@aol.com with name and affiliation.


2.  For those attending the AHA convention:  HAW will have a literature table (shared with the Radical History Review) on Friday from 11:30 to 2:30 (and possibly longer) in the area with other nonprofit tables, probably near the registration area.  In addition, two of the AHA panels may be of particular interest:


Saturday, 11:30 – 1:30, "The Public Uses of History and the Global War on Terror," with Juan Cole, Carolyn Eisenberg, Greg Grandin, Peter Mansoor, and Priya Satia

Room 207 of the Hynes Convention Center.


Sunday, 11:00 – 1:00, "'The Global War on Terror': Historical Perspectives and Future Prospects," with Andrew Bacevich, Staughton Lynd, Herbert Bix, and Carl Mirra.



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