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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

[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 plus our latest set of links to recent on-line articles of interest.


1.  Groups or individuals on more than 100 campuses have arranged for local participation in the "Fight Back USA" national teach-in being organized for April 5, to be hosted by Frances Fox Piven and Cornel West and live-streamed.  Information is at http://fightbackteachin.org.


2.  The HAW Steering Committee has voted to co-sponsor a "Ground the Drones, End the Wars" march and rally on Friday, April 22 at Hancock Air National Guard Base in Mattydale, NY (outside Syracuse).  Information is at http://upstatedroneaction.peaceworksrochester.org/flyers/Ground_the_Drones.pdf.


Links to Recent Articles of Interest

"A Debate on U.S. Military Intervention in Libya: Juan Cole vs. Vijay Prashad"
On Democracy Now, posted March 29

"The Unfolding Crisis in Libya"
By Gary Leupp, CounterPunch.org, posted March 28
The author teaches history at Tufts University

"The West's 'Double Standards' in Middle East"
By Mark LeVine, English.Aljazeera.net, posted March 28

The author teaches history at the University of California, Irvine

"An Open Letter to the Left on Libya"
By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted March 27
The author teaches Middle East history at the University of Michigan

"American Thought Police"
By Paul Krugman
, New York Times, posted March 27
On the Wisconsin Republican Party's attack on historian William Cronon

"Libya Remembers, We Forget: These Bombs Are Not the First"
By Mark Mazower, The Guardian, posted March 25


"Social Science and the Libyan Adventure"
By Stephen M. Walt, ForeignPolicy.com blog, posted March 24

"Why Nothing Good Will Come of This Intervening in Libya"
By Vijay Prashad, CounterPunch.org, posted March 23
The author teaches history at Trinity College

"The 'Kill Team' Photographs"
By Seymour Hersh, The New Yorker blog, posted March 22


"Libya in the Balance"
By Nicholas Pelham, Middle East Research and Information Project, posted March 15
Has much historical background on the Gaddafi regime


Suggestions for these lists can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.  Thanks to Maia Ramnath, Rusti Eisenberg, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, and Rosalyn Baxandall for items that are included in the list shown above.

Friday, March 18, 2011

[haw-info] HAW Notes 3/18/11: Links to recent articles of interest

Suggestions for this list can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.  Thanks to Rusti Eisenberg, Rosalyn Baxandall, and Sam Lowe for suggesting articles that are included in the following list.

"Revealed: US Spy Operation That Manipulates Social Media"
By Nick Fielding and Ian Cobain, The Guardian, posted March 17
On a Pentagon contract for the creation of false on-line identities, known as "sock puppets"


"Korean War Coverage Was Distorted and Suppressed"
By Sherwood Ross, OpEdNews, posted March 17
Based on interviews with Korean War historian Bruce Cumings of the University of Chicago

"How the Japanese Learned about 'Nuclear Safety'"
By Lawrence S. Wittner, History News Network, posted March 17
On the 1954 "Lucky Dragon" nuclear incident; the author is an emeritus professor of history at SUNY Albany

"Smoking Out Vietnam War Truths"
By Nick Turse, Asia Times Online, posted March 12

"The Mythic Lure of the 'No-Fly Zone'"
By Ira Chernus, History News Network, posted March 14

"Fissures in the Arab Revolt"
By Vijay Prashad,
CounterPunch.org, posted March 11
Historical background on Libya and especially Bahrain; the author teaches South Asian history at Trinity College

"The Shameful Abuse of Bradley Manning"
Daniel Ellsberg, The Guardian, posted March 11

The Arab Spring"

By Rashid Khalidi,
The Nation, March 21 issue, posted March 6
The author teaches the history of the modern Middle East at Columbia University

"The Long History of Labor Bashing"
Nelson Lichtenstein, The Chronicle Review, posted March 6
The author teaches history at the University of California Santa Barbara

"The Middle East Revolutions in Historical Perspective: Egypt, Occupied Palestine, and the United States"
By Herbert P. Bix,
Asia-Pacific Journal, February 21
The author is a former Pulitzer Prize-winning historian who now teaches at Binghamton University

Thursday, March 03, 2011

[haw-info] Links to recent articles of interest

This list is sent with an apology:  as will be clear from the date of the most recent article, the list should have gone out a week ago, but for various reasons it didn't.  These still seem like good articles, so I'm sending the list now.  Thanks to Rusti Eisenberg and Miriam Jackson for making suggestions of articles to include.  Jim O'Brien

"What Governor Walker Won't Tell You"


By Stanley Kutler, Truthdig.com, posted February 21

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


"They're Doing It Without Us"


By Andrew Bacevich, Los Angeles Times, posted February 20

The author teaches history and international relations at Boston University

"Lessons for Wisconsin from the Flint Sit-Down Strikes of 1936-37"

By Mark Naison, History News Network, posted February 21

The author teaches history at Fordham University

"The Great Arab Revolt"

By Juan Cole, The Nation, posted February 17

The author teaches Middle East and South Asian history at the University of Michigan

"Twenty-Eight Hours in Tahrir"

By Mark LeVine, Aljazeera.net, posted February 11

The author teaches history at UC Irvine

"Pox Americana: Driving Through the Gates of Hell and Other American Pastimes in the Greater Middle East"


By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, posted February 7


"The Myth of Stability vs. Democracy in U.S. Foreign Policy"


By Ira Chernus, History News Network, posted February 7


"Arab Dictatorships under Fire in the New Information Age"


By Stuart Schaar, Economic and Political Weekly, posted February 5

The author is a professor emeritus of Middle East and North African history at Brooklyn College


"Why Egypt 2011 Is Not Iran 1979"


By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted February 2


"Popular Uprisings in Egypt's Recent History"


By Robert Tignor," History News Network, posted January 31

The author is a professor emeritus of history at Princeton University