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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.


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