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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"
http://www.democracynow.org/2011/3/29/a_debate_on_us_military_intervention
On Democracy Now, posted March 29

"The Unfolding Crisis in Libya"
http://www.counterpunch.org/leupp03282011.html
By Gary Leupp, CounterPunch.org, posted March 28
The author teaches history at Tufts University

"The West's 'Double Standards' in Middle East"
http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/03/201132710224885390.html
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"
http://www.juancole.com/2011/03/an-open-letter-to-the-left-on-libya.html
By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted March 27
The author teaches Middle East history at the University of Michigan

"American Thought Police"
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/28/opinion/28krugman.html
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"
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/mar/25/libya-remembers-bombs-not-first
By Mark Mazower, The Guardian, posted March 25

 

"Social Science and the Libyan Adventure"
http://walt.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/03/24/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"
http://www.counterpunch.org/prashad03232011.html
By Vijay Prashad, CounterPunch.org, posted March 23
The author teaches history at Trinity College

"The 'Kill Team' Photographs"
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2011/03/the-kill-team-photographs.html
By Seymour Hersh, The New Yorker blog, posted March 22

 

"Libya in the Balance"
http://www.merip.org/mero/mero031511
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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