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Thursday, April 28, 2011

[haw-info] HAW Notes 4/28/11: Links to recent articles of interest, including Guantanamo resources

In this mailing our normal listing of recent on-line articles of interest is followed by a special set of resources relating to the WikiLeaks release of formerly secret US government documents on the Guantánamo Bay prison camp.

Thanks to Carolyn (Rusti) Eisenberg, Maia Ramnath, Sam Lowe, Rosalyn Baxandall, and Peter Kuznick for suggesting articles that are included in the following lists.  Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

"Japan, the Atomic Bomb, and the 'Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Power'"
By Yuki Tanaka and Peter Kuznick, Asia-Pacific Journal, May 2 issue
Peter Kuznick teaches history at American University

"An Arab Spring for Women: The Missing Story from the Middle East"
By Juan Cole and Shahin Cole, TomDispatch.com, posted April 26
Juan Cole teaches history at the University of Michigan

"Did Obama's Election Kill the Antiwar Movement?"

By University of Michigan News Service, CounterPunch.org, posted April 25

"Small Islets, Enduring conflict: Dokdo, Korea-Japan Colonial Legacy and the United States"
By Mark Selden, Asia-Pacific Journal, April 25 issue

"Washington on the Rocks: An Empire of Autocrats, Aristocrats, and Uniformed Thugs Begins to Totter"
By Alfred McCoy and Brett Reilly, TomDispatch.com, posted April 24
Alfred McCoy teaches history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Brett Reilly is a history graduate student there

"Is the World Too Big to Fail? The Contours of World Order"
By Noam Chomsky, TomDispatch.com, posted April 21

"Sleepwalking into the Imperial Dark: What It Feels Like When a Superpower Runs Off the Tracks"
By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, posted April 19

"Review of Tim Bird and Alex Marshall's Afghanistan: How the West Lost Its Way"
By Jeremy Kuzmarov, History News Network, posted April 18
The author teaches history at the University of Tulsa

"Don't Betray Us, Barack - End the Empire"
By Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick, New Statesman, posted April 14
On lessons from Kennedy and Gorbachev; Peter Kuznick teaches history at American University

WikiLeaks on Guantánamo

"The Guantánamo Files" (the documents)

"What Are the Guantánamo Files? Understanding the Prisoner Dossiers"
By David Leigh, The Guardian, posted April 25

"WikiLeaks: The Uses of Guantánamo"
By Amy Davidson, The New Yorker blog, posted April 25

"WikiLeaks: Just Eight at Guant
ánamo Gave Evidence Against 255 Others"
By Tom Lasseter and Carol Rosenberg, Truthout.com, posted April 26

"The Hidden Horrors of WikiLeaks' Guantánamo Files"
By Andy Worthington, CommonDreams.org, posted April 28


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