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Thursday, May 19, 2011

[haw-info] HAW Notes 5/19: Links to recent articles of interest

Suggestions for these more-or-less biweekly lists can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com. Thanks to Sam Lowe, Maia Ramnath, and Sarah Shields for suggesting articles that are included in the following list. 


"Headlines from the Dustbin of History (Afghan Dept.)"
http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175394
By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, posted May 19

"The Secret Sharer: Is Thomas Drake an Enemy of the State?"
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/05/23/110523fa_fact_mayer
By Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, posted May 15
On the Obama administration's attack on whistleblowers

"The Bin Laden Killing and American Exceptionalism"
http://hnn.us/articles/139199.html
By Michael H. Hunt, History News Network, posted May 13
The author is a professor of history emeritus at the University of North Carolina

"The Crash and Burn of Old Regimes: Washington Court Culture and Its Endless Wars"
http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175391
By William J. Astore, TomDispatch.com, posted May 12
The author, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, teaches history at the Pennsylvania College of Technology

"Torture Is Never Legal and Didn't Lead Us to Bin Laden"
http:/lists.portside.org/cgi-bin/listserv/wa?A2=PORTSIDE;6cccbc27.1105b
By Marjorie Cohn, Portside.org, posted May 11

"Noam Chomsky: My Reaction to Osama bin Laden's Death"
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/05/07-5
By Noam Chomsky, CommonDreams.org, posted May 11 (from Guernica magazine)

"The Double Game: The Unintended Consequences of American Funding in Pakistan"
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/05/16/110516fa_fact_wright
By Lawrence Wright, The New Yorker, posted May 7

"Why I Don't Feel Much about Osama's Death"
http://www.counterpunch.org/leupp05052011.html
By Gary Leupp, CounterPunch.org, posted May 5
The author teaches history at Tufts University

"Where Have All the Graveyards Gone? The War That Didn't End War and Its Unending Successors"
http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175387
By Adam Hochschild, TomDispatch.com, posted May 3

"The Libyan War, American Power and the Decline of the Petrodollar System"
http://www.japanfocus.org/-Peter_Dale-Scott/3522
By Peter Dale Scott, Asia-Pacific Journal, posted May 2


Note:  For those who noticed the awful typo in the list two weeks ago, in which the title of Mark LeVine's Al Jazeera article was rendered as "The Death of Obama and the Return to Reality," an apology.  The misspelled name was most definitely my fault - it was Osama in the original.  Jim O'Brien

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