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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

[haw-info] HAW Notes, including links to recent articles of interest

First, a note:  A Web site has been created for the September 23/24 conference in Toronto entitled "Looking Back, Moving Forward: War Resisters in North America.  The URL is http://warresistersconference.activehistory.ca/?p=1.  Historians Against the War is one of several groups that have endorsed the conference.  The Web site does not yet include the speakers list, but confirmed speakers include two members of the HAW Steering Committee, Staughton Lynd and Carl Mirra. 

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

"The Terror from Within"
By Russell Jacoby, New York Times op-ed, posted July 26
The author teaches history at UCLA

"Europe's Homegrown Terrorists"
By Gary Younge, The Nation, posted July 25

"The Limits of Air Power"
By Patrick Cockburn, CounterPunch.org, posted July 25
Uses past experience to illuminate the Libya campaign

"September 2011 and May 1948: The Great Fear Now and Then"
By Irene Gendzier, Z-Net, posted July 23
Historical discussion of the Palestinian refugee issue; the author teaches Middle Eastern history at Boston University

"War Fatigue and the Un-Critical Critics of War"
By Hannah Gurman, Foreign Policy in Focus, posted July 20

"What Have Workers Gained from Egypt's Revolution?"
By Joel Beinin, Foreign Policy, posted July 20
The author teaches Middle Eastern history at Stanford University

"Libya and the War Powers Act"
By Vijay Prashad, CounterPunch.org, posted July 13
The author teaches history at Trinity College

"Are Americans Cold-Blooded? Do We Care About Civilian Casualties in Our Wars?"
By John Tirnan, History News Network, posted July 13

"Reading the Egyptian Revolution Through the Lens of US Policy in South Korea Circa 1980"
By Tim Shorrock, Asia-Pacific Journal, July 11

"War Without Humans"
By Barbara Ehrenreich, TomDispatch.com, posted July 11
Revised and updated version of afterword to British edition of the author's Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War

Thanks to Maia Ramnath, Sam Lowe, Ros Baxandall, and Rusti Eisenberg for suggesting articles included in the above list.  Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.


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