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Monday, August 08, 2011

[haw-info] HAW Notes 8/8/11, including links to recent articles of interest

1.  The Web site for the September 23-24 conference in Toronto called "Looking Backward, Moving Forward: War Resisters in North America," endorsed by HAW and a number of other groups, is at http://warresistersconference.activehistory.ca.  Additional information can be obtained by writing to Luke Stewart at l5stewar@uwaterloo.ca (the first character in that address is a lower-case "l," not a "1").

2.  The October 21-22 "Peace in Asia and the Pacific" conference in Washington, DC, initiated by the American Friends Service Committee and co-sponsored by HAW and a half-dozen other groups, now has a Web site at http://afsc.org/peace-asia-pacific-conference.  The conference will take place at American University.

3.  In the listing of "recent articles of interest" that we sent out on July 27, one of the URLs was incorrect.  The correct URL for the article by Hannah Gurman entitled "War Fatigue and the Un-Critical Critics of War" is http://www.fpif.org/articles/war_fatigue_and_the_un-critical_critics_of_war.  We're sorry for the typo.  In addition, it's possible that links for some articles may not work on all computers; in that case, the URL can be marked for copying and then pasted-in to the address box in a browser.

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

Thanks to Rosalyn Baxandall, Rusti Eisenberg, Maia Ramnath, Nicolas Davies, Jerry Lembcke, and Larry Wittner for suggesting articles that are included in the following list.  Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.

"How to Save a Quarter of a Trillion Dollars"
By Lawrence S. Wittner, Huffington Post, posted August 8
The author is a professor of history emeritus at SUNY Albany

"On the Sixty-Sixth Anniversary of the Bombing of Hiroshima"

By Gar Alperovitz, CommonDreams.org, posted August 6

"Peddling Foolishness in Afghanistan"
By Conn Hallinan, CounterPunch.org, posted August 5
On geography, history, and the Pakistan-Afghanistan border

"Say It Ain't So, O!"

By Stanley Kutler, TruthDig.com, posted August 4
The author is a professor of history emeritus at the University of Wisconsin

"War, Guilt and 'Thank You for Your Service'"
By Elizabeth Samet, Bloomberg News, posted August 2

"Ballpark Liturgy: America's New Civic Religion"
By Andrew J. Bacevich, TomDispatch.com, posted July 28
The author teaches history and international relations at Boston University

"Anders Breivik, Steig Larsson, and the Men with the Nazi Tattoos"
By James Ridgeway, Mother Jones, posted July 26

"NATO in Libya Has Failed to Learn Costly Lessons of Afghanistan"
By Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, posted July 23

"Puppets in Revolt: Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and the United States"
By James Petras, Information Clearing House, posted July 23

"Checkmate in the Great Game"
By Nicholas J. S. Davies, Z Magazine, July-August issue


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