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[haw-info] HAW Notes 9-29-11, including links to recent articles of interest
To members and friends of Historians Against the War,Here are some notes, followed by links to recent articles. 1. "The Vietnam War: Scholarly Views and Classroom Applications" is the topic of a conference for teachers and students of the Vietnam War on Friday, October 14 (8:30am - 4:30pm) at the University of Connecticut Storrs. Marilyn Young and Jerry Lembcke are among the featured speakers. Information is at
2. Speakers and other information for the October 21-22 Washington DC conference entitled "Peace in Asia and the Pacific," co-sponsored by HAW among many other groups, can be found at
3. The Peace History Society will hold its biennial conference Oct. 20-22 at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida (information at http://www.peacehistorysociety.org/phs2011). The theme is "The Inter-personal as Political: Individual Witness for Peace and Justice in a Global Perspective."
4. Tom Hayden is circulating a petition oppositing US escalation in Pakistan, at
Links to Recent Articles of Interest
"Palestine Vote Showcases the Decline of American Power" http:www.truthdig.com/report/item/palestine_vote_showcases_the_decline_of_american_power_20110927/?ln By Juan Cole, TruthDig.com, posted September 27The author teaches history at the University of Michigan "10 Reasons Why the UN Occupation of Haiti Must End"http://www.thenation.com/article/163632/10-reasons-why-un-occupation-haiti-must-end By Greg Grandin and Keane Bhatt, The Nation, posted September 27 Greg Grandin teaches history at New York University"Abu Mazen's Gamble" http://lists.portside.org/cgi-bin/listserv/wa?A2=PORTSIDE;64421a3c.1109d By Uri Avnery, Gush Shalom, posted September 24 "It's the Occupation, Stupid: The State to Which the U.N. May Grant Membership Is Disappearing"http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175444 By Sandy Tolan, TomDispatch.com, posted September 22 "Obama's Perfect Storm: By Opposing a Palestinian Statehood Vote at the UN, Obama Will Continue to Alienate Arabs and the Wider Muslim World" http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/09/201192065551745558.html By Mark LeVine, Aljazeera.net, posted September 20 The author teaches history at the University of California, IrvineAmerica's Costly War Machine: Fighting the War on Terror Compromises the Economy Now and Threatens It in the Future" http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe--bilmes-war-cost-20110918,0,999206.story?track=rss By Linda J. Bilmes and Joseph E. Stiglitz, Los Angeles Times, posted September 17 "The Legacy of 9/11 and the War on Intellectuals"http://www.nationofchange.org/legacy-911-and-war-intellectuals-1315802690 By Stephen Zunes, NationofChange.org, posted September 11 "'What If It Had Rained on September 11?' and Three Other Questions about 9/11" http://hnn.us/articles/9-8-11/what-if-it-had-rained-on-911.html
By Jesse Lemisch, History News Network, posted September 9 The author is an emeritus professor of history at John Jay College, CUNY"Pearl Harbor and 9/11: A Fleeting Day of Infamy" http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-wiener-anniversaries-20110909,0,4757773.story By Jon Wiener, Los Angeles Times, posted September 9 The author teaches history at the University of California, Irvine"Blowback in Somalia" http://www.thenation.com/article/163210/blowback-somalia By Jeremy Scahill, The Nation, posted September 7 Thanks to Rosalyn Baxandall and Rusti Eisenberg for suggestions this the above list. Suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
[haw-info] corrected date for "Peace in Asia and the Pacific" conference
In yesterday's "HAW Notes" e-mailing, I mis-typed the date of the DC conference, "Peace in Asia and the Pacific."
It will take place at American University on October 21-22
(not September 21-22). Partly to make amends, I'm attaching to this message a letter from Joe Gerson of the American Friends Service Committee giving more details about the conference and reasons for its importance.
In the meantime, I received a request to mention another conference taking place on those same dates, October 21-22. The Peace History Society
will hold a conference at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida, entitled "The Inter-personal as Political: Individual Witness for Peace and Justice in a Global Perspective." Information is at www.peacehistorysociety.org
co-chair, Historians Against the War
[haw-info] HAW Notes 9-8-11, including links to recent articles of interest
To members and friends of Historians Against the War,1. The conference "Looking Back, Moving Forward: War Resisters in North America," endorsed by Historians Against the War and other groups, takes place September 23-24 (Friday evening and all day Saturday) at Steelworkers Hall in Toronto. The Web site is http://warresistersconference.activehistory.ca, and there is a poster for the conference at http://www.historiansagainstwar.org/hawconf/warresisters/posterletter.pdf. Questions can be sent to Luke Stewart at email@example.com (the first character is the letter "l," not the numeral one. 2. Also, registration has begun for the Washington DC conference "Peace in Asia and the Pacific: Alternatives to Asia-Pacific Militarization," of which HAW is a co-sponsor. It will be held at American University on September 21-22 and will feature knowledgeable speakers on the major countries in the region as well as US policy. The American Friends Service Committee initiated the conference. The Web site (still a work in progress) is http://afsc.org/peace-asia-pacific-conference. 3. In the recent-articles lists that we send out (see below), occasionally a link will not work on some computers. In these cases, it usually will work to copy the URL and paste it in to the address box of your browser. 4. The Radical History Review has just published a special issue entitled "Historicizing 9/11"; contents are listed at http://rhr.dukejournals.org/content/current. None of the articles is included in the list below because the RHR is published by Duke University Press, whose journals are "gated": on-line access is mainly by way of institutional subscriptions. Links to Recent Articles of Interest "Let's Cancel 9/11: Bury the War State's Blank Check at Sea"http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175437 By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, posted September 8 "Operation Torture"http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/09/08/operation-torture By Vijay Prashad, CounterPunch.org, posted September 8The author teaches history at Trinity College
"Was There an Alternative? Looking Back on 9/11 a Decade Later"http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175436 By Noam Chomsky, TomDispatch.com, posted September 6 "How Not to Commemorate 9/11"http://truthdig.com/report/item/how_not_to_commemorate_9_11_20110906 By Stanley Kutler, Truthdig.com, posted September 6The author is a professor of history emeritus at the University of Wisconsin "The CIA and the Drones: How the Agency Became 'One Hell of a Killing Machine'" http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/09/06/the-cia-and-the-drones By Gareth Porter, CounterPunch.org, posted September 6 "Kansas City Here It Comes: A New Nuclear Weapons Plant!" http://hnn.us/articles/9-5-11/kansas-city-here-it-comes-a-new-nuclear-weapons-plant.html By Lawrence S. Wittner, History News Network, posted September 5 The author is a professor of history emeritus at SUNY Albany
"The 9/11 Conspiracists: Vindicated After All These Years?" http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/09/02/the-911-conspiracists-vindicated-after-all-these-years/ By Alexander Cockburn, CounterPunch.org, posted September 2 This article is a lengthy refutation of inside-job conspiracy theories of the 9/11 attacks "A Troubling Lesson from Libya: Don't Give Up Nukes" http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2011/0830/A-troubling-lesson-from-Libya-Don-t-give-up-nukes By Reza Sanati, Christian Science Monitor, posted August 30 "Epitaph forAnother September 11"http://www.thenation.com/article/163056/epitaph-another-september-11 By Ariel Dorfman, The Nation, posted August 30 "MLK Would Be Against the Wars Today"http://hnn.us/articles/8-29-11/mlk-would-be-against-the-war-today.html By William Loren Katz, History News Network, posted August 29Thanks for Rusti Eisenberg, Maia Ramnath, Rosalyn Baxandall, and Larry Wittner for suggestions on the above list. Suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.