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Thursday, September 29, 2011

[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

http://www.nehta.net/September2011Update.pdf


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

http://afsc.org/event/peace-asia-and-pacific-alternatives-asia-pacific-militarization


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

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/no-u-s-escalation-in-pakistan.html.



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 27
The 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, Irvine

America'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 jimobrien48@gmail.com.







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