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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


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"
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"
By Greg Grandin and Keane Bhatt, The Nation, posted September 27
Greg Grandin teaches history at New York University

"Abu Mazen's Gamble"
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"
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"
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"
By Linda J. Bilmes and Joseph E. Stiglitz, Los Angeles Times, posted September 17

"The Legacy of 9/11 and the War on Intellectuals"
By Stephen Zunes, NationofChange.org, posted September 11

"'What If It Had Rained on September 11?' and Three Other Questions about 9/11"
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"
By Jon Wiener, Los Angeles Times, posted September 9
The author teaches history at the University of California, Irvine

"Blowback in 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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