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Thursday, September 08, 2011

[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 l5stewar@uwaterloo.ca (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"
By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, posted September 8

"Operation Torture"
By Vijay Prashad, CounterPunch.org, posted September 8
The author teaches history at Trinity College

"Was There an Alternative? Looking Back on 9/11 a Decade Later"
By Noam Chomsky, TomDispatch.com, posted September 6

"How Not to Commemorate 9/11"
By Stanley Kutler, Truthdig.com, posted September 6
The 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'"
By Gareth Porter, CounterPunch.org, posted September 6

"Kansas City Here It Comes: A New Nuclear Weapons Plant!"
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?"
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"
By Reza Sanati, Christian Science Monitor, posted August 30

"Epitaph forAnother September 11"
By Ariel Dorfman, The Nation, posted August 30

"MLK Would Be Against the Wars Today"
By William Loren Katz, History News Network, posted August 29

Thanks for Rusti Eisenberg, Maia Ramnath, Rosalyn Baxandall, and Larry Wittner for suggestions on the above list.  Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com. 


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