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Thursday, February 23, 2012

[haw-info] HAW Notes 2/23/12, including links to recent articles of interest

To members and friends of Historians Against the War,

Here are a couple of notes, plus our more or less biweekly set of article links.

1.  A report on the war resisters conference in Toronto last fall, co-sponsored by HAW, has been posted at http://activehistory.ca/2012/01/war-resisters-conference-report-back-looking-back-moving-forward-war-resisters-in-north-america.

2.  Among sessions of potential interest at the Organization of American Historians convention in Milwaukee, April 18-22, is one on "Historical Perspectives on the Democratic Revolutions in the Middle East," featuring Rashid Khalidi, Juan Cole, Melani McAlister, and Michael Sherry, on Friday morning April 20.  The convention program is at http://annualmeeting.oah.org.

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

"Remotely Piloted War: How Drone Wars Became the American Way of Life"
By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, posted February 23

"Tucson to Palestine: History as a Weapon"

By Judy Sokolower, CommonDreams.org, posted February 21

"Scoring the Global War on Terror: From Liberation to Assassination in Three Quick Rounds"
By Andrew Bacevich, TomDispatch.com, posted February 19
The author teaches history and international relations at Boston University

"Solidarity and its Discontents"
By the Raha Iranian Feminist Collective, Jadaliyya.com, posted February 19
A lengthy, nuanced discussion of Iranian dissidents and U.S. activists

"Honduras in Flames"
By Dana Frank, The Nation blog, posted February 16
The author teaches history at the University of California, Santa Cruz

"This War Is Not Over Yet"
By Mary Dudziak, New York Times, posted February 15
The author teaches history, law, and political science at the University of Southern California

"Dominion from Sea to Sea: America's Pacific Ascendancy"
By Bruce Cumings, Asia-Pacific Journal, posted February 13
The author teaches history at the University of Chicago

"The Afghanistan Report the Pentagon Doesn't Want You to Read"
By Michael Hastings, Rolling Stone, posted February 10
On the report by Lt. Col. Daniel Davis; includes a link to the full report

"A War Anniversary That U.S. Wishes to Forget"
By Emil Guillermo, The Progressive, posted February 4
On the Philippine-American War

Thanks to Carl Mirra, Ros Baxandall, and Sam Lowe for suggesting articles that are included in the above list.  Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.


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