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Thursday, March 22, 2012

[haw-info] HAW Notes 3/22/12: Links to recent articles of interest

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

"Obama, GOP Won't Tell Americans That Iran Sanctions Drive Gas Prices"

By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted March 21
The author teaches history at the University of Michigan

"Robots Kill, But the Blood is on Our Hands"
By David Swanson, War Is a Crime.org, posted March 21

"Try a Little Nuclear Sanity"

By Lawrence S. Wittner, History News Network, posted March 20
The author is a professor of history emeritus at SUNY Albany

"Afghanistan: A Gathering Menace: Traveling with U.S. Troops Gives Insights into the Recent Massacre"
By Neil Shea, American Scholar blog, posted March 16

"The Enigma of Israel"
By Gabriel Kolko, CounterPunch.org, posted March 16
The author is a professor of history emeritus at York University, Toronto

"Massacres Are the Inevitable Result of Foreign Occupations"
By Seumas Milne, The Guardian, posted March 14

"Supreme Court Likely to Endorse Obama's War on Whistleblowers"
By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.org, posted March 12
Includes historical information on uses of the 1917 Espionage Act

"The 0% Doctrine: Obama Breaks New Ground When It Comes to War with Iran"
By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, posted March 11

"America Gets Stupid, Again, on Iran"
By Lawrence Davidson, CommonDreams.org, posted March 10
The author teaches history at West Chester University

"America's Death Squads"
By Nicolas J. S. Davies, Z Magazine, March issue

Suggestions for these lists can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.  Thanks to James Swarts, Tam Robert Beeler, and Nicolas Davies for suggesting articles that are included in the above list.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

[haw-info] for anyone attending the Left Forum in New York City this weekend

To any members or friends of Historians Against the War who are planning to attend the Left Forum this weekend, at Pace University in New York City,

HAW will have a table (in the same area as other tables) from 7 pm Friday to at least noon on Sunday.

There are many panels relevant to HAW's concerns.  (The conference schedule is at http://www.leftforum.org/2012/schedule).  Among them is a panel on "Global Insurgencies midst the End of Empire," chaired by Francis Shor of the HAW Steering Committee and featuring Phyllis Bennis and Michael Klare among other speakers, from 3 to 4:40 pm on Sunday.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

[haw-info] HAW Notes 3/8/12: Links to recent articles of interest

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

"Iran in the Crosshairs Again"
By Phyllis Bennis, Portside.org, posted March 5

"Are We Headed for a Bay of Pigs in Iran?"
By Gary Sick, CNN Opinion, posted March 5
The author served on the National Security Council staff in the Ford, Carter, and Reagan administrations

"How Empires Fall (Including the American One"
Interview with Jonathan Schell, TomDispatch.com, posted March 1

"We Can Live with a Nuclear Iran"
By Paul Pillar, Washington Monthly, March-April issue
The author was the national intelligence officer for the Near East and South Asia from 2000 to 2005

"Blown Away: How the U.S. Fanned the Flames in Afghanistan"
By Tom Engelhardt and Nick Turse, TomDispatch.com, posted February 28

"A Letter to Other Occupiers: What is to be Done Next"
By Staughton Lynd, ZNet, posted February 28

"The Mossad Has Long Given Marching Orders to AIPAC"
By Grant Smith, antiwar.com, posted February 28

"North Korea's Dynastic Succession"
By Bruce Cumings, Asia-Pacific Journal, posted February 27
The author teaches history at the University of Chicago

"The Untold War Story - Then and Now: Going Beyond the Story of a Boy and His Horse"
By Adam Hochschild, TomDispatch.com, posted February 26

"The American Century Is Over - Good Riddance"
By Andrew Bacevich, History News Network, posted February 20

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

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

[haw-info] No War With Iran: Call Senators to Oppose Lieberman-Graham Resolution !!

No War With Iran: Call Senators to Oppose Lieberman-Graham Resolution
please forward widely
Thousands of AIPAC lobbyists are flooding the Capitol today, pushing members of Congress to a more belligerent stand on Iran.
As early as this week, the Senate may be voting on S.Res. 380, a dangerous resolution introduced by Senators Lieberman, Casey and Graham designed to curtail peaceful options for resolving the Iranian conflict.
This resolution is being co-sponsored by 47 Senators and that list could grow. If passed, the measure implicitly calls for a military attack on Iran when Iran reaches a "nuclear capability." At that stage diplomacy will be off the table.
Call your Senators today ! Use toll-free number provided by the Friends Committee on National Legislation: 855-NO-WAR (855--686-6927) Tell them constituents do not want another war. Urge them to vote "NO" when the resolution comes to the floor. If they are already co-sponsors urge them to rescind their support.
For full text
For analysis of the bill
If you made the call and have any feedback please send to: Carolyn.Eisenberg@hofstra.edu