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Thursday, August 09, 2012

[haw-info] HAW Notes 8/9/12: Announcement of HAW conference; links to recent articles of interest

HAW Conference Planned for April 5-7, 2013

The Historians Against the War Steering Committee has begun planning for a HAW-sponsored conference April 5-7 (Friday evening April 5 through Sunday morning April 7) at Towson University, just outside Baltimore.  The theme will be "The New Faces of War."  The conference will be co-sponsored by the university's College of Liberal Arts.  A Call for Proposals will be circulated soon after Labor Day.  This will be the third national conference organized by HAW; the others were in 2006 in Austin, Texas, and 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

"World War II: The Good War Gone Bad"
By H. Patricia Hynes, TruthOut.org, posted August 9

"Washington Puts Its Money on Proxy War: The Election Year Outsourcing That No One's Talking About"
By Nick Turse, TomDispatch.com, posted August 9

"Myth Versus Myth: Remembering Nagasaki"
By Ira Chernus, CommonDreams.org, posted August 8

"A Rotten Cop on the Beat: When One Country Polices the World, Who Polices the Police?"
By Roger Peace, OtherWords.org, posted August 6
The author teaches history at Tallahassee Community College

"The Science of Genocide"
By Chris Hedges, TruthDig.org, posted August 6

"Assassination Nation: From the Phoenix Program to Predator Drones"
By Doug Noble, CounterPunch.org, posted August 5

"Sanctions: Diplomacy's Weapon of Mass Murder"
By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, War Is a Crime.org, posted August 4

"In Hiroshima's Shadow"
By Noam Chomsky, TruthOut.org, posted August 2

"Syria's War of Lies and Hypocrisy"
By Robert Fisk, The Independent, posted July 29

"Let Chicago's Anti-Torture Revolution Inspire Your Own City"
By Margaret Power, TruthOut.org, posted July 28
The author teaches history at Illinois Institute of Technology

Thanks to Rosalyn Baxandall, James Swarts, Tam Robert Beeler, and Roger Peace for suggesting articles that are included in the above list.  Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.


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