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Thursday, September 06, 2012

[haw-info] HAW Notes 9/6/12, including links to recent articles of interest

To members and friends of Historians Against the War,

Here are a couple of notes plus our occasional set of links to recent articles of interest. 

1. Several historians in Canada are active in a campaign to reverse the Conservative government's decision to return to the US for prosecution a military conscientious objector, Kim Rivera.  Amnesty International has issued a statement on the case supporting the right to conscientious objection for soldiers whose views change in a course of first-hand experience with war. A contact for more information is Luke Stewart, a HAW SteeringCommittee member, at l5stewar@uwaterloo.ca. [The first character in the address is the letter "l".]

2. The beginnings of a web site for the April 5-7 national HAW conference in Baltimore, on "The New Faces of War," include a PDF file of the Call for Proposals, with a deadline of October 30.

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

"Inside the CIA Dossier on Iraq"
By Vijay Prashad, CounterPunch.org, posted September 6
The author teaches history and international relations at Trinity College

"California State Assembly Seeks to Stifle Debate on Israel"
By Stephen Zunes, Foreign Policy in Focus, posted August 30
(The legislative action discussed in this article forcuses specifically on public universities)

"Obama's America: Waiting for Blowback"
By Nicholas J. S. Davies, Huffington Post, posted August 28

"The Republican 'Small Government' Fraud"
By Lawrence S. Wittner, History News Network, posted August 27
The author is a professor of history emeritus at SUNY Albany

"Voter Suppression, the 'Schurick Doctrine' and the Unravelling of American Democracy"
By Ruth Rosen, OpenDemocracy.net, posted August 27
The author is a professor of history emeritus at the University of California, Davis

"Mission Accomplished for Big Oil? How an American Disaster Paved the Way for Big Oil's Rise--and Possible Fall--in Iraq"
By Greg Mutitt, TomDispatch.com, posted August 23

"Don't Lose Sight of Why the US Is Out to Get Julian Assange"
By Seamus Milne, The Guardian, posted August 21

"Impunity at Home, Rendition Abroad: How Two Administrations and Both Parties Have Made Illegality the American Way of Life"
By Alfred W. McCoy, TomDispatch.com, posted August 14
The author teaches history at the University of Wisconsin

"The Pentagon Pathology"
By Gabriel Kolko, CounterPunch.org, posted August 10
The author is a professor of history emeritus at York University, Toronto

Thanks to Roxalyn Baxandall and Rusti Eisenberg for suggestions articles included in the above list.  Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.


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