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Friday, November 09, 2012

[haw-info] HAW Notes 11/9/12: April 5-7 conference update; free film on antiwar movement; links to recent articles of interest

Here are some notes, followed by links to some recent articles.

1. As noted earlier, the deadline for proposals for the April 5-7 HAW conference in Baltimore, "The New Faces of War," has been extended to December 15.  The Call for Proposals is at http://www.historiansagainstwar.org/conf2013.  Proposals submitted before the original October 30 deadline are currently being evaluated, and a number have been accepted.  Participants are a mixture of academics and antiwar activists, including among many others Marilyn Young, Staughton Lynd, David Swanson, and Jerry Lembcke.  Keynote speakers for the Friday evening plenary session will be historian Alfred McCoy of the University of Wisconsin and former US military officer and diplomat Ann Wright, a leader of Code Pink. 

2. For a limited time, an hour-long documentary on the peace movement of the 2000s, The Activists, is available to anyone to download for free at this link: 
.  Thanks to Michael Heaney for calling our attention to this film.

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

"Lessons from the Sino-Indian War"

By Peter Lee, CounterPunch, posted November 9
A warning regarding the Asian-Pacific "pivot" of US military policy

"Beyond Bayonets and Battleships: Space Warfare and the Future of U.S. Global Power"
By Alfred W. McCoy, TomDispatch.com, posted November 8
The author teaches history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

"One Election Result: No US Attack on Iran"
By Stephen Schlesinger, Huffington Post Blog, posted November 7

"Before the Post-Mortems..."
By Carolyn Eisenberg, CommonDreams.org, posted November 5
The author teaches history at Hofstra University

"The Permanent Militarization of America"
By Aaron B . O'Connell, New York Times op-ed, posted November 5
The author, a Marine reserve officer, teaches history at the U.S. Naval Academy

"Who Is the Worst Civil Liberties President in US History"
By Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian, posted November 2
Subtitle: "Where Do the Abuses of the last decade from Bush and Obama rank when compared to prior assaults in the name of war?"

"Who Lost the World? The Curious Case of How Libya Became a Campaign Issue"
By Ira Chernbus, TomDispatch.com, posted October 30

"The Debate over 'National Security'"
By Ruth Rosen, History News Network, posted October 23
The author is a professor of history emerita at the University of California, Davis

"Local Governments and National Security Policy"
By Lawrence S. Wittner, History News Network, posted October 22
The author is a professor of history emeritus at SUNY Albany

"Ignore McGovern's Message at Your Peril"
By Stanley Kutler, Salon.com, posted October 22
The author is a professor of history emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

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



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