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Thursday, January 10, 2013

[haw-info] HAW Notes 1/10/13: April 5-7 conference update; links to recent articles of interest

To members and friends of Historians Against the War,

On-line registration is now open for the April 5-7 HAW conference on "The New Faces of War" in Baltimore, co-sponsored by the Towson University College of Liberal Arts.  The conference website is at http://www.historiansagainstwar.org/conf2013.  Registration is $50 regular or $30 student or low-income. 

The keynote speakers on Friday evening, April 5 are Alfred McCoy of the University of Wisconsin and former military officer and diplomat Ann Wright of Voices of Conscience.  Among those who will speak on Saturday and Sunday, either in plenary sessions or on breakout panels, are Rashid Khalidi of Columbia University, Marilyn Young of NYU, Peter Kuznick of American University, Nick Turse of TomDispatch.com, ex-CIA official Ray McGovern, Irene Gendzier of Boston University, Judith Le Blanc of Peace Action, David Swanson of Roots Action, Jerry Lembcke of College of the Holy Cross, Vinay Lal of UCLA, Paul Joseph of Tufts University, Jose Vasquez of Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Carolyn "Rusti" Eisenberg of Hofstra University.  A complete program is in the process of formation.



Links to Recent Articles of Interest

"John Brennan's Lie about Civilian Casualties"
By Chris Woods, AntiWar.com, posted January 9

"Why Are Bob Woodward's WH Sources - or Woodward Himself - Not on Trial Next to Bradley Manning?"
By Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian, posted January 9

"Learning to Love Torture, Zero Dark Thirty-Style"
By Karen J. Greenberg, TomDispatch.com, posted January 10
The author is director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School

"'So Many People Died': The American System of Suffering, 1965-2014"
By Nick Turse, TomDispatch.com, posted January 8

"Top Ten Reasons Chuck Hagel Should Be Secretary of Defense" *
By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted January 7
The author teaches history at the University of Michigan

"Comparing America's Failure in Afghanistan to the Soviets' in 1989"
By John Glaser, AntiWar.com, posted January 2

"How America Became an Empire"
By Jim DiEugenio, Consortium News, posted January 2
Review essay on the Oliver Stone-Peter Kuznick TV series and book

"The Rise of the Sunnis and the Decline of Iran, Iraq and Hizbullah: The Middle East in 2013"
By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted January 1

"Gun Control and Arms Control"
By Lawrence S. Wittner, History News Network, posted December 31
The author is a professor of history emeritus at SUNY Albany

"Schwarzkopf and US Hegemony in the Middle East"
By Juan Cole,  CommonDreams.org, posted December 28

* Two other articles on this topic that have been recommended are Allen Ruff, "Why Progressives Should Oppose Hagel" (The Progressive, posted January 8) and Phyllis J. Bennis, "Will Chuck Hagel's Appointment Actually Help the Antiwar Left?" (The Nation, posted January 8).

Suggestions for these occasional listings can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.  Thanks to Rusti Eisenberg, Jerise Fogel, Marc Becker, and Larry Wittner for suggesting article that are included above.

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