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Friday, September 13, 2013

[haw-info] HAW Notes 9/13/13: Zinn Read-In; World War I conference; links to recent articles of interest

To members and friends of Historians Against the War,

Here are a couple of notes, followed by links to some recent articles of interest.

1.  Plans are proceeding for the November 5 "Read-In" of writings by Howard Zinn at Purdue University, co-sponsored by the Indiana affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers among other groups.  Parallel events are several other Indiana schools are planned.  Information is available from Prof. Tithi Bhattacharya at tbhattac@gmail.com.

2.  A call for proposals has gone out for an October 2014 conference at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ on "World War I: Dissent, Activism, and Transformation," co-sponsored by the Peace History Society.  The conference's Web address is http://www.georgian.edu/WWIconference.htm.


Links to Recent Articles of Interest

"Top Ten Things Americans Need to Know about Syria if They're Going to Threaten to Bomb It"
By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted September 12
Syrian demography and history, by way of background

"How the People Pushed Back on Syria--and Won (for Now)"

By Sarah Van Gelder, YES! Magazine, posted September 12

By Zaid Jilani, Moyers & Company, posted September 12

"Why Saying No to Syria Matters (and It's Not about Syria)"
By Peter Van Buren, TomDispatch.com, posted September 12

"The 5 Most Ludicrous War Claims in Obama's Syria Speech"
By Matthew Rothchild, The Progressive, posted September 11

"An Extraordinary Turn Against Military Intervention"
By Stephen Kinzer, ZNet, posted September 11

By Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times, posted September 11

By, Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Ewan MacAskill, The Guardian, posted September 11

By Daryl G. Kimball and Paul F. Walker, Christian Science Monitor, posted September 11
An arms-control perspective

"The Other Superpower Is Winning"
By David Swanson, WarIsACrime.org, posted September 10
The "other superpower" reference is to world public opinion

"The US Has No Credibility Dealing with Chemical Weapons"
By Stephen Zunes, TruthOut.org, posted September 9

Thanks to Rosalyn Baxandall, Tam Beeler, Jeff Kimball, Steve Shapiro, and John Walsh for suggesting articles included in the above list.  Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.


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