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Friday, October 25, 2013

[haw-info] HAW Notes 10/25/13: Links to recent articles of interest

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

By Andrew J. Bacevich, TomDispatch.com, posted October 24
The author teaches history and international relations at Boston University

By Daniel Luban, Dissent, posted October 23
A review essay on books by Mark Mazzetti, Jeremy Scahill, and Nick Turse

By Bill Bigelow, CommonDreams.org, posted October 22

By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, posted October 22

By Nicolas J. S. Davies, AlterNet.org, posted October 21

By William J. Astore, TomDispatch.com, posted October 21
The author teaches history at the Pennsylvania College of Technology

By Robert Shaffer, PHS News (Peace History Society newsletter), Fall 2013, page 2
The author teaches history at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

By Lisa Graves, In These Times, posted October 17

By Noam Chomsky, AlterNet.org, posted October 7

By Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick, Huffington Post, posted September 10

Thanks to Steve Gosch, Marc Becker, Mim Jackson, Peter Kuznick, and Rosalyn Baxandall for suggesting articles included in the above list. Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.

Friday, October 18, 2013

[haw-info] HAW Notes 10/17/13: Zinn "Read-In"; links to recent articles of interest

1.  Plans for the November 5 Howard Zinn "Read-In" at Purdue University are proceeding apace.  Click here for a local newspaper story on the event. Information is available from zinnreadin@gmail.com or from Purdue historian Tithi Bhattacharya at tbhattac@gmail.com.

2. Links to Recent Articles of Interest

By Amy Hagopian et al., PLoS medical journal

The above is a lengthy peer-reviewed article, released this week. The following journalistic articles convey its major findings:  
"Half-Million Iraqis Died in the War, New Study Says" (By Dan Vergano, National Geographic Daily News, posted October 17); "Study Estimates Nearly 500,000 Died in War" By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times, posted October 15); "A Better Stab at Estimating How Many Died in the Iraq War" (By Michael Todd, Pacific Standard, posted October 15)

By David Swanson, WarIsACrime.org, posted October 14
On warnings of "new Hitlers" over recent decades

By William J. Astore, History News Network, posted October 14
The author teaches history at the Pennsylvania College of Technology

By Max Blumenthal, TomDispatch.com, posted October 13

By Jeremy Kuzmarov, History News Network, posted October 11
The author teaches history at the University of Tulsa

By John V. Walsh, CounterPunch.org, posted October 9

By John Prados, History News Network, posted October 8

By Andrew Gavin Marshall, Information Clearing House, posted October 8

By Hannah Gurman and Jeremy Kuzmarov, Foreign Policy in Focus, posted October 3
Hannah Gurman is author of a history of counterinsurgency, Hearts and Minds, due out this month

Thanks to Rosalyn Baxandall for suggesting articles included in the above list. Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.


Tuesday, October 08, 2013

[haw-info] HAW Notes 10/8/13: Syria teach-in tonight; links to recent articles of interest

1.  Here is a reminder of tonight's National On-Line Teach-In on "Syria & U.S. Policy in the Region," sponsored by fifteen national organizations including Peace Action, the Institute for Policy Studies, Code Pink, U.S. Labor Against the War, and others.  

2.  Links to Recent Articles of Interest

By Malise Ruthven, New York Review of Books, October 24 issue
Review essay on The Thistle and the Drone: How America's War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam

By Satoko Oka Norimatsu and Narusawa Muneo, CounterPunch.org, posted October 7

By Noam Chomsky, TruthOut.org, posted October 1

By Ann Jones, TomDispatch.com, posted October 1

By Ervand Abrahamian, London Review of Books blog, posted October 1
The author teaches history at Baruch College, CUNY

By Dilip Hiro, TomDispatch.com, posted September 29

Interview in The Guardian Media Blog, posted September 27

By Dexter Filkins, New York Review of Books, posted September 27

By Ira Chernus, History News Network, posted September 25

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

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

[haw-info] Tuesday October 8th 6:30PM EST National Teach-in On Syria-LiveStream

Tuesday, Oct. 8th - National Teach-In on Syria and U.S. Policy in the Region
6:30 to 7:30 pm (east coast)

With developments unfolding rapidly, it is still uncertain how things will play out in Syria.

A few weeks ago our nation was on the brink of yet another deadly military mistake. At the last moment, a threat of a U.S. missile attack against Syria was averted as the justifiable concern about chemical weapons moved away from a military incursion into a diplomatic process. The raging civil war has not yet stopped, but the massive outpouring of anti-war sentiment from people in every corner of the country and around the world prevented this new attack, and is helping to slow the flow of arms into Syria. Our victory was clear, but our work is far from over.
  • Will there be a negotiated resolution to the armed conflict inside Syria, or will the fighting escalate into an even broader regional war?
  • How did the peace movement in the U.S. and world-wide stop Washington from proceeding with military action in Syria, and how can we build on our success to change U.S. policy in the region?
  • What's happening now, on the ground in Syria and on the diplomatic front? What is the U.S. interest in Syria and how does this connect to U.S. policy in the Middle East more generally?
These are some of the important issues that a dynamic panel of people will address in the National Teach-In on Syria. You are invited to watch the teach-in on line as we dig deeper into the issues and learn the lessons.

We are happy to join with other national groups to sponsor this live streamed panel on Tuesday, October 8th:

Watch this important discussion with others! This is a moment to bring people together, to take our organizing to a new level.
- Invite people to your home to watch the teach-in together.
- If you are at a school or college get a room and organize a screening.
- Ask your local library or religious institution to set up a public viewing.
- Ask you local community cable station to run the program live or taped.
- Use this teach-in as an opportunity to talk with others about how to strengthen the work of the anti-war movement.

We realize the time of this event might make it hard for some folks on the West Coast to see the broadcast, but we'll be sending out information about how you can access this event after October 8th.

This teach-in is organized and sponsored by the following groups that have been working together on Syria:
Peace Action
Win Without War
Institute for Policy Studies
Just Foreign Policy
Progressive Democrats of America
American Friends Service Committee
Peace and Justice Resource Center
U.S. Labor Against the War
United for Peace and Justice
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Women's Action for New Directions

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