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Thursday, January 23, 2014
[haw-info] HAW Notes 1/23/14: Iran negotiations; Links to recent articles of interest
To members and friends of Historians Against the War,
Historians Against the War strongly supports a diplomatic solution to the question of Iran's nuclear weapons capability. And we remain deeply concerned about the efforts by AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) and some members of Congress to sabotage this promising round of talks.
We expect there to be continuing efforts in both the House and Senate to pass bills that are expressly designed to preclude an agreement between Iran and the United States and its international partners. And we are keeping in touch with national organizations that are actively promoting peaceful solutions. If you wish to be kept to date on important news and initiatives, please send an email to Carolyn.Eisenberg@hofstra.edu .
Links to Recent Articles of Interest
By Juan Cole, TruthDig.com, posted January 22
The author teaches history at the University of Michigan.
By Abba A. Solomon and Norman Solomon, WarIsACrime.org, posted January 21
By Lawrence S. Wittner, History News Network, posted January 20
The author is a professor of history emeritus at SUNY Albany.
By Alfred McCoy, TomDispatch.com, posted January 19
The author teaches history at the University of Wisconsin. This article puts the NSA's surveillance policies in historical perspective.
"The Imperator" [on Ariel Sharon]
By Uri Avnery, Gush Shalom, posted January 18
By Nick Turse, TomDispatch.com, posted January 16
By Julian Borger, The Guardian, posted January 15
This article provides much historical background.
By David Corn, Mother Jones, posted January 14
By Mark LeVine, Aljazeera, posted January 14
The author teaches history at the University of California, Irvine.
By Patrick Cockburn, London Review of Books, posted January 9
A historical take on the last few years in the Middle East
Thanks to Steve Gosch, Rosalyn Baxandall, Mim Jackson, and Carolyn "Rusti" Eisenberg for suggesting articles included in the above list. Suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.