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[haw-info] HAW Notes 8/26/14: Links to recent articles of interest
Links to Recent Articles of Interest
By Connie Bruck, The New Yorker, September 1 issue
A detailed article on the history and current status of AIPAC
By Lawrence S. Wittner, History News Network, posted August 25
The author is a professor of history emeritus at SUNY Albany; his original title for the essay was "Global Problems Call for Global Solutions."
By Aviva Chomsky, TomDispatch.com, posted August 24
The author teaches history at Salem State University in Massachusetts.
By Patrick Cockburn, TomDispatch.com, posted August 21
By Jeff Halper, CounterPunch.org, posted August 18
The author is director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
By Elliott Colla, History News Network, posted August 17
The author teaches in Arabic and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University.
By Tom Hayden, The Nation, posted August 13
Subtitled "To reject the 'Long War' doctrine, the American left first has to understand it"
By Stephen F. Cohen, The Nation, posted August 12
The author teaches history at New York University.
By Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, posted August 4
Based in part on documents released by Edward Snpowden
By Lewis Siegelbaum, The Nation, posted August 1
The author teaches history at Michigan State University.
This list was edited by Steve Gosch and Jim O'Brien, with thanks to Rosalyn Baxandall, Mim Jackson, Lewis Siegelbaum, Larry Wittner, and an anonymous reader for suggesting articles that are included.
[haw-info] HAW Notes 8/20/14: petitions and statements; Vietnam commemoration
1. Thanks in large part to members of this email list who have helped to spread the word of the Historians Letter on the Gaza crisis, the number of signatures is now close to 1,500. The text of the letter and the list of signatories to date are here
on the HAW website, along with the form for signing on.
2. In response to the withdrawal of a promised appointment of Steven Salaita to a faculty position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, several academic petititons are circulating in which the signers pledge to boycott UIUC until the offer to Prof. Salaita is renewed. Corey Robin of Brooklyn College has been posting updates on the petitions on his blog
. An article in Inside Higher Education
gives background (and leads to other articles), and the AAUP has a statement
on its website criticizing the university's action.
3. A statement
has circulated among scholars and librarians in Middle East Studies calling for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions in response to the Gaza crisis. A partial list of the signatories
, with their affiliations, is on the Jadilayya website.
4. On a different topic, the Veterans for Peace project entitled "Full Disclosure: Toward and Honest Commemoration of the American War in Vietnam" has updated its website
, including a highly detailed timeline through 1965
. Organizers point out that next year will mark the fiftieth anniversary of major landmarks in the war's escalation as well as resistance, such as the teach-in movement. They hope to stimulate local observances around the country.
[haw-info] HAW Notes 8/14/14: Gaza petition; links to recent articles of interest
More than a thousand U.S. and international scholars have signed the Historians' Letter to President Obama and Members of Congress concerning the Gaza crisis. The letter, along with a list of signers and a form for signing, is at http://historiansagainstwar.org/gazapetition.html
. The text of the letter, with a brief introduction and a link to the list of signers, is currently the lead story on the History News Network website (at http://hnn.us/article/156652
Links to Recent Articles of Interest
The three articles immediately below are by William R. Polk, a former member of the U.S. Policy Planning Council for North Africa, the Middle East, and West Asia and a former professor of history at the University of Chicago. They were posted on the Informed Comment blog on the dates indicated.
By Sandy Tolan, TomDispatch.com, posted August 12
The author teaches in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC.
By John Marciano, CounterPunch.org, posted August 11
The author is a professor of history emeritus at SUNT Cortland.
By Andrew J. Bacevich, Los Angeles Times, posted August 8
The author teaches history and international relations at Boston University.
By Avi Shlaim, Aljazeera, posted August 9
The author is an emeritus professor of international relations at Oxford University.
By Todd E. Pierce, AntiWar.com, posted August 9
The author retired in November 2012 as Major in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps.
By Robin D. G. Kelley, Mondoweiss, posted August 8
The author teaches history at UCLA.
By Jonathan Freedland, New York Review of Books, August 14 issue, posted appr. August 6
A review essay, with a good bit of history included; it was written in mid-July, before the current fighting in Gaza.
By Noam Chomsky, TomDispatch.com, posted August 5
A historical look at near-misses for nuclear war
By Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson, The Guardian, posted August 6
By Patrick Cockburn, London Review of Books, posted August 1
A chilling account, with some recent history
This list was edited by Steve Gosch and Jim O'Brien, with thanks to Frank Brodhead and Rosalyn Baxandall for suggesting articles that are included. Suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
[haw-info] HAW Notes 8/4/14: Gaza petition reminder and update; links to recent articles of interest
Note: The response to the Historians' Letter on the Crisis in Gaza, first circulated July 31, has been overwhelming. If you feel that the letter speaks for you and you have not already done so, we encourage you to sign it and forward it quickly to friends. The letter, along with a list of signers as of this morning and an easy form for signing on, is at http://historiansagainstwar.org/gazapetition.html.
Links to Recent Articles of Interest
By Jonathan Weiler, Informed Comment blog, posted August 4
The author teaches in Global Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
By Leonard Steinholm, History News Network, posted August 3
The author teaches history and communications at American University.
By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, posted August 3
Describes, and provides background for, the struggle between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee
By Noam Chomsky, Truth-out.org, posted August 3
By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted July 31
The author teaches history at the University of Michigan.
By Nick Turse, TomDispatch.com, posted July 31
By Rashid Khalidi, The New Yorker, posted July 29
The author teaches in Arab Studies at Columbia University.
By Walter G. Moss, History News Network, posted July 27
A historically informed article with strong implications for the Ukraine crisis; the author is a professor of history emeritus at Eastern Michigan University.
By Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain, Portside.com, posted July 25
By Henry Siegman, Politico Magazine, posted July 22
The author was executive director of the American Jewish Congress from 1978 to 1994.
The above list was edited by Steve Gosch and Jim O'Brien, with thanks to John Marciano and Rosalyn Baxandall for suggesting articles that are included. Suggestions can be sent to email@example.com.