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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

[haw-info] HAW Notes 9/30/14: US war resisters in Canada; links to recent articles of interest

Note: Luke Stewart, a member of the HAW Steering Committee who is active in support of US military war resisters seeking refuge in Canada, submits the following appeal:  "In the past month, an alarming number of U.S. war resisters who are seeking sanctuary in Canada have received deportation notices as Canada joins the new war in Iraq. If sent back to the U.S., they will be court-martialed and, like others before them, possibly receive between 8 and 24 months in prison, a Bad Conduct or Dishonorable Discharge. For more information on the war resisters and how you can help, please visit: www.resisters.ca."

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted September 29
The author teaches history at the University of Michigan.

By Nicolas J. S. Davies, AlterNet, posted September 28

By Bernard Chazelle, LobeLog, posted September 27

By Paul R. Pillar, CommonDreams.org, posted September 25
The author spent 28 years with the CIA and now teaches at Georgetown University in security studies.

By Jeremy Gantz, In These Times, posted September 23
Review essay on Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's An Indigenous People's History of the United States

By Peter Van Buren, TomDispatchg.com, posted September 23
The author served with the State Department in Iraq.

By Peyton M. Craighill, Washington Post, posted September 22
Based on the experience of previous wars, as reflected in public opinion surveys

By William R. Polk, History News Network, posted September 4
The author is 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.
The above article is one of a series by William R. Polk providing historical background to the Gaza crisis. The earlier pieces can be found on-line as follows: pre-1930s, 1930s, World War II, 1947, and 1948.

This list was edited by Steve Gosch and Jim O'Brien, with thanks to Rosalyn Baxandall, Mim Jackson, and an anonymous reader for suggesting articles that are included in the above list. Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.



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