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Monday, November 10, 2014

[haw-info] HAW Notes 11/7/14: opposing US bombing campaign; links to recent articles of interest

Note: This message was to be sent last Friday, Nov. 7 but did not go out due to problems with the email server.

The HAW Steering Committee has signed-on to a campaign by more than twenty national peace and justice groups to oppose the current US bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria. The joint statement (at http://winwithoutwar.org/alternatives-to-war) poses a range of nonmilitary options for countering the growth of ISIS. It urges people to contact members of Congress, preferably during the period November 11-16 after a lame-duck session of Congress convenes.

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

By Juan Cole, History News Network, posted November 3
The author teaches history at the University of Michigan.

By Noam Chomsky, In These Times, posted November 3

By William R. Polk, History News Network, posted October 31
A lengthy article rich in historical background

By Patrick Cockburn, London Review of Books, posted October 24

By David Bromwich, TomDispatch.com, posted October 23
The author teaches English at Yale University.

By Richard Norton-Taylor, The Guardian, posted October 23

By Jerry Lembcke, CounterPunch.org, posted October 22
The author is a Vietnam veteran who teaches sociology at the College of the Holy Cross.

By Nicholas J. S. Davies, AlterNet.org, posted October 20

By Mark Engler and Paul Engler, In These Times, posted October 17

By Jeremy Kuzmarov, CounterPunch.org, posted October 1
The author teaches history at the University of Tulsa.

The above list was edited by Steve Gosch and Jim O'Brien with thanks to Rosalyn Baxandall, Mim Jackson, and Jerry Lembcke for suggesting articles that are included.


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