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Monday, September 28, 2015

[haw-info] HAW Notes 9/28/15: Links to recent articles of interest

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

By Greg Grandin, TomDispatch.com, posted September 27
The author teaches history at New York University; his book Kissinger's Shadow was published this summer.

By Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, posted September 25
On proposed rules limiting criticism of Israel at the University of California

By David Swanson, Let's Try Democracy blog, posted September 25
On the glamorization of World War Two

By Lawrence S. Wittner, History News Network, posted September 20
The author is a professor emeritus of history at SUNY Albany.

By Jerry Lembcke, CounterPunch.org, posted September 17

By Alfred W. McCoy, TomDispatch.com, posted September 15
The author teaches history at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

By Paul Gottinger, Reader Supported News, posted September 11

By Peter Beinart, Reader Supported News (from The Atlantic), posted September 10

By Walter G. Moss, History News Network, posted September 6
The author is a professor of history emeritus at Eastern Michigan University.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

[haw-info] On Iran Agreement: No Time for Silence

On the Iran Agreement:  No Time for Silence!


A remarkable grassroots mobilization over the past two months has blunted partisan efforts to block the nuclear agreement with Iran.  (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action JCPOA) With 42 Democratic Senators now expressing support, it appears that the Obama Administration will have sufficient votes to move forward with the plan.


As early as Friday, there will be a vote in the House of Representatives and in the Senate on a motion to disapprove the agreement. This will be an important a test of strength. AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) and associated lobbyists have spent millions of dollars to defeat this diplomatic achievement. And already, opponents of the agreement are formulating alternative legislation designed to undermine implementation of the accord. For this and other reasons, the size of Friday's vote matters.


Even if you have already done so, this is an important moment to let your Senators and Representative know that you support the nuclear agreement with Iran.  The list below provides updated information on the position they have publicly  taken


If the elected official is already a supporter, it will be helpful to say "Thank you." If a fence sitter or an opponent, they need to hear that you welcome this diplomatic break-through.

Congressional Switchboard: 202-224-3121

Carolyn Rusti Eisenberg and Margaret Power on behalf of the Historians Against War Steering Committee




Tuesday, September 08, 2015

[haw-info] New Resolution on Israeli Violations of Academic Freedom Goes to the American Historical Association

Dear members and supporters of HAW,

Historians Against the War has opened a new campaign to ask the American Historical Association (AHA) to censure Israel's violations of academic freedom in the Occupied Palestinian Territories at its 2016 Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Our resolution, signed by sixty historians, including some of the most respected figures in our profession, has just been published in the AHA's Perspectives magazine. We have also published a comprehensive brochure documenting these violations. All is available at this link. If you are an AHA member, we urge you to sign on between now and the November 1 deadline for submitting the resolution.


Also attached is a History News Network story on our ad in the Perspectives and an opposing advertisement:

Van Gosse
Associate Professor & Chair
Department of History
Franklin & Marshall College
Lancaster PA 17604-3003