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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

[haw-info] HAW Notes 3/16/16: film-in-progress; Saudi Arabia conference; links to recent articles of intest

To members and friends of Historians Against the War,

Here are a couple of notes, followed by our occasional "articles" list.

1.  A documentary movie-in-progress, The Boys Who Said No!, aims to tell the story of Vietnam-era draft resisters who served time in prison rather than cooperate with the draft. It is being produced by Christopher Colorado Jones, a draft resister himself, and directed by Oscar-nominate Judith Ehrlich. The will start an Indiegogo fundraising campaign on April 2. Information is at www.boyswhosaidno.com

2. Over 250 people attended the "Summit on Saudi Arabia" organized by Code Pink in Washington, D.C., April 5-6. Ben Norton has a lengthy report in Salon, and the Real News Network has posted videos of the panels.


Links to Recent Articles of Interest

By Robert Neer, Aeon, posted March 16
The author teaches history at Columbia University.

By Lloyd C. Gardner, History News Network, posted March 15
The author is a professor emeritus of history at Rutgers University.

By Andrew J. Bacevich, Defense One, posted March 15
The author is a professor emeritus of history and international relations at Boston University.

By Lawrence S. Wittner, History News Network, posted March 14
The author is a professor emeritus of history at SUNY Albany.

By Neil Swidey, Boston Globe Magazine, posted March 10
On Paul Bremer and the Bush administration officials who put him in power in Iraq

By Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed, posted March 8
On the withdrawal and destruction of a McGraw-Hill social science textbook after complaints that a set of historical maps of Palestine was "anti-Israel"

By Mattea Kramer, TomDispatch.com, posted March 3

By Aleksander Hemon, Rolling Stone, posted March 2
A former Yugoslav journalist makes a parallel with Serbian nationalism of the early 1990s.

Edited by John Prados and Arturo Jimenez-Bacardi, National Security Archive, posted February 29

By Emily Flitter, Reuters, posted February 27

As usual, thanks to an anonymous reader who suggested some of the above articles. Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.


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