Readings (and announcements) from Historians Against the War

To members and friends of Historians Against the War,

1.  The conference “Looking Back, Moving Forward: War Resisters in North America,” endorsed by Historians Against the War and other groups, takes place September 23-24 (Friday evening and all day Saturday) at Steelworkers Hall in Toronto.  The Web site is http://warresistersconference.activehistory.ca, and there is a poster for the conference at http://www.historiansagainstwar.org/hawconf/warresisters/posterletter.pdf.  Questions can be sent to Luke Stewart at l5stewar@uwaterloo.ca (the first character is the letter “l,” not the numeral one.

2.  Also, registration has begun for the Washington DC conference “Peace in Asia and the Pacific: Alternatives to Asia-Pacific Militarization,” of which HAW is a co-sponsor.  It will be held at American University on September 21-22 and will feature knowledgeable speakers on the major countries in the region as well as US policy.  The American Friends Service Committee initiated the conference.  The Web site (still a work in progress) is http://afsc.org/peace-asia-pacific-conference.

3. The Radical History Review has just published a special issue entitled “Historicizing 9/11″; contents are listed at http://rhr.dukejournals.org/content/current.  None of the articles is included in the list below because the RHR is published by Duke University Press, whose journals are “gated”:  on-line access is mainly by way of institutional subscriptions.

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

“Let’s Cancel 9/11: Bury the War State’s Blank Check at Sea”

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175437

By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, posted September 8

 

“Operation Torture”

http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/09/08/operation-torture

By Vijay Prashad, CounterPunch.org, posted September 8

The author teaches history at Trinity College

 

“Was There an Alternative? Looking Back on 9/11 a Decade Later”

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175436

By Noam Chomsky, TomDispatch.com, posted September 6

 

“How Not to Commemorate 9/11″

http://truthdig.com/report/item/how_not_to_commemorate_9_11_20110906

By Stanley Kutler, Truthdig.com, posted September 6

The author is a professor of history emeritus at the University of Wisconsin

 

“The CIA and the Drones: How the Agency Became ‘One Hell of a Killing Machine’”

http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/09/06/the-cia-and-the-drones

By Gareth Porter, CounterPunch.org, posted September 6

 

“Kansas City Here It Comes: A New Nuclear Weapons Plant!”

http://hnn.us/articles/9-5-11/kansas-city-here-it-comes-a-new-nuclear-weapons-plant.html

By Lawrence S. Wittner, History News Network, posted September 5

The author is a professor of history emeritus at SUNY Albany

 

“The 9/11 Conspiracists: Vindicated After All These Years?”

http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/09/02/the-911-conspiracists-vindicated-after-all-these-years/

By Alexander Cockburn, CounterPunch.org, posted September 2

This article is a lengthy refutation of inside-job conspiracy theories of the 9/11 attacks

 

“A Troubling Lesson from Libya: Don’t Give Up Nukes”

http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2011/0830/A-troubling-lesson-from-Libya-Don-t-give-up-nukes

By Reza Sanati, Christian Science Monitor, posted August 30

 

“Epitaph forAnother September 11″

http://www.thenation.com/article/163056/epitaph-another-september-11

By Ariel Dorfman, The Nation, posted August 30

 

“MLK Would Be Against the Wars Today”

http://hnn.us/articles/8-29-11/mlk-would-be-against-the-war-today.html

By William Loren Katz, History News Network, posted August 29

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