Update and articles from Historians Against the War

AHA Convention (Chicago, January 5-8)

Historians Against the War will have a literature table (shared with the Radical History Review) from 11:30 to 2:30 on Friday on Level 2 of the Sheraton Chicago (the headquarters hotel).  The table will be in the common area of Level 2, called the LB Promenade.

Also on Friday, a special session on the jobs crisis, chaired by the AHA president and with Jesse Lemisch as one of the speakers, has been called for 1:00 to 2:30 in Chicago Ballroom VI, also in the Sheraton Chicago.

Among other sessions of interest is one on “Cold War Policing and the American Empire,” chaired by Alfred McCoy, 2:30 – 4:30 Friday in Chicago Ballroom A of the Chicago Marriott Downtown.  The on-line program for the convention is at http://aha.confex.com/aha/2012/webprogram/start.html.

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

“Iran and Historical Forgetting”

http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/01/03/iran-and-historical-forgetting

By John Grant, CounterPunch.org, posted January 3

 

“Debacle: How Two Wars in the Greater Middle East Revealed the Weakness of the Global Superpower”

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175484

By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, posted January 3

 

“Will His New Sanctions on Iran Cost Obama the Presidency?”

http://www.juancole.com/2012/01/will-his-new-sanctions-on-iran-cost-obama-the-presidency.html

By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted January 3

The author teaches history at the University of Michigan

 

“Iraq: Remembering Those Responsible”

http://www.truth-out.org/iraq-remember-those-responsible/1325433300

By Stephen Zunes, TruthOut.org, posted January 1

 

“The United States as a Global Power: New World Disorder”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/dec/28/us-global-power-new-world-disorder

Editorial in The Guardian, posted December 29

 

“Korea and the US Policy of Perpetual War”

http://theragblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/harry-targ-korea-and-us-policy-of.html

By Harry Targ, The Rag Blog Digest, posted December 29

 

“Q&A: Have Human Rights Been Left Behind in Egypt? On Condition of Anonymity, Representatives of Human Rights Organisations Talk about the Current Situation in Egypt”

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/12/20111213115244470203.html

By Mark LeVine, Aljazeers, posted December 29

The author teaches history at the University of California, Irvine

 

“Prospects for Peace on Earth”

http://warisacrime.org/content/prospects-peace-earth

By David Swanson, War Is a Crime.org, posted December 22

 

“David Montgomery, Grand Master Workman”

http://www.thenation.com/article/165235/david-montgomery-grand-master-workman?rel=emailNation

By Dana Frank, The Nation, posted December 19

The author teaches history at the University of California, Santa Cruz

 

“Iraq: No Comfort in Being Right”

http://original.antiwar.com/vlahos/2011/12/12/iraq-no-comfort-in-being-right/

By Kelly B. Vlahos, antiwar.com, posted December 12

Retrospective analysis of the Iraq occupation

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