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”


By John Grant, CounterPunch.org, posted January 3


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


By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, posted January 3


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


By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted January 3

The author teaches history at the University of Michigan


“Iraq: Remembering Those Responsible”


By Stephen Zunes, TruthOut.org, posted January 1


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


Editorial in The Guardian, posted December 29


“Korea and the US Policy of Perpetual War”


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”


By Mark LeVine, Aljazeers, posted December 29

The author teaches history at the University of California, Irvine


“Prospects for Peace on Earth”


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


“David Montgomery, Grand Master Workman”


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”


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

Retrospective analysis of the Iraq occupation

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