Announcements from HAW
1. As an addendum to an earlier message from the HAW Steering Committee, which gave information on making contact with Iraq Veterans Against the War chapters and other antiwar groups, for possible involvement in Fall teach-ins or other events, here is a link to a list of chapter contacts for Veterans for Peace: http://veteransforpeace.org/about_chapters.vp.html.
2. Frank Brodhead, a history PhD and freelance author/activist, has begun a weekly series of mailings under the auspices of the antiwar coalition United for Peace and Justice, called Afghanistan War Weekly. Each issue summarizes, with links, numerous newspaper and magazine articles about the Afghanistan war. Anyone wanting to be on the e-mailing list can simply write to him at FBrodhead@aol.com.
3. In addition to the previously mentioned panel at the 2011 AHA convention on the “Long War” (featuring Herbert Bix, Andrew Bacevich, Carl Mirra, and Staughton Lynd) another panel at the same convention will treat “The Public Uses of History and the Global War on Terror” with panelists Juan Cole, Greg Grandin, and Carolyn (Rusti) Eisenberg. The convention will be in Boston, January 6-9.
Recent Articles of Interest
“McChrystal’s Strategy Shift: Reaffirming Afghanistan’s Al Capone”
By Gareth Porter, CounterPunch, posted May 25
The author is an investigative historian and journalist with Inter-Press Service
“’Overcoming the Bush Legacy’: New Language Is Not Enough”
By Ramzy Baroud, Z-Net, posted May 24
“”Prompt Global Strike” Has Deep Roots in American History”
By Ira Chernus, History News Network, posted May 24
“Cries from the Past: Torture’s Ugly Echoes”
By H.P. Albarelli Jr. and Jeffrey Kaye, Truthout, posted May 23
“Those Awful Texas Social Studies Standards: But What About Yours?”
By Bill Bigelow,” Z-Net, posted May 23
On conservative biases in other states’ history standards
They Seek Them Here, They Bomb Them There…: Obama’s Drone Blitz”
By Brian Cloughley, CounterPunch, posted May 21
The author is a longtime authority on South Asian military matters
“Obama’s Flailing Wars: A Study in BP-Style ‘Pragmatism’”
By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, posted May 16