To members and friends of Historians for Peace and Democracy (H-PAD),
Here are some notes followed by our occasional set of article links.
1. The Immigration working group of H-PAD is seeking signatures from members of the American Historical Association for a resolution for an end to ties of universities with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Border Patrol. For information (and an on-line signature form) click here. The deadline for adding names is October 30.2. H-PAD and the Radical History Review have jointly planned a set of eleven "affiliate sessions" during the annual AHA convention, January 3-6 in New York City The schedule of these sessions is here; general information on the AHA convention is here.3. Staughton Lynd, a longtime steering committee member of Historians Against the War and now H-PAD, is featured in a recent New York Times story about the inspiration that activist workers in companies like Google and Uber are taking from his book Labor Law for the Rank and Filer (PM Press, revised with Daniel Gross).
Links to Recent Articles of Interest
By Carolyn Eisenberg, Portside.org, posted October 15
On the massive antiwar vigils and marches on October 15, 1969. The author teaches history at Hofstra University and has written the forthcoming book Never Lose: Nixon, Kissinger, and the Myth of National Security.
"Trump's Saigon Evacuation Moment as US Troops Flee and Syrian/Russian Forces Are Invited In by Kurds"
By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted October 14
The author teaches Middle Eastern history at the University of Michigan.
By Stephen Zunes, TruthOut.org, posted October 10
The author is a professor of politics and coordinator of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco.
By Pedro Rios, Washington Post, posted October 1
On a program initiated during the Clinton administration. The author is director of the American Friends Service Committee's U.S.-Mexico Border Program.
By Nan Elizabeth Woodruff, New York Times, posted September 30
On the 1919 Elaine, Arkansas rampage of whites in and out of uniform in which hundreds of African Americans died. The author is a historian who wrote the book American Congo: The African American Freedom Struggle in the Delta (Harvard University Press).
By Jerry Lembcke, History News Network, posted September 29
The author, a professor emeritus of sociology at Holy Cross University and a Vietnam veteran himself, has written several books on the war, including Spitting Image, debunking the myth of antiwar protesters spitting on returning soldiers.
Thanks to an anonymous reader for suggesting articles for the above list. Suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.