Monthly Archives: April 2006

Racist University of Illinois to Capitulate to Glorious N.C.A.A.: Eliminate Chief Illiniwek Disgrace

The University of Illinois since 1926 has had a mascot named "Chief Illiniwek." This racist, mocking symbol of "redmen" was paraded at half-time during football and basketball games. A white-male student would run around barefoot–let's go native and mock those … Continue reading

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Support the Troops: Stop the Iraq War Related Suicides in the Army and Marines

The number of suicides in the U.S. army of occupation was 87 for 2005 although we do not know the precise number that was specifically war related. I originally posted a number of 83 which is unfortunately too low. This … Continue reading

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A Colleague Approves of Soldier Field’s Removal as National Historic Landmark

Professor Angelo Bonadonna, who taught me how to blog and whose server supports this endeavor, has posted an entry on this matter that is instructive and relevant to broader issues of war and peace. It is actually a response to a … Continue reading

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Welcome Central Command: The Command that Manages and Wages the Iraq War/Vietnam War Quagmire

It is always interesting when I get visitors from the United States military. I get several daily and post the most interesting ones. Don't ask me why but I did remove all the links and even the telephone number. I … Continue reading

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Army Suicides Increase: Another Reason to End War of Aggression in Mesopotamia (Iraq)

The number of suicides among Army personnel was 83 in 2005.  The number of suicides among Army personnel was 67 in 2004.   The number of suicides among Army personnel was 60 in 2003. The current total includes regular Army, National Guard … Continue reading

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Wikipedia and Me: An Ongoing Struggle

Caution: Wikipedia is an error-ridden, inaccurate and unprofessional source. I explicitly inform my students that Wikipedia cannot be used in research papers and penalise them if they use it. Under "Supreme Court demographics" they have this egregious and intemperate warning on a … Continue reading

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New York Times Breaks Taboo in Supporting Mearsheimer-Walt Condemnation of Israel and its Ruthless Stranglehold on American Foreign Relations

April 19, 2006 Op-Ed Contributor  A Lobby, Not a Conspiracy By TONY JUDT IN its March 23rd issue the London Review of Books, a respected British journal, published an essay titled "The Israel Lobby." The authors are two distinguished American … Continue reading

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Kirstein Quoted and Suspension Mentioned in Revolution Magazine Review of David Horowitz, The Professors

http://rwor.org/a/044/brownshirts-on-campus-horowitz.htm See quotation prior to footnote 1 and then the reference to my quotation. While the terms "brownshirts" and "Christian fascists," are somewhat reflective of the acerbic discourse in politics today, yes I am no shrinking violet, the book review contains … Continue reading

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“Revolution” magazine publishes Kirstein, Dr Howard Zinn and other Horowitz’s 101 Professors’ Responses

http://rwor.org/a/044/horowitz-article-comments.htm The left is obviously interested in the implications of David Horowitz, The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America due to its sustained critique of progressive faculty. However, my experience has been that conservative organizations such as F.I.R.E. are equally … Continue reading

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Retired Generals Shame America in Seeking Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld’s Resignation

The retired generals, all white and all male, who are calling for Secretary Rumsfeld’s resignation as Secretary of Defence have brought dishonour to their country. They have participated in mass murder in Iraq; three were in uniform in Iraq and signed on … Continue reading

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Iran, Nuclear Testing and Uranium Enrichment at Natanz

Natanz is a city south of Tehran, the nation’s capital, and is where nuclear enrichment activities are taking place. While the Chicago Tribune, as usual is riddled in errors in its international reporting, stated 1000 centrifuges were at Natanz, the … Continue reading

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Iran, the Bomb and Enrichment Explained

Enriching uranium refers to a technological process in which U-235 is increased in proportion to U-238. U-235 is an isotope of uranium that can undergo fission. Fission is when a neutron smashes into the nucleus of a uranium atom and … Continue reading

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William Sloan Coffin: Antiwar Reverend Dies; Professor Zinn Quoted

William Sloane Coffin, Peace Advocate, Dies at 81 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: April 12, 2006 Filed at 7:30 p.m. ET MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Rev. William Sloane Coffin, a former Yale University chaplain known for his peace activism … Continue reading

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April 29th Massive Antiwar March Planned by Jesse Jackson et al.

A Letter from Rev. Jesse Jackson, Kim A. Gandy, Leslie Cagan, Brent Blackwelder, Gene Bruskin, Connie Hogarth, Curtis Muhammad, Angela Kelly and Michael McPhearson … April 2006 Dear Friend, On April 29th many tens of thousands of people will march … Continue reading

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Cindy Sheehan, the Nation’s Leading Peace Advocate, Sent Me this E-mail on Sunday, April 9, 2006

From a Seymour Hersch article that was posted at www.truthout.org  In recent weeks, the President has quietly initiated a series of talks on plans for Iran with a few key senators and members of Congress, including at least one Democrat. … Continue reading

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Professor Kirstein to Speak on Iraq War at Amnesty International Event

I will speaking at an event sponsored by Amnesty International on the Iraq War in Chicago on April 19, 2006. Amnesty International is one of world's leading human rights organizations and monitors U.S. terrorism with its tortures, renditions and killing … Continue reading

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Additional Responses to Professor Juan Cole’s Analysis of my article: “Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal.”

On Professor Cole’s blog, Informed Comment, he wrote: (You can access it by scrolling down to April 3 or hit the Ctrl and F key and type “Kirstein”). “Nor is it like Vietnam in the sense that its falling apart … Continue reading

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Professor Juan Cole’s Complete Assessment of my H.N.N. Article: “Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal.”

This is Professor Juan Cole’s, one of the world’s greatest authorities on the Middle East, complete assessment of my article. “Peter N. Kirstein argues for a complete and total and immediate US withdrawal from Iraq. That would be fine with … Continue reading

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Juan Cole, University of Michigan Middle East Expert, Comments on Kirstein H.N.N. Article on His Blog

Professor Juan Cole, the nation’s leading authority on the Middle East, and along with myself one of the Horowitz 101, was kind enough to link my H.N.N. article on his blog, Informed Comment, under April 3, 2006. I admire this … Continue reading

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George Mason University’s H.N.N. Publishes Kirstein’s Iraq War Presentation at March 29, 2006 Debate With David Horowitz

History News Network has published an article I wrote entitled "Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal." However it is an abridged version of the one presented at a debate on the war with David Horowitz. The following is from the original … Continue reading

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David Horowitz-Peter Kirstein Debate Aftermath

This was carried on p. 3 with photos in the Daily Southtown a regional paper but frequently one that scoops the Tribune or Sun-Times. March 30, 2006 By William Lee Staff writer ——————————————————————————– At least it began cordially. Not long … Continue reading

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