Monthly Archives: February 2007

History News Network to Publish Professor Kirstein Article

This Monday, History News Network will publish an article, “Congress v. the President in Iraq and Vietnam,” comparing Congressional efforts to constrain presidential war-making power during the Vietnam genocide and the Iraq War. H.N.N. is sponsored by George Mason University … Continue reading

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Professor Kirstein to be Interviewed for Documentary March 2 that will appear on Iran Television

I am going to be interviewed for Iran Television on Friday, March 2. This is the network, identified as Channel 4. English language version.

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The American Historical Association Debates the Iraq War.

A little “treason” from intellectuals (‘La trahison des clercs’ ) can go along way toward justice, responsibility and challenging mass murder and state terrorism. As the A.H.A. gears up for this significant historic vote on the resolution on the Iraq … Continue reading

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Kirstein Signs Antiwar American Historical Association Resolution Published in the New York Review of Books

The American Historical Association will be voting on a resolution that condemns the Bush administration’s war and other efforts to restrict free inquiry within the academy and beyond. The New York Review of Books has published the resolution which includes … Continue reading

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More Military Industrial Complex Visitors to Blog

1) Air Mobility Command Comp/Systems Squadron, Scott AFB, Illinois 2) Directorate of Automation Services, Ft Belvoir, Virginia 3) HQ, 5th Signal Command 4) McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey 5) Naval Computer and Telecommunications Center, Naples, Italy 6) Randolph Air … Continue reading

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Text: House Resolution Disapproving Mr Bush’s Escalation of Involvement in Iraq Civil War

This resolution was approved on Friday, February 16, 2007 by a vote of 246 to 182. Seventeen Republicans supported the non-binding resolution. Not since the Vietnam War, with the War Powers Act, has a house of Congress successfully received a … Continue reading

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Racist Chief Illiniwek, University of Illinois Hate Speech Mascot, Will Appear No More at Sporting Events.

Good to the last drop. This mascot, this travesty, is now posted on the University of Illinois website. Note the cute little blue and orange war paint–school colours–on this white guy’s face. I suppose racism is now going to morph … Continue reading

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Active Duty Army Major, Iraq War Participant and Professor Kirstein Exchange Opinions

The army major has requested that his name not be used. I have complied with that. I have removed his e-mail address and signature. I initiated some editing for purposes of proofreading and excising extraneous and irrelevant items. I made … Continue reading

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The Empire Comes Knocking: Ten Military Entities Visit Blog

True confessions. I receive a significant number of “visitors” from the national-security establishment to put it delicately. This includes of course the military. Each day numerous components of the far-flung U.S. military empire access my blog–even on Sundays and holidays. … Continue reading

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Vladimir Putin Gives Most Important Speech Since Winston Churchill’s Provocative 1946 “Iron Curtain Address” at Westminster College (Mo.).

Russian Federation President Vladimir V. Putin delivered a speech at the Forty-third Munich Conference on Secuirty Policy that denounced American imperialism. Its grace, its courage, its comprehensive and brilliant summary of the destabilising impact of U.S. foreign policy on international … Continue reading

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Washington Post Links Professor Kirstein Blog to Article on Air Force Academy

The Washington Post has linked my blog to a story they published on the Air Force Academy. This is the post they initially linked: When you go to article just click on Full List of Blogs (21 links). This is … Continue reading

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Air Force Academy Rocked by Scandal: Cadets who cheat, are into porno, are drunk and academically not prepared for college

In recent years the Air Force Academy has been plagued by sexual harassment scandals and alleged religious proselytising although the latter I felt was trumped up and used for political agendas. Abuse of women cadets, however, was a major scandal … Continue reading

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Lt Watada Court-martial Temporarily Postponed: Declared a mistrial!

I appeared at an antiwar teach-in with Ms Carolyn Ho, mother of the lieutenant, and presented these remarks denouncing the war and the draconian military “justice” system. The court-martial was declared a mistrial over the objections of defence counsel. Lt. … Continue reading

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Facts on Army Lt Ehren Watada Case.

Photo Steve Ringman, Seattle Times There are seven jurors, all of whom are officers that hardly indicates an unbiased jury selection process. It is reminiscent when all white juries would pass judgment on African-American defendants during the Jim Crow era. … Continue reading

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Lt Watada: War Hero and Political Prisoner’s Court-martial Begins Today

Lt Ehren Watada court-martial begins today. Sean Penn offers support today at Seattle “lynching” of war hero Lieutenant Watada. photo courtesy of Seattle Times By Hal Bernton and Nancy Bartley Seattle Times staff reporters Protesters and supporters wait across the … Continue reading

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Howard Zinn Calls for “Overthrow” of Government and “Impeachment” of Mr Bush.

Dr Zinn writes in The Progressive, February 2007 Courage is in short supply in Washington, D.C. The realities of the Iraq War cry out for the overthrow of a government that is criminally responsible for death, mutilation, torture, humiliation, chaos. … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman, New York Times Columnist, on the Late Molly Ivins’s Antiwar Prescience.

OP-ED COLUMNIST “Missing Molly Ivins” By PAUL KRUGMAN Published: February 2, 2007 Molly Ivins, the Texas columnist, died of breast cancer on Wednesday. I first met her more than three years ago, when our book tours crossed. She was, as … Continue reading

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Progressive Columnist Molly Ivins is Dead

Photo Courtesy of The Texas Observer Obit:

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