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If you are interested in helping develop resources for this web page on Iraq and broader peace issues that historians and others can use for educational purposes, please contact HAW at haw@historiansagainstwar.org. In the meantime as we develop this page, please also consult the resources listed in the links section of this website.

HAW Pamphlets

International Human Rights Law: Violations by Israel and the Problem of Enforcement, by Alice Lynd with the assistance of Staughton Lynd. A publication of the Palestine-Israel Working Group of Historians Against the War (August 2014).

Bush CheneyThe Bush - Cheney Years, A Historians Against the War Roundtable at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting, January 3, 2009, New York, NY, with contributions by Alice Kessler - Harris (Columbia University), David Montgomery (Yale University), Vijay Prashad (Trinity College), Ellen Schrecker (Yeshiva University), Barbara Weinstein (New York University). Download PDF (2MB) or order single copies at $3 each, including postage, or $2 each for five or more; write van.gosse@fandm.edu with your address and pay via Paypal.

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Stuart Schaar and Marvin E. Gettleman, Annotated Bibliography of English-Language Sources and Studies on The Middle East and Muslim South West Asia, HAW Pamphlet 1 (revised edition, Spring 2007). Available in HTML (better for online viewing) and Word and PDF (better for printing).

Alan Dawley, Why Peace Movements Are Important (3-13-06) (PDF of updated version, May 8, 2006; formatted for printing)

Carl Mirra, ed., Join Us? Testimonies of Iraq War Veterans and their Families, Oral History Working Group, HAW Pamphlet #5, 2006 (PDF, 437 KB). Also for sale as a 24-page pamphlet on newsprint, from HAW, Box 442154, Somerville, MA 02144. The following prices include postage: 1-4 copies $1.00 each, 5-24 copies 80 cents each, 25 or more copies 60 cents each.

Conducting Oral History with Iraq War Veterans and their Families: A Brief Guide (Prepared by the HAW Oral History Working Group, April 2006) (PDF, 276 KB)

HAW flyer Let History Judge. Asked how history would judge the war in Iraq, President Bush replied, “We won’t know. We’ll all be dead.” But the world already knows what Bush does not—the war in Iraq is a disaster. (PDF, 214 KB), HAW Pamphlet #4.

Margaret Power, ed., Torture, American Style, HAW Pamphlet #3 (November 2004; Reprinted with new Foreword, May 2006). Also for sale as a 24-page pamphlet on newsprint, from HAW, Box 442154, Somerville, MA 02144. The following prices include postage: 1-4 copies $1.00 each, 5-24 copies 80 cents each, 25 or more copies 60 cents each.

Staughton Lynd, ed., WE WON’T GO: Narratives of Resistance to World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the 1990–91 US–Iraq War, and the 2003– US–Iraq War, HAW Pamphlet 2 (May 2004). Available in HTML (better for online viewing) and Word and PDF (better for printing).

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Audio CDs

Three audio CDs from the conference Empire, Resistance, and the War in Iraq are available for $5 each:

  • Disc #1:  Friday evening keynote speech by Howard Zinn, plus question-and-answer period
  • Disc #2:  Panel on “The U.S. in the Middle East” (panelists Magnus Bernhardsson, Sara Dougherty, John Foran, Rahul Mahajan, and Nada Shabout)
  • Disc #3:  Saturday evening plenary:  speeches by Irene Gendzier and Rashid Khalidi

Several papers from the conference are also available online (on the conference schedule page).

Film and Resource Lists

Deadly Mistakes? program presents historical background of today's international crises (September 2009).

John J. Fitzgerald, War Made Easy Film Review (25 September 2007).

Since 1964, historians have learned that there was more to the Tonkin Gulf Incidents of 1964 than the administration was telling the American people.
Here are some of the documents that show the administration was not being frank, honest and fair with the information that it was releasing to the American people. Contact: John J. Fitzgerald for further information.

Jerry Steele, Educational Materials on the Iraq War and other war-related / social issues (August 2007)

Film List for Spring 2007 Teach-Ins

John J. Fitzgerald, Some Books on the Iraq War and Related Topics (Oct 2006)

K-12 Teaching Resources

Teaching the Vietnam War, by John J. Fitzgerald (2007)

Teaching the Iraq War, by John J. Fitzgerald (2007)

Web resources

Bombs and Budgets Curriculum
Bombs and Budgets:Tools for Reclaiming Communities from Militarism, created by War Resisters League and South Asia Solidarity Initiative, is a popular education-style curriculum that explores how organizing against federal military spending relates to and can forward local campaigns for economic justice, as well as how the past decade of war has affected Afghans and what they are doing in response.

Teaching About the War
Rethinking Schools' special collection of articles and resources for classroom teachers, including materials that focus specifically on Iraq and the unfolding situation between Iraq and the United States, as well as articles that address the more general issues of armed conflict and society's priorities.

Teaching Tolerance
The Southern Poverty Law Center's "Teaching Tolerance" curriculum.

Chronology of Islamic History & Literature
By Keith Carson, Adjunct Professor, History & Humanities, Atlantic Cape Community College (pdf format)

Media Education Foundation
An excellent collection of films designed for classroom and community use. They also offer study guides for a number of their productions.