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New Material Posted in 11 Projects!
Dozens of new entries.
This has been a busy week at the History Commons. Lots of material has been posted on a variety of subjects. The grant recipients have gotten their sea legs and are pushing material through on a regular basis.
2008-2009 Economic Crisis
Stimulus package, AIG bailout.
In the 2008-2009 Economic Crisis project, contributor 99PercentPure covers continued fallout from the recent stimulus package, the creation of the various Maiden Lane entities for the AIG bailout, and predictions of future job losses. Read more.
Abu Hamza and Richard Clarke.
In the 9/11 project, contributor KJF posts material about accused terrorist Abu Hamza and the White House’s reaction to criticism from former counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke. Read more.
In the Domestic Propaganda project, contributor blackmax continues covering the reactions to the Sotomayor Supreme Court nomination,
including more accusations of racism, a retreat from such invective by some of her opponents, and criticisms of the racial attacks from
Presidents Obama and G.H.W. Bush. Read more.
Bernard Kerik; cost of withdrawal.
In the Iraq Occupation project, blackmax documents the short career of Bernard Kerik as Iraq’s chief police officer in 2003, and documents GAO predictions of the high cost of withdrawing US troops. Read more.
Kosovar Albanian Self-Determination
Rise of Marshal Tito.
In the Kosovar Albanian Self-Determination project, contributor Michael Pollock has taken us up to 1942, with the advent of Marshal Tito
promising freedom for native Albanians. Read more.
Loss of Civil Liberties
Torture justifications; Expanding Executive Power; Inslaw and PROMIS
In the Loss of Civil Liberties project, contributors KJF and blackmax have posted material on several areas, including the Bush Justice
Department authorizations and justifications of torture, the attempts by several presidents to extend the power of the executive branch, and the court battles surrounding Inslaw and PROMIS. Read more.
Neoliberalism and Globalization
UNESCO Global Diversity.
In the Neoliberalism and Globalization project, contributor riverledger covers the UNESCO Cultural Diversity convention and its adoption by
most UN members. Read more.
Mohammed Jawad and Darrel Vandeveld.
In the Prisoner Abuse project, contributor blackmax covers the case of teenaged Guantanamo detainee Mohammed Jawad and prosecutor Darrel Vandeveld, who resigned in protest over Jawad’s treatment. Max is working on much more information for this project. Read more.
US Health Care
Murder of George Tiller.
In the US Health Care project, contributor Karen Wehrstein continues to round out coverage of the murder of abortion provider George Tiller,
and covers the 1966 adoption of universal health care in Canada. Read more.
War in Afghanistan
Tillman’s Death; US Battles Taliban.
In the War in Afghanistan project, contributor VPresley has posted a number of entries on the death of Army Ranger Pat Tillman by friendly
fire, and the Pentagon’s cover-up of the circumstances surrounding his death. Rye has posted several entries about the US’s current actions
against Taliban and drug-running forces. Read more.
History Commons Blogs
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