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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Re: [haw-info] HAW at end of '08, just before the AHA

glad to send some bucks and hope others can do same. HAW has
accomplished mightily on slim means.
Happy approaching new year to everybody.
We seem to have more political oxygen now. Let's use it. Even among
the notable dullards (aka average historians).

At 11:58 AM 12/31/2008, Jim O'Brien wrote:
>To Historians Against the War members and friends:
>We haven't sent out a fund appeal for quite a while, but the truth
>is that our treasury is about bare. Our national conference in
>Atlanta last April was a big success in terms of substance and
>atmosphere, but not financially. Despite careful spending, most of
>our previous surplus is now gone. We'll send out an appeal after a
>new Steering Committee is elected in January, but since many people
>make their contributions around the holiday time, this is a belated
>request for anyone who feels so moved to send something to HAW. The
>easiest way is via PayPal, at
>Another way is to send a check made out to Historians Against the
>War to the treasurer, Van Gosse, 314 West Orange St., Lancaster, PA
>17603. Thanks for any help. In the interest of
>truth-in-soliciting, donations to HAW are not tax-deductible.
>For those coming to the AHA convention in New York, here is a
>reminder of the HAW events scheduled for Saturday, January 3. One
>of the events is new: the book signing by Carl Mirra, a HAW
>Steering Committee member.
>11:30 - 2:30 Literature table (shared with Radical History Review)
>in the area of the New York Hilton reserved for nonprofit groups,
>probably near the convention registration area
>1:30 Book signing for Carl Mirra's book Soldiers and Citizens: An
>Oral History of Operation Iraqi Freedom from the Battlefield to the
>Pentagon, Palgrave Booth #267 in the Book Exhibit Hall.
>2:30 - 4:30 Roundtable: "The Bush-Cheney Years": In the Empire
>Ballroom East of the Sheraton New York, 7th Ave. and 53rd
>St. Speakers are Alice Kessler-Harris, David Montgomery, Vijay
>Prashad, Ellen Schrecker, and Barbara Weinstein.
>4:30 - 5:30 Open meeting and discussion for HAW members and
>friends, in the same room as the roundtable: "One Faltering Economy
>and Two Wars: What Can Historians Contribute?
>6:00 - 8:00 Reception co-sponsored by the Peace History Society and
>HAW, in the Sutton Center, second floor of the Hilton
>All the best for the new year,
>Jim O'Brien
>for HAW
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