Monday, September 28, 2015
Thursday, September 10, 2015
[haw-info] On Iran Agreement: No Time for Silence
On the Iran Agreement: No Time for Silence!
A remarkable grassroots mobilization over the past two months has blunted partisan efforts to block the nuclear agreement with Iran. (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action JCPOA) With 42 Democratic Senators now expressing support, it appears that the Obama Administration will have sufficient votes to move forward with the plan.
As early as Friday, there will be a vote in the House of Representatives and in the Senate on a motion to disapprove the agreement. This will be an important a test of strength. AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) and associated lobbyists have spent millions of dollars to defeat this diplomatic achievement. And already, opponents of the agreement are formulating alternative legislation designed to undermine implementation of the accord. For this and other reasons, the size of Friday's vote matters.
Even if you have already done so, this is an important moment to let your Senators and Representative know that you support the nuclear agreement with Iran. The list below provides updated information on the position they have publicly taken
If the elected official is already a supporter, it will be helpful to say "Thank you." If a fence sitter or an opponent, they need to hear that you welcome this diplomatic break-through.
Congressional Switchboard: 202-224-3121
Carolyn Rusti Eisenberg and Margaret Power on behalf of the Historians Against War Steering Committee
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
[haw-info] New Resolution on Israeli Violations of Academic Freedom Goes to the American Historical Association
Dear members and supporters of HAW,
Historians Against the War has opened a new campaign to ask the American Historical Association (AHA) to censure Israel's violations of academic freedom in the Occupied Palestinian Territories at its 2016 Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Our resolution, signed by sixty historians, including some of the most respected figures in our profession, has just been published in the AHA's Perspectives magazine. We have also published a comprehensive brochure documenting these violations. All is available at this link. If you are an AHA member, we urge you to sign on between now and the November 1 deadline for submitting the resolution.