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In 2017, Historians Against the War (HAW) broadened its mission and adopted the new name of Historians for Peace and Democracy (H-PAD). The site you are currently viewing has not been updated since June 2017. To access the new H-PAD website, go to https://www.historiansforpeace.org/.

Background: Historians Against the War (HAW) was formed at the January 2003 American Historical Association meeting in response to the Bush administration's threats against Iraq. Over 2200 historians signed a hastily circulated petition against the impending invasion. In September of that year, six months after the invasion, HAW decided to become an ongoing organization calling for an end to the occupation and a restoration of civil liberties in the U.S. itself. Since that time, HAW collected more than 2600 signatures on its revised statement; stimulated dozens of campus teach-ins; held three national conferences (2006 in Austin, 2008 in Atlanta, and 2013 in Baltimore); and gained passage by the American Historical Association of the first anti-war resolution in the AHA's history. In the spring of 2009, HAW voted to broaden the organization's self-definition by adopting a new mission statement.

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Marvin Gettleman

Marvin E. Gettleman
September 12, 1933- January 7, 2017


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