THE THIRD NORTH AMERICAN SECESSIONIST CONVENTION
November 14-16, 2008 in Manchester, New Hampshire
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MARCH 31â€”The Middlebury Institute has announced that the Third North American Secessionist Convention will be held in Manchester, New Hampshire, on November 14-16, 2008.
Delegates are expected from a majority of the three-dozen current secessionist organizations in the United States andÂ Canada. As in the two previous conventionsâ€”in Burlington, Vermont, in 2006, and Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 2007â€”delegations will give reports on the activities in their areas in the previous year andÂ trade information on strategizing, organizing, and politicking.
In previous years, participants have uniformly expressed enthusiasm for the conventions as showcases for the secessionist movement and workshops for the down-home business of spreading the secessionist message.Â Both meetings issued declarations of purpose and policy, available on the website, MiddleburyInstitute.org.
One highlight of the meeting will be a presentation of the idea of an independent Atlantic federation of Canadian maritime provinces and northern New England states. TheÂ proposal has been around for a number of years, but recently there has been renewed interest, especially in Canada, and this venue will provide a way to introduce it in this country in an impactful way.
In addition to delegates mandated by individual secessionist groups, individuals with a general interest in secession and separatism, or who might be considering organizing such a group, are invited to attend.Â All who intend to attend must contact the Director@MiddleburyInstitute.org, and of course the sooner the better.
As in the past, the Middlebury Institute is willing to underwrite the travel costs for some of the mandated representatives, especially from the West, who are genuinely unable to pay their own way.
Details of the convention follow:
Reservations: 603-206-4109, or 1-800-333-333.Â A block of rooms at a special rate of $119 a night (single, double, or triple) is being held by the hotel, and individuals should indicate they are with the Third North American Secessionist Convention.Â Online reservations should use the following PAC CODE: SEC08 at http://www.radisson.com/manchesternh.Â Reservations must be made by October 24 at 12 p.m. to get this rate.
Friday, November 14
Saturday, November 15â€”
Manchester has a major airport.Â The hotel provides transport from it and back.