Posts Tagged ‘Howard Zinn’

‘One Long Struggle for Justice’

April 22, 2010

An interview with historian Howard Zinn

By Howard Zinn and Bill Bigelow, ZNet, April 21, 2010
Source: Rethinking Schools

In 2008 Rethinking Schools and the Washington, D.C.-based education nonprofit Teaching for Change joined together to form the Zinn Education Project, dedicated to promoting the teaching of a people’s history in middle and high schools throughout the United States. The Zinn Education Project recently launched a new website,, that features over 75 downloadable teaching articles, drawn mostly from the archives of Rethinking Schools magazine, and hundreds of teaching resource recommendations: books, curricula, and audiovisual materials.

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Howard Zinn, historian who challenged status quo, dies at 87

January 28, 2010

By Mark Feeney and Bryan Marquard, The Boston Globe, Jan 27, 2010

Howard Zinn, the Boston University historian and political activist who was an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam and whose books, such as “A People’s History of the United States,” inspired young and old to rethink the way textbooks present the American experience, died today in Santa Monica, Calif, where he was traveling. He was 87.

His daughter, Myla Kabat-Zinn of Lexington, said he suffered a heart attack.

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Who’s afraid of the big, bad Zinn?

December 16, 2009
The right-wingers who attacked Howard Zinn’s The People Speak can’t dispute that the speeches, letters, petitions and songs performed in the film are real. If they are, then why shouldn’t people–including young people–hear them?

By Brian Jones, Socialist Worker, December 16, 2009

WHEN I first read Patrick Courrielche’s rant against the film The People Speak, I have to admit I felt a pinch of pride. After all, if you’re going to be slandered, what better company to be in than Howard Zinn’s?

Courrielche’s article for Big Hollywood–a conservative Web site obsessively devoted to decrying the left-wing conspiracy in the entertainment industry–was about The People Speak, a documentary inspired by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s anthology Voices of a People’s History of the United States. Courrielche accused the film of everything from perpetrating a distorted, one-sided “version” of American history to presenting inappropriate material to three-year-olds. Published before The People Speak aired last Sunday night, the article seemed designed to stir up a right-wing campaign against the network that dared to broadcast it–the History Channel.

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The Return of Howard Zinn, and Company

October 30, 2009
A packed house hears a left-wing critique of Obama


by Seth Rolbein, BU Today, Oct 29, 2009

BOSTON UNIVERSITY – With the Tsai Performance Center filled to its 500-seat capacity, many in the audience remembered when that hall was named Hayden, the University was in turmoil, and Howard Zinn was both lightning rod and radical catalyst.

Much has changed. The Howard Zinn Lecture Series, kicking off Alumni Weekend on October 22, now celebrates Boston University’s distinguished professor emeritus of political science. As Virginia Sapiro, dean of Arts & Sciences, welcomed all and introduced three intriguing writers gathered around the man of the night, cordiality rather than conflict ruled.

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Zinn: War And Peace Prizes

October 12, 2009

By Zinn, Howard, ZNet, Oct 11, 2009

Howard Zinn’s ZSpace Page

I was dismayed when I heard Barack Obama was given the Nobel peace prize. A shock, really, to think that a president carrying on two wars would be given a peace prize. Until I recalled that Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Henry Kissinger had all received Nobel peace prizes. The Nobel committee is famous for its superficial estimates, won over by rhetoric and by empty gestures, and ignoring blatant violations of world peace.

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