Shows featuring Howard Zinn

  • "Be Honest About the History of Our Country": Remembering the People’s Historian Howard Zinn at 90 Howard_zinn-anniversary-2
    The late historian, writer and activist Howard Zinn would have turned 90 years old today. Zinn died of a heart attack at the age of 87 on January 27, 2010. After serving as a bombardier in World War II, Zinn went on to become a lifelong dissident and peace activist. He was active in the civil rights movement and many of the...
    August 24, 2012 | Story
  • Vietnam War Architect Robert McNamara Dies at 93: A Look at His Legacy with Howard Zinn, Marilyn Young & Jonathan Schell 20090707_mcnamara
    Former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara has died at the age of ninety-three. McNamara was one of the key architects of the Vietnam War, which killed at least three million Vietnamese, around one million Cambodians and Laotians, and 58,000 American soldiers. We take a look at McNamara’s legacy with two preeminent historians: Howard Zinn and Marilyn Young. We also speak with Jonathan...
    July 07, 2009 | Story
  • Howard Zinn: "I Wish Obama Would Listen to MLK " Zinnweb
     
    Legendary historian Howard Zinn joins us to talk about war, torture and the teaching of history. Zinn says Obama had Obama heeded the lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., he wouldn’t be escalating US attacks abroad and increasing the size of the US military budget. We also play excerpts of the forthcoming documentary, The People Speak, featuring dramatic readings based on...
    May 13, 2009 | Story
  • Howard Zinn on "War and Social Justice" Howardzinn
    Howard Zinn is one of this country’s most celebrated historians. His classic work A People’s History of the United States changed the way we look at history in America. First published a quarter of a century ago, the book has sold over a million copies and is a phenomenon in the world of publishing — selling more copies each successive year. After serving as a bombardier in World War II,...
    January 02, 2009 | Story
  • Howard Zinn’s "Rebel Voices" Opens in New York Zinn2
    The new play "Rebel Voices" is based on the book "Voices of a People’s History of the United States" by historian Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove. It features dramatic readings of speeches, letters, poems, songs and petitions of people like Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X, as well as contemporary voices such as Iraq war resister Camilo Mejía. [includes...
    November 09, 2007 | Story
  • Is Another World Possible? Power and Protest From the Streets of New York to Porto Alegre, Brazil
    In New York, thousands protest the World Economic Forum. In Porto Alegre, thousands convene their own World Social Forum. Democracy Now! broadcast a two-hour special on Saturday, February 2. Democracy Now! was live at the Waldorf Astoria. Inside, 3,000 of the world’s business and corporate elite discussed the global economy. Outside, protestors demanded economic models that promote social...
    February 02, 2002 | Story
  • SOUTH AFRICAN WORKERS PROTEST AGAINST PRIVATIZATION
    In what is believed to be the biggest protest since the end of white rule in 1994, millions of South African workers last week participated in a two-day general strike against the privatization of public services. The strike, called by the Congress of South African Trade Unions, or COSATU, has shaken the ruling so-called tripartite alliance between the dominant African National Congress (ANC),...
    September 03, 2001 | Story
  • A People’s History of the United States
    What are the political implications of cyberspace? What role is the United States playing in Russia’s current crises? After its rise and fall, is the labor movement on the rise once again? What are the origins of corporate power? Who will control the past—and the future? As the new millennium approaches and we see TV special after TV special looking back on the past few centuries, we turn...
    May 18, 1999 | Story
  • Historian Howard Zinn Discusses Mergers, Lying Presidents, Activism and Noam Chomsky
    Last week’s announcement of the proposed merger of two oil giants, Exxon and Mobil, would create not only the largest oil company in the world, but also the world’s single largest corporation. This merger would also reunite two of the seven companies that made up the Standard Oil monopoly of John D. Rockefeller, a monopoly that was broken up in 1911 in what was perhaps the most...
    December 07, 1998 | Story
  • Historian Zinn Addresses Nation’s Censored Reports
    No other historian has attacked the distortions and myths about the history of the United States as forcefully as Howard Zinn. His book, A People’s History of the United States, tells history not from the perspective of the victors, but rather through the voices of the victims. A People’s History has become standard text in the struggle for justice in this country. Zinn has said...
    May 13, 1998 | Story