Legendary historian Howard Zinn is author of one of the most popular books on American History, A People’s History of the United States. In his youth, Zinn was a bombardier in World War II and participated in the Napalm bombing in France. He went on to dedicate his life to opposing wars of all kind. He was an active fighter in Civil Rights Movement and served as an advisor to the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. In the late 1960s, he traveled to Vietnam with Father Dan Berrigan during intensive US attacks and negotiated the release of US POWs. In fact, Howard Zinn was a part of most struggles for social justice in this country during his lifetime. A new film that chronicles his life is titled, “You can’t be Neutral on a Moving Train” which is the title of his autobiography.
Interviewed by Amy Goodman
Originally broadcast April 27, 2005
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