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From The Progressive
Matthew Rothschild
December 27, 2010

I picked up my Sunday Times yesterday morning and saw that the magazine section was doing its annual obituary section, “The Lives They Lived.”

I expected to find Howard Zinn in there, one of the most towering leftwing intellectuals in America of the last 50 years.

But he was nowhere in sight.

The editors did manage to find room to salute Prescott Sheldon Bush Jr, brother of George the First.

They did manage to find room to salute Dodge Morgan, who went around the world in 150 days.

And they lavished six pages on George Steinbrenner!

But not a word on Howard Zinn.

Read more at:

“Bradley Manning, who allegedly leaked hundreds of thousands of secret government documents to Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks, turns 23 in jail Friday. The Daily Beast’s Denver Nicks, in an exclusive interview with Manning’s attorney, reports on his solitary confinement, what he’s reading (from George W. Bush to Howard Zinn), and his legal strategy.”

Bradley Manning’s Life Behind Bars
by Denver Nicks
December 17, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Levi’s Workshop
18 Wooster Street
New York NY 10013
Between Grand and Canal Streets in Soho

Free and open to the public.

RSVP strongly recommended, online at the Workshop:

Please join The People Speak for a special live performance and slideshow of historical photographs from the Library of Congress digital collections. The evening will feature special guests bringing to life voices – famous and forgotten – from the many movements for civil rights throughout U.S. history.

Special guests include Eisa Davis (Passing Strange), Michael Ealy (For Colored Girls, The Good Wife), Greta Gerwig (Greenberg), singer songwriter Allison Moorer, and Michael Stipe of REM!

Come hear the actual words – in letters, poems, speeches, songs, and manifestos – of rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past and present, in an innovative workshop, gallery and photo studio.

Haymarket Books is offering a wonderful “People’s History Special” that includes three items at a steep discount:

The new art book Celebrate People’s History: The Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution,

the 600+ page book Voices of a People’s History edited by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove,

and The People Speak Extended Edition DVD.

The list price for these three items is $67.00 and the Haymarket Special is $49.00. More information and the discount code can be found at:

The non-profit organization Voices of a People’s History, co-founded by Howard Zinn, is part of The People Speak affiliate program, which provides a portion of the proceeds of any sale through its website back to the non-profit.

Any purchase of the The People Speak Extended Edition DVD (with bonus features including interviews with Howard Zinn and actors featured in the film) through this link:

(and only through that link) benefits Voices and its ongoing educational and performing arts work.

The same holds true for the t-shirts on the site, again, only through this link:

There is also The People Speak soundtrack CD, tote bags and other t-shirts, and Community Screening Kit.

Any organization or intrepid individual can apply to become an affiliate of The People Speak and raise money. It’s simple and The People Speak does all the ordering, fulfillment and shipping.

You make 25% of any DVD purchase and 1% of any additional merch purchased through your links.

Details on how to sign up are here:

In 1985, Dr. Howard Zinn testified for the defense in the criminal trial of seven citizens who hammered equipment and poured blood on blueprints for the Cruise Missile and Missile X factory in Wilmington, MA. The video shows Dr. Zinn’s compelling testimony in which he makes the case for non-violent civil disobedience as instrumental in changing American history and advancing democracy.