Obituaries & Tributes

Howard Zinn, 1922-2010

Press obituaries of Howard Zinn:


The Nation / NPR.org:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?
storyId=123063395

See also Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting’s response
to NPR’s radio obituary:

http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=4009

And NPR’s ombudsperson concludes: “Critics are right that
NPR was not respectful of Zinn.”

http://www.npr.org/ombudsman/2010/02/
howard_zinns_obit.html

New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/29/us/29zinn.html

Los Angeles Times:

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/
la-me-howard-zinn28-2010jan28,0,5610858.story

Boston Globe:

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/01/
howard_zinn_his.html

Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/
2010/01/28/AR2010012803525.html

New York Daily News:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/
2010/01/29/2010-01-29_howard_zinn_influential_20th_century
_historian_and_activist_dies_at_87.html

Boston Herald:

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/obituaries/view/
20100127peoples_history_author_howard_zinn_dies_at_87/

CNN.com:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/01/27/howard.zinn/

Guardian (UK):

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jan/28/
howard-zinn-america

Independent (UK):

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/
howard-zinn-historian-whose-criticisms-of-american-social
-policy-made-him-a-hero-of-the-left-1889970.html

The Times (UK):

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/
article7012509.ece

Telegraph (UK):

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/
books-obituaries/7121595/Howard-Zinn.html

La Jornada (Mexico):

http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2010/01/28/index.php?
section=mundo&article=021n2mun

El Universal (Mexico):

http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/notas/654934.html

Al Jazeera:

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2010/01/
2010128153918772499.html

SocialistWorker.org:

http://socialistworker.org/2010/01/28/the-peoples-historian

Socialist Review (UK):

http://www.socialistreview.org.uk/article.php?articlenumber=11188

El País (Spain):

http://www.elpais.com/articulo/Necrologicas/Howard/Zinn/
historiador/elpepinec/20100131elpepinec_2/Tes/

Público (Spain):

http://www.publico.es/internacional/290074/muere/
historiador/activista/politico/estadounidense/howard/zinn

Dawn (Pakistan):

http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/
dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/columnists/
14-jawed-naqvi-a-historian-we-all-needed-42-05

Cuba Debate (Cuba):

http://www.cubadebate.cu/noticias/2010/01/28/
murio-el-historiador-y-activista-howard-zinn-a-los-87-anos/

Le Monde (France):

http://www.lemonde.fr/carnet/article/2010/02/02/
howard-zinn-historien-americain_1300121_3382.html

Le Devoir (France):

http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/actualites-en-societe/282040/
howard-zinn-1922-2010-mort-d-un-geant-de-l-histoire

Ciudad CCS (Venezuela):

http://www.ciudadccs.org.ve/?p=31422

The AHA (American Historical Association) Today:

http://blog.historians.org/news/973/
howard-zinn-paradigmatic-peoples-historian-dies-at-87

BU Today:

http://www.bu.edu/today/world/2010/01/27/howard-zinn-dies

Associated Press:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/28/us/28zinn.html

Variety:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118014378.html

MTV.com:

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/
1630657/20100128/story.jhtml

Tributes to Howard Zinn:


Alice Walker in the Boston Globe:

http://www.boston.com/ae/books/articles/2010/01/31/
alice_walker_says_goodbye_to_her_friend_howard_zinn

Bob Herbert in the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/30/opinion/30herbert.html

Eric Foner in The Nation:

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20100222/foner

Bill Moyers:

http://video.pbs.org/video/1399685713/chapter/3/ (at ~5:50)

http://www.truth-out.org/bill-moyers-money-fights-hard-and-it-fights-dirty64766

Amy Goodman on TruthDig.com:

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/
howard_zinn_the_peoples_historian_20100202/

Democracy Now!

http://www.democracynow.org/2010/1/28/
howard_zinn_1922_2010_a_tribute

http://www.democracynow.org/tags/howard_zinn

David Barsamian on KGNU (Boulder, CO):

http://www.alternativeradio.org/audio_samples/20100201_zinn_tribute_kgnu.mp3

Daniel Ellsberg on AntiWar.com:

http://www.antiwar.com/blog/
2010/01/27/a-memory-of-howard-zinn/

David Zirin in The Nation:

http://www.thenation.com/blogs/notion/522763/
howard_zinn_the_historian_who_made_history

Matthew Rothschild in The Progressive:

http://www.progressive.org/wx012810.html

Laura Flanders on GRITtv:

http://lauraflanders.firedoglake.com/2010/02/05/
week-in-review-from-history-to-action-inspired-by-howard-zinn/

http://lauraflanders.firedoglake.com/2010/02/03/
ben-jealous-history-from-the-bottom-up/

http://blip.tv/file/3145602

Jan Gardner in the Boston Globe:

http://www.boston.com/ae/books/articles/2010/02/21/a_passion_for_playwriting/

Historians Against the War:

http://www.historiansagainstwar.org/zinn/memorials.html

William Blum:

http://www.truthout.org/shunning-howard-zinns-history56741

Anthony Giacchino:

http://www.pbs.org/pov/blog/2010/02/remembering_howard_zinn.php/

Veterans for Peace:

http://www.examiner.com/x-10438-Human-Rights-Examiner~
y2010m1d29-Veterans-for-Peace-Salute-Howard-Zinn

James Carroll in the Boston Globe:

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/
articles/2010/02/01/zinns_life_was_a_testament_to_possibility/

Susan Greene in the Denver Post:

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_14303400

Tom Engelhardt on TomDispatch.com:

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175198/
tomgram%3A_engelhardt%2C
_movie_favorites_from_the_secretary_of_defense/

Geoff Millard at IVAW.org:

http://www.ivaw.org/node/5845

Antonino D'Ambrosio in The Progressive:

http://www.progressive.org/mp/dambrosio012810.html

David Potorti on CommonDreams.org:

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/02/01-5

Raymond Mungo in the Boston Phoenix:

http://thephoenix.com/Boston/news/
96658-howard-zinn-1922-2010/

Victoria Brittain in the Guardian (UK):

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/
jan/28/howard-zinn-america

Rachel Toor in InsideHigherEd.com:

http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2010/02/03/toor

Dave Eggers in the New Yorker:

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/
2010/01/remembering-salinger-dave-eggers.html

Matthew Rothschild in The Progressive:

http://progressive.org/wx040710.html

Danielle Lambert in New York Teacher:

http://www.nysut.org/cps/rde/xchg/nysut/
hs.xsl/newyorkteacher_14522.htm

Bob Weick at Santa Monica College:

http://kpfk.org/eventcal.html?task=view_detail&agid=1094

Talib Kweli, Q-Tip and John Legend:

http://www.sohh.com/2010/01/
talib_kweli_q-tip_john_legend_remember_r.html

Susan Mirsky in Wicked Local: Newton (MA):

http://www.wickedlocal.com/newton/opinion/
opinion_columnists/x562894950/
Mirsky-How-lucky-for-us-all-that-Howard-Zinn-lived-in-Newton

Le Monde Diplomatique (France):

http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/carnet/
2010-01-28-Howard-Zinn-est-mort

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi in MRZine (Monthly Review):

http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/2010/afrasiabi030210.html

Tom H. Hastings in the Baltimore Chronicle:

http://baltimorechronicle.com/2010/020410Hastings.shtml

Brian McKenna on Counterpunch:

http://counterpunch.org/mckenna02262010.html

Alex Green in the Huffington Post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alex-green/remembering-howard-zinn_b_439541.html

Flashpoints (Pacifica Radio):

http://www.flashpoints.net/?p=625

Henry A. Giroux at Truthout.org:

http://www.truthout.org/
howard-zinn-a-public-intellectual-who-mattered56463

William Holtzman in the San Francisco Chronicle and Daily Free Press:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/01/29/EDPN1BPKDG.DTL

http://www.dailyfreepress.com/letter-zinn-s-wit-second-to-none-1.2157329

Jay Craven on Vermont Public Radio:

http://www.vpr.net/episode/47882/

Matt Kenard in the Guardian (UK):

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jan/29/howard-zinn-history-activism

Tribute event at Busboys and Poets (Washington, DC):

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/4756885

Shelley Ettinger at workers.org:

http://www.workers.org/2010/us/howard_zinn_0211/

Viggo Mortensen:

http://www.percevalpress.com/

Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy, Frances Fox Piven, Brian Jones at Left Forum 2010 (video):

http://vimeo.com/10819418

David Brooks in La Jornada (Mexico):

http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2010/03/06/index.php?section=mundo&article=032n1mun

Peter Bohmer on ZNet:

http://www.zcommunications.org/howard-zinn-celbration-of-life-memorial-by-peter-bohmer

Dan Simon in the Brooklyn Rail:

http://www.brooklynrail.org/2010/05/express/goodbye-howard-goodbye

Juan Felipe Herrera in The Progressive:

http://www.progressive.org/jherrera021610.html

Beacon Press (submit your own video):

http://www.beaconbroadside.com/broadside/2010/02/be-a-part-of-a-peoples-tribute-to-howard-zinn-submit-your-own-video.html

Anthony Arnove in MRZine:

http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/2010/arnove110210.html

Marian Wright Edelman at change.org:

http://uspoverty.change.org/blog/view/remembering_howard_zinn

Ralph Nader:

http://www.nader.org/index.php?/archives/2170-Remember-Zinn-by-Organizing.html

Tanalís Padilla in La Jornada (Mexico):

http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2010/01/31/index.php?section=mundo&article=022a1mun

Christopher Phelps in The Chronicle of Higher Education:

http://chronicle.com/article/Howard-Zinn-Philosopher/63833/

Stuart Easterling at SocialistWorker.org:

http://socialistworker.org/2010/02/11/defending-howard-zinn

Carol Polsgrove:

http://carolpolsgrove.com/

Keith Knight:

http://www.kchronicles.com/2010/02/03/howard-zinn/

Richard Greenwald in In These Times:

http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/5523/what_we_miss_howard_zinn_1922-2010/

Deborah Ellis:

http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmpr/?Page=News&storyID=15940

Mumia Abu-Jamal:

http://www.fsrn.org/audio/mumia-abu-jamal-howard-zinn/6149

Leonard Peltier:

http://freepeltiernow.blogspot.com/2010/02/reetings-from-leonard-peltier-feberuary.html

John Brown in the Indiana Daily Student:

http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=73337

Harvey Wasserman in The Free Press and OpEdNews.com:

http://www.freepress.org/columns/display/7/2010/1803

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Journalist-Social-Activist-by-Joan-Brunwasser-100131-449.html

Paul Buhle:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2010/jan/31/howard-zinn-obituary-letter

Elizabeth DiNovella in The Progressive:

http://www.progressive.org/ld012710.html

Marlene Martin:

http://socialistworker.org/2010/02/05/taught-us-to-use-our-voice

John Dear in the National Catholic Reporter:

http://ncronline.org/blogs/road-peace/howard-zinn-small-acts-multiplied-millions

http://www.zmag.org/zspace/commentaries/4131

Scott McLemee in InsideHigherEd.com:

http://www.insidehighered.com/views/mclemee/mclemee275

John McMurtrie in the San Francisco Chronicle:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/01/31/RVCO1BPASG.DTL

Fred Branfman in the Colorado Springs Independent:

http://www.csindy.com/colorado/long-live-zinn/Content?oid=1606489

Brian Jones at SocialistWorker.org:

http://socialistworker.org/2010/02/05/rebel-for-a-better-world

Willie Nelson:

http://willienelsonpri.com/peace/5240/the-people-speak-howard-zinn-on-moyers-journal.html

Chuck U.:

http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/39591

Radio Survivor:

http://www.radiosurvivor.com/2010/02/19/npr-listeners-apology-for-howard-zinn-obit-not-accepted/

Michael Streich:

http://historicalmethodology.suite101.com/article.cfm/howard-zinn-re-evaluated

Madison, WI tribute event:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTiyl9ysSBk

Washington, DC tribute event:

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/4756885

Jane Fonda:

http://janefonda.com/howard-zinn/

Laura Dean at Forbes.com:

http://www.forbes.com/2010/02/01/howard-zinn-history-politics-activism-opinions-contributors-laura-dean.html

Justin Thomspon in The Daily Collegian:

http://dailycollegian.com/2010/02/04/in-memory-of-howard-zinn/

International ANSWER:

http://answer.pephost.org/site/News2/1243475315?abbr=ANS_&page=NewsArticle&id=9309&news_iv_ctrl=1621

Eddie Vedder:

http://www.pearljam.com/news/note-ed-passing-howard-zinn

SpeakOut!:

http://speakoutnow.org/article.php?id=332

Wajahat Ali in the Huffington Post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wajahat-ali/the-late-great-howard-zin_b_439481.html

Hrag Yedalian in Asbarez.com:

http://www.asbarez.com/2010/01/29/dear-professor-zinn/

Jamie Sanbonmatsu in Beyond Chron:

http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=7764

Stephen Lendman in the Fog City Journal:

http://www.fogcityjournal.com/wordpress/2010/02/01/remembering-howard-zinn-1922-2010/

Bryan Marquard in the Boston Globe:

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/02/coming_full_cir.html

Classics Rock!:

http://theclassicsrock.blogspot.com/2010/01/downpearl-jam-and-more.html

Howard Zinn’s reading list:

http://socialistworker.org/2010/02/05/peoples-history-reading-list

And a "Moment of Zinn" from the Daily Show:

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-january-28-2010/moment-of-zen---howard-zinn-interview