Audio and Video with Howard Zinn
Who would have thought a history book could become a best-seller? Who would have thought that a history book could not only become a best seller, but could become ever more popular over the years? Who would have thought a little while ago, Professor Howard Zinn would have sold the millionth copy of his famous book, A People’s History of the United States? Well that’s what happened, and on Sunday night in New York City, a group of renowned authors, actresses and editors gathered to pay homage to the book that changed history.
Democracy Now! • February 13, 2003
We go now to historian Howard Zinn. Howard Zinn is a historian and professor emeritus of political science at Boston University. He is the author of fourteen books, including “A People’s History of the United States,” and “You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train.”…
"It may have been the largest gathering of ex-cons in the country. Over 600 people packed into the St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in Baltimore on Monday. It would have made the legendary anti-war and anti-nuclear activist Philip Berrigan proud. It was at his funeral. Today we will hear from historian Howard Zinn and Brendan Walsh of Baltimore Catholic speaking about Philip Berrigan."
"We turn now to an excerpt of a speech historian Howard Zinn gave earlier this month at Brown University. Zinn talks about the Bush administration’s desire to invade Iraq. He talks about the history of the U.S. government and the CIA changing regimes around the world."
ZINN: To go to war means that you do not consider the lives of other people as important as the live of people in your country. It means that you don't consider that the children of Iraq have an equal right to life as our children... It's important to confront that, and to confront other people with that.
More recently, he has been an outspoken critic of the so-called war on terrorism. This spring he published Terrorism and War, a book exploring the loss of civil liberties during war and the history of American resistance to wars from World War I to the war in Afghanistan.
"It is 27 degrees today outside in New York, a chilling reminder of the events of the day six months ago. ... we are going to give you a series of reflections, glimpses of reality since September 11th."
The United States ambassador for war crimes said yesterday that the Geneva Conventions are outdated and need to be rewritten to deal with the threat of international terrorism.
During a time of seemingly endless war, there are few more important voices than that of long time radical historian and peace activist Howard Zinn.…
This weekend marked the start of the ground war in Afghanistan. More than 200 U.S. commandos and light infantry Rangers landed and fought with Taliban forces near the regime’s spiritual stronghold of Kandahar, and a military airport 60 miles to the southeast. Meanwhile protests against the U.S. and British attacks against Afghanistan continued around the world—from Belgium to Greece to London, Spain, Thailand, and Indonesia. In Burlington, Vermont this Sunday historian and activist Howard Zinn spoke to more than 1,000 people about the current U.S. war on Afghanistan in the context of previous interventions and the prospects for peace and a humane foreign policy.