Howard Zinn’s Testimony in the Cruise Missile and Missile X Factory Trial

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Testimony by Howard Zinn • “Trial of the AVCO Plowshares” • November 26, 1985

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.

Clip from the film Trial of the AVCO Plowshares, directed by John Reilly and Julie Gustafson • November 26, 1985