Court Testimony

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

Testimony by Howard Zinn. Clip from the film 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.

The Camden 28 Retrospective: Zinn Recounts His Testimony

By Howard Zinn. Testimony. Clip from Camden 28 Reunion. May 4, 2002.
In this clip, Zinn recounts his role as an expert on civil disobedience in the trial of the Camden 28, as well other Vietnam war protesters. The civil disobedience by the Camden 28 is described on the Camden 28 film website as follows
Voices of a People's History, 10th Anniversary Edition

Voices of a People’s History of the United States

Edited by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove. Book - Nonfiction. Seven Stories Press. 2004, 2009, 2014.
Voices of a People’s History is the companion volume to A People’s History of the United States featuring selected testimonies to living history—speeches, letters, poems, songs—left by the people who make history happen but who usually are left out of history books—women, workers, nonwhites with short introductions by Zinn.
CIA protesters with banner, By Charles Carroll, April 1987 | HowardZinn.org

Zinn Testifies at the Trial of CIA Protesters

Testimony by Howard Zinn. From Trial of CIA Protesters, 1987.
On Nov. 25, 1986, 60 people—including Amy Carter and Abbie Hoffman—were arraigned on charges of disorderly conduct stemming from a sit-in to block CIA campus recruiting at University of Massachusetts-Amherst, an act of protest of the CIA's role in Central America. Howard Zinn testified as an expert on civil disobedience.
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