Speeches and Talks

Reflections On 9/11 and Beyond

Talk by Howard Zinn. Democracy Now! March 11, 2002.
"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."

Saying “No” to War

Event Broadcast. Democracy Now! • October 29, 2002.
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.

Secrecy, Archives, and the Public Interest

By Howard Zinn. Midwest Archives Conference/Archival Issues. July 1977.
This paper was presented at "The Archivist and the New Left" panel of the Society of American Archivists' (SAA) annual conference held in Washington, D.C. in which he urged archivists “to take the trouble to compile a whole new world of documentary material, about the lives, desires, needs, of ordinary people.”

Shall the House Committee on Un-American Activities Be Abolished?

Howard Zinn debates Fulton Lewis III at Emory University. Opening remarks by Nancy Perkins. Howard Zinn Papers, Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University. February 11, 1963.
On February 11, 1963, at Emory University, Howard Zinn participated in a debate with Fulton Lewis III, a journalist and member of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), on whether HUAC should be abolished. Zinn noted this in his diary and the two-and-half hour event was recorded.

Stories Hollywood Never Tells

Talk by Howard Zinn. AK Press. 2001.
In this informal talk given at the Taos Film Festival, Howard Zinn turns his attention to Hollywood, the stories it tells, and the ones it doesn’t.
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Terrorism and War

By Howard Zinn with Anthony Arnove. Book - Nonfiction. Seven Stories Press, 2002.
Howard Zinn explores the growth of the American empire, as well as the long tradition of resistance in this country to U.S. militarism, from Eugene Debs and the Socialist Party during World War I to the opponents of U.S. military intervention in Afghanistan today.
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