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Howard Zinn: Interview by Bill Moyers

Howard Zinn interviewed Bill Moyers . Bill Moyers Journal. December 11, 2009.
“I have confidence in the future. You know why? You have to be patient. Farmworkers were at one point in as helpless a position as the labor movement is today. But as Cesar Chavez said, we learned that you have to organize. And it takes time, it takes patience, it takes persistence.”

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.

In Depth with Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn interviewed by Steve Scully. BookTV. Sept. 1, 2002.
On Sept. 1, 2002, Professor Zinn talked about his writings and career, and he responded to calls from viewers during the course of the program. Interviewed by Steve Scully.

Learning From World War II

Howard Zinn interviewed by BigThink. May 8, 2008.
What did you learn from your experience in WW II?
HOWARD ZINN: I didn’t learn much about myself during that time, that is, while I was at war. You don’t learn much while you’re in the military except doing your job.

Ludlow Massacre

Interview with Howard Zinn. Clip from Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train. First Run Features. 2004.
On April 20, 1914, the Colorado National Guard attacked a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners and their families in Ludlow, Colorado. Howard Zinn explains in this clip how he first learned of the Ludlow Massacre from a song by Woody Guthrie.
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