Film/Video/TV

The Just War

Talks by Howard Zinn and Italian surgeon Dr. Gino Strada. BookTV. May 12, 2006.
On May 12,2006, American historian and activist Howard Zinn and Italian surgeon and author Dr. Gino Strada presented a forum on the theme “The Just War” held at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church.

The Legacy of Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn interviewed by BigThink. July 5, 2008.
What do you want to be remembered for?
HOWARD ZINN: If I want to be remembered for anything, it’s for introducing a different way of thinking about the world, about war, about human rights, about equality, for getting more and more people to think that way. Also, for getting more people to realize that the power which rests so far in the hands of people with wealth and guns, that the power ultimately rests in people themselves and that they can use it. At certain points in history, they have used it.

The Myth of American Exceptionalism • Howard Zinn at MIT

Talk by Howard Zinn. MIT’s Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies. MIT Video Productions. 2005.
Howard Zinn gave an account of American imperialism spanning the last hundred years noting tactics that the U.S. uses, such as extraordinary rendition and shared the various reasons the U.S. goes to war. He ended on a note of hope, reminding us of all of the great social movements this country has had and will likely have again.

The People Speak

By Chris Moore, Howard Zinn, and Anthony Arnove. The History Channel. 2009.
The People Speak is a documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday Americans. The film gives voice to those who, by insisting on equality and justice, spoke up for social change throughout U.S. history and also illustrates the relevance of this to today's society.

The People’s Historian: Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn interviewed by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Democracy Now! June 21, 2002.
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.

The Uses of History and the War on Terrorism

Talk by Howard Zinn. Democracy Now! November 24, 2006.
Howard Zinn recently spoke in Madison, Wisconsin where he was receiving the Haven Center’s Award for Lifetime Contribution to Critical Scholarship. We bring you his lecture, “The Uses of History and the War on Terrorism.”

Three Holy Wars: The Progressive’s 100th Anniversary Conference

Speech give by Howard Zinn. The Progressive 100th Celebration. May 2, 2009.
"Three holy wars. What does that mean? I’m not talking about religious wars. I’m talking about the three wars in American history that are sacrosanct – the three wars that you cannot say anything bad about: The Revolutionary War, the Civil War and World War II."
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