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Whose Atrocity is Bigger?

By Howard Zinn. Article. ZCommunications. May 25, 1999.
I get e-mail messages from Yugoslav opponents of Milosovic, who demonstrated against him in the streets of Belgrade (before the air strikes began), who tell me their children cannot sleep at night, terrified by the incessant bombing. They tell of the loss of light, of water, of the destruction of the basic sources of life for ordinary people.

With War in Iraq, Echoes of Vietnam Can Still Be Heard

Article by Howard Zinn. The Progressive. July 2003.
"Today, the question remains whether the American people will at some point see behind the deceptions, and join in a great citizens' movement to stop what seems a relentless drive to war and empire at the expense of human rights here and abroad."

Zinn and the Art of Liberal Persuasion

Interviewed by Perspective • March 1999
"My aim is to kind of provoke people to get active, people who've got some awareness of what's going on in the world, who have enough awareness to come to one of my talks. They have a little bit of awareness, and my hope is to increase that awareness, and turn it into action.… I use history to expose information which has been concealed, and which is troubling. History has a very—you might say gloomy—message when you look at what has happened in history. And then on the other hand to counter that with the stories of social movements that have done very inspiring and marvelous things."

Zinn on Growing Up, Objectivity, Bombing, Media, Genocide, and Propaganda

Howard Zinn interviewed by David Barsamian. ZCommunications. November 1, 2002.
I remember moving all the time. We were always one step ahead of the landlord. And changing schools all the time. My father struggled, went from job to job, he was unemployed and under WPA. I wanted to get out of the house all the time. Where we lived was never a nice place to be. So I was in the streets a lot. I understand what it's like for kids to live in and prefer the streets. That's how I grew up.
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Zinn on Iraq and Other Pressing Matters

Howard Zinn interviewed by Bill Moyers. PBS' NOW With Bill Moyers. January 10, 2003
"Oh, sure. We were attacked, but then the question is, who attacked us? If we could locate the people who attacked us and get them, grab them, find them. Okay, that's self-defense. But if we are attacked and we don't know who attacked us, and we just select a country from which we think the attackers may have sprung, and then just bomb that country, that is not defense. That is indiscriminate violence."

Zinn Speaks: An Interview on the State of the Empire

Interviewed by Wajajat Ali • Counterpunch • April 19, 2008
Zinn reflects on his historic and memorable time at Spelman College in the ‘60s, his thoughts on the Democratic Party, his philosophy of dissent as democracy, and his hope for America’s future.
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