2001

Antiwar Protest, Sept. 15, 2007 • WikiCommons

A Just Cause, Not a Just War

Article by Howard Zinn. The Progressive. December 2001.
"I believe two moral judgments can be made about the present 'war': The September 11 attack constitutes a crime against humanity and cannot be justified, and the bombing of Afghanistan is also a crime, which cannot be justified. And yet, voices across the political spectrum, including many on the left, have described this as a 'just war.'"

Afghanistan, U.S. Wars Gone By, and the Prospects for a Humane U.S. Foreign Policy

Talk by Howard Zinn. Democracy Now! October 22, 2001.
Protests against the U.S. and British attacks against Afghanistan continued around the world—from Belgium to Greece to London, Spain, Thailand, and Indonesia. In Burlington, Vermont this Sunday historian and activist Howard Zinn spoke to more than 1,000 people about the current U.S. war on Afghanistan in the context of previous interventions and the prospects for peace and a humane foreign policy.
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Howard Zinn on History

By Howard Zinn. Book - Essays. Seven Stories Press. 2001; updated 2013 with an introduction by Staughton Lynd.
A collection of 27 writings on activism, electoral politics, the Holocaust, Marxism, the Iraq War, and the role of the historian.
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Howard Zinn on War

By Howard Zinn. Book - Essays. Seven Stories Press, 2001; updated 2013. Introduction by Marilyn B. Young.
Essays spanning 1962 to 2006 that examine specific wars, wartime incidents, and the force of non-violence to move beyond war, if we are to survive.

Is This Really a ‘Just War’?

Letter to the Editor by Howard Zinn regarding Richard Falk’s “Ends and Means: Defining a Just War” [Oct. 29]. The Nation. November 26, 2001.
"Four instances of violence come to my mind. One I read about in the newspapers; another I witnessed; in a third I was on the receiving end; in the fourth, the most brutal of them all, I was a perpetrator."

Manning Marable, Howard Zinn and Grace Paley Speak Out Against the March to War

Manning Marable, Howard Zinn, and Grace Paley interviewed by Amy Goodman. Democracy Now! September 13, 2001.
"Why can’t we take our cue from the rescue workers, from the compassion shown by the medical teams, the doctors and nurses and medical students, the firemen and policemen, whose thought—when they are taking care of these people and trying to find people and help them and cure them, their thought is not of retaliation. No, their thought is of human compassion and how to end the suffering."
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