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American Amnesia Interviews Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn interviewed by American Amnesia. February 8, 2004.
aA:Do you see historical amnesia – that is, forgetting both recent and distant history – as an ailment of the younger generation, or as a continuation of the “way we’ve always been”?
hZ: It's not an ailment of the younger generation but of that part of the older generation that controls the media and the educational system. I find that young people are hungry for information, but their sources are too often the major television channels, which are controlled by a tiny group of wealthy corporations, with ties and interests close to the government.

An Occupied Country

Article by Howard Zinn. The Progressive. October 2003.
"We became familiar with the term 'occupied country' during World War II. We talked of German-occupied France, German-occupied Europe. And after the war we spoke of Soviet-occupied Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Eastern Europe. It was the Nazis, the Soviets, who occupied other countries. Now we are the occupiers."

Another McCarthy Era

Howard Zinn interviewed by Steven Rosenfeld. TomPaine.com. Dec. 2, 2003.
TP.c: Everybody knows civil liberties take a beating in wartime. But historically, what is the most effective way to balance or challenge the excessive use"or abuse"of state power when those in government use the language of war?
Zinn: The recourse of citizens when civil liberties are attacked is first to expose those attacks as violations of basic freedoms guaranteed in the Bill of Rights; and second to speak and write even more boldly than ever in order to encourage other people to do the same, so that the number of people speaking their minds becomes too great for the government to handle.

Arundhati Roy in Conversation with Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn interviews Arundhati Roy. Lensic Theater. September 18, 2002.
This video is from the event awarding the Prize for Cultural Freedom to Arundhati Roy. Zinn interviews Roy about growing up, her writing, class, and politics.
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Commemorating Tiyo Attallah Salah-El, Prison Activist

Howard Zinn letter to Tiyo Attallah Salah-El. Papers of Tiyo Attallah Salah-El (1890-2006), University of Massachusetts Amherst. September 5, 2009.
Tiyo Attallah Salah-El (Sept. 13, 1932 – June 8, 2018) was a musician, scholar, and prison abolitionist who founded the Coalition for the Abolition of Prisons in 1995. Salah-El was 85 years and had been incarcerated for more than 40 years. He became pen pals with Howard Zinn who Zinn mentioned in his autobiography You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train.

Critical Thinking

Howard Zinn interviewed by David Barsamian. International Socialist Review. July 21, 2004.
This interview was conducted at at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and included in the book, Original Zinn: Conversations on History and Politics.

Disobedience and Democracy: Nine Fallacies on Law and Order

By Howard Zinn. Book - Essays. Vintage and Random House, 1968; South End Press, 2002; Haymarket Books, 2013.
Written in response to Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas' Concern Dissent and Civil Disobedience, Zinn lays out a clear and dynamic case for civil disobedience and protest, and challenges the dominant arguments against forms of protest that challenge the status quo.
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