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A People’s History on Manning’s Prison Reading List

Bradley Manning • WikiCommons Bradley Manning, who allegedly leaked hundreds of thousands of secret government documents to Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks, turns 23 in jail Friday. The Daily Beast’s Denver Nicks, in an exclusive interview with Manning’s attorney, reports on his solitary confinement, what he’s reading (from George W. Bush to Howard Zinn), and his legal strategy.

‘I Wish Obama Would Listen to MLK’

Democracy Now! • May 13, 2009
Legendary historian Howard Zinn joins us to talk about war, torture and the teaching of history. Zinn says had Obama heeded the lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., he wouldn’t be escalating U.S. attacks abroad and increasing the size of the U.S. military budget.

The Uses of History and the War on Terrorism

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.”

ZINN: Do you get the feeling sometime that you’re living in an occupied country?…

“To Be Neutral, To Be Passive In A Situation Is To Collaborate With Whatever Is Going On”

Interviewed by Amy Goodman • Democracy Now! • April 27, 2005
Howard Zinn: “To Be Neutral, To Be Passive In A Situation Is To Collaborate With Whatever Is Going On”

“Bush Represents Everything That Martin Luther King Opposed”

Interviewed by Amy Goodman • Democracy Now! • Jan. 20, 2005
HOWARD ZINN: It’s interesting that the inauguration should come a few days after the celebration of Martin Luther King’s birthday, because here we have Bush being inaugurated as President after the — all of the hypocritical statements made on Martin Luther King’s birthday by our leading politicians, and who talk sort of very rhapsodically about Martin Luther King, but absolutely really taking what he stands for and pushing it aside, because Bush represents everything that Martin Luther King opposed.

Candidates Not Addressing “Fundamental Issues of American Policy in the World”

Interviewed by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez • Democracy Now! • 10/14/04
HOWARD ZINN: Well, the contest, unfortunately, is not giving us any kind of fundamental reappraisal of American policy foreign and domestic. By a fundamental reappraisal, I mean we are dealing with a serious issue of the war in Iraq and we’re dealing with the serious issues of health and education, and what to do with the wealth of the United States to help people, and neither candidate is addressing the fundamentals.

Reading From A People’s History of the United States Commemorating the Millionth Copy Sold

Alice Walker, Kurt Vonnegut, Danny Glover, James Earl Jones and Others Read at Special Event

Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States was first published 23 years ago. The millionth copy of the book was recently sold. To celebrate this feat a group of actors, writers and editors recently gathered for a public reading of the book.…

A People’s History of the United States, 1,000,000 Copies and Counting

Democracy Now! • February 25, 2003
Who would have thought a history book could become a best-seller? Who would have thought that a history book could not only become a best seller, but could become ever more popular over the years? Who would have thought a little while ago, Professor Howard Zinn would have sold the millionth copy of his famous book, A People’s History of the United States? Well that’s what happened, and on Sunday night in New York City, a group of renowned authors, actresses and editors gathered to pay homage to the book that changed history.