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The History of Government and Media Lies in Time of War

Democracy Now! • February 13, 2003

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We go now to historian Howard Zinn. Howard Zinn is a historian and professor emeritus of political science at Boston University. He is the author of fourteen books, including “A People’s History of the United States,” and “You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train.”…

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color painting of man in white against blue background Democracy Now! • December 10, 2002
"It may have been the largest gathering of ex-cons in the country. Over 600 people packed into the St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in Baltimore on Monday. It would have made the legendary anti-war and anti-nuclear activist Philip Berrigan proud. It was at his funeral. Today we will hear from historian Howard Zinn and Brendan Walsh of Baltimore Catholic speaking about Philip Berrigan."

The History of the U.S. Government and CIA ‘Changing Regimes’ Around the World

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"We turn now to an excerpt of a speech historian Howard Zinn gave earlier this month at Brown University. Zinn talks about the Bush administration’s desire to invade Iraq. He talks about the history of the U.S. government and the CIA changing regimes around the world."

Saying “No” to War

SOURCE: Democracy Now! • October 29, 2002
ZINN: To go to war means that you do not consider the lives of other people as important as the live of people in your country. It means that you don't consider that the children of Iraq have an equal right to life as our children... It's important to confront that, and to confront other people with that.

The People’s Historian: Howard Zinn

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.

‘Where Are We Heading: Terrorism, Global Security, and the Peace Movement’


The United States ambassador for war crimes said yesterday that the Geneva Conventions are outdated and need to be rewritten to deal with the threat of international terrorism.

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

Democracy Now! • October 22, 2001
This weekend marked the start of the ground war in Afghanistan. More than 200 U.S. commandos and light infantry Rangers landed and fought with Taliban forces near the regime’s spiritual stronghold of Kandahar, and a military airport 60 miles to the southeast. Meanwhile 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.

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

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."

The Electoral College and Election 2000: A Historical Perspective from Howard Zinn

Interviewed by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez • Democracy Now! • December 8, 2000
"I mean, what’s astonishing, or maybe not so astonishing, is here over 200 years later, we are still operating with an undemocratic system of electing the president of the United States, a system which not only was flawed from the beginning by the requirements of the founding fathers, but had become more and more flawed as the election process has become dominated by two major parties, which monopolize the political arena, and dominated more and more by the fact that money decides who can reach the American people."