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The Ludlow Massacre of 1914

On April 20, 1914, the Colorado National Guard attacked a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners and their families in Ludlow, Colorado. Zinn had a history PhD but only learned this story when “I heard a song by Woody Guthrie called ‘The Ludlow Massacre.’ Dark, haughting, powerful song. And that led me to look in a library about this event which nobody had ever mentioned in any of my history courses, which no textbook of mine had ever mentioned.”
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‘Je Ne Suis Pas Un Marxiste’

From The Zinn Reader, Howard Zinn writes: For a long time I thought that there were important and useful ideas in Marxist philosophy and political economy that should be protected from the self-righteous cries on the right that "Marxism is dead,” as well as from the arrogant assumptions of the commissars of various dictatorships that their monstrous regimes represented “Marxism.”
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The Time of Our Lies – The Life and Times of Howard Zinn

poster_times_of_our_lies“The Time of Our Lies” will be performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe through August 25. It portrays the story of U.S. historian, educator and activist Howard Zinn as a young bombardier in World War II. Choreographed through song and rap, the play cautions against the politics of U.S.…

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Howard Zinn Read In |

Howard Zinn Read-In, Nov. 5


In honor of historian Howard Zinn and all the ordinary people he celebrated in his work, on Tuesday November 5, scholars and activists from across the country will take part in a Read-in of Zinn’s work on the campus of Purdue University and on campuses across the nation.…

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“The People Speak, Englewood,” an Evening of Dramatic Readings and Songs, May 31st

RED-BLUEMay 31st, 6:00 pm, at TEAM Englewood High School, Auditorium
6201 S Stewart Ave, Chicago, IL 60621
Free and open to the public | Free lot parking | CTA: 63rd – Red line, Halsted – Green line, #63 bus

Hosted by Kevin Coval, featuring Ameena Matthews of The Interrupters; Louder Than a Bomb All-Star Malcolm London; TEAM Englewood’s student poets, musicians, and artists; DJ Itch 13; and special guests to be announced.…

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The People Speak in D.C. and S.O.S. March

news_screening-the-people-speak-sos-marchThe People Speak
Monday, July 25, 7:30 PM
with a special introduction by Dave Zirin
SOS Film Festival – ALL FILMS @ 7:30 PM

The People Speak is inspired by Howard Zinn’s groundbreaking books A People’s History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History of the United States.…

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