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    HOWARD ZINN 1922–2010

    Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922-January 27, 2010) was a historian, playwright, and activist.

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A Veteran Against War

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In the following excerpt, Howard Zinn, a WWII bombardier, recalls, “Hiroshima and Royan were crucial in my gradual rethinking of what I had once accepted without question—the absolute morality of the war against fascism.” He continues, “I had become aware, both from the rethinking of my war experiences and my reading of history, of how the environment of war begins to make one side indistinguishable from the other.” Related resources on Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and WWII follow. Continue reading.

graphic_spiritofrebellio200pxhThe Spirit of Rebellion

In New York, a small army of policemen, laid off and angry, have been blocking the Brooklyn Bridge, and garbage workers are letting the refuse pile up in the streets. In Boston, some young people on Mission Hill are illegally occupying an abandoned house to protest the demolition of a neighborhood. And elderly people, on the edge of survival, are fighting Boston Edison’s attempt to raise the price of electricity. So it looks like a good Fourth of July, with the spirit of rebellion proper to the Declaration of Independence. Continue reading.

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Second Annual Howard Zinn Bookfair 2015

The second annual Howard Zinn Book Fair (HZBF) will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus. Visit www.howardzinnbookfair.com updates, schedule, and more information.

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Related Projects

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