With Howard Zinn

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

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.”

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American History Review of the 20th Century: Manning Marable and Howard Zinn

Democracy Now! • December 27, 1999
“But what the history of this country shows, and especially in this century, is that democracy comes alive when people who see that the formal structure of government doesn’t help them. The formal structure of government does not change the 12-hour day, doesn’t change the conditions of work, doesn’t change the power of the corporations over working people. When people see that that formal structure doesn’t work, then they organize. They go out on strike. They demonstrate.”

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A People’s History of the United States

What are the political implications of cyberspace? What role is the United States playing in Russia’s current crises? After its rise and fall, is the labor movement on the rise once again? What are the origins of corporate… Read More

Mergers, Lying Presidents, Activism and Noam Chomsky

Democracy Now! • December 7, 1998
Last week’s announcement of the proposed merger of two oil giants, Exxon and Mobil, would create not only the largest oil company in the world, but also the world’s single largest corporation. We speak with historian Howard Zinn for the historical context of the merger, as well as his philosophy on life and activism.

HOWARD ZINN: “It’s just part of a long-term development in American history of the increasing power of corporations.”

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Historian Zinn Addresses Nation’s Censored Reports

Today we play for you a very powerful speech Howard Zinn gave just a few weeks ago at the Project Censored Awards in New York City, awards given to journalists who wrote stories censored or un-covered by the… Read More

Historian Howard Zinn on History and Politics

Today we’re going to play a speech he gave in California for the founding convention of the Alliance, a political movement led by Ronnie Dugger. HOWARD ZINN: After you lived a little and struggled a little and been… Read More

Howard Zinn on Indigenous People’s Day

The leader of the movement to look at history from the perspective of people of color and the powerless in our society is Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States: 1492 to the Present…. Read More

Howard Zinn’s Testimony in the Cruise Missile and Missile X Factory Trial

In 1985, Dr. Howard Zinn testified for the defense in the criminal trial of seven citizens who hammered equipment and poured blood on blueprints for the Cruise Missile and Missile X factory in Wilmington, MA. The video shows… Read More