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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