• Howard Zinn

    The Myth of American Exceptionalism

    Howard Zinn (1922-2010) offers a talk at MIT titled “The Myth of American Exceptionalism,”

  • Socialism without Jails

    Q. What is your philosophy? I believe, I suppose, in the one that could be called democratic socialism because I believe that we need a society where the motive for the economic system is not corporate profit but the motive is the welfare of people — healthcare, jobs, childcare, and so on — where that […]

  • Come to G20 Protests in Pittsburgh

    Howard Zinn makes a call to attend the People’s Summit in Pittsburgh and protest the G20, 20-25 September 2009. “The idea of the People’s Summit, one which can declare to the deciders of society, we don’t like your policies, and here’s what we think should happen.  The People’s Summit should have an agenda and say, […]

  • Send Your Message to Israel: Let the Shministim Go!

    I’ve been thinking a lot about courage. Right now, while I’m snug and fed this Thanksgiving holiday in the comfort of my home, halfway around the world a group of teenagers is sitting in a jail cell today, demonstrating the very definition of courage and sacrifice.  It’s frustrating.  Humbling.  And I’m damn glad to have […]

  • Empire or Humanity? What the Classroom Didn’t Teach Me about the American Empire

    Narrated by Viggo Mortensen.  Art by Mike Konopacki.  Video editing by Eric Wold.  The video is based on Howard Zinn, Mike Konopacki, and Paul Buhle, A People’s History of American Empire (Metropolitan Books, 2008). | | Print

  • Committee for an Open Discussion of Zionism

    A Message from Howard Zinn on behalf of the Committee for an Open Discussion of Zionism Dear Friend: As you may have heard, in late August of this year, The University of Michigan Press, after receiving a series of complaining and threatening emails and letters from an ultra-Zionist group called StandWithUs, an offshoot of Campus […]

  • Of the People: A Conversation with Howard Zinn

      G.M.S.: Here in Tucson, Arizona, 70 miles from the border, we are feeling the effects of President Bush’s deployment of National Guard troops at the U.S. border.  The first hundreds arrived last summer, and 2,500 are expected to be in our “Tucson Sector” by August.  Moreover, the Border Patrol is to grow from 12,400 […]