Thursday, December 21, 2006

Speaking of Dissidents: Howard Zinn's "The Use of History and the War on Terrorism

Howard Zinn in Identity Theory, photo by Red Diaz/Duende Publishing
From Democracy Now:
After serving as a bombardier in World War II, Howard Zinn went on to become a lifelong dissident and peace activist. He was active in the civil rights movement and many of the struggles for social justice over the past 40 years.
He taught at Spelman College, the historically black college for women, and was fired for insubordination for standing up for the students. He was recently invited back to give the commencement address.
Howard Zinn has written numerous books and is professor emeritus at Boston University. He recently spoke in Madison, Wisconsin where he was receiving the Haven Center's Award for Lifetime Contribution to Critical Scholarship. We bring you his lecture, "The Uses of History and the War on Terrorism."

Read the transcrip, click on the quote. Also, perhaps you can consider a Christmas donation to Democracy Now. Another thing to consider is this; try to get Amy Goodman's column (new) in your newspaper. HERE are the details.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks - good post.

Democracy Now is on our local co-op radio five mornings a week.

Have a listen sometime to learn about this neck of the woods...

Merry Christmas and here's to a 2007 that moves us closer to peace as a species.

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for the information and thank you for insightful and thoughtful posts. i don't often get around to comment but you always have something thought provoking over here. happy holidays!

8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays, Ingrid! I would try but hell would have to freeze over before my local newspaper would carry Amy Goodman. I'm surprised they carry Ruben Navarrette since he's not a lock-step Republican.

11:22 PM  

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