Add to EJ Playlist The footage contained in this film originally came from raw footage used in a 1986 documentary, The Trial of the AVCO Plowshares, directed by John Reilly and Julie Gustafson. In July of 1983, seven Americans entered AVCO Systems Division, a manufacturing plant for MX and Pershing II missiles in Wilmington, Massachusetts, and damaged weapon parts in a protest against the build-up of nuclear arms. This work documents the ensuing trial. With minimal commentary, Reilly and Gustafson examine the American judicial system, the tradition of non-violent civil disobedience, and the question of a higher moral imperative, beyond letter of the law.
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On May 13, 2009, Howard Zinn hosted a special reading of the newly released, updated and illustrated "A Young Peoples History of the United States" that highlights the words of Americas youngest rebels, dissenters and visionaries, from our past--and present.
Add to EJ Playlist Howard Zinn, chatting on stage with Mike Konopacki illustrator of People's History of American Empire, about release in 2008 of this illustrated comic book style version of the 12th Chapter of Zinn's best-selling People's History of the United States. camera: Joe Friendly. The talk began with Konopacki introducing the 8:35 minute animated video displaying some of his brilliant illustrations in the book that you can find on youtube, like at v=ftpqALvXjO0 and v=Arn3lF5XSUg.
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Howard Zinn speaks at the Progressive's 100 Anniversary Conference
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Add to EJ Playlist "...We ought to hold Obama to his promise to be different & bold & to make change. So far, he hasn't come thru on that promise. ...You cannot depend on presidents, & you cannot depend on elections & voting to solve your problems. People themselves, organizing, demonstrating, clamoring, they are the only ones who can push the President and push Congress into change."
Historian & WWII veteran Howard Zinn interviewed on Democracy Now, 13 May 2009
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Add to EJ Playlist Historian-activ ist Howard Zinn honors his friend, Alice Walker. They met at Spelman College in Atlanta as instructor and student during the 1960's.
Author-activist Alice Walker visited Emory on April 22-24, 2009 in celebration the public opening of her archives and the accompanying exhibition titled "A Keeping of Records: The Art and Life of Alice Walker".
For more on Alice Walker and Emory's collections, visit http://www.emor y.edu/home/acad emics/libraries /alice-walker.h tml
Add to EJ Playlist The Authors@Google program welcomed Howard Zinn to Google's Cambridge office on November 11, 2008.
Here in their own words are Frederick Douglass, George Jackson, Chief Joseph, Martin Luther King Jr., Plough Jogger, Sacco and Vanzetti, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Mark Twain, and Malcolm X, to name just a few of the hundreds appearing in Voices of a People's History of the United States, edited by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove. Paralleling the 24 chapters of Zinn's A People's History of the United States, Voices of a People's History is the long-awaited companion volume to the national bestseller.
Historian and activist Howard Zinn is the author of the best-selling A People's History of the United States and many other books, including The Zinn Reader (Seven Stories Press 2000), Artists in the Time of War (Seven Stories Press, 2003) and Terrorism and War (Seven Stories Press 2002).
A People's History of American Empire: http://www.yout ube.com/watch?v =Arn3lF5XSUg