Remembering Howard Zinn: Legacy + Personal Philosophy + World Today

In loving memory to Howard Zinn, one of DS’s most well known Featured Writers.  He will be deeply missed.

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January 28, 2010

Big Think

As the legendary activist and author discussed in one of his final interviews, he wants to be remembered for “introducing a different way of thinking about the world,” and as “somebody who gave people a feeling of hope and power that they didn’t have before.”

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Kucinich Responds To Obama’s SOTU Address + Dr. Margaret Flowers has healthcare info for Obama

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The Re-Elect Congressman Kucinich Committee
January 28, 2010

Dennis Kucinich on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” – the economy must work for all people not just a few.

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Kucinich Questioning Probes Goldman Sachs/AIG Myth

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Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithners denial that he played any role in the AIG cover-up is contradicted by emails which confirm that both Geithner and the New York Federal Reserve were both intimately involved in keeping details about payments to banks including Goldman Sachs from the public.

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Restore the Power to the People: Amend the Constitution! by William John Cox

But remember, this power of the people on top depends on the obedience of the people below. When people stop obeying, they have no power.  — Howard Zinn

by William John Cox
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January 28, 2010

Corporate Personhood

by Helen Cox, used with permission

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¿Plata o plomo? Colombian and Mexican drug gangs ask government officials, judges and police officers which they prefer, “silver or lead,” when offering bribes and threatening violence.

The U.S. Supreme Court decision granting corporations the same free speech rights as natural persons allows them to spend unlimited amounts of money to influence elections and public affairs.

Corporations, foreign and domestic, can now force politicians to choose silver or lead when supporting or opposing corporate and foreign power interests.

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The Kidnapping of Haiti by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
Global Research, January 28, 2010
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In his latest column for the New Statesman, John Pilger describes the “swift and crude” appropriation of earthquake-ravaged Haiti by the militarised Obama administration. With George W. Bush attending to the “relief effort” and Bill Clinton the UN’s man, The Comedians, Graham Greene’s dark novel about exploited Haiti comes to mind.

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Israel: The Politics of Faith and a Land of Conflict

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Day of Discovery

Israel & The Politics of Faith

In 1948, the United Nations gave the land of Israel back to the Jewish people. Many people believe this act marked the beginning of God’s end-times plan. If Israel’s statehood is the direct fulfillment of promises and prophecies found in the Bible, should followers of Christ stand with the nation while waiting for the Messiah to return? How should we relate to the state of Israel? Mart De Haan and Jimmy DeYoung learn more about what happens when faith and politics collide.

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“Crime Does Not Pay” by Richard C. Cook

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January 28, 2010

Response to a Reader on World Events

Thanks for your recent emails.

Yes, the distinction between earned and unearned wealth is indeed critical. And yes, I agree with your identification of monopoly control of resources as being at the root of the problem.

Of course the chief monopoly is that of creation of money which governments share with the international banking oligarchy. It is through the monopoly of money-creation that the oligarchs and militarists gain hegemony. Keynesian economics was the stroke of genius by which unlimited wealth could be funneled into the hands of the war-mongers with the bankers reaping the profits.

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Andrew Jackson: Farewell Address – March 4, 1837

by Richard C. Cook
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richardccook.com
January 28, 2010

Lately an incredible quote from President Andrew Jackson’s 1837 farewell address has been circulating on the internet. For all those who have begun to see the evils that have befallen our nation since it was taken over by the banking oligarchy this is a MUST READ.

. . . In reviewing the conflicts which have taken place between different interests in the United States and the policy pursued since the adoption of our present form of Government, we find nothing that has produced such deep-seated evil as the course of legislation in relation to the currency. The Constitution of the United States unquestionably intended to secure to the people a circulating medium of gold and silver. But the establishment of a national bank by Congress, with the privilege of issuing paper money receivable in the payment of the public dues, and the unfortunate course of legislation in the several States upon the same subject, drove from general circulation the constitutional currency and substituted one of paper in its place.

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Inflatable hospital means better conditions for patients in Haiti

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January 28, 2010

The MSF inflatable hospitals are providing patients in Haiti with a safe, clean and comfortable place to receive treatment from MSF teams. The hospital includes two fully-equipped operating theatres in which surgery has already started.

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Keiser Report №12: Tim Geithner’s lies + Fred Harrison

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RussiaToday
January 28, 2010

Every week Max Keiser looks at all the scandal behind the financial news headlines. This time Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at the scandal behind the headlines about the Volcker plan, the Supreme Court ruling and about Central Banks robbing the middle classes. Keiser also speaks to Fred Harrison, the Renegade Economist, about property bubbles and privatizing wages.

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Noam Chomsky and Naomi Klein Respond to Obama’s First State of the Union

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Democracy Now!
Jan. 28, 2010

Noam Chomsky and Naomi Klein Respond to Obama’s First State of the Union

President Obama delivered his first State of the Union address Wednesday night. A full two-thirds of the President’s seventy-minute address was devoted to the economy, the central theme of which was job creation. We get response from MIT professor Noam Chomsky and journalist and author Naomi Klein. [includes rush transcript]

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Howard Zinn 1922-2010: A Tribute to the Legendary Historian with Noam Chomsky, Alice Walker, Naomi Klein and Anthony Arnove

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But remember, this power of the people on top depends on the obedience of the people below. When people stop obeying, they have no power.  — Howard Zinn

Democracy Now!
Jan. 28, 2010

Howard Zinn 1922-2010: A Tribute to the Legendary Historian with Noam Chomsky, Alice Walker, Naomi Klein and Anthony Arnove

We pay tribute to the late historian, writer and activist Howard Zinn, who died suddenly on Wednesday of a heart attack at the age of eighty-seven. Howard Zinn’s classic work A People’s History of the United States changed the way we look at history in America. It has sold over a million copies and was recently made into a television special called The People Speak. We remember Howard Zinn in his own words, and we speak with those who knew him best: Noam Chomsky, Alice Walker, Naomi Klein and Anthony Arnove.

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The people’s historian by Alan Maass

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Alan Maass pays tribute to a historian who helped make history
SocialistWorker.org
January 28, 2010

, an activist and author for half a century and probably the best-known voice of the U.S. left, died January 27 at the age of 87.

Howard was a fixture of countless struggles for justice and equality in the U.S. over many long decades. He was as determined in his 80s as he was many years before as a witness and participant in the great battles of the civil rights movement and the fight against the Vietnam War.

He died of a heart attack in Santa Monica, Calif., where he was enjoying a few days’ vacation. But according to friends, he was also looking forward to his next speaking event in a week’s time–to a packed audience, as always.

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Howard Zinn: Obama’s first 100 days and more (2009)

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In loving memory to Howard Zinn, one of DS’s most well known Featured Writers.  He will be deeply missed.

The first part talks about Obama’s 1st 100 days, but the other parts go into many different topics, including activism, education, and of course, history.

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January 28, 2010

On May 2nd, 2009, the International Socialist Organization invited Dave Zirin sitdown and interview renowned historian Howard Zinn.

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Self-ownership vs. Self-management

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January 20, 2010

“Self-ownership”: A concept invented to obscure the lack of worker control & the earthly destruction brought by such materialistic notions

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