Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train (2004; must-see; repost)

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Howard 'n Roslyn Zinn at BU

Howard ‘n Roslyn Zinn at BU (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Documentary in which professor Howard Zinn recounts his life as a writer, educator, and leader in nonviolent social protest. His story is one of being in “the right place at the right time,” from poor beginnings, working in shipyard unions, fighting in WWII as a bomber pilot, and then launching his academic career as one of the first white professors to teach at the historically black Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. He helped spark the civil rights protest there, and soon moved to Boston College where he became a key figure in organizing anti-Vietnam protests. The historical span of the film concludes with Zinn protesting the war on Iraq. The documentary captures a year in Zinn’s life, including his winning of the 2003 Prix des Amis du Monde diplomatique. Testimonials from the likes of Alice Walker (a student of Zinn’s at Spelman) and Noam Chomsky put his contributions to the peace and civil rights movements in a broader perspective. Matt Damon narrates and the score includes songs by Woody Guthrie, Billy Bragg, and Eddie Vedder.

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Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train (2004; must-see)

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Remember Zinn by Organizing by Ralph Nader

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

Howard Zinn: The Promise of Change: Vision and Reality in Obama’s Presidency (2009)

Howard Zinn: Myths of the Good Wars (Three ‘Holy’ Wars) (must-see)

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