with Howard Zinn
Writer, Dandelion Salad
September 9, 2018
“To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.
“What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.
And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.”– Howard Zinn
laborvideo on Feb 24, 2013
In 1992, labor historian Howard Zinn made a presentation on “The History Of The American Working Class”. The presentation took place in San Francisco at an educational forum sponsored by the Labor Video Project. Production of Labor Video Project www.laborvideo.org.
Watch the video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgzB07b2qzs
from the archives:
Michael Parenti: Marxists vs Liberals on Capitalism
Albert Einstein: Why Socialism?
How Debs Became A Socialist by Paul D’Amato
Chris Hedges: The Plight of the Vast Majority of Americans Goes Unrecognized and Unreported
Labor Day: The Unknown Holiday by Walter Brasch + History of Labor Day
Definitions: The Proletariat by Gaither Stewart
Howard Zinn: The Myth of American Exceptionalism
The Incomplete and Wonderful History of May Day
The Haymarket Riot: “It is a Subterranean Fire” by Elizabeth Schulte
Plutocracy IV: Gangsters for Capitalism (must-see)
History of Capitalism in the United States: Exposing the Myth of America + Full Transcript
Howard Zinn: The Interpretation of History (1997; must-see)
Plutocracy I: Political Repression in the U.S.A. + Plutocracy II: Solidarity Forever (must-see)
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