A Veteran Remembers By Howard Zinn (2006)

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Nov. 11, 2011

End the Endless Wars!

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Let’s go back to the beginning of Veterans Day. It used to be Armistice Day, because at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, World War I came to an end.

We must not forget that conflict. It revealed the essence of war, of all wars, because however “just” or “humanitarian” may be the claims, at the irreducible core of all war is the slaughter of the innocent, organized by national leaders, accompanied by lies. Continue reading

Columbus, the Indians, & Human Progress by Howard Zinn (repost)

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It’s that time of the year again. In case you missed reading this, here it is again.

Christopher Columbus Glazed Tile Painting - 9

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by Howard Zinn Featured Writer Dandelion Salad October 12, 2009 An excerpt from A People’s History of the United States. Arawak men and women, naked, tawny, and full of wonder, emerged from their villages onto the island’s beaches and swam out to get a closer look at the strange big boat. When Columbus and his sailors came ashore, carrying swords, speaking oddly, the Arawaks ran to greet them, brought them food, water, gifts. … Read More

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A People’s History of The US by Howard Zinn

A People's History of the United States

A People’s History of the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

by Howard Zinn
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May 19, 2011

A People’s History (playlist)

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A People’s History of American Empire by Howard Zinn (above video plus 2 other videos)

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

Howard Zinn’s “Three Holy Wars” (Shorter version: 36:50 minutes)

Howard Zinn: I Wish Obama Would Listen to MLK

Changing Obama’s Mindset By Howard Zinn + Zinn at Busboys & Poets, Washington DC

Drawing the color line by Howard Zinn

by Howard Zinn
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crossposted at www.greanvillepost.com
March 21, 2011

Images showing how the slaves were transported...

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Chapter 2 from A People’s History of the United States.

A black American writer, J. Saunders Redding, describes the arrival of a ship in North America in the year 1619:

Sails furled, flag drooping at her rounded stern, she rode the tide in from the sea. She was a strange ship, indeed, by all accounts, a frightening ship, a ship of mystery. Whether she was trader, privateer, or man-of-war no one knows. Through her bulwarks black-mouthed cannon yawned. The flag she flew was Dutch; her crew a motley. Her port of call, an English settlement, Jamestown, in the colony of Virginia. She came, she traded, and shortly afterwards was gone. Probably no ship in modern history has carried a more portentous freight. Her cargo? Twenty slaves.

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Robber Barons, Revolution, and Social Control, Part 1 by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
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March 12, 2011

IWW poster printed 1911

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The Century of Social Engineering, Part 1

In Part 1 of this series, “The Century of Social Engineering,” I briefly document the economic, political and social background to the 20th century in America, by taking a brief look at the major social upheavals of the 19th century. For an excellent and detailed examination of this history, Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States  (which provided much of the research for this article) is perhaps the most expansive and detailed examination. I am not attempting to serve it justice here, as there is much left out of this historically examination than there is included. Continue reading

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

Repost in case you missed this or would like to view it again.  We’re thinking of you, Howard Zinn.

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Jan. 28, 2011

Howard Zinn

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September 15, 2009

Historian, Author, Playwright: Howard Zinn Sponsored by Cape Codders for Peace and Justice Filmed by Paul Hubbard at the Wellfleet Public Library on 9-13-09. Continue reading

The Bomb: Daniel Ellsberg

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Bill Moyers: Welcome to the Plutocracy!

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The first Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture is delivered by veteran journalist, Bill Moyers. Citing Zinn as his inspiration, Moyers focuses on the challenges facing our democracy. He decried what he says has been a 30-year trend toward plutocracy, where the rich get richer at the expense of the average citizen.

Howard Zinn, the political activist and author who taught for 24 years in the College of Arts & Sciences political science department, died in January. The Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture is made possible by a generous gift from Alex MacDonald, Esq. (CAS’72), and Maureen A. Strafford, MD (MED’76).

Presented at Alumni Weekend on October 29, 2010.

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Psywar: The Real Battlefield is the Mind

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Note: replaced video Jun 4, 2016

Conspiracy Documentaries on Apr 2, 2014

The U.S. Department of Defense defines psychological warfare (PSYWAR) as: “The planned use of propaganda and other psychological actions having the primary purpose of influencing the opinions, emotions, attitudes, and behavior of hostile foreign groups in such a way as to support the achievement of national objectives.”

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Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress by Howard Zinn (repost)

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It’s that time of the year again. In case you missed reading this last year, here it is again.

Christopher Columbus Glazed Tile Painting - 9

Image by Whiskeygonebad via Flickr

by Howard Zinn Featured Writer Dandelion Salad October 12, 2009 An excerpt from A People’s History of the United States. Arawak men and women, naked, tawny, and full of wonder, emerged from their villages onto the island’s beaches and swam out to get a closer look at the strange big boat. When Columbus and his sailors came ashore, carrying swords, speaking oddly, the Arawaks ran to greet them, brought them food, water, gifts.  … Read More

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A People’s History of American Empire by Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn: Voices of a People’s History of the United States (2004)

Federal Bureau of Intimidation by Howard Zinn

by Howard Zinn
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
previously published on http://mediafilter.org

I thought it would be good to talk about the FBI because they talk about us. They don’t like to be talked about. They don’t even like the fact that you’re listening to them being talked about. They are very sensitive people. If you look into the history of the FBI and Martin Luther King-which now has become notorious in that totally notorious history of the FBI- the FBI attempted to neutralize, perhaps kill him, perhaps get him to commit suicide, certainly to destroy him as a leader of black people in the United States. And if you follow the progression of that treatment of King, it starts, not even with the Montgomery Bus Boycott; it starts when King begins to criticize the FBI. You see, then suddenly Hoover’s ears, all four of them, perk up. And he says, okay, we have to start working on King.

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Howard Zinn: Voices of a People’s History of the United States (2004)

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Author Howard Zinn is honored at the NY Society for Ethical Culture, where actors, activists and authors read excerpts from his book, Voices of a People’s History of the United States.

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Why the Feds Fear Thinkers Like Howard Zinn by Chris Hedges

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Howard Zinn: The Bomb by David Swanson

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by David Swanson
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20 July 2010

The late Howard Zinn’s new book “The Bomb” is a brilliant little dissection of some of the central myths of our militarized society. Those who’ve read “A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA’s Secret Cold War Experiments,” by H.P. Albarelli Jr. know that this is a year for publishing the stories of horrible things that the United States has done to French towns. In that case, Albarelli, describes the CIA administering LSD to an entire town, with deadly results. In “The Bomb,” Zinn describes the U.S. military making its first use of napalm by dropping it all over another French town, burning anyone and anything it touched. Zinn was in one of the planes, taking part in this horrendous crime.

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Immigrant-bashers occupy land stolen from Mexico (2006) + Robert Erickson: Here’s to the State of Arizona

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By B.J. Sanders
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Apr 27, 2006

Mapa de México en 1847

As Congress fights over what anti-immigrant law to impose, and the right wing rails against the powerful new movement demanding legalization of undocumented workers, one question is never addressed by the politicians and pundits: Who does the land of the United States really belong to?

The “founding fathers” and their successors stole the entire country from the Indigenous nations through centuries of war, treachery and genocide. A huge swath of the country was torn from Mexico. Continue reading