Tag Archives: Howard Zinn

Chris Hedges: The Soldier’s Tale

“Pat Tillman showed me I could resist the indoctrination”

On Contact with Chris Hedges | Creative Forgetfulness with Eric Foner (Video)

American history by a people’s historian.

No, Antifa, This is Not the 1930s and We Don’t Need to Punch a Nazi

Divided, we cannot effectively confront the ruling classes, and they know it.

Small Acts Transform the World

To transform: to change in nature, disposition, heart, character… change greatly the appearance or form of

Resistance is not an option, it is a necessity.

People everywhere are organizing by as many nonviolent means as possible…

Chris Hedges: Bearing the Cross (Dan Berrigan)

How long must the world’s resources
be raped in the service of legalized murder?
When at what point will you say no to this war?

Truthdigger of the Week: The Late Daniel Berrigan, Lifelong Activist for Peace

A Jesuit priest from Minnesota, Berrigan was also “a poet, pacifist, educator, social activist, playwright and lifelong resister to what he called ‘American military imperialism’ ”—just some of the roles ascribed to him in the more than hour long “Democracy Now!” special

John Pilger: The revolutionary act of telling the truth

Pilger: The truth about a war on terror that was always a war of terror; the truth about Guantanamo, the truth about Iraq, Afghanistan, Latin America. Never has such truth-telling been so urgently needed. With honourable exceptions, those in the media paid ostensibly to keep the record straight are now absorbed into a system of propaganda that is no longer journalism, but anti-journalism

Tomgram: Howard Zinn | “I Plead Guilty” (to Insubordination)

Finishing School for Pickets  By Howard Zinn (August 6, 1960) By Howard Zinn and Paula Giddings  TomDispatch.com  March 24, 2015 [The excerpt from a longer 1960 piece by Howard Zinn and Paula Giddings posted at TomDispatch.com are from the Nation magazine’s 150th Anniversary Special Issue on newsstands in April. They appear here with the kind permission of the editors of that magazine.] One afternoon […]

▶ Howard Zinn: Have a More Interesting Life

The late historian, who studied injustice and action through the centuries, offers this wonderful insight: Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Rise Up Times is also on  Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr. Find us on Twitter at Rise Up Times (@touchpeace).  Click here to help […]

Nafeez Ahmed: Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown

Social science is being militarised to develop ‘operational tools’ to target peaceful activists and protest movements Posted by Nafeez Ahmed   12 June 2014   theguardian.com      Editor’s Note:  They have the whole thing backward. Instead of preparing for “mass civil breakdown” (revolution), they should be studying the sociopaths who have taken over the government of America, the people […]

A Vietnam Veteran Reflects on Memorial Day

Father, husband, Chicago Public Schools history teacher & Spoken Word Poetry Coach, committed to promoting and improving urban public education Dave Stieber  HuffingtonPost.com Posted: 05/23/2014 10:02 am EDT Updated: 05/23/2014 10:59 am EDT  This post is written by my father, Arnold Stieber who was infantry in the Army stationed in Vietnam from 1970-1971. He is currently the coordinator […]

Howard Zinn> Civil Obedience

Bill Bigelow> Howard Zinn at 90> Lessons from the People’s Historian

Howard Zinn at 90 — Lessons from the People’s Historian “. . . Zinn insisted that teachers must help students challenge “fundamental premises which keep us inside a certain box.” by Bill Bigelow   Published on Thursday, August 23, 2012 by Common Dreams August 24 would have been the 90th birthday of the great historian and activist Howard Zinn, […]

Alice Walker> Democratic Womanism

Democratic Womanism: By Alice Walker January 2, 2012 – from her official website: http://alicewalkersgarden.com/2012/01/ Wangari Maathai: who remembered the beautiful bountifulness of her land before the colonial invaders laid waste to it and resolved to bring it back to health by planting trees.  Rest in Well Done; beloved sister of our clan. “Traditionally capable, as in: […]

Video> Poet Alice Walker reads the 1851 speech of abolitionist Sojourner Truth

Uploaded by arnove on Jan 28, 2008 Poet Alice Walker reads the 1851 speech of abolitionist Sojourner Truth. Part of a reading from Voices of a People’s History of the United States (Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove,) November 11, 2006 in Berkeley, California. Join Us!  Subscribe to WAMMToday from our blog website and “Follow” us.  riseuptimes.wordpress.com.    WAMMToday is […]

Noam Chomsky> Remembering Howard Zinn

Noam Chomsky was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize. (photo: Ben Rusk/flickr) Remembering Howard Zinn By Noam Chomsky, Al Jazeera via RSN   27 January 12  Editor’s note: Today, January 27, is the second anniversary of the death of Howard Zinn. An active participant in the Civil Rights movement, he was dismissed in 1963 from his position […]

Matthew Rothchild> Banned in Tucson

Banned in Tucson By Matthew Rothschild, January 19, 2012   The Progressive What happened last week in Tucson was outrageous. The Tucson Unified School District, after voting to ban Mexican American Studies, went into the classrooms and took books away from young people, books that the state, in its hateful law, has deemed unacceptable. These […]

OccupyWallStreet> Why the Elites are in Trouble> Chris Hedges

Why the Elites are in Trouble By Chris Hedges   Posted on Oct 9, 2011  TruthDig Ketchup, a petite 22-year-old from Chicago with wavy red hair and glasses with bright red frames, arrived in Zuccotti Park in New York on Sept. 17. She had a tent, a rolling suitcase, 40 dollars’ worth of food, the graphic version of […]