“If those in charge of our society – politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television – can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves.” - Howard Zinn, historian and author “Understand that all battles are [...]
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Noam Chomsky “Remembering Howard Zinn The historian and activist dedicated his life to “the countless small actions of unknown people”.
Howard Zinn dedicated his life to decency, democracy and civil disobedience; to grassroots movements and ‘unknown people’ [GALLO/GETTY] 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 as a tenured professor at Spelman College in [...]
How Can We Rouse Police and Other Protectors of the Corporatocracy — “Guards” of the Status Quo — to Join the OWS Rebellion?
Police, teachers, the corporate press, mental health professionals — the guards of the system — are given small rewards to pacify and control the population. October 20, 2011 | “In a highly developed society, the Establishment cannot survive without the obedience and loyalty of millions of people who are given small rewards to keep the [...]
Why the Elites Are in Trouble Illustration by Mr. Fish By Chris Hedges 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 Howard [...]
You may find this article interesting even if it makes assumptions about how Zinn felt at stages of his career and life. Without asking Zinn why he wrote the book the article for the most is conjecture about the reason/s. Any number of factors could have or may have been involved. Ultimately it is the [...]
Even Birds Have Withdrawn From Afghanistan By David Swanson http://warisacrime.org/node/58598 Comparing the brain sizes of migratory birds and U.S. presidents may not help explain this one. Birds have been avoiding Afghanistan for some years now. Afghans with higher educations have been leaving for decades. War profiteers, and occupation profiteers, and “reconstruction” profiteers seem to know [...]
War Is the Health of the State excerpted from a People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn “War is the health of the state,” the radical writer Randolph Bourne said, in the midst of the First World War. Indeed, as the nations of Europe went to war in 1914, the governments flourished, patriotism [...]