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News :: Human Rights
Howard Zinn: No More Wars
19 Jan 2006
Howard Zinn speaks at Tufts University on his romantic view of war as a child, his participation in the war machinery during World War II as a bomber, and his change of ideology and present stand against all wars.

“We’ll need to think of ourselves as key players in whatever change needs to take place in the US and in the world. Therefore all of us bear some responsibility to do something, nothing big, nothing heroic, even something small… Because great social movements are made up of very small actions undertaken by very large numbers of people, which at certain points in history come together and bring about change.” H.Zinn

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On November 6, 2005, Howard Zinn and Gino Strada spoke at Tufts University. Dr. Gino Strada recently released a book entitled, "Green Parrots: A War Surgeon’s Diary" where he writes about the silent victims of war. Green parrots are small antipersonnel mines designed to look like toys. They explode when people, mostly children, pick them up and play with them for a while. Dr. Strada has treated many children in the Middle East who have been maimed by these devices. In his book he dares the reader to imagine a world without wars.

"Green Parrots" has sold over 400,000 copies in Europe and Asia; it will be available in US bookstores this spring.

Howard Zinn wrote the forward to "Green Parrots" and has joined Gino Strada in advocating an end to all wars. The video excerpt is from Zinn's speech at Tufts during the presentation of the book.
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Re: Howard Zinn: No More Wars
19 Jan 2006
who is manufacturing and using the "green parrots"?
Worth downloading! (Trust me, with the annoyingness of Quicktime, that's saying something)
20 Jan 2006
Howard Zinn may not be the fiercest, loudest Lefty out there but he's always worth a listen. This talk starts slowly enough...

Zinn: "Hey, anybody out there read Dalton Trumbo's 'Johnny Got His Gun'?"
[Students respond with confused silence, as no professor has assigned that book yet and it hasn't been on Oprah's book club, so why would they have read it?]

but slowly gains momentum and emotional resonance. Good stuff.
Re: Howard Zinn: No More Wars
23 Jan 2006
See also interview of Gino Strada in Democracy Now at:
Re: Howard Zinn: No More Wars
23 Jan 2006
"Johnny Got His Gun" was a good book, but a lousy movie.
Whole Lot of EMPTY Going On
26 Jan 2006
Now there's something new and different...Howard Zinn speaking against war. This guy is a dinosaur from the Vietnam era who made his name as a professional peacenik. From him leading protest marches down comm ave to using his classroom as a pulpit, the guy is nothing more than a showman.
Re: Howard Zinn: No More Wars
29 Jan 2006
I went to a public high school where zinn's book (People's History) was used as a main textbook- alongside the "official" one, for an occasional preplexed comparrison. and that was BEFORE all this charter school/voucher nonesense, too.

Wonder how much less politically horrid the usa would be if all public high schools worked like that. . . ..

dream on dream on dream on- but can you picture it? --sigh--
what other authors/books would you assign in public high school(the general "you" that is)? i'm still trying to get educated. . . . . . especially this couple years, feel like i don't know nearly enough about the state of things to be very effective. its so easy just to get mad and shout. . . . .too easy.
i wish there were real live free universities everywhere and THAT was the kind of place a zinn and proffessors like him could teach. . . . . .. 'steada fifteen thousand dollar a term universities. . . . yeah thats what i wish.
(and thats it for the idealism hour- i suppose those who find themselves more Gloriously Hopeless and Radically Superior to such musings amongst us wil laff and jeer. .. laff laff laff. . . . too bad, too bad)
Re: Howard Zinn: No More Wars
31 Jan 2006
Sid, you've obviously never read a People's History of the US. Gotta get cultured, boy!
Re: Howard Zinn: No More Wars
04 Feb 2006
Sid: If you knew anything about Zinn, you would know that he was speaking out against war and injustice long before the Vietnam War.
Re: Howard Zinn: No More Wars
18 Feb 2006
I really love Howard and I'm so tired of those zionist right wing trolls who just love to criticize the left.Mr. Zinn makes you look very stupid.
Re: Howard Zinn: No More Wars
18 Feb 2006
I think the idiots who condemn Howard Zinn know nothing about history and should read A Peoples History and all of his great books.US imperialism is evil!
Re: Howard Zinn: No More Wars
18 Feb 2006
Howard Zinn should win the Nobel Peace Prize.If only the right-wing crazies could read and comprehend on a college level,then they might appreciate his genius.Over one third of Americans can only read at a third grade level.That's alot of people who will never be able to read Zinn or Chomsky.The government and corporations want to keep the citizens illiterate,so they're easier to control.
I agree with Zinn about WW2
19 Feb 2006
It was a terrible mistake and the US should never have gotten involved.
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23 May 2006
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