Citizen Radio

Episode #61

Citizen Radio welcomes very special guest, Howard Zinn!

Zinn is an American historian and professor emeritus in the Political Science Department at Boston University. He is the author of more than 20 books, including A People's History of the United States.

Zinn has been active in the civil rights, civil liberties and anti-war movements in the United States, and has written extensively on all three subjects.

He joins Citizen Radio to discuss civil disobedience, war, class, patriotism, Joe Lieberman, Afghanistan, artists' roles in activism, anarchism, why studying history is so important, racism, President Obama, and what makes him happy.

This year, a documentary based on Howard Zinn's groundbreaking books A People's History of the United States and Voices of a People's History of the United States, featuring music by Eddie Vedder and performances by Viggo Mortensen, Sandra Oh, Sean Penn, Rosario Dawson, Don Cheadle, John Legend, and many other great performers, will air in TV and be released on a special DVD.

The documentary, The People Speak, shows the rich history of dissent in our history, and explores why it is so relevant and urgent today. To view the trailer, click on the following link:

Tune in next week to hear interviews with the man the New York Times calls the most important intellectual alive, Noam Chomsky, British journalist Johann Hari, and attorney Susan Burke!

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