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A People's History of American Empire by Howard Zinn

A People's History of American Empire by Howard Zinn
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Circle of Stories . Storytellers . Corbin Harney Read and listen to “The Water Song” story Biography: The Bear Goes Hungry When Corbin Harney was a boy, he would run away from the missionary school where he was forced to sit and listen to a language he did not speak or understand. The children were punished for talking to each other in their own native tongue. Having lost his parents when he was a baby, he came to live with his uncle who gave him the choice of staying in school or going off into the mountains to learn to survive on his own. Today, Corbin Harney is a spiritual leader, healer and internationally known indigenous rights and anti-nuclear weapons activist. In 1994, Corbin Harney founded the Shundahai Network (Shundahai is the Newe word for “peace and harmony with all creation”) to work with people and organizations to respond to pressing environmental, nuclear and Native issues and to ensure that Native voices are heard and heeded in the movement to shape national and international policy. Tribe: Western Shoshone (The Newe)

Homepage The Face of Imperialism "A searing indictment of the ruthless nature of imperial capitalism. Eloquent, deeply researched, and beautifully argued, The Face of Imperialism is a truly wonderful book that is essential for understanding the world we live in. Parenti's compassionate voice is a much-needed corrective to the lies we are routinely fed." —Gregory Elich, author of Strange Liberators: Militarism, Mayhem, and the Pursuit of Profit "Michael Parenti's study of imperialism provides a timely and incisive framework for understanding the upheavals in North Africa and the Middle East. His analysis of the links between autocrats and Washington is essential to comprehend the powerful tide of hostility that informs the popular revolutions." "Parenti's new book, The Face of Imperialism, is by far the best and boldest of all his formidable work. Just as compelling is Parenti's convincing case that the empire feeds off the republic. The Face of Imperialism makes clear that: Table of Contents

Howard Zinn, un remède à la mélancolie ZINN et SPRINGSTEEN, la vitalité et l’engagement. Voilà le remède au blues ambiant, repli impuissant, nostalgie flasque. Le pouvoir n’a pas besoin de nous réprimer, il lui suffit de nous déprimer. Alors basta ! Aujourd’hui une émission SPÉCIALE ZINN à l’occasion de la sortie du film qui tombe pour la fête du 1er Mai. Voilà une émission en public (et quel public !) Daniel MERMET, co-réalisateur du film Oliver AZAM, co-réalisateur du film Thierry DISCEPOLO, des éditions Agone Fred ALPI, chanteur Puis écoutez la seconde partie de cette émission spéciale, avec Myla KABAT-ZINN, Claude GÉRARD, directeur de l’Espace Saint-Michel, Brice GRAVELLE des Mutins de Pangée, archiviste du film. LÀ-BAS Hebdo n°15 (extrait) Télécharger le MP3- Les différentes séquences de l’émission 01. Télécharger le MP3- 01 : Vos messages sur le répondeur Quelques messages parmi ceux que vous avez laissés sur le répondeur de Là-bas si j’y suis au 01 85 08 37 37. © Luc Jennepin 03 : Le testament de Joe HILL Programmation musicale :

Michael Parenti: Against Empire Richly informed and written in an engaging style, Michael Parenti’s Against Empire exposes the ruthless agenda and hidden costs of the U.S. empire. Documenting the pretexts and the lies used to justify violent intervention and maldevelopment abroad, he demonstrates how the conversion to a global economy is a victory of finance capital over democracy. As much of the world suffers unspeakable misery, and as the Third-Worldization of the Unites States accelerates, civil society is impoverished by policies that benefit the rich and powerful transnational corporations and the national security state. The empire feeds off the resources of the republic, and the hard-won gains made by ordinary people are swept away. The history of imperialism is also, however, a history of resistance, struggle, and achievement; Against Empire offers compelling alternatives for progressive change. Contents Imperialism 101 An introduction to the process by which political and economic domination is achieved.

The Threat of a Good Example, by Noam Chomsky (Excerpted from What Uncle Sam Really Wants) No country is exempt from U.S. intervention, no matter how unimportant. In fact, it's the weakest, poorest countries that often arouse the greatest hysteria. Take Laos in the 1960s, probably the poorest country in the world. Most of the people who lived there didn't even know there was such a thing as Laos; they just knew they had a little village and there was another little village nearby. But as soon as a very low-level social revolution began to develop there, Washington subjected Laos to a murderous "secret bombing," virtually wiping out large settled areas in operations that, it was conceded, had nothing to do with the war the US was waging in South Vietnam. Grenada has a hundred thousand people who produce a little nutmeg, and you could hardly find it on a map. From the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 till the collapse of the Communist governments in Eastern Europe in the late 1980s, it was possible to justify every US attack as a defense against the Soviet threat.

Howard Zinn’s History of Hate Howard Zinn, who died of a heart attack last week at the age of 87, was a scholar of extraordinary influence. Indeed, few academicians did more than the late Boston University professor to poison the minds of so many young Americans with a vulgar narrative of history in which the United States was forever cast as the villain. The author of more than twenty books, Zinn was best known for his 1980 publication of A People’s History of the United States. On this count, Chomsky was correct. Zinn’s portrayal of America, the world’s standard-bearer for capitalism, reflected his deeply held conviction that free-markets breed greed, vice, and suffering. In A People’s History, Zinn claims to present American history through the eyes of those whom the raging tide of capitalism has engulfed in poverty and oppression: American Indians, blacks, slaves, women, and the ever-exploited “workers.” “I wanted my writing of history and my teaching of history to be a part of social struggle. “So what?

Rogue State Official website of the author, historian, and U.S. foreign policy critic. A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower If you believed that the NATO (read U.S.) bombing of Yugoslavia for 78 days and nights in 1999 was a “humanitarian” act, Rogue State hopefully can serve as a wake-up call to both your intellect and your conscience. It is a mini-encyclopedia of the numerous un-humanitarian acts perpetrated by the United States since the end of the Second World War. “Rogue State forcibly reminds us of Vice President Agnew’s immortal line: ‘The United States, for all its faults, is still the greatest nation in the country’.” – Gore Vidal, author, The Decline and Fall of the American Empire “Critics will call this a one-sided book. Table of Contents Introduction Ours and theirs: Washington’s love/hate relationship with terrorists and human-rights violators 1. Purchase Rogue State For a copy signed to you personally, and shipped immediately, send a check to: Price for the paperback, including postage:

Noam Chomsky Avram Noam Chomsky (/ˈnoʊm ˈtʃɒmski/; born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher,[21][22] cognitive scientist, logician,[23][24][25] political commentator and anarcho-syndicalist activist. Sometimes described as the "father of modern linguistics",[26][27] Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy.[21] He has spent most of his career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he is currently Professor Emeritus, and has authored over 100 books. He has been described as a prominent cultural figure, and was voted the "world's top public intellectual" in a 2005 poll.[28] Born to a middle-class Ashkenazi Jewish family in Philadelphia, Chomsky developed an early interest in anarchism from relatives in New York City. He later undertook studies in linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained his BA, MA, and PhD, while from 1951 to 1955 he was appointed to Harvard University's Society of Fellows. Early life Childhood: 1928–45

Howard Zinn Life and career[edit] Early life[edit] Zinn was born to a Jewish immigrant family in Brooklyn. His father, Eddie Zinn, born in Austria-Hungary, emigrated to the U.S. with his brother Samuel before the outbreak of World War I. Howard's mother, Jenny (Rabinowitz) Zinn,[4] emigrated from the Eastern Siberian city of Irkutsk. World War II[edit] On a post-doctoral research mission nine years later, Zinn visited the resort near Bordeaux where he interviewed residents, reviewed municipal documents, and read wartime newspaper clippings at the local library. Zinn wrote: I recalled flying on that mission, too, as deputy lead bombardier, and that we did not aim specifically at the 'Skoda works' (which I would have noted, because it was the one target in Czechoslovakia I had read about) but dropped our bombs, without much precision, on the city of Pilsen. Six years later, he wrote: Education[edit] After World War II, Zinn attended New York University on the GI Bill, graduating with a B.A. in 1951.