Tag Archives: Howard Zinn

Abraham Lincoln and the Radical Abolitionists

Recently I watched on the internet a movie preview of the upcoming Steven Spielberg movie on Abraham Lincoln. I’m really looking forward to this film, as Spielberg is one of my favorite filmmakers and Lincoln is my favorite President. In … Continue reading

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Voting

With the 2012 Presidential elections coming up, it’s time to look back on the past 4 years and decide who we want to vote for. I know many progressives who had high hopes for change after the 2008 elections and … Continue reading

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Charles Dickens and His Influence on Social Activists

I’ve never read Charles Dickens. I was never assigned to read any of his books during high school or college. I’ve watched various Christmas Carol movies, but had not really watched any other versions of a Charles Dickens book. A … Continue reading

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Jasper Meets Howard Zinn

Just over two years ago, I read my first Howard Zinn book. The book was A People’s History of the United States and it taught me a lot about the struggles of Native Americans, African Americans, women, war resisters and … Continue reading

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Going to a vigil

Over the years, I’m ashamed to say, I’ve been somewhat of an arm chair liberal. I’ve talked a lot with my friends about politics and social change, and I’ve complained a lot about the things that are wrong with our … Continue reading

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Try Out Z Magazine

One of my favorite magazines to read is Z Magazine. It is a leftist magazine of essays, accounts of activists and great cartoons that offers a point of view that I don’t see in any other magazine. In my latest … Continue reading

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Music and the Social Conscience

Whenever we think of socially conscious music, the folk music of the 1960s instantly comes to mind for many people. Along with Pete Seeger and Joan Baez, the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary participated in many civil rights martches … Continue reading

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