Saturday, January 30, 2010

Howard Zinn: "Empire or Humanity? What the Classroom Didn't Teach Me about the American Empire"

Followers of news from the Asia-Pacific know about the latest threats to democratic process and biodiverse eco-regions in Hawai'i, Jeju Island, Okinawa, and Guam.

Howard Zinn takes us back to the beginning of the real story of American history and tells us how his realizations in "A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF AMERICAN EMPIRE BY HOWARD ZINN - Empire or Humanity? What the Classroom Didn't Teach Me about the American Empire." Narrated by Viggo Mortensen, art by Mike Konopacki, video editing by Eric Wold.

(HOWARD ZINN to Bill Moyers: "Well, I think what they have to say to us today is...think for yourself. ... what it tells me is that just ordinary people, you know, people who are not famous, if they get together, if they persist, if they defy the authorities, they can defeat the largest corporation in the world...")


Peace Philosopher said...

Thank you for this inspiring, educational, and entertaining clip! I sent the link to the Vancouver colleagues.

TenThousandThings said...

Viggo Mortensen adds so much with the narration because of his resonant voice. He has his own small press-- Perceval Press;

I'd like to see a similar history on Japan available in English. Amino Yoshihiko has written about all the ordinary people and people on the fringes ignored in English-language hsitories of Japan.

And you have highlighted many peacebuilders at your site. David Suzuki and Keibo Oiwa did a book on peace, environmenalist, ethnic minority activists. And Jennifer Chan recently on Japanese social movements.

I'm going to start highlighting more of this here.