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  • [Howard Zinn raw #40]

    Vietnam and civil rights stock footage. Continue reading

  • [Howard Zinn raw #24]

    Denis Mueller interviews Howard Zinn at his office at Boston University. They discuss WWII, SNCC, the Civil Rights movement, and the Ludlow Massacre. Continue reading

  • [Howard Zinn raw #22]

    An interview with historian Stanley Kutler, a contemporary of Howard Zinn. He discusses Howard Zinn, his success, and the discipline of history as a whole. Continue reading

  • [Howard Zinn raw #21]

    0:04 Howard Zinn talks with audience members before the start of the event. He moves behind the curtain on the stage. 0:58 A man at the podium makes an announcement about the Pacifica Radio Network and informs the audience that tonight they’re partnering with the Middle East Children’s Alliance. A woman takes the podium and speaks on the impending destruction that will be released on Iraq by the United States Government. The first man returns to talk about upcoming events. … Continue reading

  • [Howard Zinn raw #19]

    Howard Zinn gives a lecture and fields questions at St. Michael’s College in Vermont. He discusses the war in Vietnam, the Civil Rights movement, and what young people and students can do to fight for social justice. Continue reading

  • [Howard Zinn raw #18]

    Howard Zinn presents a lecture at St. Michael’s College in Burlington, Vermont. He talks about the importance of learning history and asking questions and the failures of “democracy” in the American political system. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0910

    Image Union, episode 0910

    Compilation episode of Image Union featuring five music videos by Dan Dinello. Music is from Fela Kuti, Knightklub, Magnum Force, Stations, and a composite of various radio broadcasts. Continue reading

  • Bus Riders Union

    Documentary about an activist group called the Bus Riders Union. Their focus is on improving the public transportation system in Los Angeles. The bus system there is in a sorry state. Busses are overcrowded. A rider will routinely see three busses pass her by, completely full, before being able to board. Handicapped riders find that the lift system on most busses is broken. Many riders need to take three or more busses to arrive at their destinations, and late night service on some routes is discontinued without any notice. On top of this, the MTA was planning a massive fare increase and focusing their energy on subways and trains that are costly and benefit mainly upper class white people. The B.R.U. views this struggle over Los Angeles busses as the new civil rights battle. The bus system is utilized almost exclusively by minorities and low income residents. Since the busses are so unreliable, workers are not able to predictably arrive on time and therefore have trouble holding jobs. This means that an already disadvantaged segment of the population is being further held back. Kikanza Ramsey, B.R.U. organizer, describes her organization as “an experiment to see if we can create a multi-racial, bi-lingual, gender-balanced mass movement of working class peopleĀ.” The tape follows the legal struggles of the group throughout the 90’s as they battle with the city and the MTA for service improvements. Continue reading