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  • [Howard Zinn raw #40]

    Assortment of newsreel footage on the Vietnam War. Continue reading

  • [Howard Zinn raw #34]

    [Howard Zinn raw #34]

    Filmmaker Denis Mueller interviews Howard Zinn. They discuss Howard’s early life and his thoughts on class and human nature. Continue reading

  • [Howard Zinn raw #33]

    [Howard Zinn raw #33]

    Oscar Chase discusses Howard Zinn and their activities with SNCC. Continue reading

  • [Howard Zinn raw #21]

    [Howard Zinn raw #21]

    A conversation between Studs Terkel and Howard Zinn at an alternative media event Berkeley, California. They speak about activism, racism, and making change in the United States. Continue reading

  • [Howard Zinn raw #19]

    [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 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