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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Alternative Radio March Programmes


Schedule for March.


I'm a Soprano's fan (you know, the gangster show from TV).

The key figure is the family boss Tony Soprano. His son, Tony Junior, is not cut from the same cloth (perhaps) and during one episode Tony Snr joins his son at the breakfast bar of their mansion. Tony Jnr is reading "A People's History of the United States" by Howard Zinn. His father dismisses his son's engagement with the, largely ignored, history of his nation. What is ironic about that episode is that Tony Snr is using African Americans and Hispanics to exploit native American workers while in another sub-plot he is enjoying the largess of a casino being run on a 'reservation' by an indigenous corporation.

Ah, the convoluted plots of life and fiction.

The same could be said of the passing of Howard Zinn.

The right wing continued to pour out their vitriol on him after death while the mainstream media largely ignored his passing.

It seemed that the only real outlet for the 'righteous' anger against a man who dared to expose and give voice to the exploited was National Public Radio (the US equivalent of a community radio network).

Howard Zinn was a personal friend of the founder of AR, David Barsamian and his loss is felt deeply by those of us involved in AR.

This month, as a tribute to him, AR is featuring five programs of Zinn material.

The first two are a lecture he gave about his landmark work, "A People's History".

The next two feature a special event for the launch of his follow up work "Voices of a People's History" and features an array of special guests reading excerpts from that book as Zinn unpacks and explains the context in which the words were first spoken.

The final program for the month is a repeat of Zinn's final contribution to Alternative Radio. Its title is "Against Discouragement" and is a timely reminder that no matter how young or old we are, those who engage in the struggle for a better society do impact on those around us ... even those we never meet.

I hope you enjoy the programs.

In Solidarity

Shane Elison

01-March Howard Zinn - A People's History of the US (Pt. 1)


08-March Howard Zinn - A People's History of the US (Pt. 2)

Howard Zinn, was professor emeritus at Boston University, and was one of America's most renowned and influential historians. He helped spark a movement to re-examine what we call history. His classic book, A People's History of the US reverses traditional perspectives and presents history from the point of view of those who have been largely omitted from traditional texts. Zinn brilliantly reshuffles heroes and villains. The New York Times said the book should be "required reading". And this two-part program should be required listening.

Howard Zinn, was professor emeritus at Boston University, and was, perhaps, America's premier radical historian. He grew up in the slums of Brooklyn. As a teenager, he worked in a shipyard. During World War II, he saw combat duty as an air force bombardier. After the war, he went to Columbia University on the GI Bill. He was an active figure in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements. His masterpiece, A People's History of the US continues to sell in huge numbers. He has written several plays including the widely acclaimed Marx in Soho. Howard Zinn passed away on January 28th 2010.



15-March Howard Zinn - Voices of a People's History (Pt. 1)

22-March Howard Zinn - Voices of a People's History (Pt. 2)

Traditional history, we are taught, is dominated by generals, presidents, and other so-called important people. When we read in standard texts about the sinking of the Spanish Armada, we learn King Philip wept. Oral historian Studs Terkel asks, "Were there no other tears?" Historians have difficulty matching the eloquence of those who experienced events firsthand such as soldiers at war, the survivors of massacre and genocide, and those who fought oppression. When they tell their own story, history is not only different, but authentic. An all-star cast including John Sayles, Wally Shawn, and Paul Robeson Jr. join Zinn in this engaging two-part program.

Howard Zinn, was professor emeritus at Boston University and was, perhaps, America's premier radical historian. He was born in Brooklyn in 1922 to poor immigrant parents. During World War II, he saw combat duty as an air force bombardier. He was an active figure in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements. His masterpiece, A People's History of the United States continues to sell in large numbers. His latest book is, Voices of a People's History of the United States. Howard Zinn passed away on January 28th 2010.



29-Mar 090401 Howard Zinn - Against Discouragement

It wasn't that long ago when the United States labelled the African National Congress as a terrorist organization. Its leader, Nelson Mandela languished for years in prison. Then because of massive grassroots movement and international support through boycott and divestment, Mandela is released and South Africa frees itself from its apartheid regime. Throughout history people have overcome tremendous odds to advance the cause of justice. Take the civil rights movement. What were African Americans up against? The entire apparatus of power from the courthouse to the statehouse was controlled by segregationists. And the federal government? Asleep at the wheel. Nevertheless, blacks organized and fought back against tremendous odds. The key to the struggle was collective action. There's an African proverb that captures that spirit, "If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

Howard Zinn, was professor emeritus at Boston University and was, perhaps, America's premier radical historian. He was born in Brooklyn in 1922. His parents, poor immigrants, were constantly moving to stay "one step ahead of the landlord." After high school, he went to work in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. During World War II, he saw combat duty as an air force bombardier. After the war, he went to Columbia University on the GI Bill. He was an active figure in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements. He was a regular contributor to The Progressive magazine. His masterpiece, A People's History of the United States, continues to sell in huge numbers. His latest books are A Power Governments Cannot Suppress and Original Zinn. Howard Zinn passed away on January 28th 2010.
01-Mar 020903 Howard Zinn - A People's History of the US (Pt. 1)


08-Mar 020904 Howard Zinn - A People's History of the US (Pt. 2)

Howard Zinn, was professor emeritus at Boston University, and was one of America's most renowned and influential historians. He helped spark a movement to re-examine what we call history. His classic book, A People's History of the US reverses traditional perspectives and presents history from the point of view of those who have been largely omitted from traditional texts. Zinn brilliantly reshuffles heroes and villains. The New York Times said the book should be "required reading". And this two-part program should be required listening.

Howard Zinn, was professor emeritus at Boston University, and was, perhaps, America's premier radical historian. He grew up in the slums of Brooklyn. As a teenager, he worked in a shipyard. During World War II, he saw combat duty as an air force bombardier. After the war, he went to Columbia University on the GI Bill. He was an active figure in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements. His masterpiece, A People's History of the US continues to sell in huge numbers. He has written several plays including the widely acclaimed Marx in Soho. Howard Zinn passed away on January 28th 2010.



15-Mar 050504 Howard Zinn - Voices of a People's History (Pt. 1)

22-Mar 050505 Howard Zinn - Voices of a People's History (Pt. 2)

Traditional history, we are taught, is dominated by generals, presidents, and other so-called important people. When we read in standard texts about the sinking of the Spanish Armada, we learn King Philip wept. Oral historian Studs Terkel asks, "Were there no other tears?" Historians have difficulty matching the eloquence of those who experienced events firsthand such as soldiers at war, the survivors of massacre and genocide, and those who fought oppression. When they tell their own story, history is not only different, but authentic. An all-star cast including John Sayles, Wally Shawn, and Paul Robeson Jr. join Zinn in this engaging two-part program.

Howard Zinn, was professor emeritus at Boston University and was, perhaps, America's premier radical historian. He was born in Brooklyn in 1922 to poor immigrant parents. During World War II, he saw combat duty as an air force bombardier. He was an active figure in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements. His masterpiece, A People's History of the United States continues to sell in large numbers. His latest book is, Voices of a People's History of the United States. Howard Zinn passed away on January 28th 2010.



29-Mar 090401 Howard Zinn - Against Discouragement

It wasn't that long ago when the United States labelled the African National Congress as a terrorist organization. Its leader, Nelson Mandela languished for years in prison. Then because of massive grassroots movement and international support through boycott and divestment, Mandela is released and South Africa frees itself from its apartheid regime. Throughout history people have overcome tremendous odds to advance the cause of justice. Take the civil rights movement. What were African Americans up against? The entire apparatus of power from the courthouse to the statehouse was controlled by segregationists. And the federal government? Asleep at the wheel. Nevertheless, blacks organized and fought back against tremendous odds. The key to the struggle was collective action. There's an African proverb that captures that spirit, "If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

Howard Zinn, was professor emeritus at Boston University and was, perhaps, America's premier radical historian. He was born in Brooklyn in 1922. His parents, poor immigrants, were constantly moving to stay "one step ahead of the landlord." After high school, he went to work in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. During World War II, he saw combat duty as an air force bombardier. After the war, he went to Columbia University on the GI Bill. He was an active figure in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements. He was a regular contributor to The Progressive magazine. His masterpiece, A People's History of the United States, continues to sell in huge numbers. His latest books are A Power Governments Cannot Suppress and Original Zinn. Howard Zinn passed away on January 28th 2010.

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