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To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.

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Small Group of 'Concerned Students' Stage Protest at Foreign Policy Debate

via Vox Populi

Before Monday night’s debate watch in Lohrfink, attendees were handed curious pamphlets before the event, filled with pictures of the “victims of American imperialism,” Howard Zinn quotes, and military spending statistics. 671 more words

Foreign Affairs

A People's History of the United States

Imagine a land where the inhabitants live in perfect harmony with their environment in an egalitarian society. Equal sexes speak a poetic language, they have no concept of personal property and they are able support themselves so efficiently that they have plenty of time in the day to devote to art and other pleasures. 356 more words

Noam Chomsky & Howard Zinn "Is There Hope in This Desperate Time?"

This event was a fund-raiser for Spare Change street paper and the Homeless Empowerment Project. Recorded on September 27, 2004

English Language

Love the Earth

“We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.”  761 more words



Howard Zinn rightly asserts that the problem in this country isn’t civil disobedience but civil obedience – that having been put in the traces we bow our head like oxen and throw our shoulders into hauling a load of inequities around. 362 more words

As Above, So Below: How Paganism taught me political and social humanity

For several days now I’ve been trying to cope with a health problem. I have diverticulitis but can’t get to a doctor for treatment. I only know I have this condition because I was hospitalized for a perforated bowel a couple of years ago that they said was due to diverticulitis. 535 more words