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Special: Howard Zinn's 1969 Speech Against the Vietnam War

On October 15th, 1969, over 100,000 people gathered on Boston Common for the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam. It was a country-wide protest in which two million people took part in demonstrations, teach-ins, and other actions in over two hundred cities. For the event, Zinn delivered this speech, discussing the need for immediate withdrawal of US troops, the hypocrisy of American democracy, a longer history of foreign policy and intervention, and the necessity of political and social transformation. Zinn, who died in 2010, would have been 100 today.

Read Michael Koncewicz’s article “Howard Zinn Carried Out an Act of Radical Diplomacy in the Middle of the Vietnam War” here: https://jacobin.com/2022/08/zinn-vietnam-war-antiwar-prisoners-trip

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