Muhammad Ali Understood the Racist Roots of War and Militarism

Muhammad Ali Understood the Racist Roots of War and Militarism

With all the discussion and debate these days about intersectionality and the need for progressives to link our movements against racism and against war, the name of Muhammad Ali belongs right up in our pantheon with Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Harry Belafonte,...

Dedication of the Howard Zinn Room

Busboys and Poets is proud to name its newest event space in honor of esteemed historian, activist and educator, Dr. Howard Zinn. Dr. Zinn’s book “A People’s History of the United States” has become a staple in history and civics classes across...
Review: After 9/11

Review: After 9/11

In After 9/11: Leading Political Thinkers about the World, the U.S. and Themselves, researcher Tobias Endler explores the role and aspirations of public intellectuals and how they reach out to their preferred audiences. Endler is a Ph.D. candidate at Heidelburg...

The Undead Chicken

Muammar Gaddafi is the undead chicken. Bashar al-Assad of Syria and King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain are the unscared monkeys. The United States has shaped its policy toward the evolving situation in the Middle East according to the Chinese proverb of...

Split This Rock Poem of the Week: Kenneth Carroll

A weekly featured poem of provocation and witness. You can find more poetry and arts news from Blog This Rock. A People’s Historian -for Howard Zinn who will come to tell us what we know that the king’s clothes are soiled with the history of our blood and...
Review: ‘The Bomb’

Review: ‘The Bomb’

Howard Zinn died recently at the age of 87. His last book, The Bomb, is about his experience as a bombardier in World War II, and about the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is also the story of his hatred of war and of how he came to confront its...