Sunday, January 31, 2010


Our mourning continues for the loss of Howard Zinn. A lot of people clearly got a chance to meet and interact with him and it's been comforting that so many people have expressed such positive recollections. He really wasn't just the author of an amazing book, but a living inspiration and guide on how one can live their life. While National Public Radio shamed themselves with an embarrassing interview with a right wing loser*, others, including a surprising Bob Herbert in the New York Times, really strove to capture what we all lost with Zinn's passing and what we gained in his lifetime of contributions.

In totally unrelated news, a number of you wrote to complain about the scrolling favicon that we used to have. We replaced it with a static one. We listen.

We couldn't help but notice that Meredith Tax, a recommended author in our reading list, has a new website. We'd suggest the cooler amongst you go check it out.

*there is so much good independent media out there that needs your help, this was one more reason not to give to NPR

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Howard Zinn Rest In Peace

It is with the greatest sadness that we mark the passing of Howard Zinn.
History Is A Weapon is an anonymous project and will always remain so, but Zinn's life, his work, and his words have played a big part of my life, to such an extent, that I can't possibly do justice to his memory and legacy just yet.

It almost hurts to type this, but as he quoted Joe Hill in Voices of a People's History of the United States, "Don't waste time mourning. Organize!"