Howard Zinn, the late historian and author of “A People’s History of the United States,” is famous for his retelling of the sanitized American history taught in government-approved school.
Two members of the DFW Alliance of the Libertarian Left attended a viewing of Zinn’s “The People Speak” at 1919 Hemphill, an activist headquarter in downtown Fort Worth. I don’t want to give a review of the movie, as I’m sure that can be found elsewhere, especially since I have never read either book that the movie is based on. The stories told won’t be a surprise those who favor consent-based solutions to social ills since the government’s only tool is violence.
1919’s building was really inspiring too. A free library is organized by members of the local Industrial Workers of the World and participants are self organizing activism. I was short on time and a bit chilly to discuss any future activism, but for those interested, the 1919 calendar lists music performances and meetings taking place in the near future.