This is a collection of images showing most of the ephemera I collected at two separate New York City area occasions the recently deceased Howard Zinn participated in - in 2003 and 2006. They include three pieces he autographed for me.
At each event Zinn and others questioned the U.S. invasion of and occupation of Iraq.
In an online article I found about his life as an agitator it reads: "Howard was asked once whether his praise of dissent and protest was divisive. He answered beautifully: "Yes, dissent and protest are divisive, but in a good way, because they represent accurately the real divisions in society. "Those divisions exist - the rich, the poor - whether there is dissent or not, but when there is no dissent, there is no change. The dissent has the possibility not of ending the division in society, but of changing the reality of the division. Changing the balance of power on behalf of the poor and the oppressed."