Howard Zinn: 1922-2010
Howard Zinn joined the Army during WWII to fight fascism. However, it was his work as an author, speaker, teacher and all around activist that really gave fascism a run for its money. Zinn's most notable work "A People's History of the United States" has sold millions of copies and replaced traditional textbooks in countless classrooms. He worked tirelessly for the cause of justice and truth from his days as a teacher in segregated Georgia to his opposition to the Iraq war. "There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people for a purpose which is unattainable."
On Wednesday, January 27, 2010, the world lost a great historian, and lovers of freedom and truth tipped their 40s out to the O.G. himself. For heaven's sake, there had better not be any bullshitters up there.
"You must not despair. If you are right, and you persist, things will change. The government may try to deceive the people, and the newspapers and television may do the same, but the truth has a way of coming out. The truth has a power greater than a hundred lies."