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A people's history of sports -- Dave Zirin

Dave Zirin presents a terrific and humourous talk on ``The People's History of Sports'', providing insights and little-known history about sports in the United States. He spoke at the US International Socialist Organization's Socialism 2008 conference in Chicago on June 21, 2008.

Zirin is a radical sports editor, writer and columnist for Nation.com, and a columnist for SportsIllustrated.com, the Progressive and other media. He is author of What's My Name Fool?, The Muhammad Ali Handbook and Welcome to the Terrordome. His columns and articles can be found at http://www.edgeofsports.com.

Howard Zinn said of Zirin, ``It is so refreshing to have a sports writer who writes with such verve and intelligence, who also has a social conscience,and who refuses to keep those parts of his life separate." He is author of the forthcoming A People's History of Sports in the US.

Socialism 2008 was sponsored by the Center for Economic Research and Social Change, publisher of International Socialist Review and Haymarket Books. It was co-sponsored by the International Socialist Organization, publisher of Socialist Worker and Obrero Socialista. For more information on Socialism 2008, see http://www.socialismconference.org. See also Socialist Worker http://www.socialistworker.org International Socialist Review http://www.isreview.org Haymarket Books http://www.haymarketbooks.org Obrero Socialista http://www.socialistworker.org/Obrero.shtml International Socialist Organization http://www.internationalsocialist.org Center for Economic Research and Social Change http://www.cersc.org/

Videography and video editing by Charles Jenks. Video © 2008 Haymarket Books. Posted at Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal with permission.

 

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