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Entries by Dave Zirin from 12/2009

Message to Obama: You Can't Have Muhammad Ali

| Posted 12.03.2009 | Sports

On November 19th, Obama praised Muhammad Ali as "a force for reconciliation and peace around the world." On Tuesday, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning president reconciled himself with war.

The People Speak: When Television Makes History

| Posted 12.09.2009 | Media

The People Speak is more than just must-see-TV. It is nothing less than the life's work of Howard Zinn brought to life by some of the most talented actors, musicians, and poets in the country.

More Than a Sportswriter: Lester "Red" Rodney: 1911-2009

| Posted 12.23.2009 | Sports

It didn't make SportsCenter, but one of history's most influential sportswriters died this week at the age of 98.

Dennis Brutus, 1924-2009: The Man Who Would Reclaim Sports

| Posted 12.30.2009 | Sports

Dennis Brutus organized entire blocks of the world around a simple question: how can the Olympics say they stand for "brotherhood" and fair play if apartheid nations could join the festivities?