Stories by Tom Hayden

Tom Hayden was a leader of the student, civil rights, peace and environmental movements of the 1960s. He served 18 years in the California legislature, where he chaired labor, higher education and natural resources committees. He is the author of ten books, including "Street Wars" (New Press, 2004). He is a professor at Occidental College, Los Angeles, and was a visiting fellow at Harvard's Institute of Politics last fall. subscribe to Tom Hayden's feed

Posted on: Mar 4, 2014, Source:

A new nationalist, nuclear-armed, resource-rich Russia has risen to challenge Western claims of Cold War triumph.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2013, Source: The Guardian

Bold stances on inequality and overzealous policing propelled a progressive victory. If he holds true, can De Blasio shift the national debate?

Posted on: Sep 2, 2010, Source: The Nation

The revelations threaten to undermine the state’s case while raising serious questions about the legality of the US government’s global war on gangs.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2010, Source: Los Angeles Times

Without public debate and without congressional hearings, a segment of the Pentagon and fellow travelers have embraced a doctrine known as the Long War.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2010, Source:

Democracy and domestic priorities will be the casualties in the US, Canada and Europe if the US-NATO military expansion into Afghanistan holds sway.

Posted on: May 26, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Peace activist Tom Hayden argues that most powerful grassroots peace movement isn't pushing Obama on U.S. wars. Update: MoveOn sends a response.

Posted on: May 19, 2009, Source:

Allegations emerge that Gen. Stanley McChrystal oversaw secret prisons that violated human rights laws.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2009, Source: Huffington Post

It is deeply disappointing that the Center for American Progress has issued a call for a 10-year war in Afghanistan.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

In a stunning breakthrough for Obama, Iraq's prime minister endorsed the Dem candidate's timeline for withdrawing combat troops from Iraq.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Obama is serious about a withdrawal plan for Iraq, but he's committed himself to expanding the wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Dumb Idea.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Meet David Kilcullen, an Australian academic and military veteran who advises Gen. Petraeus on counterinsurgency doctrine in Iraq.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

The presidential candidates have passed up the chance to say something new or hopeful that might end the killing.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2008, Source:

While Dem contenders spouted rhetoric about "ending the war," the real Iraq War continued safely unchallenged.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Barack Obama's support for intervention in Pakistan if there is "actionable intelligence" against al-Qaeda legitimizes Bush's escalation plans.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

How the escalation in Iraq is both a campaign move and a way to force Sunnis out of Baghdad and into second-class status.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Far from demanding to 'bring the troops home now,' Congress has begun considering what steps will create a stable Iraq without involving our soldiers.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2005, Source: In These Times

The door is swinging wide open for the peace movement -- and politicians in the Democratic Party -- to offer an exit strategy for Iraq.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The anti-war movement can force the Bush administration to leave Iraq by denying it the funding, troops, and alliances necessary to its strategy for dominance.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2004, Source: AlterNet

A transition to a new generation of leadership is needed if the massive outpouring of activism of the past year is to flourish and be funded for the future.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2004, Source: AlterNet

On Tuesday, the traditions of civil disobedience and electoral politics may converge.