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: Aug 26, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The belief that the Chicago '68 protests were the reason that Humphrey lost is unfounded. So too is the idea that John Kerry's prospects will be hurt by the demonstrations at the Republican convention in New York.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Dave Dellinger was a coalition-builder, a nonconformist, a pacifist. He was a living mountain of a man.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

105 gang members burned to death in a Honduran prison fire in May. It's clear that the Honduran war on gangs is out of control; what isn't so clear is the U.S. connection.

Posted on: May 17, 2004, Source: Yale Politic

Four decades after the egalitarian '60s and some 225 years since the Declaration of Independence, American voters must choose between two members of an elite secret society. The lesson is that aristocracy still survives democracy.

Posted on: May 6, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Bolivia is becoming the epicenter of battles against neo-liberal financial institutions like the World Bank and the U.S.-sponsored forced eradication of coca production.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The war on gangs has resulted in a body count of 25,000 people nationwide in the past two decades. We need to drastically change our approach to inner-city youth and gangs; we need a peace movement against the war on gangs and the war on drugs.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2004, Source: The Nation

While most Americans would like to forget the past, the Vietnam War is about to be relived this election season. Misrepresenting Jane Fonda's involvement -- again -- is just the beginning.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The Democratic presidential candidates have adopted the broad goals of the peace and justice movements, becoming anti-war and pro-fair trade in the course of the primaries.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The close of this year's World Social Forum poses an opportunity to explore the organizational and ideological challenges that lie ahead, and to decide how the movement will push forward with its goals.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2004, Source: AlterNet

A new generation of progressive Indian-Americans are taking on the conservatives now trying to dominate and speak for their community.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Instead of fragmenting the global justice movement, the war in Iraq has prompted a peace movement heavily influenced by the anti-globalization analysis of the World Social Forum.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Developing countries at the WSF are saying no to Washington's agenda. Will anti-Americanism become the driving passion of global politics?

Posted on: Dec 8, 2003, Source: AlterNet

As the January primaries quickly approach, the Anybody-But-Dean syndrome is becoming as infectious as the flu among rival Democrat camps.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The Miami summit left many questions in its wake, like, what's up with Brazil, and what's next for the global justice movement?

Posted on: Nov 20, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Even as FTAA protestors and trade ministers poured out of town in droves, the city's Robo-Cops continued to demonstrate the 'Miami model' of suppression -- with pepper spray, rubber bullets and drawn weapons.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The FTAA summit began with a paranoid police force attacking peaceful demonstrators. A sudden decision to end the event a day early has averted a possibly bloodier ending.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2003, Source: AlterNet

With Sharpton's attack on Dean, the Democratic presidential candidates enter a new phase, marked by nastier assaults on the frontrunner than on Bush.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Politics becomes live entertainment when Chris Matthews and an audience of Ivy League students get up close and personal with the presidential candidates.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Converging progressive movements are in sync with the larger body of public opinion, and are spilling over into the mainstream to create a new global movement.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Marking a break from years of bloody confrontations and outright police violence, security forces show unprecedented restraint at the WTO.