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Heyday Books Publisher Steve Wasserman Discusses the Future of the Printed Word

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.04.2017 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In this week's episode of KCRW's "Scheer Intelligence," Steve Wasserman, former editor at Yale University Press and the Los Angeles Times Book Review,...

Tom Hayden's Inspiration In A Time Of Despair

Vincent Intondi | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics
Vincent Intondi

Three days after the election, Busboys and Poets, a local restaurant and hub for progressive activism in Washington, D.C. held a commemoration for Tom Hayden.

Now Buoyed By The FBI, Clintons Fight To Hold On Against Trump ... Or, Not Quite Tales From The Vault

William Bradley | Posted 11.07.2016 | Media
William Bradley

With just six words, "We have not changed our conclusions," FBI Director James Comey may have ensured a perilous victory for Hillary Clinton. The hotl...

Tom Hayden's Moment

Melinda Welsh | Posted 11.02.2016 | Politics
Melinda Welsh

While I certainly can't claim to have been a close friend to Tom Hayden, news of his death hit me hard. His impact on my life has been sweeping. Like ...

Tom Hayden, A Warrior For Justice: Rest In Peace

Matthew Fox | Posted 10.31.2016 | Politics
Matthew Fox

We will miss Tom Hayden.

Tom Hayden's Last March

Joel Reynolds | Posted 10.31.2016 | Green
Joel Reynolds

On Saturday October 29, 2016, surrounded by wife Barbara, sons Liam and Troy, and 200 family and close friends, Tom Hayden's ashes were carried from t...

Neil Young: A Timely, and Timeless, Appeal

William Bradley | Posted 10.27.2016 | Entertainment
William Bradley

"The end of this war? The end of this war is when we solve the energy problem. This war is going on for a long, long time. This war will not go away u...

Tom Hayden, Courageous Warrior for Peace

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 10.27.2016 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

When Tom Hayden died on Oct. 23, we lost a courageous warrior for peace and equality. Hayden was on the front lines of nearly every major progressive ...

My Last Visit With Tom Hayden and Why He Endorsed Hillary Over Bernie

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 10.25.2016 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Last spring I visited with progressive lion Tom Hayden for the last time at his comfortable, but modest, west Los Angeles home. We chatted about the e...

Tom Hayden, 1939-2016: A Life Of Words And Action

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.24.2016 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

"Join us, join us," a police-battered Tom Hayden shouted to passing delegates from the 1968 Democratic Convention.

His Was The Life Of Consequence That I Always Aim For

Trey Ellis | Posted 10.24.2016 | Politics
Trey Ellis

I'm still trying to process that Tom is gone. In some ways, I'm still trying to process that I was lucky enough to ever consider someone so monumentally consequential a friend.

Prominent Anti-War Activist Tom Hayden Dies

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 10.24.2016 | Politics

(Reuters) - Veteran social activist and politician Tom Hayden, a stalwart of America’s New Left who served 18 years in California’s state legislat...

Goodbye dear friend

Margarita Alarcon | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics
Margarita Alarcon

Stanely will be sorely missed. If ever I thought of cloning a person, it would have been him. So much to offer from a man who gave his wit, his love, his passion to all that surrounded him, a man who truly believed that a better world had to be possible.

With Great Respect for Tom Hayden, I Gotta Say: His Support for Hillary Clinton Makes Less and Less Sense the More He Tries to Explain It

Norman Solomon | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Norman Solomon

With the California primary fast approaching, Berkeley-based KPFA Radio invited me to debate Hillary Clinton supporter Tom Hayden -- who declined to participate in a direct debate but agreed to back-to-back live segments, which aired on Tuesday.

To Become President, Hillary Needs to Move Left and Right at the Same Time

William Bradley | Posted 03.07.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Paradoxically, Hillary is at once at risk of losing the general election to a rampaging Trumpist populism and in reach of winning a smashing victory.

In the Sanders-Clinton Battle, It's the 1970s vs. the 1990s

William Bradley | Posted 02.19.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Generally presented as some sort of out-of-the-blue challenge to the orthodoxy of our financialized politics, the Sanders vs. Clinton battle actually has deep roots in decades past.

For Hillary Clinton, Three Problems and A Solution

William Bradley | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
William Bradley

Elections take place in the now, not the long-term, especially in an ahistorical American era. And the now these days in this ADD/hyper-partisan media environment is short-term and savagely prone to character assassination.

The Sean Penn Controversy (So What?)

William Bradley | Posted 01.13.2016 | Media
William Bradley

The feverish over-reaction to the weekend revelation in Rolling Stone that two-time Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn had interviewed a recently recaptured Mexican drug lord points up some of the biggest toxic dynamics in our media culture.

The Sanders Saga: Why Is 'A Half-Baked Version of Tom Hayden' Beating the Clintons?

William Bradley | Posted 09.20.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

I think socialism is becoming popular sooner than I expected. With technology inexorably solving scarcity as it eliminates good-paying jobs, a push for a more socialist approach has seemed to me to be inevitable. But it's happening faster than I thought

Why Cuba Matters

Camila Osorio | Posted 05.28.2016 | Politics
Camila Osorio

When President Barack Obama met Cuban leader Raul Castro in the last summit of the Americas on April 11, he said: "The United States will not be imprisoned by the past. We're looking to the future and to polices that improve the lives of the Cuban people."

Jerry Brown Perks Up On Presidential Politics 35 Years After One of His Best and Most Disastrous Speeches

William Bradley | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

After winning a landslide re-election as governor of California by a whopping 20 points, the 41-year old Brown set out to take down the president he'd beaten in a string of late presidential primaries in 1976.

My Son, a U.S. Marine

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Even though my radical liberalism has softened over the years, I've never come close to voting Republican. So I was stunned when my then 17-year-old son announced that he wanted to join the Marines.

Tom Hayden, 75, Is Still Rocking the Boat

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Throughout his remarkable career, Hayden has been both a prophetic voice and a political strategist, a rare combination. No single figure embodies the spirit of the generation that came of age in the 1960s than Hayden.

Remembering Vietnam, Ministry-of-Truth Style

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 12.22.2014 | Fifty
Jeremiah Horrigan

It was our duty, they said. The government wouldn't lie to us. Serving our country would make men of us. We didn't know what war was, but we would find out. And we did. And few of us will ever forget what have commonly been called "the lessons of Vietnam."

Mad About the '60s: A Hart-Like Henry Fonda in Gore Vidal's The Best Man

William Bradley | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

"You know, those rumors about you and lady friends ... they won't do you a bit of harm." Former President Art Hockstader to presidential candidate Wi...