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Offline Rapunzel

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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2013, 03:56:16 PM »
You all remember who Tom Hayden is don't you.

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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 04:10:51 PM »
I remember those horrendous days of the 60s and 70s.  **nononono*
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2013, 04:23:16 PM »
I remember those horrendous days of the 60s and 70s.  **nononono*

Dark, dark days...........

And now the bad guys from those days are running the country.
Character still matters.  It always matters.

May 3, 2016 - the day the Republican party left ME.  I am now without a Party, and quite possibly without a country.  May God have mercy!

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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2013, 04:32:57 PM »
I'm sharing this one on FB.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2013, 04:41:55 PM »
You all remember who Tom Hayden is don't you.
I was to young to care about politics Rap, who is he


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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2013, 04:49:01 PM »

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Offline raml

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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2013, 04:50:18 PM »
He was a 60's radical who became known through being a Vietnam war protester and he also protested for civil rights  who married Jane Fonda. They made a very wacky couple.

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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2013, 05:30:02 PM »
He was a 60's radical who became known through being a Vietnam war protester and he also protested for civil rights  who married Jane Fonda. They made a very wacky couple.
I knew he was married to Fonda, so that right there told me he had to be a bad guy.


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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2013, 05:35:16 PM »
He was also one of the Chicago 7......

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Seven

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Hayden

Hayden drafted SDS's manifesto, the Port Huron Statement, subtitled "An Agenda for a Generation," which is credited with making the term "participatory democracy" common parlance.[4] The objective of the Port Huron Statement was the creation a "radically new democratic political movement" in the United States that rejected hierarchy and bureaucracy. This ideal would become the centerpiece of the student movement of the 1960s, a movement that came to be known as the New Left.[5]

From 1964 to 1968, he lived in Newark, New Jersey, where he worked with impoverished inner-city residents as part of the Newark Community Union Project. He was also witness to the city's race riots of 1967 and wrote the book Rebellion in Newark: Official Violence and Ghetto Response (1967).

In 1965, Hayden, along with CPUSA member Herbert Aptheker and Quaker peace activist Staughton Lynd undertook a controversial visit to North Vietnam and Hanoi. The three toured villages and factories and met with an American POW whose plane had been shot down. The result of this tour of North Vietnam, at a high point in the war, was a book titled The Other Side.[6][7] Staughton Lynd later wrote that the New Left disavowed "the Anti-Communism of the previous generation" and that Lynd and Hayden had written in Studies on the Left that, "We refuse to be anti-Communist, We insist the term has lost all the specific content it once had." [8]

Hayden in 1968 played a major role in the protests outside the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. Six months after the convention he and other protesters including Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin were indicted on federal charges of conspiracy and incitement to riot as part of the "Chicago Eight". Hayden and four others were convicted of crossing state lines to incite a riot, but the charges were reversed on appeal.


Tom Hayden made several other well-publicized visits to North Vietnam as well as Cambodia during America's involvement in the Vietnam War, including an especially controversial one during 1972 to North Vietnam with his future wife, actress Jane Fonda. The next year he married Fonda and they had one child, Troy Garity, born on 7 July 1973. In 1974, while the Vietnam War was still ongoing, the documentary Introduction to the Enemy was released, a collaboration by Jane Fonda, Tom Hayden, Haskell Wexler, among others. It depicts their travels through North and South Vietnam in the spring of 1974. [9]

Hayden also founded the Indochina Peace Campaign (IPC), which operated from 1972 to 1975. The IPC, operating in Boston, New York, Detroit, Santa Clara, mobilized dissent against the Vietnam War, demanded unconditional amnesty for U.S. Draft Dodgers, among other aims. Jane Fonda, a supporter of the IPC, later turned this moniker into a name for her film production firm, IPC Films, which produced in whole or in part, movies and documentaries such as F.T.A. (1972), Introduction to the Enemy (1974), The China Syndrome (1979), Nine to Five (1980), and On Golden Pond (1981).[10][11]

Writing about Hayden's role in the 1960s New Left, Nicholas Lemann, national correspondent for The Atlantic, said that "Tom Hayden changed America", calling him "father to the largest mass protests in American history", and Richard N. Goodwin, who was a speechwriter for presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and John F. Kennedy, said that Hayden, "without even knowing it, inspired the Great Society.[12] Staughton Lynd, though, was critical of the Port Huron and New Left concept of "participatory democracy" stating, "we must recognize that when an organization grows to a certain size, consensus decision-making is no longer possible and some form of representative government becomes necessary." [13]

In 2007, Hayden made news for his speech at the wedding of his son Troy, where, as the New Yorker wrote, he "said that he was especially happy about his son's union with actress Simone Bent, who is black, because, among other things, it was 'another step in a long-term goal of mine: the peaceful, nonviolent disappearance of the white race.'"[14]

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« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2013, 05:36:37 PM »
a little more........

Hayden serves as a member of the advisory board for the Progressive Democrats of America, an organization created to increase progressive political cooperation and influence within the Democratic Party.[15] He also serves on the advisory board of the Levantine Cultural Center, a nonprofit organization founded in Los Angeles in 2001 that champions cultural literacy about the Middle East and North Africa.

During January 2008, Hayden wrote an opinion essay for the website The Huffington Post endorsing Barack Obama's presidential bid in the Democratic primaries.[16] and the same year helped initiate Progressives for Obama (now called Progressive America Rising), a group of political progressives that provided assistance for Obama in his initial presidential campaign.[17]

Hayden is known widely in California as a staunch endorser of animal rights and was responsible for writing the bill popularly known as the Hayden Act,[18] which improved protection of pets and extended holding periods for pets confined as strays or surrendered to shelters.

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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2013, 05:43:52 PM »
You all remember who Tom Hayden is don't you.

Thomas Emmet "Tom" Hayden (born December 11, 1939) is an American social and political activist, author, and politician, who is director of the Peace and Justice Resource Center in Culver City, California. Known best for his major role as an anti-war, civil rights and radical intellectual counterculture activist, Hayden is the former husband of actress "Hanoi" Jane Fonda and the father of their son, actor Troy Garity.


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