Monday, October 24, 2016

Agenda Setter for a Generation

"In jail, he began working on what later became the Port Huron Statement in 1962, a manifesto that inspired the national student movement to fight against what it saw as an oppressive government.
"'Where possible, the peace movement should challenge the "peace credentials" of the otherwise-liberals by threatening or actually running candidates against them,' Hayden wrote in the statement. It was a philosophy he would later adopt himself in his numerous successful and unsuccessful runs for office."

Evan Sernoffsky and Steve Rubenstein at SF Gate write an obituary for Tom Hayden.

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