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    Tom Hayden speaks in Port Huron, MI, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Port Huron Statement.

    Invite Tom Hayden to speak in your town! 

    March 18, 2015 7:30 PM - Berkeley, California 

    KPFA Presents Tom Hayden @ First Congressional Church 7:30PM with Gloria La Riva

    March 19, 2015 6:30 PM - San Francisco, California 

    Commonwealth Club of California Presents Tom Hayden: Why Cuba Matters

    March 26, 2015 - Ann Arbor, Michigan 

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    March 29, 2015 3:00 PM - Detroit, Michigan 

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    April 2, 2015 6:30 PM - Brentwood, CA 

    Diesel Bookstore

    April 8, 2015 - Laguna Beach, CA

    Laguna Beach Democratic Club

    April 11, 2015 11:15 AM - Malibu, CA

    Malibu Democratic Club

    April 18-19, 2015 - Los Angeles, CA 

    Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 

    April 29, 2015 7:00 PM - New York, New York

    Barnes & Noble Union Square with Democracy Now's Juan Gonzalez

    May 3, 2015 9:30 AM - Washington, D.C. (Takoma Park, Maryland)

    Busboys & Poets in Takoma Park, Maryland

    May 3, 2015 2:00 PM - Baltimore Maryland

    The Enoch Pratt Library with The Ivy Bookstore

    May 4, 2015 - Miami, Florida

    Books & Books, Coral Gables

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      The Peace Exchange Bulletin

      Published by Tom Hayden, The Peace Exchange Bulletin is a reader-supported journal, critically following the Pentagon's Long War in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq, as well as the failed U.S. wars on drugs and gangs, and U.S. military responses to nationalism and poverty around the world.

      Wednesday
      Jun062012

      Adbusters or Adblusters?

      Don’t get me wrong, I love Adbusters, the Vancouver-based magazine that first called for the occupation of Wall Street. They are “culture-jammers” by belief, which means they seek to disrupt the dominant image machinery and, in so doing, awaken a radical culture of resistance. In some ways they are descendants of Marshall McLuhan, also a Canadian, who fostered the 1960s concept that the “medium” itself is “the message” and, more particularly, they idealize the French Situationists who took to the barricades in 1968, and the Zapatistas who rose in 1994. Their roots go back further to their proud identification with the Paris Commune of 1871, which Karl Marx and many others extolled. Anarchists in particular celebrate the Commune as an early example of revolutionary direct action “prefiguring” the new society they imagined would come, with the emphasis on self-management from below. The Commune itself was decimated by the French Army with as many as 20,000 killed and tens of thousands marched off to prison.

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      Wednesday
      Jun062012

      The Heartbreak in Wisconsin

      The triumph of Scott Walker and the Tea Party Republicans in Wisconsin is heartbreaking for the many thousands who devoted over a year of their lives to one of the most inspired social movements of the current century.

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      Tuesday
      Jun052012

      In Response to The End of Counterinsurgency

      I was glad to see evidence-based realism in George Friedman's appraisal of counterinsurgency at Stratfor. Unfortunately, there seems to be a cult trying to resurrect the South Vietnam Phoenix Program – see the US Army-Marine Corps Field Manual and writings of David Kilcullen.

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      Friday
      Jun012012

      Mexico’s Obrador Trails by Only Four Points

      Left candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador – AMLO - is only four points behind the PRI’s presidential pacesetter Enrique Pena Nieto, according to Reforma, after a year in which the mainstream media and political analysts had written off the PRD presidential candidate. In Reforma’s poll, Nieto led with 29 percent to AMLO’s 26, ahead of the ruling PAN’s candidate, Josefina Vasquez Mota, with 20. The election is not until July 1, so the trends are fluid.

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      Friday
      Jun012012

      America's Retro Policies in Latin America

      A fascinating theoretical question about the Obama administration's retro policies toward Central and Latin America is simply, "Why?"

      Endlessly blockading Cuba. Accepting the Honduran coup. Freezing Aristide in Haiti. Sending troops into Honduras. Expanding the secret drug wars. The list seems endless.

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      Wednesday
      May302012

      Assange Future Still Remains Unclear

      After ruling 5-2 that Julian Assange can be deported to Sweden, Britain’s Supreme Court has granted a two-week reprieve for consideration of treaty issues not previously heard during the two-year case. With the new hearing unpredictable, Assange also has the further option of appealing his extradition order to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

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      Wednesday
      May302012

      Medea Benjamin's Good War on Predator Drones

      After reading Medea Benjamin’s Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, I can only wish she will invest more time in writing and less time getting arrested, because there are so few activists with her gifts of research, analysis and communication. But she wouldn’t be Medea without being arrested and pepper-sprayed on one front or another, because she is a true witness in both the Quaker moral sense and as a seeing journalist in the thick of things.

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      Wednesday
      May302012

      NBC Know-Nothings Trash Chris Hayes

      I have always sensed that Chris Hayes was more centrist than a typical Nation progressive, and marveled at his ascendancy within mainstream media’s punditry. Looks like Chris crossed the secret but official line, however, when he spoke up for the freedom to voice anti-war views on NBC’s Memorial Day broadcast.

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      Tuesday
      May292012

      Alternate Focus: Farewell to Kandahar

      After a detailed account of the history of the region, and how the US became involved in a protracted war in Southwest Asia, Tom Hayden and Johan Galtung weigh in on the implications of a US withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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      Monday
      May282012

      Support Mounts for Salvadoran Gang Truce

      Longtime gang peace process advocates in Los Angeles announced new support on Memorial Day for the 11-week truce called by incarcerated Mara Salvatrucha and 18th Street gang leaders which has sharply reduced homicides in El Salvador

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