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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.

      Sunday
      Dec042011

      Pepper Spray Safe? We Still Don't Know

      The pepper-spraying of 11 peaceful protesters at the University of California, Davis, provides an opportunity to reopen questions long ignored. Is oleoresin capsicum, the key ingredient of pepper spray, known to be safe? And if so, why have the authorities never performed the health risk assessments that were required by law when the weapon was introduced in 1992? Are they afraid of anything?

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      Wednesday
      Nov302011

      U.S. Senate Urges an “Expedited” Afghanistan Withdrawal

      The Senate, on Wednesday, called for an “expedited drawdown” of US troops from Afghanistan in an amendment to the FY 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. The amendment, offered by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and 20 co-sponsors, was adopted by voice vote, as Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) shouted “no.”

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      Wednesday
      Nov302011

      The Morning After

      Last night’s LAPD raid is a tough story to convey. Polar opposite views of the same reality.

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      Monday
      Nov282011

      Los Angeles Struggles Towards an Alternative Approach to Occupy

      Compared with the brutal police crackdowns against the Occupy movement in New York City, Oakland and even the pacific Davis campus of the University of California, the Los Angeles eviction last night was almost entirely peaceful. The question is, why and whether it can last.

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      Monday
      Nov282011

      The Port Huron Statement @ 50 by Robert Cohen

      This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Port Huron Statement, the foundational document of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). The anniversary comes at a time of renewed interests of student-led democracy movements around the world, in an online context we never dreamed about. The Occupy Wall Street movement even invokes “participatory democracy” in its recent manifesto. There will be major conferences on the Port Huron Statement this year at UCLA (where I am teaching a class), UCSB, NYU and elsewhere. Documents prepared for the Port Huron events will be posted periodically at this website.

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      Sunday
      Nov272011

      The Mayor’s Big Gamble

      In a Sunday evening phone conversation, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa elaborated on his gamble on the Los Angeles police being able to evict hundreds of protesters from Occupy LA with little violence or damage to the City’s reputation.

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      Wednesday
      Nov232011

      Karzai Seeks NATO Support for Another Ten Years

      Afghan president Hamid Karzai is expected in Bonn, December 5, to appeal for another decade of international military support while a World Bank report describes his economy as a basket case.

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      Wednesday
      Nov232011

      Pretrial Hearing for Bradley Manning December 16th

      Bradley Manning will appear at a pretrial hearing on Friday, December 16, at Fort Meade, Maryland, facing charges of violating the US Espionage Act by disclosing tens of thousands of classified cables exposing secrets of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. He faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment in the military trial.

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      Tuesday
      Nov222011

      Occupy Afghanistan or Occupy Wall Street?

      The Occupy Wall Street uprising, and the economic crisis in general, places increased pressure on the US government to phase out the military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan, draw back from the Pakistan abyss, and hesitate before sending more Special Forces across the world. There are signs that President Obama is weighing an increased American withdrawal before the November 2012 election, which causes intensified alarm among war hawks.

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      Tuesday
      Nov222011

      More U.S. Deaths from Air Pollution than Iraq, Afghanistan

      “The business community and its Republican allies in Congress went to war” against proposed smog control rules, according to the New York Times account of November 17. They defeated the Obama administration’s environmental officials, a “victory” for polluters projected to cause 7,200 annual American deaths which could have been avoided.

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