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

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    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 


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

    Source Bookstore 

    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.


      Hayden to Lead PDA Strategy on Ending Wars

      As we try to end the grinding wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, Tom Hayden will be joining PDA as the lead person providing analysis and suggestions to the PDA network across America.

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      Shakespeare on the Republican Candidates: A Witch's Brew

      Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,-- For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

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      Slow Burn on the Wisconsin Front

      Paul Buhle writes from Madison, WI, in Dissent Magazine, “the interesting thing is that the discussion level of ‘what the Recall means’ remains very low, by contrast to all those places where 95% of lefties do zero but burn up the internet with pointless discussions.” He adds that “the next confrontation here will likely be December 19, with Solidarity Sing-a-longers hauled away by Capitol police (those once-friendly fellows) for the crime of song! Or maybe the governor won't want the embarrassment. We'll see... first hand.”

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      A Decade After Seattle, Stopping the One Percent

      As this brilliant analysis by Deborah James makes clear, the decade of popular efforts since Seattle have failed to radically reform much less stop the lethal energy of the World Trade Organization from grinding on.

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      Assange Wins Another Right to Appeal

      The British High Court has granted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange the right to appeal to the UK’s Supreme Court in his extradition case, seeking a ruling on whether Stockholm’s public prosecutor is an independent judicial authority as required by international law. The decision on whether to grant a new hearing is expected in two weeks.

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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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