Category Archives: Tom Hayden

Decolonizing society: the legacy of 1968

Student protesters in Paris, May ’68. “In 1964, students at the University of California at Berkeley staged a sit-in at Sproul Hall to protest campus restrictions on political activism. Shouting through his bullhorn, Mario Savio, the leader of the Free … Continue reading

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Weatherman – edited by Harold Jacobs (1970)

“The first complete picture of the Weatherman in the words of those who theorized, those who acted and those who watched it all – from the SDS split in June 1969 to the bombings in June, 1970. Selected by Harold … Continue reading

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Aquarius Rising

A protester at a demonstration against the Vietnam War during the Democratic National Convention, Chicago, 1968 “Certain years acquire an almost numinous quality in collective memory—1789, 1861, 1914. One of the more recent additions to the list is 1968. Its … Continue reading

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Blood in Chicago: Covering the Convention that Changed History

“Lyndon Baines Johnson became president when John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. Early on, LBJ told his aides that he wanted to expand on his predecessor’s policies for alleviating systemic poverty in the richest nation the world had ever … Continue reading

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The Siege of Chicago at 50: Todd Gitlin Remembers

Demonstrators greet military police with jeers outside the Democratic National Convention headquarters, August 29, 1968. “A key figure in and historian of the New Left, Todd Gitlin was president of Students for a Democratic Society in 1964–65 and helped organize … Continue reading

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Half the Way with Mao Zedong

“The American left has never produced a group more self-critical than Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). In the years since the organization’s 1969 collapse, its former members have produced an endless stream of mea culpas. Some of this has … Continue reading

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Columbia University protests of 1968

Mark Rudd, Chairman of the Students for Democratic Society, talks to reporters. “The Columbia University protests of 1968 were among the many student demonstrations that occurred around the world in that year. The Columbia protests erupted over the spring of … Continue reading

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