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  • Vietnam AntiWar Movement
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    Vietnam Anti-War Movement

    Panelists talked about the Vietnam anti-war movement. Panelists included former anti-war activist Tom Hayden, historian Marilyn Young, and author David Maraniss. Robert Schenkkan, who wrote the play…

  • Open Phones with Tom Hayden
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    Open Phones with Tom Hayden

    Tom Hayden, author of Listen, Yankee!: Why Cuba Matters, talked about his book and responded to viewer phone calls. He was interviewed at the 2015 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, which…

  • Conversation with Junius Williams and Tom Hayden
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    Conversation with Junius Williams and Tom Hayden

    Junius Williams and Tom Hayden talked about urban black politics, the Black Power Movement, and William’s book Unfinished Agenda: Urban Politics in the Era of Black Power. They shared their…

  • Panel on the Port Huron Statement
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    Panel on the Port Huron Statement

    Panelists talked about student unrest in the 1960s. Tom Hayden was the original drafter of "The Port Huron Statement", the founding document of the Students for a Democratic Society in 1962. The…

  • emThe Long Sixtiesem
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    The Long Sixties

    Tom Hayden talked about his book The Long Sixties: From 1960 to Barack Obama (Paradigm Publishers; October 1, 2009). He argues that the Obama presidency is a direct result of changes in the U.S. that…

  • Defining American Character
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    Defining American Character

    Authors talked about “Defining American Character” and their relevant books. After their presentations the panelists commented on each other’s remarks. Jon Wiener moderated the discussion.…

  • After Words with Tom Hayden
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    After Words with Tom Hayden

    Former California State Senator Tom Hayden talked about his book, Writings for a Democratic Society: The Tom Hayden Reader, published by City Lights Publishers. The book collects Mr. Hayden’s…

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    Blue Rage, Black Redemption: A Memoir

    Panelists talked about Stanley Tookie William’s memoir, "Blue Rage, Black Redemption: A Memoir", published by Touchstone.Stanley Tookie Williams was the co-founder of the Los Angeles gang the Crips and…

  • President Bush and the War in Iraq
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    President Bush and the War in Iraq

    Tom Hayden, author of Ending the War in Iraq, published by Akashic Books, and Craig Unger, author of The Fall of the House of Bush: The Untold Story of How a Band of True Believers Seized the Executive Branch, Started…

  • Nonviolence Panel
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    Nonviolence Panel

    Two authors spoke about their books, focusing on the theme of nonviolence. They talked about their interest in the topics of nonviolence and civil disobedience, the tradition of nonviolent…

  • Civil Society
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    Civil Society

    Moderated by Mr. Kinsley, authors talked about achieving a civil society in the contemporary political culture. They discuss the roles of government, interest groups, individuals, and the media…

  • Free Expression and Public Safety
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    Free Expression and Public Safety

    Participants talked about free speech issues, the role of mass citizen protests, a scheduled march to protest Bush administration policies during the Republican National Convention, and the…

  • emStreet Wars  Gangs and the Future of Violenceem
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    Street Wars: Gangs and the Future of Violence

    Former California State Senator and human rights activist Tom Hayden met with a group to discuss his book Street Wars: Gangs and the Future of Violence, published by The New Press. In it,…

  • California Governor Recall Election
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    California Governor Recall Election

    At Grand Central Station, several California dignitaries talked about the California gubernatorial recall election. They discussed whether or not recalls of elected officials should be…

  • emLos Angeles Timesem Book Festival Interview
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    Los Angeles Times Book Festival Interview

    Mr. Rodriguez talked about the changing racial mixture and racial consciousness in the country and responded to telephone calls from viewers. Mr. Rodriguez is the author of Brown: The Last…

  • When the Personal Becomes Political
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    When the Personal Becomes Political

    Authors speak about recent books they have written, all of which started as somewhat political works and ended up being very personal narratives. They answered questions from the audience.

  • Tribute to C Wright Mills
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    Tribute to C. Wright Mills

    Friends and colleagues read from the book, C. Wright Mills: Letters and Autobiographical Writings, published by the University of California Press. They also talked about their connections…

  • Democratic Policy Town Hall Meeting
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    Democratic Policy Town Hall Meeting

    Prominent liberal politicians and intellectuals discussed the Democratic party platform. They disagreed with the trend of Democratic leaders to move towards the center. They also outlined…

  • Los Angeles Mayoral Debate
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    Los Angeles Mayoral Debate

    Mayor Riordan debated his Democratic challenger Tom Hayden on issues of importance to metropolitan Los Angeles. They made opening and closing statements and took questions from the…

  • emLost Gospel of the Earthem
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    Lost Gospel of the Earth

    Mr. Hayden spoke about his new book, The Lost Gospel of the Earth: A Call for Renewing Nature, Spirit, and Politics. It focuses on the relationship between religion, the environment and…

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