A nation mourns a figure, described by many as ‘a leading advocate for a more just and equal society’
By Lauren McCauley, staff writer for Common Dreams. Published 10-24-2016Progressive icon and anti-war activist turned California lawmaker Tom Hayden passed on Sunday at the age of 76.
Hayden dedicated his life to peace, social justice, and activism: from the 1960s, when he helped found the New Left and worked to organize black southern sharecroppers, to building—alongside his former wife, actress Jane Fonda—a California political machine that for decades advanced progressive candidates and measures. Continue reading