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May 9, 1994 | ALICIA DI RADO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"We are the people of this generation, bred in at least modest comfort, housed now in universities, looking uncomfortably to the world we inherit." --Excerpt from the Port Huron Statement, issued by the Students for a Democratic Society in 1962. * John Hobbs wasn't even born when the Students for a Democratic Society issued their Angst- ridden radical manifesto in the 1960s. A child of the Reagan era, Hobbs is a freshman at Huntington Beach High School.
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March 7, 1997 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Taking his underdog mayoral campaign onto national television, state Sen. Tom Hayden (D-Los Angeles) Thursday defended the activist 1960s as an era that improved America. And he won. Helped by comedian/television producer Jeff Cesario and actress Annie Potts, Hayden stood his ground on the irreverent late-night talk show "Politically Incorrect" against an attack by a conservative commentator who blamed the ills of the 1990s on the decade marked by student protest and free love.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1997 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Taking his underdog mayoral campaign onto national television, state Sen. Tom Hayden (D-Los Angeles) Thursday defended the activist 1960s as an era that improved America. And he won. Helped by comedian/television producer Jeff Cesario and actress Annie Potts, Hayden stood his ground on the irreverent late-night talk show "Politically Incorrect" against an attack by a conservative commentator who blamed the ills of the 1990s on the decade marked by student protest and free love.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1994 | ALICIA DI RADO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"We are the people of this generation, bred in at least modest comfort, housed now in universities, looking uncomfortably to the world we inherit." --Excerpt from the Port Huron Statement, issued by the Students for a Democratic Society in 1962. * John Hobbs wasn't even born when the Students for a Democratic Society issued their Angst- ridden radical manifesto in the 1960s. A child of the Reagan era, Hobbs is a freshman at Huntington Beach High School.
OPINION
April 9, 2006 | Todd Gitlin, Todd Gitlin is a professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University and the author, most recently, of "The Intellectuals and the Flag."
SECTS ARE ALWAYS in need of heretics to blame, expel and punish. First, fervor takes hold, then rigidity. Righteousness dictates uniformity. Dissent seems dangerous, even treasonous. The spirit hardens: You're either with us or with the evildoers. This is nowhere more true than on the left.
BUSINESS
September 15, 2012 | By Andrew Tangel, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - They linked arms, sat and waited for arrest at Zuccotti Park. As police - well, activists playing the role - yanked them into custody one by one, they began chanting: "The whole world is watching!" Occupy Wall Street's dress rehearsal this week came ahead of demonstrations in Manhattan and around the country Monday, when organizers hope to again draw attention to economic woes facing "the 99%. " On Monday, a year will have passed since activists took over the park near the symbolic heart of American capitalism, sparking a movement with offshoots in Los Angeles, Chicago and elsewhere around the world.
NEWS
February 15, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Actress and aerobics guru Jane Fonda and her husband of 16 years, Assemblyman Tom Hayden, have separated, a spokesman for the couple said today. "Tom Hayden and Jane Fonda have decided to separate on a trial basis," said Stephen Rivers, a longtime spokesman for the couple. "Tom and Jane consider this separation a private matter and will have no public comment or statement on it."
NEWS
January 6, 1994
A self-professed fugitive member of the Weather Underground, the 1960s-era anti-Vietnam War group, will surrender after spending the last 24 years living and working under an alias, his lawyer said Wednesday. Jeffrey (Donovan) Powell, now in his mid-40s, was originally charged with mob action and aggravated battery for his participation in the "Days of Rage" rioting in Chicago in October, 1969, lawyer Jeffrey Haas said.
NEWS
June 12, 1992
Tikkun Editor Michael Lerner, who is quoted in Bob Sipchen's profile of Peter Collier and me, is entitled to have any opinion about our present politics he likes, but he does not have license to rewrite the past. He describes Peter Collier and myself as "camp followers of political correctness" during the '60s and me as "a Black Panther cheerleader." He claims that few others on the left "were so naive as to embrace (the Panthers) unskeptically." These are all baldfaced lies.
OPINION
June 23, 2008
Re "From 1968 to eternity," Opinion, June 17 I am not sure where Todd Gitlin was in 1968, but I was observing the situation up close. I saw the decades-old fight for basic civil rights degenerate into a demand for special privileges. I saw Students for a Democratic Society trample on democratic principles. I saw academic freedoms and standards diminished by political correctness. Gitlin gives the movement credit for making it possible for Nicolas Sarkozy, descended from Jews, to be elected president of France.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1997 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending months of speculation, State Sen. Tom Hayden (D-Los Angeles) plans to announce this afternoon that he will run against incumbent Richard J. Riordan in the April election for mayor of the nation's second largest city. Hayden, the 1960s student activist turned lifelong government watchdog, will be the first official challenger to Riordan, the multimillionaire lawyer-businessman elected in 1993.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 2001 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Political activist and former state legislator Tom Hayden was reported "up and about" and in good spirits Friday despite suffering a heart attack Sunday while vacationing with his family in New Mexico. Hayden, 61, the "Chicago Seven' radical who stormed the 1968 Democratic National Convention to protest the Vietnam War and was later married to actress Jane Fonda, "is staying calm and cool, waiting to see what treatment he'll be getting," his personal aide, Sandy Brown, said Friday.
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