Tom Hayden - The Politics of War and Peace
Milton for Peace* is bringing Tom Hayden to speak in Milton.
Among the things Mr. Hayden will be talking about are the economic, environmental, and human costs of war; the proportion of our taxes that go to the military; the threat to our democracy from the military-industrial complex - how the defense industry and other forces quash democracy through use of lobbyists, legislators, and media; and, how we can move toward an economy and society that benefits human welfare.
Tom Hayden is a leading voice for ending the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan, for erasing sweatshops, saving the environment, and reforming politics through a more participatory democracy. He writes for The Nation, organizes, travels, and speaks constantly against the current wars as founder and Director of the Peace and Justice Resource Center in Culver City, CA.
With over fifty years of activism, politics and writing, from his days as a student editor at the University of Michigan, and a founding member of the Students for a Democratic Society in 1961, and author of its visionary call, the Port Huron Statement (described by Howard Zinn as "one of those historic documents which represents an era"), his leadership in the fight against the Vietnam war and his arrests during the street demonstrations against the war at the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention, to the present day, Tom Hayden has never stopped working for peace and justice in the USA. Learn more about Tom Hayden.
This is a free event, with a $5 suggested donation requested (free to Curry students). Mr. Hayden will also be signing his books.
*Cosponsored by The American Friends Service Committee, Curry Committee for Social and Environmental Justice, Dorchester People for Peace, Mass Peace Action, The Milton Times, Sustainable Milton, and United for Justice with Peace.