The Power of Kindness: Young Men and Violence

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Mark Naison: We need to have more people reaching out with love and support to the wounded children who surround us, inside and outside of our schools.

What the Port Huron Statement Still Has to Say, 50 Years On

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The lasting legacy, however, is participatory democracy, in both practice and theory – the only banner that might unify the rainbow of popular movements from generation to generation.

Participatory Democracy: From the Port Huron Statement to Occupy Wall Street

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Tom Hayden: It is time for a participatory New Deal, to bring the banks and corporations under the regulations and reforms they have escaped through runaway globalization.

The Sixties Student Movement and the Working Class

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Mark Naison: During the 1960’s, New York city was the scene of an incredibly powerful anti-war and student movement. Like Occupy Wall Street, this movement was often attacked for being unrepresentative of the city’s working class. In reality, this movement was far more diverse in class and race than critics at the time, or historians, realized.

Bringing the War Home: The Weather Underground at Forty

Mark Rudd led student protests at Columbia University in 1968.

While the Iraq War has failed for a number of reasons, including the absence of a military draft and sustained media coverage, to provoke Vietnam era-style protests, the youth of the twenty-first century are technologically savvy and intent upon creating a world community to formulate solutions for environmental concerns of which the protesters of the 1960s were only dimly aware.

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