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One of America's Most Famous Anti-War Activists Has Died

Tom Hayden was 'Chicago 7' defendant

(Newser) - Famed '60s anti-war activist Tom Hayden, whose name became forever linked with the celebrated Chicago 7 trial, Vietnam War protests, and ex-wife actress Jane Fonda, has died. He was 76. He died on Sunday after a long illness, said his wife, actress Barbara Williams, noting that he suffered a... More »

Anti-War Movement Switches Focus to Afghanistan

Dwindled movement seeks revival as war enters 9th year

(Newser) - The anti-war movement isn't the force it was in the '60s or even six years ago, but organizers are hoping a campaign of protests this fall will gain momentum and capitalize on the growing unpopularity of the Afghanistan war. The National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance, an umbrella organization for dozens... More »

Pittsburgh G-20 March Proceeds Peacefully

Demonstration free of violence that marked yesterday's protests

(Newser) - Protesters again marched in Pittsburgh today while world leaders met at the G-20 summit, but the demonstration has so far been peaceful, in marked contrast to the mayhem that marked yesterday’s rally. The demonstration, organized by the antiwar Thomas Merton Center, made its way across town after an opening... More »

Give Peace a Bid: Lennon Lyrics Go to Auction

Hand-written memento expected to fetch at least $400K at Christie's sale

(Newser) - John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics to 1960s mantra "Give Peace a Chance" are going up for auction, reports Reuters. A Canadian woman, then 16, acquired them after sneaking into the famous Montreal "Bed-In" staged by Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1969—with Lennon predicting, “One day they... More »

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