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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 »

The NSA Spied on MLK, Muhammad Ali

LBJ, Nixon kept tabs on Vietnam War protesters

(Newser) - The NSA once spied on no lesser Americans than Martin Luther King Jr. and Muhammad Ali, newly declassified documents reveal. They were targeted along with a pair of US senators, as well as journalists from the New York Times and Washington Post, as part of a six-year effort to investigate... More »

Jane Fonda: QVC Canceled Me Over Politics

The network says it was a routine programming change

(Newser) - Jane Fonda says she's been banished from QVC amid concerns about her political past; the network says it was a routine programming change. Fonda was set to appear on the home-shopping channel Saturday to promote her new book on aging, Prime Time. But the day before, she learned her... More »

Pistol Shots Heard Before Kent State Student Deaths

Recording raises new questions about 1970 tragedy

(Newser) - A new wrinkle in an iconic moment of modern American history: An audio expert analyzing tape of the Kent State shootings of 1970 says four pistol shots rang out about a minute before the National Guard opened fire on students, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer . If true, it lends credence... More »

To End Afghan War, Reinstitute the Draft

People didn't oppose the Vietnam war, they opposed going to fight in it

(Newser) - There’s one surefire way to end the war in Afghanistan: bring back the draft. After all, that's what worked in the '60s, writes cartoonist Jeff Danziger, who was drafted and served in Vietnam. The protests over that war ripped the country apart, grinding the war effort to a halt.... More »

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