US anti-Vietnam war activist Hayden dies
Peace activist Tom Hayden, whose radical views were at the forefront of the anti-Vietnam War movement in the 1960s, has died. He was 76. Hayden’s wife, Canadian actress and author Barbara Williams, told CNN that he died late Sunday at the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California, from complications related to a 2015 stroke. He is also survived by the couple’s son, Liam. On Twitter, his official account hailed him as a “1960s radical who became a champion of liberal causes.” Hayden was a member of the “Chicago 7” convicted on federal charges of conspiracy and incitement to riot over anti-Vietnam War protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The conviction was overturned on appeal. As an ideological leader of the influential Students for a Democratic Society, he authored its Port Huron statement, a visionary document that still inspires anti-authoritarian and pro-democracy movements today.