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Remembering Tom Hayden - '60's activist and Jane Fonda's ex

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>> And prop up this Catholic->> Tom Hayden, hero of the 1960s anti-war movement, and one-time husband of an Oscar winning actress, mourned Monday. The left-wing activist and former politician passing away Sunday after a long illness, according to reports. A founding member of the Students for a Democratic Society and the notorious Chicago Seven, Hayden was seen as a radical by the authorities.
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Later adding a dash of glamor to his image with his marriage to actress Jane Fonda in 1973. Herself dubbed "Hanoi Jane" for a controversial visit to Vietnam during the war. They divorced in 1990. Hayden spoke to Reuters in recent years about the war, drawing modern day comparisons.>> It was pretty already over.
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And we decided that in the name of God, we would go in and take on all of Vietnam. Which is, number one, a buddhist culture, number two nationalist, number three, communist-led. What kind of people would have said this is a smart move? I'll tell you, they and their descendants run the State Department and the CIA now.
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The policies are not that different. That's an old Judy Collins question, when will we ever learn?>> As one of the Chicago Seven, Hayden along with the late radical Abbie Hoffman was acquitted of conspiracy and incitement charges following protests at the turbulent 1968, Democratic National Convention. He entered office himself with a seat in the California State Assembly in 1982 and then the State Senate a decade later.
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Hayden remaining vocal about his positions posting on Twitter just one week ago. Tom Hayden was 76.