Tom Hayden's Last March
Huffington Post - 4 months
On Saturday October 29, 2016, surrounded by wife Barbara, sons Liam and Troy, and 200 family and close friends, Tom Hayden's ashes were carried from the central chapel at Santa Monica's Woodlawn Cemetery to his final resting place. It was his last march after decades of innumerable marches for the causes to which he had passionately, courageously, and relentlessly devoted his life.
As my wife and I walked in the long procession, I recalled a conversation two days earlier in my office, with a thoughtful young law school graduate in the process of deciding his professional future. We talked about his view of the world and the direction of the planet his generation is in the process of inheriting. They are "angry," he said, because "no generation has ever faced the serious challenges of this one" - challenges like income inequality, student debt, automation, climate change, and diminishing job opportunities caused, among other things, by free trade agreements gone wrong.
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