Tom Hayden: Reclaiming Participatory Democracy
Tom Hayden, Nation writer and longtime activist, offers historical perspective on the rise of participatory democracy in America and its connection to the student movement of the 1960s. In this video, Hayden explains why participatory democracy can, should and will constitute “the only framework for the development of progressive movements and politics” in America.
Participatory Democracy: From the Port Huron Statement to Occupy Wall Street
This is the fiftieth anniversary year of the Port Huron Statement, the founding declaration of Students for a Democratic Society, issued as a “living document” in 1962. The SDS call for a participatory democracy echoes today in student-led democracy movements around the world, even appearing as the first principle of the Occupy Wall Street September 17 declaration.