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Tom Hayden and Naomi Klein (episode 5)
EPISODES
Carl Pope & Van Jones
Bonnie Raitt & Dolores Huerta
Anthony Romero & Ava Lowery
Pete Seeger & Majora Carter
Tom Hayden & Naomi Klein
Environmentalism, New Media,
Civil Rights, the Economy
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Hudson River, Urban Renewal,
Protest Music, Civil Rights
Environmentalism
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Union Organizing, NAFTA,
Human Rights, Feminism,
Nuclear Energy, Environmentalism
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New Media, Iraq War,
Bush Admin, Civil Liberties,
Youth Activism, Gay Rights
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Journalism, Global Economy,
NAFTA, Iraq War,
Feminism, "The Sixties"
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Author, Activist and Former California State Senator Tom Hayden talks in depth with the author of No Logo and The Shock Doctrine, Naomi Klein, about the state of the fourth branch of government: journalists. Both Hayden and Klein became serious journalists in college, and it was during that time that both experienced their defining moment. When Tom Hayden interviewed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr at the 1960 DNC in Los Angeles, he asked questions while imagining the headline, "Tom Hayden Interviews MLK," but by the time he wrote the article he knew there were more important things in the world than personal glory. Naomi Klein rebelled from her liberal, feminist mother until Mark Lepine gunned down fourteen women in what became known as the Montreal Massacre. It was then she realized people were dying for the beliefs her mother fought for, and that realization awakened the activist within her. After both events, Hayden and Klein dedicated their lives to telling the truth about the world, and doing everything in their power to not use subjects like "they," but use "we" instead. It is that distinction that defines their journalism to this day.