Reflections on Citizen Movements: Peace and Politics in the U.S & Japan Podcast
Tom Hayden. Courtesy of Tom Hayden.
May 27, 2008
Nonviolent citizen movements for peace, environmental change and social justice in the United States and Japan have caused social and political change in both nations. Leading American social activist and former California State Senator Tom Hayden and James Orr, Chair of the Department of East Asian Studies at Bucknell University and author of The Victim as Hero: Ideologies of Peace and National Identity in Postwar Japan (2001), discuss the manner in which citizens of both nations have utilized strategies of nonviolence to effect social change, and how these methods have influenced citizen response to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Moderated by Amy Goodman, co-founder, Executive Producer and Host of Democracy Now! and co-author of the New York Times best seller list book Standing Up to The Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times.