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(December 11, 1939- ) Born Thomas Emmett Hayden in Detroit. At University of Michigan, worked on college paper, Michigan Daily, becoming editor; reported for Daily on disenfranchised sharecroppers in Fayette County, Tennessee. Turned down newspaper job after college to work as first field secretary for Students for a Democratic Society, assisting and reporting on work of SNCC; beaten in McComb, Mississippi, while investigating protests. Late in 1961 arrested after train ride from Atlanta to Albany, Georgia, testing ICC desegregation ruling. In 1962 organized conference at Port Huron, Michigan, and drafted SDS Port Huron Statement; served as SDS president (1962-63) while in graduate school at University of Michigan. Lived in Newark, New Jersey, from 1964 to 1968; led antipoverty Newark Community Union Project. Published Rebellion in Newark: Official Violence and Ghetto Response (1967) in wake of Newark riots. Active in antiwar movement, traveling to North Vietnam in 1965 and to Czechoslovakia and Cambodia in 1967. Defendant in "Chicago Eight" conspiracy trial. Moved to Los Angeles in 1971; elected to California state assembly in 1982, and state senate in 1992, serving until 1999. Currently lives in Los Angeles. Also author of The Other Side (1966, with Staughton Lynd), Trial (1970), The Love of Possession Is a Disease with Them (1972), Vietnam: The Struggle for Peace, 1972-73 (1973), The American Future: New Visions Beyond Old Frontiers (1980), Reunion: A Memoir (1988), The Lost Gospel of the Earth: A Call for Renewing Nature, Spirit and Politics (1996), Irish Hunger (1997), and Irish on the Inside: In Search of the Soul of Irish America (2001).