Michael Koncewicz, “Tom Hayden and Jane Fonda, Capitol Hill Antiwar Lobbyists” | Jacobin

On March 11th, 2024, IPK’s Associate Director Michael Koncewicz penned an opinion piece for Jacobin titled “Tom Hayden and Jane Fonda, Capitol Hill Antiwar Lobbyists” Read the excerpt below, then click for the full article.

As a new antiwar movement calls for a cease-fire in Gaza and mobilizes Americans to oppose a war funded and backed by the United States, activists should look to what IPC organizer Bill Zimmerman referred to as the last stage of the antiwar movement of the Vietnam era as a model. Organizers are already mounting campaigns to pressure both Congress and the White House to end unconditional support for Israel’s bombing of the Palestinian people. The story of Hayden and Fonda’s lobbying campaign should inspire today’s protesters to take advantage of unexpected political openings. Hayden and Fonda helped channel widespread antiwar sentiment into meaningful political power through radical analysis and conventional tactics.

Read the full article here.

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