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. For more, read Hayden’s article in this week’s issue of The NationParticipatory Democracy: From the Port Huron Statement to Occupy Wall Street.

—Elizabeth Whitman