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Ralph Nader > Uncategorized > Unstoppable Right/Left Convergence Event on May 27th

Join us Tuesday (May 27, 2014) for an unprecedented one day gathering that will convene leading experts from the Left and Right (such as Jim Hightower, Judson Phillips, Medea Benjamin, Bruce Fein, Ron Unz and more) to find common ground on many of the key issues of our time.

Admission is free and a complimentary light breakfast and lunch will be served!

Issues to be discussed at the event are:

-Civil liberties
-The minimum wage
-The commercialization of childhood
-Corporate welfare
-The imperial perpetuation of America’s wars
-The unpunished crimes and misdeeds of Wall Street

When and Where:

Tuesday May 27, 2014
Registration begins at 8:30 AM
Carnegie Institute of Washington
1530 P Street NW
Washington, D.C

Sponsored by the Center for Study of Responsive Law.

In his new book Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State, Ralph Nader explores the emerging political alignment of the Left and the Right against converging corporate-government autocracy and crony capitalism.

The purpose of the gathering is to convene unlikely allies to tackle the bold ideas of convergence presented in Unstoppable and turn them operational.

The full agenda is below:

8:30 AM Registration

9:00 AM Opening Remarks by Ralph Nader

9:10 AM Jim Hightower Remarks

9:20 AM Wall Street Crime and Misdeeds 30 min.
Moderator: Russell Mokhiber, Editor, Corporate Crime Reporter
Bill Black, UMKC School of Law
Zachary Kitts, K&G Law Group, PLLC

10:00 AM Minimum Wage 30 min.
Moderator: James Glassman
Ron Unz via Skype
Jim Hightower


11:00 AM Civil Liberties 30 min.
Moderator: Marc Rotenberg, EPIC
Fred Smith, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Heidi Boghosian, National Lawyers Guild

11:40 AM Corporate Welfare 50 min.
Moderator: Ryan Alexander, Taxpayers for Common Sense
Lisa Gilbert, Public Citizen
Greg LeRoy , Good Jobs First
Pete Sepp, National Taxpayers Union
James T. Bennett , George Mason University

12:30 PM LUNCH

1:30 PM Defense Budget 50 min.
Moderator: Angela Canterbury, POGO
Daniel McCarthy, American Conservative
Chris Preble, Cato
Miriam Pemberton, Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)
Dan Smith, US PIRG.

2:30 PM Trade 30 min
Moderator: Ralph Nader
Lori Wallach, Global Trade Watch
Judson Phillips, Tea Party Nation

3:10 PM Empire 50 min.
Moderator: Ralph Nader
Medea Benjamin, CODE PINK
Bruce Fein

4:10 PM Commercialization of Childhood 30 min.
Moderator: Ralph Nader
Jim Metrock, Obligation, Inc.
Josh Golin, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood