Letters to President George W. Bush in the lead up the 2003 Iraq Invasion

March 18, 2023
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Click here for the archive of letters from groups representing the civic community, labor, students, business leaders, religous leaders et al. to President George W. Bush in the lead up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq

Haass’s Ten Civic Obligations Need Facilities to Address Abuses of Power

March 10, 2023
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By Ralph Nader March 10, 2023 A friend just gave me a book by Richard N. Haass with the intriguing title, The Bill of Obligations: The Ten Habits of Good Citizens. Mr. Haass is a self-described member of the establishment – in his words “people and institutions that have often been vilified and blamed for…

Prairie Populist, Honest Senator James Abourezk, Fearless Fighter for Justice

March 2, 2023
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By Ralph Nader March 2, 2023 Most citizen advocates who work with U.S. senators on a wide variety of issues probably would agree that the late South Dakota Democrat, James Abourezk, was one of a kind. It was not that he was so honest, so down to earth, or so engaging with friend and foe…

Proposal for Jimmy Carter Farewell Address

February 24, 2023
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February 23, 2023 News reports say Jimmy Carter has entered hospice. The most determined peace negotiating, scandal-free, wise, hardworking president of our time. Also, the greatest ex-president of all. I hope he leaves a farewell address to the American people. -Ralph Nader

The 20th Anniversary of the Sociocide of Iraq by Bush/Cheney

February 23, 2023
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By Ralph Nader February 23, 2023 I wrote the following column ten years ago. Note the absence of any accountability or regret by Bush, Cheney and their co-war criminals. Ten years ago [now 20 years ago, on March 19, 2003] George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, as war criminals, launched the sociocide of the people…

Letter to Tim Cook, Other Ultra-rich CEOs and Hedge Fund Titans

February 17, 2023
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By Ralph Nader February 17, 2023 The victims of the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Turkey and Syria need your help now. The surviving families and children and those rescued alive from the rubble are in serious danger in affected wintertime impoverished regions. Refugees in other places fleeing their war-torn homelands are also suffering. International aid…

Rescue Our Democratic Society: Constitutionally Render Corporations Unequal to Humans

February 10, 2023
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By Ralph Nader February 10, 2023 No other institutions consistently Rule over as Much in the World as the Giant Global Corporations – not governments, not armies, not religions and certainly not trade unions. These fictional corporate entities have largely achieved transcendent imperial status, as they amass coordinated control over capital, labor, technology and governments…

The Progenitor of Inequalities – Corporate Personhood vs. Human Beings

February 3, 2023
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By Ralph Nader February 3, 2023 The word “inequality” is everywhere in the media. It usually refers either to race, gender, rich vs. poor, or other differences between human beings. Absent from the public debate is the biggest perpetrator of “inequality” against human beings – the corporate entity itself. Ever since 1886 when a U.S.…

Statement on the Passing of Victor Navasky

January 27, 2023
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January 27, 2023 Our country has lost a great writer and public citizen. Victor Navasky, long time editor of The Nation Magazine, author of memorable books of truth about important issues, and a former first-class satirist, passed away at age 90. A great American fighter for a just society and a non-stop defender of the…

Drug Price Showdown Time for Chairman Bernie Sanders

January 27, 2023
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By Ralph Nader January 27, 2023 It is showdown time. Senator Bernie Sanders, new chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee versus Big Pharma. The self-described “democratic socialist” from a safe seat in Vermont has long been a Big Pharma nemesis. He has issued detailed critiques of what others have called a…