Ralph Nader Statement About Kevin Zeese

September 8, 2020
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Monday, September 7, 2020 Democracies don’t produce many extraordinary civic leaders like Kevin Zeese. He was super-passionate for justice for all and he had deep substantive knowledge about the law, the political economy and the environment. Kevin linked this knowledge to bold organizing and relentlessly put many elevating forces in motion that will continue and…

Can the Democratic Party Rev the Engines to Topple Tyrant Trump?

September 4, 2020
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By Ralph Nader September 4, 2020 Why can’t the Democratic Party landslide the serial corporate criminal and government outlaw Donald Trump? He is a servant of Wall Street and, by his deeds favoring the powerful, a proven “enemy of the people.” Why has the Democratic Party been losing again and again at the federal and…

Democrats Must Demolish Trump’s Delusional Law-Breaking Dystopia

August 28, 2020
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By Ralph Nader August 28, 2020 Donald Trump continually breaks multiple laws. Yet the serial lawbreaking, lying Trump is playing the “law and order” card against street protestors reacting to fatal cases of police brutality. Armed pro-Trump provocateurs are attending civic protests and generating casualties and property damage, as was the case recently in Kenosha,…

Letter to President and CEO of NPR

August 21, 2020
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John Lansing President and CEO National Public Radio 1111 North Capitol Street, NE Washington, DC 20002 Dear Mr. Lansing, Raymond James is a major sponsor of National Public Radio. One sponsorship promotion on NPR, Raymond James says: “Since our beginning, our business has been people and their financial well-being.” Raymond James’ business has also been…

Democratic Convention: New Faces, Similar Policies but Sharp Contrast with Trumpism

August 21, 2020
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By Ralph Nader August 21, 2020 A national political nominating convention, as the Democrats have just completed, is, to be sure, a mutual admiration event. A steady stream of speakers led to the finale with the acceptance speech by the presidential candidate, Joe Biden. But the Convention has another declared purpose:  to show the country…

Needed: Indicators for Measuring Injustice and Societal Decay

August 14, 2020
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By Ralph Nader August 14, 2020 Economic indicators – data points, trends, and micro-categories – are the widgets of the big information industry. By contrast, indicators for our society’s democratic health are not similarly compiled, aggregated, and reported. Its up and down trends are presented piecemeal and lack quantitative precision. We can get the process…

A Memorable Statement to Contemplate

August 11, 2020
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“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Ranking the Infinite Greed, Power and Controls of Giant Corporations

August 6, 2020
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By Ralph Nader August 6, 2020 The combination of greed and power often spin out of control and challenge the enforceable rule of law and the countervailing force of the organized civic community. When greed and power are exercised by giant multinational corporations that escape the discipline of the nation-state, the potential for evil becomes…

Ralph Nader and Colleagues Call on Speaker Pelosi to Revive the Office of Technology Assessment

August 3, 2020
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August 3, 2020 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Office of the Speaker H-252 U.S. Capitol United States Congress Washington, DC 20515 RE: Your Authority to Fund the Defunded Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) Constructive Leverage! Dear Speaker Pelosi, A critical arm and intellectual infrastructure of Congress – the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) – has been…

Speaker Nancy Pelosi Writes to Me!

July 31, 2020
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By Ralph Nader July 31, 2020 Years ago, Elizabeth Brennan Moynihan told me about her disgust with the Democratic Party’s outside consultants. These consultants were not competent. They were arrogant, costly, and looking out first for their interests, not the candidates they were supposed to advance. She threw them out and personally took over her…