Special Features

Re: “Justice Thomas Should Take a Long Look in the Mirror” NY Times, May 15, 2022

To the Editor: Re: “Justice Thomas Should Take a Long Look in the Mirror”. Maybe the Democrats should take a look in the mirror. They confirmed Thomas’s nomination in 1991 by a vote of 52-48 which included 11 Democratic Senators crossing over in a Democratically-controlled Senate under Majority Leader George Mitchell. They gave the country…

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Ralph Nader and Bruce Fein Statement on the January 6th Committee Enforcing Subpoenas

Last month, Congressman Bennie Thompson, Chairman of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the Capitol, voiced doubts about the committee’s authority to enforce its subpoenas. He said: “If we subpoena them and they choose not to come, I’m not aware of a real vehicle that we can force compliance.” The…

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Statement on J. Robert (“Bob”) Hunter’s Retirement

Feb. 3, 2022 “Bob Hunter has been the greatest advocate for consumer justice against the insurance industry in American history. As a trained actuary, and having been Federal Insurance Commissioner and later Texas Insurance Commissioner, Bob knew where the machinations, frauds and gouging were in this secretive industry. With geniality, he won battle after battle…

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Repudiating the Myths of Market Fundamentalism and the Corporate Coercions it Masks and Enables

There can be no free market when companies engage in monopolistic or anti-competitive activity and systems. There can be no free market when companies lie, cheat and steal, as a way of doing business (eg. the mortgage rackets and pay day loans) and systematically engage in deceptive advertising (eg. Pills That Don’t Work – Sidney…

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Nader Calls on Attorney General Garland to Create Corporate Crime Database

January 12, 2022 The Honorable Merrick Garland Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice Robert F. Kennedy Building 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20530 Re: Corporate Crime Database and Annual Report Dear Attorney General Garland: The U.S. Department of Justice has been clear about the dangers posed by corporate crime. We were encouraged by Deputy…

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For Year End Charitable Giving—Some Worthy Organizations

There are many active, serving citizen groups that further the cause of, by and for the people. Perhaps you may be interested in the following list of groups which we have donated to recently. They are all 501(c)(3) organizations and therefore tax deductible. If you can, give them a lifting hand. Best wishes for the…

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Letter to Tim Cook 12.17.21

December 17, 2021 Tim Cook, CEO Apple, Inc. One Apple Park Way Cupertino, CA 95014 Dear Tim Cook, By now you and your colleagues may have noticed the full page ad by your competitor Samsung in the December 16, 2021 issue of the New York Times. The headline declares: “How to Keep Your Devices Out…

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Nader Calls Boeing Stipulation a Capitulation

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION IN RE; ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES FLIGHT ET           Lead Case: 1:19-cv-02170 (Consolidated) 302 CRASH Honorable Jorge L. Alonso Magistrate Judge M. David Wiseman ______________________________________________________________________ AMICUS CURIAE SUBMISSION OF RALPH NADER  RE MOTION OF PARTIES OF RECORD TO APPROVE STIPULATION INTEREST OF AMICUS CURIAE The undersigned…

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Remarks by Ralph Nader regarding the filing today in federal district court in Chicago of the deal between the lawyers for Boeing and the lawyers for the bereaved families.

“It is a strange settlement without Boeing having to guarantee any dollars whatsoever. Plaintiffs gave up even the right to even argue for punitive damages in the Ethiopian manslaughter crash. They had to abandon discovery and depositions of former CEO Dennis Muilenburg and current CEO Dave Calhoun. Plaintiffs had to surrender their freedom of speech,…

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Statement on Acadia Spring Water Safety

For Immediate Release September 3, 2021 In the summer of 2019, there was a mass recall of bottled water sold under the store brand Acadia across New England. A bottling facility, Spring Hill Farm Dairy, was responsible for the packaged water with elevated levels of toxic, man-man chemicals known as PFAS. Despite this finding, many…

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