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Nader requests meeting with Bush to discuss auto industry

May 8, 2006 President George W. BushThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, D.C. 20500 Dear President Bush: Your scheduled meeting with the leaders of the American auto industry is unhelpfully lopsided. Numerous news sources report that you have agreed to meet later this month with the leaders of the domestic auto industry, but the accounts…

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Time to Hold Bush and Cheney Accountable

In the name of fighting stateless terrorism, George W. Bush is looming as the American Caesar running roughshod over the civil liberties of the American people who have turned against him in ever larger majorities. In the name of fighting terrorism, George W. Bush fabricated numerous excuses for illegally invading Iraq and occupying it for…

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Letter to Senator Shelby on Vaccines

Senator Richard Shelby December 13, 2005110 Hart Senate Office BuildingUnited States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Shelby: I understand that very shortly Sen. Frist intends to slip into the Defense Appropriations bill a sweeping proposal that would immunize the drug industry from liability in the event of a pandemic outbreak. This provision was not…

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Statement by Ralph Nader on the Passing of Senator Eugene McCarthy

Independent candidates and the American people are indebted to former United States Senator and five-time presidential candidate, Eugene McCarthy, for his many attempts to make the election process for both candidates and voters more free and open. He was a pioneer in bringing litigation to challenge the absence of ballot access laws for Independent candidates…

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Testimony Before the DC City Council Regarding Stadium Financing

Testimony of Ralph NaderBefore the Committees on Finance and Revenue, and Economic DevelopmentDistrict of Columbia City CouncilNovember 28, 2005 Members of the Joint Committees, thank you for giving me the opportunity to present testimony. I would ask that my testimony be made part of the official record of this hearing. Last year in the District,…

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Let Technology Work for People

Do new technologies trump power and decentralize it as some technophiles believe? Not if repressive power gets there first. Here are three examples from the federal government where either corporate or political power has blocked technology from helping you assess your elected Representatives and receive a more efficient government. 1. Log onto the website of…

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Consumer and Shareholder Protection Association Act of 2002

S.3143 Consumer and Shareholder Protection Association Act of 2002 (Introduced in Senate) October 17, 2002 Mr. WELLSTONE introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation A BILL To provide for the establishment of the Consumer and Shareholder Protection Association, and for other purposes. Be it…

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Whirlwind Wheelchair International

Corporate scandals, the threat of war in the Middle East and a sagging stock market are squeezing the flow of funds from foundations and other charitable donors across the nation. As a result, many worthwhile non-profit enterprises that depend on the generosity of these donors for survival are facing perilous times. One of these organizations…

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Groups Denounce Boeing Corporate Welfare

Dear Senator: Even as veteran observers of the Congressional appropriations process, we are shocked, and outraged, by the provision in the Defense Appropriations bill that would have the Air Force lease Boeing 767s at a price dramatically higher than the cost of direct purchase. We are writing to urge you to take to the floor…

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Corporate Welfare for Wall Street

Richard A. Grasso, chairman and chief executive officer of the New York Stock Exchange and his merry band of traders must believe that Robin Hood had it all wrong. Grasso and company want to take from the working families, small business people and the other taxpayers of New York and give to the wealthy investors…

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