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this Pressed: What the Democratic Party Does Well: Doing Itself In | Ralph Nader


Ralph Nader at Emory

Ralph Nader at Emory (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

(Consumer advocate, lawyer and author)

“My message to Democrats is: Dump your corporate consultants. Just campaign for the necessities of the people. And publicize those Republican votes crisply, widely and repeatedly.”

via What the Democratic Party Does Well: Doing Itself In | Ralph Nader.

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Lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident



This week Fairewinds Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen participated in two panel discussions in Boston and New York City entitled “The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident: Ongoing Lessons” Other panelists included Ralph Nader, Peter Bradford, Naoto Kan, Gregory Jaczko and Jean-Michel Cousteau.

The video above is a recording of Arnie’s speech entitled “Forty Good Years And One Very Bad Day.” To watch the entire NYC presentation, visit:
http://new.livestream.com/FukushimaLe…

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http://fairewinds.org/podcast/fukushi…

For complete transcript, visit:
http://www.globalresearch.ca/lessons-…

 

Ryan’s Budget: Right in Your Face, America! (from The Nader Page) (click to access article)


Ryan’s Budget: Right in Your Face, America! (from The Nader Page)

Ryan’s Budget: Right in Your Face, America! (from The Nader Page) (click to access article)

Ryan’s Budget: Right in Your Face, America!

By Ralph Nader

The cruel impoverishment of the debate among the presidential and congressional candidates took a gigantic leap into the pits with Mitt Romney’s selection of 42-year-old Rep. Paul Ryan from the deindustrialized town of Janesville, Wisconsin. Ryan is invariably described by reporters as “an intellectual leader of the conservative movement” and by fellow Republicans as a person “who tells the hard truths” to the American people.

The truth is that what has distinguished this fast-talking, glib, Ayn Rand-smitten, congenial young man is that he has a plan for the federal budget. On Capitol Hill that fact alone makes one a “stand-out” in the field of political narcissists whose mental tank harbors gaseous one-liners and kneejerk slogans.

The Ryan budget plan is a Koch brothers’ dream and the American peoples’ nightmare. It leads with a lie – namely to control deficit spending by continuing it for at least 30 more years before his concoction of big tax cuts for the rich, further increases in the already bloated defense budget, and savage cuts in public services for the people, somehow balance the budget around mid-century.  Continue reading….

Ralph Nader: Where is Obama’s promised minimum-wage hike? (from Reuter)


Ralph Nader:  Where is Obama’s promised minimum-wage hike?(from Reuter)

Ralph Nader: Where is Obama’s promised minimum-wage hike?(from Reuter)     (click to access report)

During the 2008 campaign, presidential candidate Barack Obama made a pledge to raise the minimum wage to $9.50 per hour by 2011. Promises like this one inspired a generation of young voters, excited long-neglected progressive voters and gave hope to millions of his supporters across the country  More

Time For a Maximum Wage (from Huffpost Politics via Ralph Nader)


Time For a Maximum Wage (from HuffPost Politics via Ralph Nader)

Time For a Maximum Wage (from HuffPost Politics via Ralph Nader)
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There is no state in the union where someone working a minimum-wage job for 40 hours a week, or $15,080 a year, can afford a two-bedroom apartment at fair market value.

At the opposite end of the financial spectrum, Mitt Romney made $15,080 every 6 hours in 2010, a year in which he grossed more than $21 million in income. It would take a minimum wage worker 1,436 years and 10 months to make what Mitt Romney made in 2010.

 

Jolting the mind for action: from The Nader Page


These are suggested summer readings from Ralph Nader to activate the citizen’s mind:  More…

Ralph Nader and Daniel Ellsberg_ We Need to See Courage and Mobilization Here as Well as the Middle East (Democracy Now November 18 2011)


Ralph Nader and Daniel Ellsberg_ We Need to See Courage and Mobilization Here as Well as the Middle East (Democracy Now November 18 2011)
Ralph Nader and Daniel Ellsberg_ We Need to See Courage and Mobilization Here as Well as the Middle East (Democracy Now November 18 2011) (Click here to find out more from Democracy Now)

Exerps from Ralph Nader’ s interview:  “So we have to get over this idea of making the least powerful pay the price for the corporate criminality that started, in the latest stage, from the Wall Street crooks and speculators who looted and drained trillions of dollars of pension funds and mutual fund savings, while they enriched themselves, tanked their companies, their banks, and sent them to Washington to be bailed out by the same workers in their role as taxpayers. It’s really time to raise our level of informed indignation, break our routine, and get involved as voters and citizens at the local, state and national level.”
(Source: http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2011/3/18/nader_and_ellsberg)

Democracy at Work Here: Ralph Nader speaks to Occupy DC 10/08/11 (Reoccupy!)


Ralph Nader: A man who dedicated a life time to the American Citizen. His actions have spoke for themselves and his speech is just eloquent.

Democracy Now_ Ralph Nader Solution to Debt Crisis End Corporate Welfare and Corporate Tax Loopholes


Democracy Now_ Ralph Nader Solution to Debt Crisis End Corporate Welfare and Corporate Tax Loopholes

Democracy Now_ Ralph Nader Solution to Debt Crisis End Corporate Welfare and Corporate Tax Loopholes