Updated: Oct. 12, 2011 added another video
With Ralph Nader
MOXNEWSd0tCOM on Oct 7, 2011
October 07, 2011 News Corp
Ralph Nader Encourages #OccupyWallStreet
Consumer Advocate Ralph Nader Encourages #OccupyWallStreet Protesters to Challenge Wall Street Abuses
Statement by consumer advocate, Ralph Nader October 8, 2011
The frustration seen in the protests on Wall Street over the past few weeks demonstrates a widespread and growing citizen discontent with the two political parties in Washington, D.C. and with a political system that is dominated by corporate interests.
It is time for citizens to push their elected officials to break the corporate stranglehold on our economy. Congress should start by enacting a financial speculation tax that would help curb the wheeling and dealing on Wall Street and that could raise hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue to help with the our country’s economic recovery.
Congress has done more to bail out Wall Street than Main Street. Wall Street crooks have avoided penalties and prosecution and continued to receive bonuses and excessive compensation while pensions and savings have been looted.
Wages have remained stagnant while the largest corporations and executives have seen record profits and bonuses year after year. Congress has done little in the face of a staggering – and growing – income inequality in this country, where the top 1 percent of the population has financial wealth equal to the combined financial wealth of the bottom 95 percent of the people.
And Congress has done nothing either to disclose or stem the flow of millions of corporate dollars into the electoral process. Corporate Political Action Committees are corrupting the electoral process and blocking the voices and concerns of millions of people.
These are not the signs of a healthy democracy. Those taking part in the “Occupy Wall Street” protests and in similar protests cropping up across the country are working hard to make their voices heard. It is way overdue for the President and Congress to listen.
liamh2 on Oct 8, 2011
Ralph Nader, Public Citizen and author, toured Freedom Plaza, on Oct. 7, 2011. He shared his views on the evolving “Occupy Washington” process. Escorting Mr. Nader around the plaza was Kevin Zeese. He’s one of the organizers of the “October 2011″ Movement.
BobAkimbo on Oct 2, 2011
Ralph Nader, Ron Paul, and Dennis Kucinich offer words of wisdom to the Occupy Wall Street movement. The Occupy Wall Street movement has tremendous potential, but only if we can resist the wedges that the corporate/government cabal continues to try to drive between us.
There are differences of philosophy between progressives and libertarians, but we CAN agree on at least four issues upon which we can make immediate and concrete demands. Success on these demands would go a very long way toward saving the United States and prevent us from falling deeper into serfdom and slavery.
We may never have a better chance than right now.
Oct. 9, 2011
Protester enthusiasm is boosted by Occupy superstars such as Green Party leader and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader. Judging from crowd response many here would like him to run again.
The weekend brought about a growing wave of protesters in Washington, DC. Two venues– hundreds of people. Marches are timed with the 10th anniversary of the US-led war in Afghanistan and anger with a broken US economy.
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