Automakers Return to Capitol Hill + Ralph Nader and Medea Benjamin on Obama’s Cabinet

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Democracy Now!
Dec. 5, 2008

CEOs of Big Three Automakers Return to Capitol Hill to Plead for $34B Federal Bailout

The chief executives of Detroit’s Big Three automakers returned to Capitol Hill yesterday to plead for $34 billion in federal aid to bail out the industry. The company CEOs all drove to Washington in hybrid vehicles after being criticized for flying in for hearings last month in separate private jets. Lawmakers said they were not convinced that the automakers could return to profitability even with a massive infusion of government cash. We speak with longtime consumer advocate Ralph Nader and Wendy Thompson, a retired worker at American Axle in Detroit and the former president of UAW Local 235. [includes rush transcript]

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via Democracy Now! | CEOs of Big Three Automakers Return to Capitol Hill to Plead for $34B Federal Bailout.

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Democracy Now!
Dec. 5, 2008

Ralph Nader and Medea Benjamin on Obama’s Cabinet and Grassroots Organizing Under the Next Administration

We speak with longtime consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader and with activist Medea Benjamin, founder of CODEPINK, about President-elect Barack Obama’s cabinet selections and how the antiwar and social justice movements will organize under an Obama administration. [includes rush transcript]

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via Democracy Now! | Ralph Nader and Medea Benjamin on Obama’s Cabinet and Grassroots Organizing Under the Next Administration.

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6 thoughts on “Automakers Return to Capitol Hill + Ralph Nader and Medea Benjamin on Obama’s Cabinet

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  5. iffin’ “we” did not have the MIC[Japanese, & So. Korea don’t have MIC’s], “we the people …”, would have the consumer friendly vehicles, instead of the requirement of producing 400h.p SUV tanks[is this the vehicle necessary for the average consumer, or is it necessary for MIC’s needs ?].

  6. Huge fan of Medea Benjamin! This was a great eposode of DN featuring the true people’s advocates for peace, justice and intelligent policy. Thanks for posting!

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