Ralph Nader Rips Obama, Praises Ron Paul + Why Aren’t Corporate Crimes Prosecuted?

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Ralph Nader after the speech - Green Lecture

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On April 20, 2010, author and political gadfly Ralph Nader gave a lecture at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), in Baltimore, MD. He spoke before a near capacity audience for over an hour. During the Q&A, he was asked his opinion of President Barack Obama. Mr. Nader labeled Obama as conflict-averse, and criticized both his foreign and domestic polices. In response to a question about Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), Mr. Nader said Rep. Paul was a fresh voice, and that he was right about ending the current privately owned Federal Reserve System, (The Fed), and that it should be a public agency and held accountable to the U.S. Congress. Mr. Nader also praised Rep. Pauls opposition to the wars of aggression and to empires, but disagreed with him on other social justice issues. Professor Fimin DeBrabander of MICA introduced Mr. Nader. For more information on Mr. Nader, go to:http://www.citizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=183

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Ralph Nader: Corporation Loyalty is to the Dollar Sign!

On April 20, 2010, author and political gadfly Ralph Nader gave a lecture at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), in Baltimore, MD. He spoke before a near capacity audience for over an hour. Mr. Nader spotlighted corporate power and abuses in the U.S., and how AIG, the insurance titan, is the biggest recipient of “welfare–$182 Billion!” He showed how the workers in Western Europe have long had splendid social programs, like: “universal health insurance,” that are regularly denied our citizens. Mr. Nader submitted that the American psyche is dominated by a “fundamentalist market” ideology. Corporation loyalty, he also charged, citing various examples of gross abuse, is to the “dollar sign,” and not to the country. Professor Fimin DeBrabander of MICA introduced Mr. Nader. For more information on Mr. Nader, go to: http://www.citizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=183

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Ralph Nader: Why Aren’t Corporate Crimes Prosecuted?

April 21, 2010 — On April 20, 2010, author and political gadfly Ralph Nader gave a lecture at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), in Baltimore, MD. He spoke before a near capacity audience for over an hour. Mr. Nader said corporate crimes, as opposed to “street crimes,” go mostly under-reported by the establishment media in the U.S. and are “rarely prosecuted.” He detailed how corporate “misbehavior, negligence and crimes” cost thousands of deaths every year in the country from “preventable” work-related diseases and injuries, [the Massey Mine Explosion]; air pollution; negligence in hospitals; and from medical malpractice cases. He also spotlighted how Wall Street insiders, using various schemes, looted “trillions of dollars” from workers pension funds. Mr. Nader added: “Forty-five thousand people die every year because they don’t have any health insurance.” Professor Fimin DeBrabander of MICA introduced Mr. Nader. For more information on Mr. Nader, go to: http://www.citizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=183

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