Omnicidal Congress AWOL on Climate Disasters by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
February 7, 2014

Every year brings the world more climatological science that man-made climate change, or overall global warming, is chronically worsening.

Every year, from Antarctica to Greenland, from the Andes to Alaska, the ice is melting, the permafrost is melting, and very soon the Arctic may have a re-unprecedented ice-free season. Every year, more and more businesses are speaking out on how climate change is damaging their businesses. Insurance companies were in the lead on sounding the alarm on global warming. Just a few days ago, Coca-Cola’s vice president for environment and water resources, Jeffrey Seabright, told the New York Times that “increased droughts, more unpredictable variability, 100-year floods every two years” were affecting the supply of sugar cane and sugar beets, “as well as citrus for [Coca-Cola’s] fruit juices.”

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Pete Seeger – Character, Personality, Intuition and Focus by Ralph Nader

Pete Seeger & Friends, Sunday Newport 2009

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
January 31, 2014

After 94 years, on January 27, 2014, the world lost Pete Seeger. The world is the lesser for that loss. The accolades for this giant of folk songs and herald of all causes just, are pouring in from around the world. He is celebrated for regularly showing up at mass protests, for singing songs so transcendent (This Land is Your Land; We Shall Overcome; Where Have All the Flowers Gone) they are sung in many foreign languages all over the earth and for his mentoring and motivating of millions of people and children.

Pete Seeger overcame most of his doubters and adversaries. On his famous five string banjo, he inscribed the slogan, “This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.”

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President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address + Transcript (1.28.14) + Ralph Nader’s State of The Union

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WSJDigitalNetwork Jan. 28, 2014

Full coverage of President Obama’s State of the Union address, hosted by Wall Street Journal Washington bureau chief Jerry Seib. Continue reading

The Fukushima Secrecy Syndrome – From Japan to America by Ralph Nader + Nader On The Dangers of Nuclear Power (1974)

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
January 24, 2014

IAEA Experts at Fukushima (02813336)

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Last month, the ruling Japanese coalition parties quickly rammed through Parliament a state secrets law. We Americans better take notice.

Under its provisions the government alone decides what are state secrets and any civil servants who divulge any “secrets” can be jailed for up to 10 years. Journalists caught in the web of this vaguely defined law can be jailed for up to 5 years.

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Needed: Three Obama Speeches for the People by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
January 16, 2014

Dear President Obama:

All the daily decisions and crises you have to confront must not preclude occasional addresses to the country that rise to the level of statesmanship, transcending the hurly-burly of politics and executive branch administration.

There are three areas where the people need the views and vision of their President.

1. A major address on the resources and preconditions necessary for the government to wage peace as a continual policy of statecraft and not just sporadic initiatives between waging war or engaging in other violent conflicts. Continue reading

Wrongful Secrecy, Snares, and Delusions by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
January 10, 2014

You’ve heard the refrain “we live in the information age.” We have fingertip access to the Internet, providing us with massive amounts of information. There are no longer any excuses for us to say we don’t have the information; it is there, but up to us to act on the information.

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Ralph Nader: Dispelling the Myth of the 2000 Election

Ralph Nader after the speech - Green Lecture

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with Ralph Nader

TheRealNews on Dec 20, 2013

Ralph Nader and Paul Jay discuss Ralph’s decision to stay in the Florida race and what an electoral strategy could be now. Continue reading

Ralph Nader: Are Reforms Still Possible?

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with Ralph Nader

TheRealNews on Dec 19, 2013

On RAI with Paul Jay, Ralph Nader says the reforms of the 1960’s and 70’s are no longer possible as Congress is bought and sold by a small number of very rich people and commercial interests.  Continue reading

Ralph Nader: McCarthyism Made Us Veer Away From a Systemic Doctrine for Change

Dear Capitalism...

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with Ralph Nader

TheRealNews on Dec 18, 2013

On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Ralph Nader says McCarthy’s reign of terror made people seek more empirical change, we went after auto companies – no “ism” there.  Continue reading

The Wild and Cruel Gap Between Debtors and Creditors by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
December 13, 2013

The word “inequality” is much in vogue these days. We hear almost daily about the inequality of wealth, income and wages between the richest top 2 or 3 percent of people and the majority of the country’s wage earners. But not much attention is given and not many marches and other protests are addressing the huge inequalities between creditors and debtors.

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21 Ways the Canadian Health Care System is Better than Obamacare by Ralph Nader

Medicare for All

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
November 21, 2013

Dear America:

Costly complexity is baked into Obamacare. No health insurance system is without problems but Canadian style single-payer full Medicare for all is simple, affordable, comprehensive and universal.

In the early 1960s, President Lyndon Johnson enrolled 20 million elderly Americans into Medicare in six months. There were no websites. They did it with index cards!

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The Dynastic Hillary Bandwagon – Bad for America by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
Nov. 8, 2013

The Hillary Clinton for President in 2016 bandwagon has started very early and with a purpose. The idea is to get large numbers of endorsers, so that no Democratic Primary competitors dare make a move. These supporters include Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), financier George Soros and Ready for Hillary, a super PAC mobilizing with great specificity (already in Iowa).

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Ralph Nader: Why Shake ’em Up Harvard Law School?

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with Ralph Nader

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ShakeEmUp HLS on Oct 30, 2013

In this groundbreaking conference, Ralph Nader moderates conversations with twelve leading scholars, practitioners, and advocates about transforming America’s broken legal system. Speakers from former Attorney General Ramsey Clark to the founder of the National Legal Services program Edgar Cahn will explore topics ranging from corporate capture of government and the courts, mass incarceration, campaign finance reform, access to justice, and the excesses of executive power.

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Why the Silence from the Sponsors of the Superior Full Medicare for All? by Ralph Nader

Medicare for All

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
November 1, 2013

With the Tea Partiers relentless attacks on each of the troubles besetting Obamacare since its complicated, computer glitch-ridden startup on October 1, 2013, the compelling question is: Why aren’t the Congressional sponsors of H.R. 676 – full Medicare for all with free choice of physician and hospital – speaking out as strongly on behalf of this far superior universal health care coverage?

There are fifty-one members of the House who openly favor the single-payer solution for many good reasons. Continue reading