Ralph Nader on TPP, GM Recall, Nuclear Power and the “Unstoppable” Left-Right Anti-Corporate Movement

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Updated: May 20, 2014

with Ralph Nader

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freespeechtv on Apr 28, 2014

Ralph Nader discusses his latest book, “Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State.” Nader highlights the common concerns shared by a wide swath of the American public, regardless of political orientation, including mass government surveillance, opposing nebulous free trade agreements, reforming the criminal justice system, and punishing criminal behavior on Wall Street. Nader also discusses the U.S. push for the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, General Motors’ new bid to escape liability for its deadly ignition defect, the revived nuclear era under President Obama, and challenging U.S. militarism through the defense budget.

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Ralph Nader Radio: General Motors, Obamacare, Missile Defense and Lou Gehrig

Medicare for All

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
March 20, 2014

In this inaugural episode of the Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Ralph talks about his old nemesis, General Motors, once again getting called on the carpet. How conservatives and liberals should come together to raise the minimum wage. Whether young people should sign up for Obamacare. The situation in Ukraine. Missile defense. And whether the Yankees’ Derek Jeter is a worthy successor to his boyhood hero, Lou Gehrig.

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We Are a Movement of Movements by Rivera Sun

by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.riverasun.com, February 13, 2014
February 20, 2014

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I feel like shaking everyone and saying, don’t you get it? We don’t need a Movement of Movements – we are a movement of movements.

My friends, we have been trapped in old dominant paradigm thinking. We have been steeped in warmongering, hierarchical, competitive, control-based mindsets since birth. We think we are lacking something, or that we’re ineffectual at organizing, or we’re failing. We call for a Movement of Movements, like the War to End All Wars, a rallying cry that will amass the allies on the edge of the battlefield so we can massacre our enemies.

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Forging a Socialist-Islamist Alliance by William T. Hathaway

by William T. Hathaway
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Germany
February 6, 2014

Review of Eric Walberg, From Postmodernism to Postsecularism: Re-emerging Islamic Civilization, Clarity Press, 2013

Most western Middle East experts see Islam as a problem for the West — a source of terrorism, religious fanaticism, unwanted immigrants — and they see their job as helping to change the Middle East so it’s no longer a problem for us. Eric Walberg, however, recognizes that this is another instance of the Big Lie.

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Violent Revolution is Not the Solution by William John Cox

by William John Cox
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.thevoters.org
November 12, 2013

Nov 19 March & Re-Occupy Oakland 038

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Two hundred and fifty years ago the people of America were subject to an unrepresentative government controlled by powerful commercial interests. They rebelled and formed their own government, which has now come to be controlled by powerful commercial interests. Once again, “these are the times that try men’s souls.” What lessons can we learn from history to help us through this crisis?

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We Live Under a Total Surveillance State in America by Fred Branfman (#NDAA, #NSA)

by Fred Branfman
Writer, Dandelion Salad
originally published on Alternet, September 25, 2013
September 29, 2013

Police State NATO protests, May 20, 2012

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“Knowledge (of) the scale of our capability would raise public awareness generating unwelcome publicity for us and our political masters.” — Classified UK NSA document

“To approve such a program, the Court must have every confidence that the government is doing its utmost to ensure that those responsible for implementation fully comply with the Court’s orders. The Court no longer has such confidence.” — U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Order, p. 12, 3-9-2009

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Stopping Barry O’Bomber’s Rush to War by Ralph Nader

No war on Syria protest in San Francisco - August 29

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
September 6, 2013

Dear President Obama:

Little did your school boy chums in Hawaii, watching you race up and down the basketball court, know how prescient they were when they nicknamed you “Barry O’Bomber”.

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Ralph Nader: Where Do We Go From Here? Unite On Populist Policies

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Nov 7, 2012 by

Ralph Nader: Time for a broad coalition to push Congress towards policy that most Americans can agree. Continue reading

The Lion and the Ox: The Winter of Our Discontent By Gary Steven Corseri

By Gary Corseri
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
December 30, 2011

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“One Law for Lion and Ox is Oppression.” –William Blake

“Where is the place of understanding? Where is wisdom to be found?” —The Book of Job

Info coming at us at the speed of light—gigabytes per nano-sec—and our horse-and-buggy bio-chem brains struggle with ancient grammars, syntaxes and texts! Even our metaphors are now wretchedly overwrought: Not, “how to connect the dots,” but how to perceive, measure, record and duck the shot-gunned info-pellets rushing at our faces! Continue reading

Ralph Nader: It’s Time for the People to Get Steamed!

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on Dec 16, 2011

A Book Talk with “Mr. Public Citizen,” Ralph Nader, was held on Friday evening, Dec. 16, 2011, at Busboys & Poets in Washington, D.C. His latest tome is entitled: “Getting Steamed to Overcome Corporatism: Build It Together to Win.” During the Q&A session, Nader had high praise for the “Occupy Movement.” Continue reading

A Voters’ Rights Amendment To Unify Occupiers and Tea Partiers by William John Cox

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by William John Cox
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.thevoters.org
November 29, 2011

Unification of the Tea Party and Occupy movements for a common goal – a Voters’ Rights Amendment – will reestablish the United States as a democratic republic and will restore control of its government to the voters.

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Ralph Nader Explains Why Ron Paul Is An Excellent Presidential Candidate

Ron Paul Revolution

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Updated: Sept. 24 and Sept. 25, 2011

Note: replaced video Nov. 16, 2011

on Oct 9, 2011

September 22, 2011 CNN

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Ralph Nader: Ron Paul & Bernie Sanders Have Teamed Up To Go After The Military Budget and the Federal Reserve

Ralph Nader after the speech - Green Lecture

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Open the Debates Rally Speech Uncut + Ron Paul Press Conference featuring Ralph Nader

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Updated: added videos Aug. 22, 2011 & Sept. 22, 2011

Ron Paul, Cynthia McKinney & Ralph Nader on stage together!

66 min – Sep 11, 2008

September 10, 2008 C-SPAN Representative Ron Paul held a news conference support third party presidential candidates and urge his supporters to consider backing independent candidates rather than the Republican or Democratic nominees. He was joined by independent Ralph Nader, the Green Party’s Cynthia McKinney and the Constitution Party’s Chuck Baldwin. Representative Paul did not endorse a specific candidate.

http://www.c-span.org/Events/Rep-Ron-Paul-R-TX-Press-Conference-on-Third-Party-Candidates/11261/

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