Closing the Doors of Democracy, by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
June 21, 2017

In 2006 a book was published called Losing Our Democracy by civic leader, Mark Green. His 21st book, it was the usual Mark Green brand of meticulous research with memorable examples. One would have thought such an important subject would have received wide coverage and circulation. In fact, it was almost completely ignored by reviewers and the media interviewers. In 2017, the danger of having the door shut on the practice of democracy by its citizens is more important than at any other time in recent history.

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Strutting Fascism And Swaggering Militarism By Gaither Stewart

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by Gaither Stewart
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rome, Italy
Originally posted June 12, 2008
May 20, 2017

“We work for the moral and traditional values which Socialists neglect and despise….”

–Benito Mussolini

It’s their strutting. That detestable image of the strutting that links them, the strutting and prancing Fascists and their swaggering and parading military cousins, up front for their conveniently concealed corporatist controllers. A strutting and swaggering couple they are, Fascism and the entrenched class of war. Their distorted visions of gallantry and nation come so naturally to both. The spick and span generals, employers of mercenaries and killers, chin in, chest out, and their majors and their colonels (especially the generals in the offices and the majors in the tents), thick chests covered with ribbons and medals and rows of multicolored decorations—awarded for killing. And the political Fascists! Defiant chins thrust forward, hard fists clinched, swaggering and prancing and strutting across the stages of piazzas nations and continents—in support of the killing.

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Ralph Nader: Scalia, Hillary Clinton and the Upholding of Corporate Supremacy, Part 2

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with Ralph Nader

TheRealNews on Feb 22, 2016

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader says both the Republican and Democratic parties are subservient to corporate power.

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Corporate Destruction of Free Markets Rules Us by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
October 30, 2014

The ruling dogma of our political economy is corporatism. Corporatism claims to draw legitimacy from the free market theory that all vendors who do not meet market demands will go under. Corporatism uses this illusion to exert power over all aspects of our political economy. Continue reading

Corporations Spy on Nonprofits with Impunity by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
August 22, 2014

Here’s a dirty little secret you won’t see in the daily papers: corporations conduct espionage against US nonprofit organizations without fear of being brought to justice.

Yes, that means using a great array of spycraft and snoopery, including planned electronic surveillance, wiretapping, information warfare, infiltration, dumpster diving and so much more.

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Ralph Nader: A Society That Has More Justice Is A Society That Needs Less Charity

Ralph Nader after the speech - Green Lecture

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with Ralph Nader

Book Discussion on Told You So
C-SPAN
May 30, 2013

Ralph Nader talked about his book, Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns, in which he presents a selection of his opinion columns from over four decades of writing on subjects that range from auto safety to the Freedom of Information Act. Ralph Nader spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

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Fascism USA: Corporatizing National Security by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
June 20, 2013

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Privacy is a sacred word to many Americans, as demonstrated by the recent uproar over the brazen invasion of it by the Patriot Act-enabled National Security Agency (NSA). The information about dragnet data-collecting of telephone and internet records leaked by Edward Snowden has opened the door to another pressing conversation—one about privatization, or corporatization of this governmental function.

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Law Day, the ABA and Addressing Reality by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
May 1, 2013

In case you did not know, May 1 is Law Day! Initiated by the American Bar Association (ABA), established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower and made official by Congress in 1961, Law Day was seen as a counterweight to May Day which celebrates the workers of the world within socialist and communist countries.

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Corporatism is the True Face of Terrorism by Siv O’Neall

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by Siv O’Neall
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Axisoflogic.com
Lyon, France
March 6, 2013

The world the way it looks today seems like a stage production by Corpocrats – inhuman monsters who have made the entire planet into their horror-story set. It appears like a creation by insane people, one that wouldn’t stand the light of day. And yet – there it is, our world, gradually becoming annihilated by those mad Corpocrats who are cheering in their hidden castles. We don’t know who they are. We don’t know where they are. All we know is that they are in the process of destroying the earth.

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The Liberal Class Is A Corpse by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Truthdig
November 12, 2012

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The presidential election exposed the liberal class as a corpse. It fights for nothing. It stands for nothing. It is a useless appendage to the corporate state. It exists not to make possible incremental or piecemeal reform, as it originally did in a functional capitalist democracy; instead it has devolved into an instrument of personal vanity, burnishing the hollow morality of its adherents. Continue reading

Clear and Present Danger: The Corporatist Two Party Duopoly by Thomas Baldwin

by Thomas Baldwin
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
PROGRESSIVE ACTIVISTS VOICE
October 18, 2012

It Will Totally Destroy our Democratic Republic

Definitions:

Corporatism (or Corporate Fascism)—A term often first attributed to Benito Mussolini of Italy in the early 1900’s defining the complete merger of the corporations with the nation state. Also, often referred to as just Fascism. Political scientist Dr. Lawrence Britt wrote an article about fascism (“Fascism Anyone?,” Free Inquiry, Spring 2003, page 20). Studying the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia), and Pinochet (Chile), Dr. Britt found they all had 14 elements in common. He calls these the identifying characteristics of fascism.

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Occupy DC: Ralph Nader: “Freedom is Participation in Power” + Q&A

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Updated: Nov. 7, 2011; added the Q&A video

on Nov 4, 2011

Consumer-advocate-turned-presidential-candidate Ralph Nader speaks to “occupiers” at Washington, DC’s Freedom Plaza about the “Occupy movement”.

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The Absurd Rush To Perdition By Siv O’Neall

By Siv O’Neall
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Axisoflogic.com
May 12, 2011

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There has been a conspiracy going on for several decades now, in subterranean bunkers and in the utmost secrecy to begin with, where plans have been drawn up for how to extract for their own profit every ounce of valuable goods that the earth is harboring. How many wars will be necessary, and where? How much propaganda to fool the people into sheepish acceptance of these illegal wars? How to get the media to cooperate in this nefarious project?

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Corporatism is about the cult of the self by Chris Hedges

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Time to Topple Corporate Dictators by Ralph Nader

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A protest in Utah against Wal-Mart

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
Feb. 18, 2011

The 18 day non-violent Egyptian protests for freedom raise the question: is America next? Were Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine around, they would likely say “what are we waiting for?” They would be appalled by the concentration of economic and political power in such a few hands. Remember how often these two men warned about concentrated power.

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