Ralph Nader, Medea Benjamin and David Swanson: Ukraine: Senseless Conflict

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with Ralph Nader, Medea Benjamin and David Swanson

Ralph Nader Radio Hour on Nov 26, 2022

On this week of Thanksgiving, Ralph welcomes two distinguished anti-war activists and Nobel Peace Prize nominees, Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODE Pink to discuss her book War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict and David Swanson of World Beyond War to not only put the conflict in Ukraine in context but also to reveal the financial incentives that drive endless war.

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Chris Hedges and Ralph Nader: A Postmortem on the 2022 Midterm Elections

The End Of The Government Shutdown 2013

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Nov 25, 2022

The midterm elections are over, and two more years of Congressional gridlock are likely in store. Republicans have taken a narrow majority in the House, while Democrats have held the Senate. What do we make of the current political landscape, where rhetoric runs so hot but so little gets done? And what can we expect from the 2024 presidential elections?

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Chris Hedges: Truth Is the First Casualty of War

End-War

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“You saw it under the a whole, ridiculous Russiagate stuff where the idea that Trump was elected by Russia is absurd, but the Liberals suddenly became the best friends with the FBI and everyone else. I mean Mueller became an icon in the liberal establishment. You see it now, this kind of warmongering on the part of liberals over Ukraine without any kind of real understanding of the conflict.” — Chris Hedges

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Chris Hedges and Ralph Nader: Unchecked Militarism is Cancerous to a Civilization + Hedges: The Greatest Evil is War

The Greatest Evil is War by Chris Hedges

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with Chris Hedges and Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader Radio Hour on Oct 29, 2022

Ralph invites back award-winning war correspondent and author, Chris Hedges, to discuss his new book The Greatest Evil Is War in which he points out that war is not only a racket but – no matter what its causes – a moral obscenity.

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Michael Hudson and Ralph Nader: The Federal Reserve, Quantitative Easing, and Who Runs the US Treasury

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by Michael Hudson
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October 17, 2022

Some follow up comments to my appearance on the Ralph Nader show.

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Ralph Nader: How to Fix Democracy

Democracy Is For People, Not Corporations

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With Ralph Nader

Bertelsmann Foundation on Oct 25, 2019

Consumer advocate, lawyer, and former U.S. presidential candidate Ralph Nader believes that democracy is about civic organization, not just public opinion.

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Michael Hudson and Ralph Nader: The Real Purpose of The Federal Reserve

Capitalism Kills

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
September 29, 2022

Ralph Nader Radio Hour on Sep 17, 2022

Ralph does a deep dive into the real purpose of the Federal Reserve and other aspects of the American economy with progressive economist, Michael Hudson.

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Whatever Happened to the Mass Rallies That Used to Command the Attention of Congress? by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, Sept. 23, 2022
September 24, 2022

Long before the Covid pandemic, it was important to ask, where are the mass movements to enact in Congress majoritarian-supported changes and reforms? Another question: Whatever happened to the mass rallies that used to command the attention of our 535 members of Congress to whom we have given our sovereign power?

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Marjorie Cohn: The Aftermath of 9-11 Lives On + Ray McGovern and Jason Leopold: 9/11 Not an “Intelligence Failure” + Ralph Nader on 9/11: The Empire’s Overkill + Abby Martin: 9/11 and the Belligerent Empire

9/11 Was an Inside Job

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The Aftermath of 9-11 Lives On

Originally posted Sept. 11, 2019

TheRealNews on Sep 11, 2019

Even though a federal judge declared the government’s terrorism watchlist unconstitutional, no real remedies were put in place and the violations of civil liberties and the US wars abroad continue, says Marjorie Cohn.

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Weaning the State Department from War-making to Peaceful Robust Diplomacy, by Ralph Nader

Veterans for Peace

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, July 22, 2022
July 23, 2022

Other than being an adjunct booster of overseas Pentagon military operations and refortifying its vulnerable embassies, what does the U.S. State Department stand for and do anymore?

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Students, Campuses and Dominant Corporate Power, by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, July 16, 2022
July 18, 2022

When it comes to corporate power and control over their lives, now and into the future, today’s college students are perilously dormant. When it comes to putting pressure on Congress to counter the various dictates of corporatism, there is little activity other than some stalwarts contacting their lawmakers on climate violence.

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U.S. China Policy: A Perilous Arms Race Instead of Waging Critical Cooperation, by Ralph Nader

China Industry

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, July 11, 2022
July 13, 2022

Did the Biden officials know what they were doing when they announced a broad expansion of export controls on China? China is the world’s second-largest economy, which is intricately intertwined with the economy of the U.S. and other nations. This is mainly due to U.S. multinational companies exporting huge slices of our manufacturing economy to China for its cheap labor.

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The Continuing Damages from Corporate-Managed so-called Free Trade, by Ralph Nader

Greed!

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, June 24, 2022
June 26, 2022

The great progressive Harvard economist and prolific best-selling author, John Kenneth Galbraith, wrote that “Ideas may be superior to vested interest. They are also very often the children of vested interest.” I wished he had written that assertion before I took Economic 101 at Princeton. One of the vested ideas taught as dogma then was the comparative advantage theory developed by the early 19th-century British economist, David Ricardo. He gave the example of trading Portuguese wine for British textiles with both countries coming out winners due to their superior efficiencies in producing their native products.

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U.S. Senate – From Partisan (GOP) Swamp to a Bipartisan Graveyard for Democracy, by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, June 17, 2022
June 18, 2022

Since January 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed 412 bills (See: Congress.gov) and sent them to the Senate. Unfortunately, the Senate hasn’t acted. “What?” you say, “don’t the Democrats control both Chambers of Congress?” Sure, by the barest of margins. Handcuffed by the filibuster, a Senate rule (not a federal law) requires 60 votes to pass legislation in what Senators of yore called the “world’s greatest deliberative body.”

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