Ralph Nader

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Friday, April 26, 2019
Forfeit Your Pay and Resign: An Open Letter to Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg
Dennis A. Muilenburg Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer The Boeing Company 100 North Riverside Chicago, IL 60606 Dear Mr. Muilenburg: On April 4, 2019 you somewhat belatedly released a statement that “We at Boeing are sorry for the lives lost in the recent 737 MAX accidents.” You...
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On March 15, an estimated 150,000 European students left school to protest. (Photo: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Children’s Moral Power Can Challenge Corporate Power on Climate Crisis
The famous anthropologist, Margaret Mead, once said to me that children have a distinct moral authority to change some of their parents’ habits or opinions. She gave use of seat belts and smoking cigarettes as examples. Indeed, most of us know instances when sons and daughters have looked into the...
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Trump harangued Kelly privately and publicly for months – Kelly told associates that he had never been treated so crudely. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
Friday, April 12, 2019
Bully Donald’s Firings: Why Do They Slink Away & Stay Silent?
Snarling Donald Trump, after being selected as President by the Electoral College, brought one undeniable quality to the office – a lifetime of bullying people below him. During his career as a failed gambling czar and corporate welfare king, deceitful Donald bullied his employees, (many of whom...
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 Airline passengers should organize a consumer boycott of the Boeing 737 Max 8 to avoid having to fly on these planes in the coming decade. (Photo: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) Views
Friday, April 05, 2019
Boeing’s Homicides Will Give Way to Safety Reforms if Flyers Organize
To understand the enormity of the Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes (Lion Air 610 and Ethiopian Airlines 302) that took a combined total of 346 lives, it is useful to look at past events and anticipate future possible problems. In 2011, Boeing executives wanted to start a “clean sheet” new narrow body air...
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Forget Mueller. Forget Impeachment. A Million People Should Surround the White House and Demand Trump's Resignation
Special Counsel Robert Mueller spent almost two years to produce a $25 million report that is a flat tire. Still unreleased in full to the American people, Trump’s acolyte, Attorney General William Barr, a longtime friend of Republican Mueller, gave us what Trump long craved—by stating that “the...
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Thursday, March 21, 2019
Greedy Boeing's Avoidable Design and Software Time Bombs
As internal and external pressures mount to hold Boeing responsible for its criminal negligence, the giant company is exerting its immense influence to limit both its past and future accountability. Boeing whistleblowers and outside aviation safety experts are coming forward to reveal the serial,...
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
An Open Letter to Boeing Executives: Passengers First, Ground the 737 MAX 8 Now!
I called Boeing’s office in Washington, D.C. about the new Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, with over 300 fatalities, to give them some advice. They were too busy to call back, so I’m conveying some measures they should take fast in this open letter. Dear Boeing Executives: You...
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100 corporations (e.g. ExxonMobil, Shell, and state entities) continue to be the source of 71% of total global carbon dioxide emissions. x (Photo: Minale Tattersfield/Flickr/cc) Views
Friday, March 08, 2019
Who Will Displace the Omniciders?
Citizens challenging the towering threat of climate crisis should never underestimate the consequences of our dependence on fossil fuel corporations. Real engagement with the worsening climate disruption means spending more of our leisure hours on civic action. The fate of future generations and...
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Charlie Rose on PBS had many more CEOs on his program than civic leaders. (Photo: 2016 JB Lacroixd) Views
Friday, February 15, 2019
The Realized Temptations of NPR and PBS
Recently an elderly gentleman asked me about my opinion on NPR and PBS, knowing of my vigorous support in the nineteen sixties for these alternatives to commercial radio and television stations. Here is my response: Congress created NPR and PBS to provide serious programming, without any...
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Thursday, February 07, 2019
Rand Paul: The Fairweather Libertarian
Two contemporary stories about Senator Rand Paul (R- KY) illustrate the disconnect between one’s ideology and personal experiences. Imagine a fierce opponent of regulation being saved in a crash by government-mandated seat belts and air bags and the ensuing cognitive dissonance. In the case of Rand...
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