Ralph Nader

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Friday, August 30, 2002
The Highway Lobby
Ever since the first public transit -- a ferryboat near Boston in 1630 -- got underway, a Broad variety of carriers have emerged -- buses, trolleybuses, vanpools, jitneys, heavy and light rail, cable cars, monorails, tramways and automated guideway transit. Rarely did these transports ever attract private investment -- that was reserved for The Car on publicly funded and maintained highways.
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Thursday, July 18, 2002
'Corporate Socialism'
The relentless expansion of corporate control over our political economy has proven nearly immune to daily reporting by the mainstream media. Corporate crime, fraud and abuse have become like the weather; everyone is talking about the storm but no one seems able to do anything about it. This is largely because expected accountability mechanisms -- including boards of directors, outside accounting and law firms, bankers and brokers, state and federal regulatory agencies and legislatures -- are inert or complicit.
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Thursday, June 27, 2002
Reclaiming Our Commons
Hundreds of billions of dollars of the nation's wealth-the people's resources-are being openly confiscated by corporate interests.
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Wednesday, April 10, 2002
Whirlwind Wheelchair International
Corporate scandals, the threat of war in the Middle East and a sagging stock market are squeezing the flow of funds from foundations and other charitable donors across the nation. As a result, many worthwhile non-profit enterprises that depend on the generosity of these donors for survival are facing perilous times.
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Thursday, January 03, 2002
U.S. Students Focus on Foreign Sweatshops
It is a long distance from student consumers at U.S. college and university campus stores to the wretched overseas factories indenturing sweatshop workers who produce products for the U.S. market. But the United Students Against Sweatshops has built a network of students nationwide to bridge that distance with organized consumer power and citizen pressure.
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Saturday, November 10, 2001
Corporate Patriotism
U. S. corporations aren't even subtle about it. Waving a flag and carrying a big shovel, corporate interests are scooping up government benefits and taxpayer money in an unprecedented fashion while the public is preoccupied with the September 11 attacks and the war in Afghanistan.
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Saturday, November 10, 2001
Corporate Patriotism
U. S. corporations aren't even subtle about it. Waving a flag and carrying a big shovel, corporate interests are scooping up government benefits and taxpayer money in an unprecedented fashion while the public is preoccupied with the September 11 attacks and the war in Afghanistan. Shamelessly, the...
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Tuesday, May 22, 2001
Act to Leave No Child Behind
The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) has long run on the motto – "Leave No Child Behind." But that phrase was given much higher visibility as the slogan of the presidential campaign of George W. Bush, who as governor left more than a few children behind in Texas. CDF was not pleased with the appropriation of these words by candidate Bush. Its attorneys had more than a few words with Bush's campaign lawyers. But to no avail.
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Thursday, January 25, 2001
My Untold Story
On the afternoon of February 21, 2000, I declared my candidacy for the Green Party presidential nomination at The Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C., before an impressive assemblage of media. All the major television networks, including CNN and PBS, were on hand, as were radio and print reporters.
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Saturday, December 30, 2000
Factory Farms Continue To Be A Blight On Landscape
A concentrated food industry and concentrated factory farms have combined to throw rural America into one of the worst crises it has ever faced. Federal and state regulators have failed to curtail the merger frenzy among livestock firms, or the surge in factory farms that are polluting water supplies and poisoning ecosystems.
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