Ralph Nader

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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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Sunday, December 10, 2000
A Tribute to David Brower, Champion of the Environment
David R. Brower was the greatest environmentalist and conservationist of the 20th century. He was also an indefatigable champion of every worthwhile effort to protect the environment over the last seven decades. David Brower, who was 88 years old, died of complications related to cancer on Nov. 5 at his home in Berkeley, Calif.
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Sunday, October 29, 2000
Why I'm Running
To the Editor: You discredit our democracy by editorializing on Oct. 26 that the limited ground covered by the Gore and Bush candidacies should define political competition in this election. Millions of voters, when they contrast actual records to rhetoric, find the two major-party candidates similar on excessive corporate power over our government.
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Monday, October 02, 2000
Insurance Lobby Assault: Consumer Groups Work To Fight Industry Deregulation
The insurance lobby, one of the most powerful special interest forces in the United States, has launched an all-out campaign to emasculate the nation's already weak insurance regulatory framework. If the insurance lobby gets its way, it will be much easier for insurers to raise your rates, cut your coverage, and use deceptive sales methods. The industry's campaign for deregulation follows the passage of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), which allows insurers, banks, and securities firms to merge into the money trusts of the past.
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Tuesday, September 26, 2000
Pension Takeaway: Stop Corporate Schemes To Undermine Pension Benefits
At a time when CEOs are paying themselves exorbitant salaries, stock options, and benefit packages, corporations are slashing the pension benefits of workers who have helped build their companies.
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Monday, September 18, 2000
Corporations And The UN: Nike And Others "Bluewash" Their Images
The last few years have witnessed the increasing blurring of corporate and governmental roles in the international sphere – none more worrisome, perhaps, than the United Nations cozying up to big business. With a surge in private-public partnerships among various U.N. agencies, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan is leading the international organization into ever more intrusive and entangling ties between the U.N. and multinational corporations.
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