Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader is a consumer advocate and the author of "The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future" (2012). His new book is, "Wrecking America: How Trump’s Lies and Lawbreaking Betray All(2020, co-authored with Mark Green).

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Monday, June 28, 2004
Assault on the Labor Movement in Iraq
What is going on among Iraq's working classes? We do not hear about those workers except for the high number of unemployed.
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Monday, June 21, 2004
The China Price
"Meet the "China Price" or else." Remember that phrase -- "meet the China Price," because you'll be reading much more about what it means to this country, its working families and its communities.
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Wednesday, June 09, 2004
A Chilling AMA Resolution: What Happened to the Hippocratic Oath?
Unless cooler heads prevail, the American Medical Association is teetering on the brink of public ridicule, mockery and indignation. Resolution 202 has been introduced by Dr. J. Chris Hawk III from South Carolina to the AMA's Committee B. It is aimed directly at trial lawyers as patients.
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Monday, May 31, 2004
State Legislatures as "Laboratories Of Democracy"
Listening to what passes these days for debates in the U. S House of Representatives and the U. S. Senate, it is easy to get the impression there are no new ideas left-certainly no new progressive ideas or suggestions that there might be solutions to the nation's multitude of social and economic problems. At best, what little energy progressive members can muster is exhausted on efforts to halt the rollback of existing programs.
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Thursday, May 13, 2004
Letter to President Bush: Inhumane Treatment of Prisoners Produces Blowbacks and Backlashes
May 13, 2004 George W. Bush The White House Washington, DC 20500 Re: Inhumane treatment of prisoners produces blowbacks and backlashes Dear Mr. President:
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Monday, May 03, 2004
The Remarkable Persistence of Corporate Crime and Kickbacks
Big time middlemen merchants have a hard time avoiding conflicts of interests where they say they represent your interests as buyers while they are receiving kickbacks or, more politely, "retrospective commissions" from the sellers. Such situations undermine making deals on your behalf that are on the merits of the product or service instead of on the money secretly passing from the sellers to the agent, broker or any other Mr. In Between.
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Tuesday, April 20, 2004
America's Crumbling Infrastructure: Fifth Grade Students at a Crumbling Chicago Elementary School Challenge Political Indifference
Byrd Community Academy is a crumbling elementary school in Chicago next to one of the largest and most perilous public housing projects -- Cabrini-Green. It also is the location of one of the more spectacular fifth grade classes in the country. In Room 405, since December, the entire course curriculum is devoted to one project and one goal -- document the terrible disrepair and lack of facilities of the school and build community, state and national support for a new school!
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Monday, April 12, 2004
Spinning Wheels - Our Continual Refusal to Raise CAFE Standards
T.S. Elliot once wrote, "April is the cruelest month. . . ." He wasn't referring to the unfilled promise of The New York Auto Show - which is featuring "advances" in automotive engineering this week at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. But anyone who has visited this event knows - the distance between the potential of fuel efficiency and the reality of fuel efficiency is as vast as it is cruel.
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Friday, April 02, 2004
A Chill Wind Blows Through Cooperstown
One year ago, following Major League Baseball's opening week and the second week of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon were denied an appearance at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
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Saturday, February 07, 2004
Let's Show Appreciation for the Cleaners of America
We pass by them without a murmur of salutation or gratitude. Yet we could not function without them. We would never do their work, yet they are among the lowest paid laborers in our country. Their numbers are growing fast. There are millions of them. They are the cleaners of America.
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