Obama is a Liar: Illegal Wars, Fraudulent Bailouts, Egregious Assault on Civil Liberties

(Truthdig) – We owe Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney an apology. They were right about Barack Obama. They were right about the corporate state. They had the courage of their convictions and they stood fast despite wholesale defections and ridicule by liberals and progressives. Continue reading

The Supremes Bow to King Corporation – Ralph Nader

Yesterday’s 5-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission shreds the fabric of our already weakened democracy by allowing corporations to more completely dominate our corrupted electoral process. It is outrageous that corporations already attempt to influence or bribe our political candidates through their political action committees (PACs), which solicit employees and shareholders for donations. Continue reading

Video: Edward Bernays and the Art of Public Manipulation – Left-Libertarian

You might like my videos if you like: Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Ralph Nader, Sheldon Rampton, John Stauber, Matt Taibbi, Michael Albert, Bakunin, Proudhon, Amy Goodman, John Pilger, Mike Gravel, Naomi Klein. Continue reading

‘Just War’ Is Just Words – Ralph Nader

President Obama, the Afghan war escalator, received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, and proceeded to deliver his acceptance speech outlining the three criteria for a “just war” which he himself is violating. Continue reading

Rhetoric and Reality – Ralph Nader

I just received a letter from President Obama. Right there on the outside envelope are the words “I need you.” After not answering several letters which I have mailed and faxed to him, I was, for the briefest of moments, curious about this personal plea for help. Then, of course, I realized that it was a form letter from Mr. Obama via the auspices of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Continue reading

Video: Barney Frank – “We Are Trying On Every Front To Increase The Role Of Government”

Barney Frank goes head to head with Ralph Nader, and lets it slip. The agenda is to increase the role of Government. On EVERY front. Continue reading

Barney Frank and the Planet of the Banks – Ralph Nader

What planet is Congressman Barney Frank on, anyway? It is the planet of the banks and other financial firms that keep his campaign coffers humming, as their chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. Continue reading

MSM: The Real Reason Americans Are Angry – It’s The Big Government, Stupid

(NYPost) – It’s been a hilarious August, watching media supporters of President Obama’s health care package puzzle over the obscure motivations of the noncompliant Americans rallying against it. Continue reading

Between the Rhetoric and the Reality – Ralph Nader

The Obama White House – full of supposedly smart political advisors led by the President of the “Change You Can Believe In” campaign movement of 2008 – is in disarray. Worse, multiple, confusing varieties of disarray provoking public confusion, internal Democratic Party strife, and the slow withdrawal of belief in Mr. Obama by his strongest supporters around the country. Continue reading

Video: Ralph Nader on Secret White House Agreements with the Drug Industry

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Faulty Forecasting – Ralph Nader

Companies that specialize in stock market forecasting and trading—such as Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, and JPMorgan Chase—pay very high salaries to their employee-vendors. New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo just released data showing that these and other large banks are giving each of their 5000 trader-forecasters bonuses of at least one million dollars. Continue reading

Purloining the People’s Property – Ralph Nader

Every week, Marcia Carroll collects examples of privatization (that is, corporatization of the peoples’ assets). Looking at her website, privatizationwatch.org, will either make you laugh helplessly or make your blood boil. Continue reading

A Hard Look at the Numbers – What Actually Happened in the Iranian Presidential Election?

Since the June 12 Iranian presidential elections, Iran “experts” have mushroomed like bacteria in a Petri dish. So here is a quiz for all those instant experts. Which major country has elected more presidents than any in the world since 1980? Further, which nation is the only one that held ten presidential elections within thirty years of its revolution? Continue reading

What’s Good For General Motors – Is Now Good for China

I remember the hullaballoo in January 1953 when GM CEO Charles Wilson, President Eisenhower’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, was popularly quoted as saying that “What’s good for General Motors is good for the country.” Continue reading

Who Should Resist, and Who Will Become Serfs?

America is devolving into a third-world nation. And if we do not immediately halt our elite’s rapacious looting of the public treasury we will be left with trillions in debts, which can never be repaid, and widespread human misery which we will be helpless to ameliorate. Continue reading

The Ones Who Got It Right

Apparently there is an unlimited amount of air- and broadcast time for self-defined experts to pontificate on who got the economy into this terrible state of affairs, and most of the people yammering have no idea why. But even more interesting, as Ralph Nader points out, is that the ones who got it right are given no time whatsoever. It’s time to take back the media, or turn to independent media like dprogram.net for all the REAL news and analysis Continue reading

Ralph Nader: Seven Steps the Obama Admin is NOT Taking to Fix the Banking Crash, Why Not?

Indicators of avoidance are what come to mind while absorbing the various rescue, recovery, stimulus and guarantee programs coming out of the Obama Administration to slow and reverse a splintering and shattering economy. If the Obamites do not act now when the political time is ripest, to put into motion forces of deterrence and prevention, the casino capitalists of tomorrow will again be able to de-stabilize our economy. Continue reading

Seven Avoidance Indicators – Ralph Nader

Indicators of avoidance are what come to mind while absorbing the various rescue, recovery, stimulus and guarantee programs coming out of the Obama Administration to slow and reverse a splintering and shattering economy. If the Obamites do not act now when the political time is ripest, to put into motion forces of deterrence and prevention, the casino capitalists of tomorrow will again be able to de-stabilize our economy. Continue reading

The Bottomless Bailout – Ralph Nader

Does anybody in the federal government know or could know “who, what, where and when” of the massive, complex, vertical, horizontal, global collapse of Wall Street and its planetary tentacles in over 100 countries abroad? Step forward if you exist! Uncle Sam needs you! Continue reading

Video: Protest Invades Wall Street

While investors and the media look to the market numbers as an indication of where the economy is headed, others are looking to political leaders who say bailing out Wall Street is not enough.

Video: Hypocrisy or democracy? Nader on Russian TV (9-26-2008)

While millions of people around the world watched Barack Obama and fellow U.S. presidential candidate John McCain debate each other, another man running for the high office was ignored. Independent Ralph Nader is not allowed to debate McCain and Obama because officials say he doesn’t qualify. However, Nader’s influence on the tight election may be greater than he’s being given credit for. Continue reading

Video: Democracy Now – Fight Bush, Fight the Bailout!!

As Bush Admin Pushes $700B for Wall Street, Ralph Nader Asks, “Why Is There Need for a Bailout?”

As the Bush administration intensifies its pressure for Congress to quickly approve a $700 billion bailout of the financial industry, we get reaction from Independent presidential candidate and consumer advocate Ralph Nader. Nader calls Democratic claims of White House concessions wish fulfillment and says the bailout might not be needed in the first place.

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Video: Nader Calls For New 9/11 Investigation

Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader pledged support for a new investigation into the events of 9/11 Monday, commenting that the 9/11 Commission was “flawed, right from the get go”. Continue reading

Nader: Obama supporters are in ‘political slavery’

During a Sunday press conference and campaign rally Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader claimed that liberals and Democrats who will vote for Sen. Barack Obama as the “least worst candidate” are actually trapped in “political slavery.” Continue reading