Tag Archives: Ralph Nader

Nader to Obama: You Cannot Start a War by Yourself

Syria comments by Ralph Nader, who was the Green Party presidential candidate in 1996 and 2000, and an independent presidential candidate in 2004 and 2008.

(excerpt from) Nader.org
Obama: You Cannot Start a War by Yourself

Dear President Obama:

Before you decide to attack Syria, yet another Arab or Islamic country that does not threaten U.S.… Read more ...

The Punk Patriot: Thirteen Years Ago: Ralph Nader Super Rally in 2000 at Madison Square Garden

Posted on The Punk Patriot blog on May 30, 2013:

Thirteen Years Ago: Ralph Nader Super Rally in 2000 at Madison Square Garden

 I encourage you to watch the whole thing.

Nader talking about how we can/must fight back against:
Monsanto, racial profiling, student debt, the drug war, corporate power, the corrupt Corporation on Presidential Debates, the growing wealth disparity, globalization, the crackdown on labor unions, the way the legal system is built by corporations to rip off poor people, the lack of public infrastructure that makes it impossible for millions of poor people to get to their jobs unless they own cars, factory farms, GMOs, the military industrial complex, and so on.This could have been filmed yesterday at something “Occupy” related.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: How Big Corporations Are Unpatriotic

Ralph Nader was the Green Party presidential candidate in 1996 and 2000 and an independent presidential candidate in 2004 and 2008.

Nader has published this commentary at his website, www.nader.org:

How Big Corporations Are Unpatriotic
Posted March 28, 2013
By Ralph Nader

Many giant profitable U.S. corporations are increasingly abandoning America while draining it at the same time.… Read more ...

Nov 4th Prez Debate in DC (and info for Nov 5th Debate)

Free & Equal Presidential Debate link – here –  scheduled for TONIGHT, Monday, November 5th at 9pm EST

Re: Nov 4th Debate in DC:
At onthewilderside, Ian Wilder has produced and posted exclusive interviews with 4 presidential candidates and moderator Ralph Nader.

Taped at the 11/4/12 third party debate moderated by Ralph Nader at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC, The candidates from four political parties – Gary Johnson (Libertarian), Jill Stein (Green), Virgil Goode (Constitution) and Rocky Anderson (Justice) met for a two-hour debate

Videos include:

Ralph Nader on How to Improve the Debate Process

Jill Stein on What is a Wasted Vote

Gary Johnson on Media Blackout of Non-corporate Candidates

Rocky Anderson on Needed Changes to Election System

Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil Goode on Needed Changes to Election System

Photos of the DC event at onthewilderside Flickr:
Nader Presidential Debate photo gallery


Info on the upcoming, November 5th Free & Equal Debate:

Monday: November 5th
Free & Equal Debate

9pm to 10:30pm EST

Streaming at
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Ralph Nader to Moderate Final Presidential Debate on Nov. 4th

The following MEDIA RELEASE was posted at


earlier today.

For Immediate Release
October 25, 2012

What: Third Party Presidential Debate

When: Sunday, November 4, 2012
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

(Washington, D.C.) – The candidates* from four political parties – Gary Johnson (Libertarian), Jill Stein (Green), Virgil Goode (Constitution) and Rocky Anderson (Justice) – will meet for a two-hour debate on Sunday, November 4, 7:30 p.m.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: Rigged Presidential “Debates” Amidst the Supine Media

By Ralph Nader at Nader.org:

The three upcoming so-called presidential debates (actually parallel interviews) between Obama and Romney show the pathetic mainstream campaign press for what it is – a mass of dittoheads desperately awaiting gaffes or some visual irregularity by any of the candidates. The press certainly does not demand elementary material from the candidates such as the secret debate contract negotiated by the Obama and Romney campaigns that controls the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), the campaigns’ corporate offspring.… Read more ...

Could Gary Johnson swing the election?

The Atlantic publishes an article on Libertarian Presidential nominee Gary Johnson, the third party candidates in the past, and how they can effect an election.

Having since left the GOP for the Libertarian Party—that loose, 40-year-old coalition of perpetually quarreling anti-statists and isolationists, Ayn Randians and Hayekians, goldbugs and black-helicopter­-fixated privacy fanatics—Johnson hopes to fashion a new voting bloc.

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Ralph Nader: Obama is a “War Criminal”

This link came to me on Facebook. It is a Mediaite article referencing a POLITICO interview:

When it comes to foreign policy issues, Ralph Nader gives Barack Obama a lower grade than for George W. Bush. Nader said that Obama’s expansion of Bush-era drone strikes and other foreign policy measures are more concerning under the current president because Obama “raised expectation levels” about changing the status quo before his election in a way that Bush never did.

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D.C. Court of Appeals Won’t Block Raid On Ralph Nader’s Bank Account by Pennsylvania Democrats

Ballot Access News:

On May 10, a 3-judge panel of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals refused to block Pennsylvania Democrats from seizing $56,928 from Ralph Nader’s bank accounts located in Washington, D.C. Back in 2004, Nader’s petition had been held to lack sufficient valid signatures. Under Pennsylvania’s unique system for checking signatures on petitions, when a petition is found not to have enough valid signatures, court costs are levied against the candidate.

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Ralph Nader: The Ghost of Osama bin Laden

By Ralph Nader at Nader.org

(The imagined conversation between the Ghost of Osama bin Laden and President Barack Obama)

The Ghost of Osama bin Laden swirled into the Oval Office where Barack Obama was spending the evening going over a pile of requested sign-offs for drone missions.

Osama’s Ghost: “Mind if we have a conversation one year after you dispatched my body to the ocean sharks?”

With curiosity reigning supreme, President Obama replied, “Ok, so long as you remain hovering and do not alight to defile this solemn room.”

Osama’s Ghost: “Thank you.… Read more ...

Green Party Watch Headlines

My apologies for the lack of Green Party coverage lately. I’m just getting back from my self-imposed break from posting articles the last few months, and our other writers all have their own schedules. Contrary to what some people seem to think, IPR article selection is made by each author individually, not coordinated, and IPR writers post on their own time and don’t get a dime.Read more ...

Al Jazeera: Can the Greens Influence the US Elections?

Posted on Green Party Watch:

Al Jazeera’s program “Inside Story” on Friday March 2 was on the subject of the Green Party in America, called “Can the Greens Influence the US Elections?”

After a short interview with Ralph Nader, the show goes to a panel discussion with Tim Dickinson from Rolling Stone magazine; Scott McLarty from the Green party; and Myron Ebell, the director of energy and global warming policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and a prominent climate change skeptic.… Read more ...