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Ralph Nader’s Democracy Crusade | Ruth Conniff

Ruth Conniff reports on Ralph Nader’s “Breaking Through Power” conference, which begins this Monday, May 23rd, in Washington D.C. The conference will address breaking through the media, war, and Congress. Nader says it only takes a small percent of citizens, “the other one percent,” to break through…

SOURCE: Common Dreams

“Fifty years ago, Ralph Nader published Unsafe at Any Speed, the book that exposed General Motors, changed the government’s approach to auto safety, and launched a thousand public-interest crusades. […] Persuading people that they can face down power, grab the levers of democracy, and make change is still Nader’s cause. To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of his groundbreaking book, Nader has organized a four-day Breaking Through Power conference of public interest advocates, experts, and citizens at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., in the hopes of kick-starting a movement to revitalize civic life. The event runs May 23 through 26, and will be streamed online.” […] ~ Ruth Conniff

 

 

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.

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