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. The fight thirteen years ago is still our fight today.

I’m looking forwards to Green Party Super Rallies starting in 2016… but they won’t happen unless you make them happen.

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

  1. Deran

    The super rallies were a great organizing tool.

    The problem with the Nader 2000 was the nader 1996 campaign. In ’96 Mr. Nader chose not to run a serious all-out campaign where he could have easily pulled a few million votes if he’d run as an independent. And the second problem with the 2000 campaign and the 1996 campaign was Mr. Nader’s choice to halfheartedly work with the US Greens. The Greens were the problem. If Nader had run as an independent progressive in 1996 he could have used those several million votes to build a new progressive party that has a broader appeal and does not have the hippie taint the US Greens always will have. I know the Greens have some good progressive policies, but they are also stuck in their patchouli-scented “consensus” and 10 Commandments.

    Had Mr. Nader taken that road US politics would be in an entirely different situation. imo.

  2. NewFederalist

    I believe Ralph Nader refused to raise and spend $5000.00 in the ’96 campaign because he did not wish to reveal his personal holdings. My guess is that he held positions in companies that he railed against because they were profitable. By 2000 he had corrected this problem and was open to full disclosure. I have no proof of this whatsoever. It is just a feeling I have always had.

  3. Deran

    Linda Martin’s “Driving Mr. Nader” abt literally driving Nader around the US in 1996, to stay under the $5000 level of federal campaign committee spending. I don’t think it’s still in print, it’s not terribly well written, but it’s well worth a read for those interested.

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