Open letter from Ralph Nader and several other people (see end of article for list) to Barack Obama posted at Nader.org:
Dear President Obama,
The U.S. government bailout of, and acquisition of a majority share in, General Motors was an exceptional action, taken in response to exceptional circumstances. The U.S. stake in GM obviously poses novel managerial challenges to the government.… Read more ...
Arizona’s barbaric anti-immigration law SB 1070, now facing federal court challenges, was created to not only scapegoat immigrants, but also feed the boundless greed of capitalists. Private prison corporations and politicians worked hand in hand in the law’s creation as they drooled at the prospect of huge profits through the unjust detention of thousands of undocumented immigrants.… Read more ...
Libertarian candidates consider election defeats a learning experience, prepare for the next election.
Although the results of the 2010 election were a disappointment for North Carolina’s Libertarian candidates because they were not elected, several consider it a very good learning experience and preparation for future campaigns.
Nader believes that Theodore Dreiser put it very well many years ago, when he said that “the corporations are the government”.
“Knowing they [corporations] can’t be out front because people don’t like a lot of these big corporations, they are ripped off by the banks and credit card companies, they camouflage and their camouflage is that they give the Tea Parties certain deceptive information and focus on certain politicians, and therefore they continue their work behind the scenes.
The Free & Equal Elections Foundation has made a financial commitment to a lobbying effort in Oklahoma aimed at easing the nation’s highest petition requirement for unqualified political parties.
The foundation has given an initial grant to Oklahomans for Ballot Access Reform (OBAR) a coalition of the state’s third parties to help fund its lobbying of state House Bill 1072 through February.… Read more ...
Free & Equal, an organization formed early this year by Christina Tobin, has made a very generous donation of $1,850 to OBAR, Oklahoma Ballot Access Reform. The money will be used to help pay for the professional lobbyist who is working for ballot access reform.