In the high profile murder case of illegal immigrant Garcia Zarate, the man who fired the fatal shot that killed San Francisco woman Kate Steinle three summers ago, the lead defense attorney may be someone with whom IPR readers are familiar. Public defender Matt Gonzalez, a longtime Green Party activist, secured the “not guilty” verdict for Zarate on the two most serious of three charges Zarate faced.… Read more ...
I’ve interviewed several presidential candidates over the years, but Darcy Richardson is a tough subject. He is the envy of political writers, has a diverse background in electioneering, and Darcy’s involvement in and knowledge of key policy issues should intimidate any candidate who finds himself in the election arena with him.… Read more ...
Dan Phillips, also known as Red Phillips, is a longtime IPR contributor. He published the following article today at EconomicPopulist.org:
Recently I wrote an article regarding Darcy Richardson’s candidacy for the Reform Party nomination. Well a funny thing happened at the Reform Party Convention last weekend. Instead of picking a nominee, they postpone the decision until 8 Aug.… Read more ...
In an interview with Paul Jay of REAL NEWS NETWORK published 22 FEB 2016, Ralph Nader, the Green Party Presidential Candidate in 1996 and 2000, and an Independent Presidential Candidate in 2004 and 2008 says that both the Republican and Democratic Parties are now, in effect, a single Corporatist Party. The portion of the full video available at https://youtu.be/yY5yXeiES1Q transcribed below begins at 2:05.… Read more ...
Four time Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader wrote an open letter to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders giving Sanders eight points of advice. In it, Nader specifically mentions his Left-Right convergence idea, and proposes Sanders make a Newt Gingrich-like Contract for America.
Dear Senator Sanders,
You’ve come a long way without my advice, but now that you are running for president, you may be interested in these suggestions:
You’ve taken progressive positions on “decent paying job programs” such as investing in repairing our country’s public works, raising the minimum wage, strengthening labor laws, opposing the good-job-exporting, corporate-managed trade treaties such as NAFTA and WTO, and creating a Youth Job Corps.
Consumer advocate and four time Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader appeared yesterday on Fox Business Network calling Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a “breath of fresh air,” explaining that he was “delighted” by Trump’s refusal to rule out a third party bid.
“The two party tyranny that blocks voter choices and dominates the political scene on behalf of big business needs to be broken up and Trump is the one to do it,” said Nader to host Deirdre Bolton, “it takes a billionaire.… Read more ...
In my Best Of 2014 YouTube video, I highlight the best moments of my celebrity interviews, homeless outreach, and comedic videos. The video includes a lot of focus on promoting alternative political party options.
Appearing in the video:
• Pastor Joel Osteen
• Congresswoman Debbie Schultz
• Congressman Adam Schiff
• Famed attorney Gloria Allred
• Actress Marlo Thomas
• Activist Ralph Nader
• Reporter Maria Shriver
• Journalist Abby Martin of Breaking The Set
• Former U.S.… Read more ...
(The following piece by Ralph Nader was originally published in the Huffington Post.)
Let us celebrate today the latest initiatives of our nation’s growing food safety movement.
Across the country, consumers are demanding the right to know what is in their food, and labeling of genetically engineered food.
It’s a vibrant and diverse coalition: mothers and grandmothers, health libertarians, progressives, foodies, environmentalists, main street conservatives and supporters of free-market economics.… Read more ...
(The following piece was authored by Ralph Nader and originally published on Huffington Post.)
During a recent talk at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson indicated his support for legislation in Congress to raise the federal minimum wage. “I will tell you we will support legislation that moves forward,” he said.… Read more ...