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Tuesday Civics Quiz 04/29/08

Tuesday Civics Quiz

Gus Speth has written an amazing little book.

It’s titled – The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability (Yale University Press, 2008)

In it, Speth – Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University – concludes that if we continue to do exactly what we are doing, with no growth in the human population or the world economy, the world in the latter part of this century will be unfit to live in.

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Donate Now to Protest War in Iraq 04/28/08

Donate Now to Protest War in Iraq

Good morning.

Did you catch this headline in the Washington Post last month?

Some Things Just Won't Change

In it, Post reporter Michael Abramowitz writes:

"Sweeping oratory aside, a President Barack Obama or a President Hillary Rodham Clinton - let alone a President John McCain - might chart a course in the world that's surprisingly similar to that of George W. Bush in his second term."

And on Iraq:

"Many Democratic foreign policy pooh-bahs (not for the record, of course) think that thousands of U.S. troops will remain in Iraq for years to come, on the theory that a complete withdrawal would be too dangerous. While both Clinton and Obama have promised significant troop reductions upon taking office, they have also left themselves enough wiggle room that they could leave plenty of troops to fight al-Qaeda in Iraq or other missions without violating a campaign promise."

There is another way.

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Which Side Are You On? 04/25/08

Which Side Are You On?

Earlier this month, we wrote that it was "shameful” that progressives like Medea Benjamin were supporting the Democratic Party over Nader/Gonzalez.

Medea posted a response on one of our blogs, saying she was offended by the accusation, and said we should "respect” each other’s choices.

Medea used the word "respect” three times in one paragraph.

One person who was on the receiving end of Medea’s "respect” in 2004 was Peter Camejo, Ralph’s running mate in 2004.

We asked Peter to respond to Medea.

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Nader Store Now Open 04/23/08

Nader Store Now Open

You asked for it.

And now - you’ve got it.

The Nader Store is now officially open.

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The Laws of Nature 04/22/08

The Laws of Nature

There's no denying the Laws of Nature - the only way to get the harvest  you want is to plant the right seeds.

It's springtime in my hometown of Akron, Ohio. The robins, finches, bluejays and cardinals are busy building nests. The buds are opening so quickly on the dogwood tree outside my window that it is almost detectable to the naked eye. The redheaded woodpecker high atop the tree laughs his Woody laugh and I spot him quickly. The tiny fresh blades of grass gingerly poke their heads up through the dirt like the delicate babies that they are, preparing for their future of being wriggle material for children's toes. Spring has sprung!

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Monday Poll: Nader Movin' on Up 04/21/08

Monday Poll: Nader Movin' on Up

The polls are all over the board.

Last week, we reported on a poll showing Ralph Nader at 10 percent in Michigan.

Last month, a Fox News poll showed that one in seven voters (14 percent) would seriously consider voting for Ralph Nader for President in November.

And just this morning, a Suffolk University poll of Pennsylvania Democrats shows Nader at four percent.

But then the pollsters at Suffolk University reported this finding:

Nader's four percent could potentially quadruple, as 17 percent of Democratic respondents said that if their first choice does not get the Democratic nomination, they may vote for Nader.

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Nader Walks the Talk 04/17/08

Nader Walks the Talk

Fed up with all the happy talk about change by the corporate Democrats?

Then join the real thing - the Nader/Gonzalez action campaign.

There is a reason that Life and Time magazines named Ralph Nader one of the most influential Americans in the 20th century.

And there is a reason Atlantic Monthly named Ralph Nader one of the 100 most influential Americans in history.

The reason?

Because he walks the talk.

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East Coast Corporate Liberal 04/16/08

East Coast Corporate Liberal

Earlier this week, a poll showed Ralph Nader at ten percent in Michigan.

According to a Fox News poll, one out of seven voters nationwide would seriously consider voting for Nader.

Support for the Nader/Gonzalez platform of subordinating corporations to the will of the people is growing.

And yet, the corporate liberal media continues to give the cold shoulder to Nader/Gonzalez.

Case in point - New York Times columnist Paul Krugman.

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Nader at Ten Percent in Michigan 04/15/08

Nader at Ten Percent in Michigan

For fully a month now, the national media has largely ignored the Nader/Gonzalez campaign.

And yet, when the people of Michigan were asked earlier this month if the choice in November were between McCain, Clinton or Nader, 46 percent said McCain, 37 percent said Clinton and fully 10 percent said Nader.

If the choice were between McCain, Obama and Nader, Obama pulled 43 percent, McCain 41 percent, and Nader 8 percent.

This reflects national polling. For example, a Fox poll last month showed that about one in seven voters - 14 percent - say they would "seriously consider" voting for Ralph Nader.

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Monday Civics Quiz 04/14/08

Monday Civics Quiz

I hope that we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
- Thomas Jefferson

I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country . . . corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.
- Abraham Lincoln

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