Monday, August 04, 2008

Nader campaigns in Las Vegas this morning

In Victoria, Harper will be welcomed at the Legislature by protesters. The Harper government has perpetuated or introduced misguided practices, or actions that violate human rights, that destroy the environment, that deny social justice and that contribute to war and conflict.
Ninety-five Articles of Condemnation of the Harper government might be passed on to Harper and figuratively nailed to the Langevin Block of the House of Commons.

The above is from Joan Russow's "Harper in Victoria: Served with Ninety-five Articles of Condemnation" (Peace, Earth & Justice News) and Harper is Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada and among the ninety-five Articles of Condemnation is this one:

(6) Canada, under the Conservative government, has refused to respect and act on the majority vote in parliament. For example, on May 8, 2007 two thirds of Parliament endorsed the majority report from the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration; this report supported the request by war resisters to remain in Canada. The Conservative government will not respect the majority vote in Parliament.

This morning independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader will campaign in Nevada:

Nader to Campaign in Nevada, Mon. Aug. 4

Sunday, August 3, 2008 at 12:00:00 AM


Contact: (Washington) Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273,
(Las Vegas, Nev.) Tony Booker, 702-810-5314,


Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader will campaign in Las Vegas Monday, hosting a news conference at 11:45 a.m. in The Centennial Room at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, The Row at Hughes Center, 335 Hughes Center Drive, Las Vegas, Nev. 89169 (off Flamingo).

Mr. Nader will be joined by Nader/Gonzalez 2008 Campaign supporters in a celebration of the campaign's successful drive for ballot status that culminated July 3 with the submission of 12,000 signatures to the Nevada Secretary of State, putting the independent candidates on the Nevada ballot in the November presidential election.

About Ralph Nader
Celebrated attorney, author and consumer advocate Ralph Nader has been named by Time Magazine one of the "100 Most Influential Americans in the 20th Century". For more than four decades he has exposed problems and organized millions of citizens into more than 100 public interest groups advocating solutions. He led the movement to establish the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and enact the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and countless other pieces of important consumer legislation. Because of Ralph Nader we drive safer cars, eat healthier food, breathe better air, drink cleaner water, and work in safer environments. Nader graduated from Princeton University and received an LL.B from the Harvard Law School.

About Matt Gonzalez
Matt Gonzalez was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 2000 representing San Francisco's fifth council district. From 2003 to 2005 he served as Board of Supervisors President. A former public defender, Gonzalez is managing partner of Gonzalez & Leigh, a 7-attorney practice in San Francisco that represents individuals and organizations in mediation, arbitration, and administrative proceedings before state and federal regulatory bodies. Gonzalez graduated from Columbia University and received a JD from Stanford Law School.

About the Nader/Gonzalez Campaign
According to a CNN-Opinion Research Corp. poll conducted from July 27-29, Ralph Nader is at 6 percent nationally, higher than his highest major poll numbers during the same time period in 2000 and approaching the 10 percent threshold required for eligibility to participate in "America's Presidential Debate in New Orleans", Google-sponsored event scheduled for September 18. In the key swing state of Michigan -- whose voters were partially disenfranchised by the Democratic National Committee -- an EPIC-MRA poll found Nader at 8-10 percent.

For more information on the Nader/Gonzalez campaign, visit:



Olive notes Ralph Nader makes the news in her country, from "Presidential candidate Nader promotes single-payer health care plan" (NewsMedical.Net)

Presidential candidate Ralph Nader (I) on Thursday criticized the U.S.'s two-party political system, which he says has been beholden to corporate interests that are preventing residents from accessing health care through a universal health care system, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Nader, who is on the ballot in about 20 states, "heaped criticism on the health care industry," citing an Institute of Medicine study that found that 18,000 U.S. residents die annually because they are uninsured. Nader said, "Once we have a low expectation of the political system and what it should deliver, (the corporation's) work is done" (Gehrke, Salt Lake Tribune, 8/1).

Nader is on the California ballot. That is called -- pay attention Amy Goodman and Aileen Alfandary -- NEWS. Barack's birthday? (Or presumed birthday.) No. Sharat G. Lin's "Ralph Nader Wins Peace and Freedom Party Candidacy for President" (Bay Area Indymedia) reports:

The Peace and Freedom Party nominated Ralph Nader as its presidential candidate at the nominating convention of the State Central Committee on Saturday. Nader won a majority of the delegate votes on the first ballot in a four-way contest.
The nomination puts Nader and his vice presidential running mate, Matt Gonzalez, on the ballot in California for the November 4, 2008 general election. As the most populous state, a Nader-Gonzalez candidacy in California gives a critical boost to the Nader-Gonzalez ticket nationwide.
Nader and Gonzalez promised at the convention to use their national campaign to boost the Peace and Freedom Party in qualifying for ballots in many other states. Nader is already said to be polling the support of 6 per cent of the nationwide electorate.
Nader won 46 out of 89 delegate votes cast, beating Gloria La Riva of the Party for Socialism and Liberation with 27 votes, Brian Moore of the Socialist Party with 10 votes, and Cynthia McKinney with 6 votes. McKinney, a former 6-term Democratic congresswoman from Georgia, had already won the presidential nomination of the Green Party.

From Peter Hecht's "Ralph Nader wins spot on California's presidential ballot" (The Sacramento Bee):

But in a packed, sweaty room at the Hawthorn Suites, Nader emerged as the champion for "progressive" activists who rallied to send a message to the two "corporate" parties, lambasting Democrats and Republicans alike for condoning sustained war, abusing workers and neglecting families.
The Peace and Freedom Party is on the ballot only in California. But Nader said getting the party's nomination – and a place as a candidate in the nation's most populous state – provided a critical jump-start to his bid to qualify for the ballot in as many as 45 states as an independent or Peace and Freedom candidate.
Nader, who ran for president as an independent in 2004, won the Peace and Freedom nomination over current Green Party candidate and former Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney, La Riva and fellow socialist Brian Moore.
He prevailed after firing up the crowd with an indictment of the Democratic and Republican parties for supporting "a state of perpetual war." He vowed to fight for a workers' bill of rights and stand up against "systems of cruel and brutal globalization." He also pledged to end capital punishment, joking, "with the exception of the corporate death penalty" for companies taking advantage of citizens.
Nader faced a tough fight for the nomination from La Riva, a labor activist and current presidential candidate of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, who finished second in the balloting. Decrying the economic woes of Americans, she declared that "capitalism is facing its greatest crisis since the 1930s" and warned of "the dangers of new imperialist wars."

And John Lyon's "Nader Campaign Submits Signatures For Ballot Spot" (Arkansas' Times Record) reports that 2,000 signatures were turned into the Arkansas Secretary of State's office Friday which should get Ralph Nader's name on the ballot:

David Peyton, Nader's regional coordinator for the South, said the campaign collected the signatures over five days, using nonprofessional signature-gatherers who were paid $1 per signature.
"The people of Arkansas were exceptionally willing to participate in the Democratic process and welcomed our petitioners into their communities from Little Rock to Fayetteville," Peyton said.
The campaign plans to submit petitions in 45 states by mid-September, Peyton said. Petitions already have been submitted in about 18 states, he said.
Nader will run as a write-in candidate in five states, Peyton said.
"With each state ballot achieved, the campaign bolsters the argument for inclusion within the presidential debates," Peyton said.

All the above is news. How nice for Barack that 'journalists' will think the trivia that his birthday rolled around qualifies as a headline while they CONTINUE TO IGNORE actual campaign news. They are not "alternative." They are rejects who could not work in Real Media -- and you're seeing the reasons why.

Remember that Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels" went up Sunday.

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