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By Ralph NaderMay 29, 2019 Plutocrats like to control the range of permissible public dialogue. Plutocrats also like to shape what society values. If you want to see where a country’s priorities lie, look at how it allocates its money. While teachers and nurses earn comparatively little for performing critical jobs, corporate bosses including those […]

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By Ralph NaderApril 16, 2019 The famous anthropologist, Margaret Mead, once said to me that children have a distinct moral authority to change some of their parents’ habits or opinions. She gave use of seat belts and smoking cigarettes as examples. Indeed, most of us know instances when sons and daughters have looked into the […]

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By Ralph NaderApril 11, 2019 Snarling Donald Trump, after being selected as President by the Electoral College, brought one undeniable quality to the office – a lifetime of bullying people below him. During his career as a failed gambling czar and corporate welfare king, deceitful Donald bullied his employees, (many of whom are undocumented), consumers, […]

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By Ralph NaderApril 4, 2019 To understand the enormity of the Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes (Lion Air 610 and Ethiopian Airlines 302) that took a combined total of 346 lives, it is useful to look at past events and anticipate future possible problems. In 2011, Boeing executives wanted to start a “clean sheet” new […]

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By Ralph NaderMarch 27, 2019 Special Counsel Robert Mueller spent almost two years to produce a $25 million report that is a flat tire. Still unreleased in full to the American people, Trump’s acolyte, Attorney General William Barr, a longtime friend of Republican Mueller, gave us what Trump long craved—by stating that “the investigation did […]

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In this documentary, linguist and liberal political activist Noam Chomsky presents his thoughts on how the mass media works against democracy’s best interests. The corporations and investors controlling the outlets where most people get their news, he argues, selectively choose what to cover for reasons having to do with personal agendas and retaining power, rather […]

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GOP tax bill could be a disaster for PhD students

on November 7, 2017

Add graduate students to the list of potential ?losers? in the House Republicans? tax overhaul plan. Tax bill markup.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The bill, in its current form, eliminates or consolidates tax credits used by both graduate and undergraduate students ? but those pursuing master?s degrees and PhDs will get hit the hardest by the proposed […]

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The Freedom Schools: Concept And Organization

on September 29, 2017

[In the summer of 1964 the Southern movement reached its moment of greatest intensity: over 800 students from Northern universities went south to work in the voter-registration campaign, local community organizing, and in the creation of free structures and parallel institutions. Among them the freedom schools represented one of the most important and stimulating activities. […]

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Federal Bureau of Intimidation

on September 9, 2017

by Howard Zinn I thought it would be good to talk about the FBI because they talk about us. They don’t like to be talked about. They don’t even like the fact that you’re listening to them being talked about. They are very sensitive people. If you look into the history of the FBI and […]

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Welcome to Radio Free

on August 27, 2017

Radio Free brings you the news, music, and culture that other media outlets won’t.? While the talking heads are selling you their talking points, we are focused on the real stories.? While pop-stars sell you silicone, we’re playing the music corporate radio can’t.? While the Sunday paper wraps its advertisements around your wallet, we’re educating […]

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Professor Noam Chomsky will be joining the the staff at the University of Arizona this semester.? He will be moving from his longtime home of Cambridge, MA to Tucson, AZ this fall.? Noam will be teaching both linguistics as well as social justice, splitting his time between the University’s Department of Linguistics and the Agnese […]

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New U.S. Website Aims To Track Russian 'Disinformation' On Twitter

on August 2, 2017

WASHINGTON – A pro-democracy group here on August 2 launched a new website to monitor and highlight what it says is Russian-backed disinformation on Twitter. The site, called Hamilton 68, is a project of the Alliance for Securing Democracy, housed at the German Marshall Fund. The effort aims to track and analyze English-language tweets from […]

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President Ponders Saakashvili Regaining Georgian Citizenship

on August 2, 2017

Georgia’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili said his predecessor Mikheil Saakashvili needs to decide whether he wants to become a Georgian again. Saakashvili, who was Georgian president in 2004-2013, was stripped of his citizenship in 2015 soon after becoming governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region. That post required him to take Ukrainian citizenship. That was recently annulled by […]

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U.S. May Buy Bankrupt Russian Firm's Jets, Convert To Air Force One

on August 1, 2017

The U.S. Air Force said on August 1 that it is negotiating the purchase of two Boeing 747s that were abandoned by a bankrupt Russian airline with the goal of converting them into the next Air Force One. The sale could save the Air Force millions of dollars, and comes after President Donald Trump had […]

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