Breaking Through Power

It’s easier than we think.

In Breaking Through Power, Nader draws from a lifetime waging—and often winning—David vs. Goliath battles against big corporations and the United States government. In this succinct, Tom Paine-style wake-up call, the iconic consumer advocate highlights the success stories of fellow Americans who organize change and work together to derail the many ways in which wealth manipulates politics, labor, media, the environment and the quality of national life today. Nader makes an inspired case about how the nation can—and must—be democratically managed by communities guided by the U.S. Constitution, not by the dictates of big businesses and the wealthy few. This is classic Ralph Nader, a crystallization of the core political beliefs and commitments that have driven his lifetime of advocacy for greater democracy.

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Event Videos

Karen Friedman on Protecting Pensions

Clarence Ditlow on Auto Safety

Robert Fellmeth on Children’s Advocacy

Shawn Armbrust on the Conviction of Innocent People, and Making the Justice System More Just

Robert T. Coulter on Indigenous Rights

Sidney Wolfe on Consumer Health

Mitchell Garabedian on the Power of Tort Law to Break Through Secrecy

Matthew Pawa on The Frontiers of Tort Law and Climate Change

Ralf Hotchkiss on Developing Wheelchairs in Third World Countries

Jim Hightower on Rallying the Public to Defeat the Corporate Elites

Jeff Ruch on the Importance of Public Employees as Environmental Advocates and Stewards

Phil Donahue on His Show, Nader, and What Kind of Media We Want

Patti Smith Live at Breaking Through Power

Mark Green on the Corporate Media, Why We Cannot Trust the Mass Media to Give It to Us Straight, and Right-Wing Media

Eugene Jarecki, Laura Flanders and Jim Naureckas on Public Media, the Messages We Are Getting From the Media, and the “Fracking” of Democracy

Mickey Huff on Censorship and the Importance of a Free Press

Ralph Nader on the Mass Commercial Media and American Involvement Overseas

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson on Why We Will Always be at War

Paul Pillar on the United States’ Impulse to Perpetually be at War

Matthew Hoh and Raed Jarrar on how the Wars of Today Are No Different From the Wars of the Past and the Horrors that Civilians Face After Their Home Country Has Been Attacked

Jim Cason on How More Engagement Can Encourage Peacebuilding

Kevin Martin on Nuclear Disarmament

Medea Benjamin on the Drone Program Under Obama, Israel,  Saudi Arabia, and the Peace Movement


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