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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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Breaking Through Power Speakers


Day 1 (5/23/2016)

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


Al Fritsch on Renewable Technologies in Appalachia


Janet Domenitz on the History, Importance, and Future of Public Interest Research Groups


Jay Feldman on Pesticides


Ralph Nader on Left-Right Support Public Interest Policy and What to Expect from the Rest of the Breaking Through Power Event




Day 2 (5/24/2016)

Kevin Zeese on Net Neutrality


Nicholas Johnson on the American Broadcast Regulation System


Michael Copps on the Decline of Newsrooms, the Future of Investigative Journalism and Net Neutrality


John Nichols on the Freedom of the Press, Media Monopolies and What the Media Covers


Jeff Cohen on Our Corporatized Media System and Jeff Chester on Corporate Advertisers and Privacy Concerns


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


Matt Wuerker on How Political Cartoons Can Help Us Break Through Power


Jim Hightower and Jeff Chester on How We Can Get Past the Gatekeepers so the People’s Media Can Come Through and the Impact of Digital Advertising on the Political Process


William Binney and Kirk Wiebe on Government Surveillance/Intelligence


Ralph Nader on “Voices” and the Mass Media



Day 3 (5/25/2016)


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


Eugene Jarecki and Chris Hedges on the Press’ Involvement in the War, the Liberal Elite, and the Military Industrial Complex


Phil Donahue on the Iraq War


William Hartung and Danielle Brian on the Military Industrial Complex


Thomas Drake, John Kiriakou and Jesselyn Radack on Whistleblowers and Government Overclassification


Colman McCarthy on Peace and Nonviolence


Michael McPhearson on if Peace is Possible


Barry Ladendorf on Actions Taken to Advance the Peace Movement


Allan Nairn on US Oppression Overseas


Stephen Kinzer on American Interventionism


Ralph Nader on American Foreign Policy and the Next Step Forward




Day 4 (5/26/2016)


Ralph Nader on the Broad Behavior of Congress and the Power of the People


Mark Green on Corporate Money in Congress and Voting


Dennis Kucinich on Public Budgets


Marta Tellado on Consumers


Greg LeRoy on Economic Development and Tax Incentives


Ralph Nader on the Commons


Russell Mokhiber on Corporate Crime

Karen Higgins on Medicare for All


Mark Dimondstein on Labor Law Reform and Privatization


Robert Pollin on Raising the Minimum Wage, a Base Income and Economic Inequality


Lori Wallach on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)


Michael Shuman on Local Businesses


S. David Freeman on Energy and Climate Change


Bruce Fein and Jonathan Turley on the Constitution and the Importance of Congress Asserting its Power


Ralph Nader on the Power of Citizens


Medea Benjamin on the Importance of Lobbying Congress


Wenonah Hauter on Grassroots Action


Miles Rapoport on Campaign Finance Reform


Ralph Nader on the Importance of Organizing and the Power of Citizens

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