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corporate dominance | government selection 2004

Chomsky and Zinn Support Ralph's Revolt

In a newly released book, author Greg Bates reveals that noted linguist, author and political analyst Noam Chomsky and historian Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States, have both decided to vote for independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader this November.
The book, Ralph's Revolt: The Case for Joining Nader's Rebellion highlights the views of the two celebrated residents from Kerry's home state, Massachusetts, who urge people in safe states to vote for Nader. They argue that Nader's campaign is essential to stopping the Democratic Party's move to the right, especially around the war and occupation in Iraq. In this election year the Nader-Camejo campaign is essential for voters interested in a serious voice for ending the U.S. military and corporate occupation of Iraq in the presidential election.

The book, dedicated to the staff and volunteers of the Nader-Camejo Campaign, also highlights the importance of Nader being on the ballot in the battleground states that could determine the elections outcome as important to the long-term influence or leverage on the Democrats. Otherwise there will be no pull by voters in the progressive direction while 24 hours a day corporate interests are pulling Kerry the other way toward more plutocracy and less democracy.

Ralph's Revolt notes the cumulative impact of "lesser evil voting" - making the Democratic Party more evil and less powerful. It also highlights the insecurity of the Democrats and their deplorable efforts to keep the Nader-Camejo Campaign off the ballot and block voter choice. Bates describes this as an ominous sign that is a stand against democratic process and urges the creation of a people-based third party to take back our country.