John Ehrenfield

Nader Is Running

UPDATE: 10:35 AM EST Ralph Nader announces that he will run for president again this year...sigh...


Many Democrats have been ecstatic lately at the possible prospect of a Barack Obama presidency, which seems to be more and more likely everyday. Notorious for blowing opportunities, this time the Democrats seem confident they are on the right course and are ready to claim a momentous and historical win in November. Not so fast.

Word out of Washington is that Ralph Nader might be announcing another bid for the presidency any day now. What has caused the speculation all of a sudden? Well, in late January Nader launched an exploratory committee and a Web site that promised to fight corporate greed, corporate power and corporate control and it was just announced by NBC that Nader will be a guest on Meet The Press this Sunday. This is the venue in which he announced his last bid for the presidency.

Nader, sources say, also has told that he will run in 2008 if he is convinced over the next month that he would be able to raise $10 million over the course of the campaign and attract enough lawyers willing to work free of charge to get his name on state ballots. If true this could portend political disaster once again for the Democrats and might just cement Ralph Nader's place in history as the most narcissistic, ego-maniacal, self-destructive muckraker in political history. Mariane Kulick, a concerned Democrat wrote the following eloquent letter to Mr. Nader which expresses my sentiments and those of millions more exactly.

Take A Stand to End This War Today

This post, written by John Ehrenfield, originally appeared on Brave New Films

Brave New Foundation is pleased to release this video promoting a historical and momentous event that is about to occur. Watch it and see how you can participate in a gathering that can help change the world.

On Saturday, October 27th there will be 11 massive demonstrations for peace throughout the United States. In Boston, Chicago, Jonesborough, Tennessee, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Seattle, people from all walks of life will join together to express their anti-war sentiments and to call for an immediate end to the conflict in Iraq.

With each passing day the human and financial cost of this unnecessary war grows more and more painful. It's time for the American people to speak out; to collectively let our government know that it's time for this war to end. October 27th provides just that opportunity and the world will be watching.

Take a look at the mobilization web site to get details on the marches October 27th and join your family, friends and neighbors in making sure that your voice is heard. It's time.

Working together with our partners at United For Peace And Justice, Brave New Films has demonstrated again just how effective an advocacy tool video can be. As this video spreads throughout cyberspace, help it on its essential journey by spreading the word to friends and family. The power is in your hands, please use it and help the cause of peace now.