Dec 11, 2016 • 57M

Victory at Standing Rock!

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Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader talks about what’s happening in America, what’s happening around the world, and most importantly what’s happening underneath it all.
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Activist Winona LaDuke gives her first person account of how the “water protectors” fended off the oil company over the Dakota Access Pipeline. And Ralph offers a plan to help Marine families, gain justice with Mike Magner, author of A Trust Betrayed: The Untold Story of Camp Lejeune and the Poisoning of Generations of Marines and Their Families.

Ralph’s Call To Action

“Listeners, if you’re in Connecticut, contact Senator Blumenthal.  Or if you’re anywhere, contact your Senators and Representatives, just a simple inquiry, one paragraph, email or mail or phone call.  Tell them you’ve heard this program.  You heard about Mike Magner’s book, A Trust Betrayed: The Untold Story of Camp Lejeune and the Poisoning of Generations of Marines and Their Families.”

Ask them if they would be willing to introduce a bill that would compensate these Marines and their families for the pain and suffering they have endured through the negligence of the Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune.

And click here to contact Mike Magner


Mike Magner has been a journalist for nearly four decades. He is currently managing editor at CQ Magazine, which covers the goings on in the U.S. Congress.  He is the author of Poisoned Legacy: The Human Cost of BP’s Rise to Power, which chronicles the story behind the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which was not the first time BP’s negligence resulted in human disaster.  His latest book also deals with environmental negligence, but this time the villain is not a corporation.  It’s the U.S. Marine Corps.  And it’s entitled A Trust Betrayed: The Untold Story of Camp Lejeune and the Poisoning of Generations of Marines and Their Families


Winona LaDuke is an internationally renowned activist, working on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy and food systems.  Ms. LaDuke lives and works on the White Earth reservation in Minnesota.  And in 1996 and 2000 she ran for vice president as the nominee of the Green Party with our very own Ralph Nader.  As program director of the organization “Honor the Earth,” she works on issues of climate change, renewable energy and environmental justice with indigenous communities. When last we spoke in April of this year, spearheaded the effort that stopped the oil company Enbridge from building the Sandpiper pipeline through native lands in northern Minnesota.  Most recently, she joined the battle at Standing Rock in North Dakota against the pipeline that was being built by Energy Transfer Partners, which the Army Corps of Engineers just refused to permit.