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Is Ralph Nader Back?
Former Green Party presidential candidate and consumer advocate Ralph Nader drew a crowd of over 7, 000 at Portland's Rose Garden on Saturday August 4. Since the election, Nader has faced criticism from some of his former supporters on the left who argue that he damaged progressive causes by taking votes away from Democratic candidate Al Gore. But with the exception of a dozen or so protesters, the crowd was strongly supportive of Nader and his message. Nader's targets included President George W. Bush and his energy policy , Fortune 500 corporations and news media that bow to advertizing interests. Actor Danny Glover and singer Eddie Vedder appeared at the rally with Nader. Nader plans to continue his citizen rallies in other U.S. cities. dfd