Muslims For Nader/Camejo

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Saturday, September 11, 2004

Nader: Social Ills Deadlier Than Terror


By DAVID B. CARUSO, Associated Press Writer - Sat, Sep 11, 2004

PHILADELPHIA - Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader told supporters Saturday that a far larger number of Americans die each year from poverty, hunger, pollution, dangerous jobs or poor access to high-quality health care than terrorism.

"Who weeps for these people?" Nader asked before remarking that it would take a press release from al-Qaida to get Democrats and Republicans to pay attention to the nation's social ills.

Nader met with about 175 supporters in a Philadelphia church as many Americans observed the third anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Despite those attacks, Nader said, the United States has "no major enemy" in the world to fight and called on the major political parties to "end the politics of fear."

Nader renewed his support for a dramatic increase in the minimum wage, development of a universal health care system, stricter anti-pollution rules, and a major reduction in the size of the U.S. military, including a quick withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq. Read orig...