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July 14, 2007--Ralph Nader speaks at a rally outside the West End Library after the DC City Council on July 10 passed emergency legislation to give development rights to the space to EastBanc, Inc., a private developer.  Nader stated, "The press is entitled to ask the DC City Council, who actually drafted this?"  "What company," Nader asked, "What law firm actually drafted or suggested language here, because the District insists on getting what they call is a 'positive price' on this.  That could be a dollar."  Nader said, "If this goes through, what other DC library branch will be next?"

Later in the day Nader spoke at the 2007 Green Party Annual National Meeting in Reading, Pennsylvania, where, according to news accounts, he said he is considering a run for president in 2008.

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