"The issue is not issues, the issue is the system."
Ronnie Dugger, founder, Alliance for Democracy

News from 2014 and plans for the new year
Take a look at our 2014 Report. We accomplished a lot this year, thanks to Alliance for Democracy members, organizers and volunteers.

In 2015 look for a new issue of Justice Rising on alternatives to agribusiness, support for public banking, and continued organizing on TPP and TAFTA, including establishing more TPP Free Zones. Support our work by becoming a member, by renewing an existing membership, or with a gift to keep up the grassroots fight against corporate rule.


For a mail-in membership form, click here.

If enacted, the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be the biggest corporate power grab so far this millennium. Thankfully, groups like AfD are going to stop it. AfD has been doing the yeoman's work of not just "educating people" about the dangers of the TPP, but rather, arming committed activists with the tools they need to mobilize. The TPP Free Zones that AfD champions are visionary.  That type of vision, and the organizing to back it up, are what's needed to win. 
Arthur Stamoulis,
Executive Director of Citizens Trade Campaign

To learn about our "Defending Water for Life" campaigns, visit our campaign page and these state campaign websites:

Anacortes WA: Tethys investors drop plans for largest water bottling plant in U.S.

Alliance and Barnstead NH make history
Ordinance protects water, rights of nature and local democracy; bars corporate personhood

Stop the Corridor!

Learn more about how communities are protecting themselves against the East/West Corridor here.

Justice Rising
Our biannual publication highlights grassroots resistance to corporate rule

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Join AfD Now!
Your membership includes Justice Rising.

Some great writers have published in Justice Rising. See the Author Index here.

Public Banking: Creating Jobs, Building Communities and Reclaiming the Commons

Public control of the money supply is essential after the irresponsibility shown by the private financial industry. The derivative-driven meltdown of 2008 destroyed the monetary system, throwing people out of work and then out of their homes all across the country. Establishing public banks is an important first step in taking control our common financial system. Learn how public banks function around the world and how to make one happen in your community in this latest issue of Justice Rising,
available online now as a complete issue or single articles. Our members get a free subscriptionjoin today!

Extra copies available! Call us at 781-894-1179 or email afd@thealliancefordemocracy.org.

Back issues of Justice Rising are online here.

"A Declaration of Indignation"
Speaking out in Pennsylvania

Sticker that car, bike, bag!
Ordering info here.

political bribery

See our "Tools for Organizing" page for the following:
  "Corporate Bribery: Our Democracy is for Sale." Learn how big donations corrupt policymaking, politics, and elections here.
  "Corporations are not People" explains corporate personhood and how we can take back our rights.
  How-to's for street theater and visibility actions
  Download and print a one-page flyer: "Political Bribery is Illegal"

Democratizing Tools for Sustainability and Community
Media, Development and the Commons

populist dialogues

Media Democracy
  "Alliance for Democracy--Populist Dialogues"
Hosted by AfD co-chair David Delk, and featuring interviews with people involved in the fight to oppose corporate rule.
Want to show it on community cable? Here's how!

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Tapestry of the

Tapestry of the Commons

 Listen to the Tapestry of the Commons radio program
  Read Elinor Ostrom's thoughts on managing the commons on the AfD blog
 For a teacher workshop, or school or community group presentation contact the AfD office

AfD National Office
PO Box 540115
Waltham, MA 02454-0115

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