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

Senate votes on Fast Track, Tuesday 6-23!
See this alert and call today to stop Fast Track, Medicare-robbing TAA, and corporate rule by free trade agreement.

New factsheet available:
"Why your Representative must oppose Fast Track and the TPP"
The latest: South Miami
joins New York, Pittsburgh, Seattle, San Francisco, Ft. Bragg CA and Tompkins Co NY, all of whom have said NO to Fast Track and the TPP since March.
More municipal resolutions and TPP Free Zone ordinances here, with links to texts and media.

Digby Neck, NAFTA and ISDS
Why we must stop Fast Track and the TPP

"AfD has been doing the yeoman's work... The TPP Free Zones that AfD champions are visionary."
-Arthur Stamoulis, Citizens Trade Campaign


Read the latest Justice Rising!
Local Rules for Local Food: Communities Hold On to Food, Tradition, and Democracy

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Read the whole issue or individual articles here. Want to order copies? Call 781-894-1179 or email the AfD office.

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

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

Local Rules for Local Food: Communities Hold On To Food, Tradition and Democracy

Following passage of Local Food and Community Self Governance Ordinances in several Maine towns, farmers and food policy advocates are organizing to protect food systems that embrace innovation and experimentation, restore ecosystems and work with nature, and put the human right to food ahead of agribusiness, agrochemical, and distributer profits. They are turning
local government into what Supreme Court Justice Brandeis famously termed “laboratories of democracy.”

This issue of Justice Rising looks at this growing movement to protect the traditional ways we produce, share, and sell food, and how defending foodways can catalyze action for economic justice, sustainability, and community rights.
Read the complete issue or download single articles. Our members get a free subscription—join 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

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Ordering info here.

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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

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Media Democracy
• Listen to Alliance for Democracy radio: "Corporations and 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 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

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PO Box 540115
Waltham, MA 02454-0115

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