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2009 Regional/Local Conventions!

Join with Alliance members locally to set the agenda for 2010 and beyond!
Visit our 2009 Regional Meetings page for meeting schedules, descriptions and locations, plus ideas and guidelines for organizing a regional/local convention in your area. Check these posts on our blog for report-backs from 2009 events.

Health Care for Main Street,
Not Wall Street

Support Single Payer: Healthcare For All--HR 676

From Democracy Now!: Firedoglake's Jane Hamsher and Rep. Dennis Kucinich on HR 3962

Sen. Bernie Sanders: Don't expect cost control without a public option

More health care videos on our e-news blog.

Alliance for Democracy is a member of
the Leadership Conference for Guaranteed Health Care

Weiner and
Kucinich Amendments dropped
Read the statement from members of Leadership Conference for Guaranteed Health care here.

Our next fights:
For Senator Sanders' S 703 and to reinsert Kucinich Amendment in conference committee
Meanwhile, what kind of reform are we getting?
Read about HR 676, The United States National Health Insurance Act, "Expanded and Improved Medicare for All"

Help get the facts out: Download and share
"Health Care: Truths and Myths"
and learn how single payer will work for all of us!

STOP the Casino Economy,
INVEST in the Real Economy

New! Grit TV's critique of Obama's Proposal for Wall Street Regulation

Treasury Secretary Geithner has unveiled his Financial Stability Plan without addressing the casino economy. Tell Congress strict regulation of Wall Street is imperative. Tax dollars should not go to the gamblers. No More Casino Economy--like the totally unregulated $60 TRILLION in "credit default swaps."

New AfD Project! General Agreement on a New Economy
Doesn't it bother you that in this economic crisis Wall Street gets bailed out while families and communities are left to fend for themselves? GANE is a way of thinking about the economy which centers on the local community and builds outward to regional and national levels. Check it out!

What's the Alliance doing about the Casino Economy? See these posts on our e-news blog. We also have good reads on Democracy, Corporate Rule and Economics and Finance. Click here for older archived headlines.

Building Democracy, Fighting Corporate Rule:
Democratizing the Grid, Media, Globalization, Water, Elections, Education

Democratizing the Grid
* New Alliance Project
* Oregonians for Renewable Energy Policy (OREP)

Alternative Media Projects
* Other Voices - Community Cable Project
* Listen to Alliance for Democracy radio: "Corporations and Democracy"

Corporate Globalization and
Positive Alternatives
* AfD Says No to Corporate SPP Coup d'État
* The latest on SPP and NAFTA: The Guadalajara Summit
* Asserting community rights
over corporate rights

* Watch online! New England Roundtable on Popular Governance--building capacity for local decision-making
* Living a new vision: Hundredfold Farm

Defending Water For Life

* "Governator" Vetos California's AB 1242 & Human Right to Water
* Waterville ME Opera House packed for "Tapped" premiere
* Alliance and Barnstead NH make history
* Defending Water in Maine
* Defending Water in California
* Defending Water in Oregon
* Opposing Corporate-led 5th World Water Forum

Honest and Clean Elections

* What's Happening - Ohio,
Arizona, Florida, and more

Tapestry of the Commons

* Listen to Tapestry of the Commons
radio program

Deglobalization/Relocalization Click here to check out the latest edition of AfD's quarterly newsletter. You can also download individual articles from this issue.

Next Issue: The next issue of Justice Rising will look at Housing for Humans Not Corporate Castles. Let us know if you want to submit an article or a graphic.

Article Submission Information: Deadline July 6, 2009. 600 word limit. Graphics welcome. Contact

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Archived Headline Articles

Recent "Good Reads"
Johnson: If Corporations win Citizens United...
November 1, 2009

Appel: Health Insurance Is a Criminal Enterprise
November 1, 2009

Hodgson Brown: DIY State-Level Economic Recovery
October 31, 2009

Weisbrot: Latin American Leftists Gain Rights and Growth
October 29, 2009

John Nichols: White House Should Take On Insurers, Not Fox
October 26, 2009

Dean Baker: People Power Preserves Public Option
October 26, 2009

William Fisher: Health Care Reform Explained
October 25, 2009

Robert Parry: Drop the Public Option, Lose 2010
October 19, 2009

David Sirota: I Don't Get the Democrats
October 11, 2009

Eliot Spitzer: Clean up the Chamber of Horrors
October 15, 2009

Moyers & Winship: Revolving Doors are Hazardous to Your Health
October 11, 2009

Leonard Rodberg: Any Way Out for Obama?
October 10, 2009

Fitrakis & Wasserman: The Rig Is Up in 2010
September 28, 2009

New York Times: The Rights of Corporations
September 21, 2009

Washington Post: Where's the Audacity?
August 30, 2009

Alternet: Water--can communities and corporations share?
August 20, 2009

Why single payer is the only sensible reform
August 20, 2009

Progressive Populist: Stop Corporate Terrorism
August 19, 2009

Alliance for Responsible Trade: In Guadalajara, Obama backpedals on change
August 15, 2009

Amy Goodman: Health care reform needs an action hero
August 11, 2009

Alternet: Ex-right-winger on who's behind Town Hall shoutdowns
August 11, 2009

Paul Krugman: Rewarding bad actors
August 3, 2009

$100 million payday poses problems for pay czar
August 2, 2009

Obama, renegotiate NAFTA as you promised
July 27, 2009

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