Increasingly the rules that promote corporate domination of our lives are being set by
international trade and investment agreements. These agreements place short-term economic
efficiency and maximization of profit above all other values, including democracy. They promote
privatization, deregulation and unfettered movement of capital (the "neoliberal" agenda) which
removes profits from communities and strengthens transnational corporations at the expense of
civil society and the democratic process.
Since 1997, the Alliance for Democracy has had a national campaign to oppose international
agreements that promote corporate globalization. The campaign first focused on stopping the
Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) and stop it we did, thanks to a strong international
network of civil society organizations. Attention next turned to stopping the WTO Millennium
Round in Seattle and that is history. Here are our current campaigns.
Barnstead and Nottingham NH are poised to pass
local self-governance ordinances in their Town Meetings this March that
will ban corporations from taking their water, deny them corporate
personhood and assert the rights of nature. Stay tuned! Click here
for more about Barnstead.