CORPORATE GLOBALIZATION/POSITIVE ALTERNATIVES
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.

Breaking News!
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.

CAFTA--Central American Free Trade Agreement
With the FTAA on the ropes, the U.S. is pushing hard for a consolation prize--an agreement with Central America and the Dominican Republic. All the countries have signed but U.S. Congress must vote on this dangerous expansion of NAFTA.
GATS and WTO NEW ISSUES
The Alliance opposes the expansion of the scope of the WTO's General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and the return of the MAI in the guise of new negotiations on investment, procurement and ...
DEMOCRATIC ALTERNATIVES
On the positive side, the Alliance campaign includes development and promotion of positive alternatives to corporate globalization aimed at redeveloping and linking local economies. ...
UNITED NATIONS AND CORPORATE POWER
The Alliance believes transnational corporations should be held accountable through internationally enforceable standards. We oppose the UN's Global Compact with transnational corporations
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