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

Portland community forum on the
Trans-Pacific Partnership

See our TPP page for information and resources, including fliers, posters, and video.

What is a TPP-Free Zone?

Learn how to declare your community a
TPP-Free Zone 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"

We're an executive committee member of Move to Amend.

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.

Will corporate governance over-riding governments be the new normal?

Global trade pacts push us in that direction, but around the world citizens are confronting corporate power to preserve democratic sovereignty and the earth's future. In our fall issue of Justice Rising, read about the emergence of a modern global corporate empire and the people's movement that has found commonality among our differences to fight self-serving power while creating a future dedicated to the common good. Read how the Alliance is promoting TPP-Free Zones. Contributing writers include Arthur Stamoulis of Citizens Trade Campaign, author Thomas Ponniah, and Alliance organizers Ruth Caplan, Nancy Price and Dave Lewit. 

This issue is available online now as a complete issue or single articles, and will be mailed to members.

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

Back issues of Justice Rising are online here.

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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AfD speaks out!
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