Alliance for Democracy

Trackling Corporate Power | AfD in the news |SC Justices Ramble at Anti-War Rally

Posted in Alliance for Democracy, CELDF, Liquefied Natural Gas, Move to Amend, Water by Alliance for Democracy Portland OR on March 21, 2011

Below my signature is an article on Tackling Corporate Power, One Town at a Time by Mari Margil who works with the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund.  They are best known for working with Pennsylvanian towns to pass ordinances banning corporate farming.  Now they are working with  communities to ban corporations from drilling for natural gas in their communities using the fracking process. First the City of Pittsburg passed such an ordinance and now smaller communities in Maryland and New York are taking steps in the same direction – challenging corporate power in their communities and establishing the rights of local communities to establish health and safety standards for their people even in the face of state or federal regulations or laws designed to remove their power.  Note that one of the objectives of MOVE TO AMEND in eliminating corporate personhood is to allow local communities exactly this power.  (more…)


Nestlé, don’t mess with Mother Nature!‏

Posted in Cascade Locks, Nestle, Water by Alliance for Democracy Portland OR on September 21, 2010
The below e-alert from national Alliance for Democracy regards the plans by Nestle to build a bottled water plant at Cascade Locks.  There currently exists a comment period and your comments on these plans is needed.  All the details are below including links to news and opinion pieces/comments to help you write your comments.
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Alliance for Democracy e-News: July 22, 2010‏

Posted in Alliance for Democracy, Democratize the Grid, Feed in Tariff, Oregonians for Renewable Energy Policy, Water by Alliance for Democracy Portland OR on July 25, 2010

Below is the latest national Alliance for Democracy e-news letter which includes a note about our Portland chapter efforts, our somewhat successful effort, for a Feed In Tariff in Oregon.  This has been part of our campaign to Democratize the Grid and bring Power for the People instead of large national and/or multi-national corporations. (more…)

Happy World Water Day!‏

Posted in Cascade Locks, Nestle, Story of Bottled Water, The Water Front, Water, World Water Day by Alliance for Democracy Portland OR on March 22, 2010

Happy World Water Day!  Following is article about Nestle in McCloud and Sacramento CA.  In too many ways it is the same story here in Oregon with Nestle at Cascade Locks.  Be sure to watch the video at the end of the article, The Story of Bottled Water by Annie Leonard (The Story of Stuff).
Don’t forget that later this week the University of Portland Confluences: Water & Justice Conference including a screening of The Water Front, and a presentation by Maude Barlow.  Details after the AlterNet article. (more…)