Alliance for Democracy

Corporations always profit from war whether “we” win or lose

Posted in anti-war rally, Korea Free Trade Agreement, military-industrial complex, South Korea Free Trade Agreement by Alliance for Democracy Portland OR on January 13, 2011

President Obama will soon deliver his third State of the Union address. We need to be prepared to remind him following that address of the campaigns promises not kept, of the hope that is no longer felt by those middle class people who volunteered their time and gave their money to see that he was elected as the agent of change. Instead the wars drag on in Iraq and Afghanistan, with continuing killing of American soldiers as well as the people of those two nations. Since Obama assumed office, the war on terror has grown , expanding to Pakistan and Yemen. The wars continue to drain our economy, costing America over a trillion dollars in increased debt each year. All while we continue to suffer growing unemployment, and state and local governments face growing budget crises, growing ever larger with no aid from Washington. The states and cities now will be on their own. And Obama is set to explain that we all need to make sacrifices, that we are all responsible because we have expected too much., we have lived beyond our means. As he explains how we must share in making sacrifices, he will introduce another corporate driven free trade agreement, this one with South Korea which the federal U.S. International Trade Commission concluded would increase the US trade deficit. That increase, according to the Economic Policy Institute, will cost the US almost 160,000 jobs. . (more…)

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Taking Action, not just thinking and talking‏

Posted in Afghanistan, anti-war rally, Employee Free Choice Act, Financial crisis, Too Big to Fail by Alliance for Democracy Portland OR on September 12, 2010

If you are anything like me, you are tired to thinking that political leaders will show us the way forward toward some better world.  Some of you (not me) thought that Obama would be such a leader, leading us to a world of health care for all instead of health care corporate profits, an end to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, strengthening of the social safety net of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, job creation with a return of manufacturing to America, real solutions to the fiscal crises – you know things like reinstatement of Glass-Steagall, breaking too-big-to-fail-banks up – elimination of tax breaks and tax cuts which benefit the wealthy, changes to the food system to make it healthy, renegotiation of “free” trade agreements, passage of the Employee Free Choice Act.  Shall I go on? (more…)

16 House members back Kucinich’s debate on Obama’s AfPak war‏

Posted in Afghanistan, Kucinich by Alliance for Democracy Portland OR on March 9, 2010

Hi, AfDers and friends,

The wars continue and Rep Dennis Kucinich continues to be the congressional leader of the opposition to those wars.  He has now introduced a privileged resolution to force congress to have a debate about our actions in Afghanistan.  Not a single representative from Oregon or Washington is on the list of Co-sponsors.  Get them a call.  Tell them to co-sponsor. (more…)

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