We Need an Alternative

Like I imagine many of you, I’ve been watching the news about the collapse of the financial system, and I’ve felt overwhelmed. There’s so much to it and so little that I understand. I don’t want to stay ignorant about what’s going on because I am sure of is that whatever comes next— with the bailout, increasing numbers of home foreclosures and unemployment— is not going to be good for our communities.

Misión de GGJ

La Alianza Popular para la Justicia Global es una alianza de grupos basados en E.U. quienes están organizando para construir una agenda de poder para el pueblo trabajador y pobre. Entendemos que hay conexiones importantes entre asuntos locales en los que trabajamos y el contexto global, y nos vemos a nosotros mismos como parte de un movimiento internacional de justicia global.

Creemos que la construcción del movimiento está cimentada en el desarrollo del desarrollo de organizaciones & liderazgo de base para lograr justicia local, nacional y global.

GGJ MISSION

Grassroots Global Justice is a national alliance of grassroots organizations building a popular movement for peace, democracy and a sustainable world. We support each other's local struggles and collaborate with international allies who share our vision and commitment to building a transformative social justice movement beyond borders.

Resources and Analysis

Washington's Wars and Occupations, Max Elbaum, War Times, 9/29/08, http://www.war-times.org/

A Nation of Village Idiots: James Moore, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-moore/a-nation-of-village-idiot_b_1273...

Is this the United States Congress or the Board of Directors of Goldman Sachs, Interview with Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Democracy Now, 9/29/08 http://www.democracynow.org/2008/9/29/is_this_the_united_states_congress

Subprime Primer: http://docs.google.com/TeamPresent?docid=ddp4zq7n_0cdjsr4fn&skipauth=tru...

Rescate Popular

Hoy el Congreso estadunidense votará en otra propuesta que rescataría las empresas financieras de Wall Street. Frente a la oposición pública y el fracaso del primer intento, el rescate puede ser aprobado hoy. Este plan no ayudará la gran mayoría de la gente en los Estados Unidos, de hecho pueda profundizar la crisis financiera. Va a añadir miles de dolares en deuda a cada persona en el país. No proveerá ayuda a la gente que la necesesita mas: los que están a punto de perder sus casas y ahorros, los que son o que serán desempleados, los sin acceso a servicios de salúd.

The People's Bailout

The U.S. Congress will vote on another bill to bail out Wall Street today. Despite public opposition and a first failed attempt, the bill may pass today. Not only will the bailout fail to help the vast majority of people in the United States, but it will likely deepen the financial crisis. This plan will only add thousands of dollars in additional debt to every person in the U.S.

Jobs with Justice STEP UP plan

Save the Economy, Pronto! Undo Profiteering!

Over the past 30 years, conservatives and Wall Street moguls successfully gutted regulation and preached 'smaller government' while millions of Americans lost good jobs and Wall Street and corporate America made record profits. Wall Street invented new, more complicated ways to make money off other people’s money.

Now that the party’s over, Bush & Co. want to bill each American over $2,000 to pay the bill for Wall Street’s greedy rampage.

Our demands:

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