Good news from Olympia on nuclear weapons!

February 25, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

I’m happy about what we accomplished on Friday February 22, 2019, at a Washington State Senate committee. Our statewide coalition, Washington Against Nuclear Weapons (www.wanwcoalition.org) convinced the State Senate’s Committee on Government, Tribal Relations & Elections to pass our proposal for the Washington State Legislature to call upon Congress to reduce the likelihood of nuclear war. In June 2018 Olympia’s Bob Zeigler suggested that we write and promote such legislation in the form of a “Memorial to Congress” that would make nuclear weapons an issue needing state legislative action and pressuring our state’s congressional delegation to know that the public […]

TUES FEB 26: Speakers with short film about “Golden Rule” sailboat opposing nuclear weapons

February 25, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The “Golden Rule” is a famous sailboat that has a long history of opposing nuclear weapons. Watch a short film about it and hear speakers. TUESDAY FEBRUARY 26, 7:00 pm at Traditions Café, 5th & Water, downtown Olympia. Jim Woods <jimandvelma1981@gmail.com>, a local member of Veterans for Peace chapter #109, is Olympia’s organizer of this event. See information from Zoe Byrd zoe2byrdz@gmail.com below: The tour starts tomorrow in Chico, so I will be able to get you all of the promo materials on Saturday or Sunday. Along with the screening of “Making Waves,” we will be 2 speakers: myself, Zoe […]

Sharply reduce militarism and guns. Schools should teach PEACE and NONVIOLENCE instead of Junior ROTC.

February 6, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

A few days ago I posted to my blog this information about the fact that the mass-murderer at the high school in Parkland, Florida, had learned how to become an expert marksman because he actually attended that same high school and was enrolled in its Junior ROTC program:  http://parallaxperspectives.org/the-mass-murderer-at-parkland-florida-was-trained-by-junior-rotc-at-that-school   This tragedy shows that BOTH militarism AND guns are out of control. Schools with Junior ROTC programs are training their students to commit mass murder — in the military against people in other countries — and perhaps also in their own local schools. WE MUST STOP THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE! […]

Urge Congress to keep U.S. in the nuclear INF Treaty, despite Trump’s withdrawal.

February 6, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Trump has actually — and stupidly and recklessly — decided to withdraw from a treaty that Reagan and Gorbachev signed in 1987 to reduce the likelihood of nuclear war.  The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty reduced the dangerous nuclear confrontation in Europe. See information here:  https://thebulletin.org/2019/02/trump-makes-it-official-the-united-states-will-pull-out-of-the-inf-treaty/?utm_source=Bulletin%20Newsletter&utm_medium=iContact%20email&utm_campaign=INFwithdrawal_February2 I posted to my blog some information about this already.  See this link:  http://parallaxperspectives.org/trump-provokes-new-nuclear-arms-race-and-war-by-pulling-out-of-the-1987-inf-treaty-that-reagan-gorbachev-signed   Now Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) has introduced S.312, which is described as “a bill to prevent a nuclear arms race resulting from weakened international restrictions on the proliferation of intermediate- and shorter-range missiles, and for other purposes.”  It would ill […]

The U.S. should NEVER start a nuclear war! Urge Congress to support the “No First Use” legislation. HOUSE: H.R. 669 and H.R. 921. SENATE: S. 200 and S. 272.

February 6, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. Constitution EXPLICITLY REQUIRES that ONLY Congress can declare war.  However, since 1945 presidents have claimed the de facto power to start the most horribly destructive war possible WITHOUT the congressional approval that the Constitution REQUIRES. Furthermore, Congress has been VIOLATING THE CONSTITUTION since 1945 by allowing that unconstitutional power to persist. We must restore the Constitution – especially now during the Trump era. Two “No First Use” bills were introduced in the previous congressional session, and they have been reintroduced now with the same bill numbers.  PLEASE URGE CONGRESS TO SUPPORT S. 200 and H.R. 669.  These are […]

Anti-abortion laws oppress women. Now put the shoe on the other foot?

February 6, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

In recent years the U.S. government has restricted abortion rights, especially related to our international aid programs. Within the U.S., states have passed more than 400 restrictions to reduce abortion access and rights since 2010.  (Source:  Page 56 of The American Prospect’s Winter 2019 issue.)  See www.prospect.org for a very informative article on pages 56-60. Some states that severely restrict abortion are inadvertently CAUSING UNWANTED PREGNANCIES by failing to provide accurate sex education courses in schools.  Then when pregnancies occur, the women are denied a reasonable remedy.  This seems counter-productive.  Why don’t we REQUIRE that EVERY school provide ACCURATE sex […]

Trump will start a war against Iran UNLESS we STOP him!

February 4, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Trump has been laying out the steps for starting a war against Iran: He has  been lying about Iran. He pulled out from the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA), which had been working well. He hired John Bolton to be his National Security Advisor.  For many years Bolton has vigorously urged war against Iran. He hired John Pompeo, an anti-Iran hawk, to be his Secretary of State. He ordered the Pentagon to develop plans for a war against Iran. He is subservient to Israel and Saudi Arabia, both of which want a war against Iran. Congress has failed to take strong […]

“Spiritual and Conscientious Groundings for Doing Good Work”

February 3, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The February 2019 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series (see below for info about watching it through your computer or TCTV channel 22) provides insights and examples for different spiritual and conscientious paths people can take throughout their lives that inspire and motivate them to do good work for peace, social justice, and other meaningful purposes. We can make our world a better place – and improve our local communities too – by drawing upon intangible motivations to inspire and guide our efforts. Many people do good work because they are moved by motivations grounded far below the merely […]