Here is an EXCELLENT report by WA State Govt about strategies to reduce poverty

July 9, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Typically, governments fall far short of acknowledging the serious problems — and they also fall short of proposing bold remedies to solve those problems. HERE IS AN EXCEPTION!  Recently three of Washington State government’s agencies collaborated with many poor people, racial minorities, and supportive organizations to create a Poverty Reduction work group.  They produced a 65-page report with a 10-year plan.  It is surprisingly smart and progressive! This report provides very good information and urges people to understand historical racism, etc., include the affected people.  We should urge candidates for State Legislature to read this 65-page report carefully and pass […]

“Jesus Taught and Practiced Nonviolence”

July 7, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The July 2020 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series (on cable channel 22 in Thurston County WA and on this blog) provides fresh information and insights that will be interesting to people whether or not they are Christians. We live in a society where Christianity is the dominant religion, but most people – including most Christians – do not adequately understand that Jesus taught and practiced profound nonviolence. The July 2020 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series helps Christians and non-Christians alike to see the radical, practical Jesus that Jesus taught and practiced. Dave Bellefeuille-Rice shares his interesting […]

Demand Congress mark 75th anniversaries of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by pledging GLOBAL NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT!

July 5, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

On August 6 and 9, 1945, the U.S. stunned the world by dropping atomic bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, and killed many more than 100,000 people. Since then the U.S. and eight other nations have built many, many more nuclear weapons (mostly the U.S. and Russia) that are vastly more deadly than those two “small” ones. The year 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of those horrible bombings.  Make this year meaningful.  Please sign this petition to demand Congress pledge for global nuclear disarmament: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/sign-the-petition-demand-global-nuclear-disarmament-for-the-75th-anniversary-of-the-hiroshima-and-nagasaki-bombings?source=20200522_Hibakusha_Kos&redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fsecure.actblue.com%2Fdonate%2Fkos2020%3Frefcode%3D20200522SWHibakushaAppeal&link_id=1&refcodeEmailReferrer=email_849775&can_id=1d662460c0abb8939c5044c82927552b&email_referrer=email_849775&email_subject=august-6th-and-9th-1945-please-read ALSO:  If you live in the greater Olympia WA area, please participate by […]

If you think Coronavirus is disruptive and deadly, it is NOTHING compared to nuclear war!

July 5, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Nuclear weapons are an EXTREMELY SERIOUS problem, but the public and news media pay almost no attention to the danger — which could DESTROY THE WORLD in just a few minutes! People are paying attention to the Coronavirus pandemic, so let’s pivot from that to consider how disruptive and deadly a nuclear war would be. The Coronavirus pandemic is seriously disrupting our world. Trump escalated the disruptions and increased the deaths by denying the reality, preventing the government from planning for pandemics, and suppressing the knowledge of scientists and doctors. A nuclear war would be much more disruptive and cause […]

Short animated video shows and explains what a nuclear weapon would do to a city

July 5, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Since 1945 the U.S. has been preparing for another nuclear war.  The devastation with modern weapons would be HORRIBLY, HORRIBLY WORSE than the small atomic bombs the U.S. dropped on Japan. Trump and BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES have been funding more nuclear weapons — including NEW nuclear weapons that are MORE LIKELY TO BE USED than the ones that have been existing.  Trump as RADICALLY, RECKLESSLY changed U.S. policies to make it MUCH MORE LIKELY that he can and will launch nuclear weapons. In less than 9 minutes, this animated video shows what would happen to a city if just one […]

Click link to watch FREE movie “The Man Who Saved the World” about the Russian who prevented nuclear war during 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.

July 5, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

A website is a source of some old TV programs and some old movies that you can watch for FREE. The October 1962 Cuban missile crisis VERY NEARLY escalated into nuclear war between the U.S. and the USSR. A Soviet submariner courageously defied his order to launch a nuclear-tipped torpedo at a U.S. warship.  That would have quickly escalated into global destruction. A powerful movie about this runs about 53 minutes.  CLICK THIS LINK: https://retrovision.tv/man-who-saved-the-world-the-2011/          

Nearly all Americans are “deniers” of the nuclear weapons crisis.

July 5, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Most Americans recognize that the climate crisis is VERY SERIOUS. We disagree with the “climate deniers” and with the “Coronavirus deniers.” But another existential crisis is VERY SERIOUS too:  Nuclear weapons can kill us all in just a few minutes.  Trump and both political parties in Congress are recklessly provoking and escalating a new nuclear arms race.  They are weakening the restraints against nuclear war. Most Americans are “DENIERS” that this crisis is happening.  Their negligence is even more deadly than the “climate deniers” and “Coronavirus deniers.” Mainstream news media are complicit in horribly failing to publicize the realities. Decent […]

Nuclear weapons violate international law. Here’s a protester’s strong statement.

July 3, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

It is well established that nuclear weapons violate international law.  An international court affirmed that in 1996.  Actually, even preparing for nuclear war violates the Nuremberg principles that the U.S. and the other victors in World War II established. But the U.S. and eight other countries own nuclear weapons anyway.  And the U.S. has installed them in some of our NATO allies, including Germany, where Germany’s Buchel Air Force Base maintains several of the U.S.’s nuclear bombs and prepares constantly to drop them on Russia or another nation if the U.S. orders that. For a number of years Europeans and […]

Earthquakes and rising sea levels vs. nuclear power plants

July 3, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Issues are interconnected! The climate crisis is causing sea levels to rise. Nuclear power plants need cooling, so they are built near bodies of water (rivers, ocean coastlines, etc.).  In fact, 40% of the world’s nuclear reactors sit on coastlines, where sea-level rise, earthquakes and tsunamis endanger them and can cause catastrophes for huge portions of the world. For example, the nuclear power plants at Fukushima, Japan, melted down when an earthquake struck them and a tsunami resulted from the earthquake and caused even more damage.  Even now — nine years later — radiation is still spewing into the Pacific […]

You can SIGN UP NOW for a series of FREE ONLINE workshops on Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing

July 3, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

We care about a variety of issues but we are not making as much progress on them as we could. I’m providing FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS to increase your skills and your toolbox of strategies and methods to HELP YOU MAKE MORE PROGRESS on the issues you care about. You can still sign up now.  See this:  http://parallaxperspectives.org/locally-and-nationwide-we-must-change-the-political-culture-sign-up-for-these-practical-workshops I can e-mail you an essay with the substance of Session #1 in essay format, and then you can catch up with Sessions #2 and beyond.  Contact me at glenanderson@integra.net if you want that or if you have any questions. Also, if you […]

Many of Trump’s hard-core supporters are like CULT MEMBERS.

June 30, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

This two-part article explores the mindset of a typical hardcore Trump supporter. Part 1 of this article is here:  https://www.nationofchange.org/2018/11/26/exploring-the-mindset-of-a-typical-hardcore-trump-supporter/ Part 2 is here:  https://www.nationofchange.org/2020/01/03/exploring-the-mindset-of-a-typical-hardcore-trump-supporter-part-two/ “Other-blamers” — Psychology expert explains how Trump hijacks voters’ brains with his abusive personality style: https://www.alternet.org/2019/07/other-blamers-psychology-expert-explains-how-trump-hijacks-voters-brains-with-his-abusive-personality-style/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=531   When a racist mass shooting occurred in the summer of 2019 experts and lawmakers said we should call it what it was: ‘Trump-inspired terrorism’: https://www.alternet.org/2019/08/experts-and-lawmakers-say-time-to-call-racist-shooting-what-it-was-trump-inspired-terrorism/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1012   Conservative journalist George Will says the Republican Party has ‘become a cult’ of Trump: https://www.alternet.org/2019/06/veteran-conservative-journalist-george-will-the-gop-has-become-a-cult-of-trump/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=297   Trump’s true believers are hard to deal with: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/1/5/1823854/-WHY-THOSE-WHO-LOATHE-TRUMP-FIND-IT-SO-HARD-TO-ACCEPT-HIS-SUPPORTERS?detail=emaildkre   14 distinct cognitive flaws leading people […]

Trump’s re-election goal is to keep the pandemic danger high and prevent voting by mail. Then sensible people STAY HOME and his loyal cult followers will turn out and vote.

June 30, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Put these few facts together: Democratic candidates are more likely to win when large numbers of people vote. In a number of states ruled by Republicans, those states do several things to reduce voter turnout — and to make it hard for racial minorities, young people, and poor people to vote, because those people tend to vote for Democrats. Voting by mail significantly increases voter turnout.  Trump and Republicans strongly oppose this, because they want to SUPPRESS voter turnout. The Coronavirus pandemic makes it dangerous to vote in person (in the 45 states that do not have voting by mail). […]

What Erich Fromm wrote about Fascism in 1941 pertains to the U.S. under Trumpism now.

June 28, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

In 1941 Erich Fromm wrote this about the Fascism that had emerged in Europe: “When Fascism came into power, most people were unprepared, both theoretically and practically. They were unable to believe that man could exhibit such propensities to evil, such lust for power, such disregard for the rights of the weak, or such yearning for submission.” Fromm wrote this about the Fascism that had emerged in Europe by 1941. He could scarcely have imagined that Trumpism would repeat those evils in the U.S.A. with the 2016 election. See this blog’s section on “Trump and Trumpism.”  

Trump, Republicans and conservatives keep making the pandemic WORSE AND WORSE!

June 28, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Republicans are NOT “pro-life.”  They keep sacrificing people’s lives to the Coronavirus pandemic in order to help businesses produce and sell. Trump, Republicans and conservatives show horrible negativity and denialism against the honest science that we need in order to save our lives. Here are just a few examples from late June 2020: This article explains the late June 2020 surge in new Coronavirus cases: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/the-us-s-new-surge-in-coronavirus-cases-explained/ar-BB162ob2?ocid=spartan-ntp-feeds   Trump’s crazy psychology: Zero empathy for victims. Coronavirus victims are simply “losers.” And more … Although we know a lot about Trump’s bizarre psychology, this article provides more information: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/6/25/1955974/-Trump-believes-anyone-who-dies-from-Covid-19-is-a-loser?detail=emaildkreicymi   New COVID […]

Informative handouts for OCANW’s course: “Nuclear Weapons Nowadays: What You Can Know and Do”

June 28, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons offers a 4-session course (2 hours per session) titled, “Nuclear Weapons:  What You Can Know and Do.”  It provides solid information, including background and recent updates.  It addresses the serious problems and what we can do to solve those problems.  To sign up, contact Joanne Dufour at (206) 550-1841 or jdufourhc@msn.com.  Each of the four presenters (Joanne Dufour, Mark Fleming, Jim Manista and Glen Anderson) offers handouts for these sessions. Here are Glen’s handouts. Session #1: IMPORTANT: “Fact Sheets for 6 Myths” — These fact sheets correct 6 common misunderstandings about nuclear weapons […]