SIGN UP NOW for a fascinating, informative 4-session ONLINE VIDEO course: “Nuclear Weapons Nowadays: What You Can Know and Do”

June 15, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons invites you to SIGN UP NOW for our fascinating, informative, empowering 4-session course through Zoom video on your computers for people ANYWHERE in the nation! The course title is, “Nuclear Weapons Nowadays: What You Can Know and Do.” The Cold War ended three decades ago, but nuclear weapons have persisted ever since and remain a threat to the world. Many recent and current actions by the U.S. government have sharply increased the danger of nuclear war in the “new Cold War,” so now the “Doomsday Clock” is the closest to midnight it has […]

We can recognize our political angers and frustrations — and harness them to SOLVE the problems.

June 15, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Much of our nation – across the entire political spectrum – is very angry right now. This is a reality. Instead of escalating in back-and-forth escalations (or circular firing squads), we can recognize the reality that much anger exists. If we recognize that reality we can harness our own anger and move toward solving the underlying problems.  See the practical information below. (FULL DISCLOSURE: I myself have been angry about political matters for more than half a century. But instead of wallowing in anger and cynicism, I keep learning, keep sharpening my analysis, and work with other people to actually […]

Locally and nationwide, we must CHANGE THE POLITICAL CULTURE. Sign up for these practical workshops.

June 15, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Governments are the LAST to figure things out. (Mainstream news media are the next-to-last.) They will do what we want ONLY WHEN a strong nonviolent grassroots movement forces them to do what is needed. Recent history has proved this a number of times. (In the 1960s Congress passed civil rights legislation only because the Civil Rights Movement forced them to. President Obama opposed LGBTQ rights to marriage until the grassroots movement forced him to support equal rights. The list goes on and on.) Our local community includes a number of people who want to protect the environment – and protect […]

Trump’s WAR AGAINST HONEST SCIENCE is hurting our health — and hurting planet earth

June 12, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

See this information about anti-science “deniers” who deny realities about the climate crisis and COVID-19: The article linked here is titled, “COVIDeniers: Anti-Science Coronavirus Denial Overlaps with Climate Denial.” This article is short. It ends with links to additional information about this: https://www.desmogblog.com/covideniers-anti-science-covid-19-denial-overlaps-climate-denial?utm_source=DeSmog%20Weekly%20Newsletter   Republican politicians harass and even fire honest scientists: In Florida, an honest scientist who worked on Florida’s Coronavirus Database says she was pressured to censor the data, so when she insisted on doing her work honestly, she was fired for her honesty.  See this article: https://www.ecowatch.com/florida-coronavirus-database-scientist-fired-2646052460.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=5da062f126-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-5da062f126-85369701   Trump has SERIOUSLY CORRUPTED the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]

Trump and Republicans are hell-bent to PREVENT government from solving problems!

June 12, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Our nation, our people, our environment, our health — EVERYTHING — is suffering under the weight of a HUGE NUMBER OF PROBLEMS! But Trump and the Republicans are HELL-BENT TO PREVENT GOVERNMENT FROM SOLVING the problems! A while ago I wrote a thorough article that examines and criticizes the worldview of the conservatives that has been hurting us in many ways.  The article is long but full of insights.  I encourage people to read it here:  This Currently Dominant Worldview Hurts Us in Many Ways — and PREVENTS Governments from Solving Problems The Coronavirus pandemic, massive unemployment, racial injustices, police […]

These smart steps would significantly reduce the likelihood of nuclear war

June 12, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

In Congress, BOTH of the big political parties have been VIGOROUSLY FUNDING Trump’s reckless provocations of a new nuclear arms race.  Trump and Congress have been INCREASING THE DANGER OF GLOBAL NUCLEAR DEVASTATION.  It is not enough to replace Trump.  We must also replace the vast majority of Congressional incumbents — of BOTH parties — because they have been addicted to campaign donations from military weapons manufacturers.  Also, WE MUST AMEND THE CONSTITUTION IN ORDER TO ELIMINATE “BIG MONEY” CORRUPTION of our elections.   My blog’s “Nuclear Weapons” category includes much information about the dangers of nuclear weapons and how […]

Blundering Toward Nuclear Chaos — a March 2020 article by Global Zero

June 12, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Many excellent non-profit organizations work toward abolishing nuclear weapons. One of them — Global Zero (www.globalzero.org) produced this informative article that deserves to be read by many people: https://www.globalzero.org/blundering-toward-nuclear-chaos/?link_id=1&can_id=1d662460c0abb8939c5044c82927552b&source=email-critical-mass-january-2020-news-from-global-zero&email_referrer=email_760510&email_subject=critical-mass-march-2020-news-from-global-zero Global Zero produced their ALTERNATIVE to Trump’s “Nuclear Posture Review,” which is his administration’s statement of how they want to use nuclear weapons during his administration.  Trump’s “Nuclear Posture Review” is recklessly provocative, so I’m glad Global Zero produced a smart ALTERNATIVE to it.  See their document here: https://www.globalzero.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/ANPR-Final.pdf      

Jesus Taught People How to Nonviolently Resist Oppression.

June 12, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Near the end of my July 2020 TV interview, I present the information at the link below.  But this information fits neatly into a short article (1 1/2 pages) that I’m attaching it at the link below. We live in a society where Christianity is the dominant religion. Most people – including most Christians – do not adequately understand what Jesus taught and what he did nonviolently to promote social justice.  Instead, most Christians put Jesus into a comfortable role (about saving people from sins), but they do not adequately understand or value his very bold teachings actions about nonviolence […]

Trump supports land mines!

June 8, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Over and over and over again, Trump makes CRUEL and VIOLENT decisions.  He especially likes to overturn the few decent things that President Obama had done.  Obama prohibited the U.S. military from using land mines. The following information was announced by Amnesty International (www.aisua.org): “On January 31, 2020, Amnesty International joined a vast coalition of human rights and faith organizations in strongly condemning President Donald Trump’s decision to caqncel the Obama Administration’s policy regarding the prohibition against the use of landmines by the United States military forces. “Landmines are inherently indiscriminate weapons, capable of inflicting unspeakable destruction and harm on […]

80-year-old nun sentenced for nonviolent Plowshares action at Trident base in Georgia

June 8, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

For more information about Liz McAlister and the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, see www.kingsbayplowshares7.org The following news came out on June 8, 2020, from Ralph Hutchison, a great leader in a nonviolent grassroots group opposing nuclear weapons, the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance (OREPA, www.orepa.org). The peace movement has been waiting anxiously for the sentencing of Elizabeth McAlister, who has long history as a Catholic nun, and who was held in prison pending the sentence. Now the sentence came out:  basically, time served with no additional prison time, and a huge financial penalty that she can pay out slowly. Here […]

Trump signed an Executive Order to MINE THE MOON!

June 6, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) wrote, “Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.”   The Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space provided the information below.  Contact this excellent non-profit org at:PO Box 652Brunswick, ME 04011(207) 607-4255http://www.space4peace.org http://space4peace.blogspot.com (blog) On April 10, 2020, this organization provided this video and the information I’ve copied below this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niqIJJAsz-E&feature=em-uploademail Trump signed an executive order to allow corporations and citizens, aka billionaires, to begin mining the moon.  In addition, they want to use nuclear reactors to fuel spacecraft so they can mine Mars in […]

Trump is pushing hard for wars in space. Democrats are funding his stupid scheme.

June 6, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Trump’s ridiculous new Space Force is no laughing matter!  I encourage people to read this informative article – and also to connect with a very knowledgeable non-profit organization that has been working for years to stop the militarization of space. I agree with this article’s encouragement to join the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space (www.space4peace.org).  Here is the informative article I urge you to read: https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/2020/05/31/space-force-is-no-laughing-matter/   Trump REALLY DOES want to start wars in space!  Read this:  https://www.creators.com/read/jim-hightower/05/20/trump-blasts-into-a-new-frontier-for-war?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=a31ba2a6-cde5-48f9-897e-890e31aeb0b0   An exceptionally knowledgeable, insightful peace organization that focuses on opposing space weapons published their latest newsletter […]

U.N. Secretary General is calling for a GLOBAL CEASEFIRE. Join this GLOBAL MOVEMENT!!!

June 6, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

On March 23, 2020, during the Coronavirus pandemic, Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, said this: “The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war. That is why today I am calling for an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world. It is time to put armed conflict on lockdown and focus together on the true fight of our lives.” SEE THIS ARTICLE about this:  https://www.psr.org/blog/2020/04/23/un-secretary-general-calls-for-a-global-ceasefire/?emci=346b1ed8-7085-ea11-a94c-00155d03b1e8&emdi=ad7b151a-8f89-ea11-86e9-00155d03b5dd&ceid=135885 A number of peace organizations are calling for a GLOBAL GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT to pressure our national governments to join this GLOBAL CEASEFIRE movement!  They include World Beyond War (www.worldbeyondwar.org) […]

Racial Justice Insights for White Folks

June 4, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

During our nation’s current crisis about pervasive, persistent racism, it’s good for white folks to look at the problems and solutions from fresh perspectives.  A few years ago I produced a TV interview titled, “Racial Justice Insights for White Folks.” You can read a short introduction to it — and watch the interview — and read a summary of what we said — at this link:   http://parallaxperspectives.org/tv-racial-justice-insights-for-white-folks    

This insightful article promotes profound nonviolence instead of reflecting Trump’s hatred back to him.

May 26, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

I enjoyed reading the article by Jon Katz that I am linking below. We need to maintain this article’s perspective of nonviolence. Too much anti-Trump hatred only reinforces Trump’s hatreds. This article is a remedy for the toxicity that is poisoning our nation now. Someone who took my 6 workshops about “Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing” said she is using what she learned in those workshops. She sent me this article and wrote, “Iwanted to share a piece by Jon Katz, who speaks about the power of love, the futility of hate at this time in our collective human history. It echoes […]