De-Polarizing American Society – MORE RESOURCES

October 26, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

My November 2020 TV program (“How to De-Polarize American Society”) explored how to heal the extremely serious divisiveness that has been escalating throughout American society.  You can watch the video interview and/or read the thorough summary I typed up at the “TV Programs” and “Nonviolence” parts of this blog. The thorough summary ends with some resources that could help us de-polarize American Society.  I am providing many more resources below — and also the blog post about QUOTATIONS regarding de-polarization.  See that on this blog’s “TV Programs” and “Nonviolence” parts. Also see EVEN MORE resources at this link:  2020.11 De-Polarization — […]

GOOD NEWS!!! The 50th nation has ratified the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons!!!

October 24, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. Constitution specifies that international treaties become the law of the land. NOW SEE THIS: The 50th nation (Honduras) ratified the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).  The Treaty’s wording specifies that in 90 days NUCLEAR WEAPONS WILL BECOME ILLEGAL UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW! See more information in previous posts on my blog’s “Nuclear Weapons” section, and see www.icanw.org        

STOP TRUMP’S COUP! Here are some of the best resources for information and organizing.

October 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Recently I posted to my blog a short notice that Trump’s coup is ALREADY FAR UNDERWAY and included links to two excellent nationwide organizations working to protect honest democracy from Trump’s coup:  http://parallaxperspectives.org/trumps-coup-against-electoral-democracy-is-far-underway-these-two-resources-can-protect-us Some very savvy organizers and writers have provided some additional information, resources and encouragement.  The blog post you’re reading now connects you with some of these. We already know about “denialism.”  Despite much hard evidence, some people deny the climate crisis, Trump and his followers were denying the reality of Coronavirus, and so forth.  Now — again despite much evidence — some people are pretending that Trump is […]

More opportunities to learn and use “Compassionate Listening”

October 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

  In addition to the November 2020 TV program and a subsequent post about “Compassionate Listening,” here are TWO ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES to learn more about it and to use it in your daily life: A Taste of Compassionate Listening serves as a prerequisite for further trainings.  It’s also a good refresher of CL basics.  It will occur Monday November 2, 2020, from 4:00to 6:30 PST/7 to 9:30 EST.  Register and more info here.  Compassionate Listening in Polarizing Times is taught by the two women who are guests on the November 2020 TV program (Susan Partnow and Rachel Eryn Kalish.  It will run […]

Mondays Nov. 9 to Dec. 14: “Compassionate Listening” workshops — “Healing Our World from the Inside Out”

October 22, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

If you are finding value from — or are simply intrigued by — the wise, compassionate insights that the two women I interview in my November 2020 TV program (“How to De-Polarize American Society,” http://parallaxperspectives.org/how-to-de-polarize-american-society), you might want to sign up for the introductory online course in “Compassionate Listening” that another person is offering on 6 Mondays from November 9 through December 14.  See information at this link: https://www.compassionatelistening.org/events-1/healing-our-world-from-the-inside-out-intro-to-compassionate-listening-w-tom-mcsteen When you click a link there to get more information, you will see more than this exciting summary: Compassionate Listening is a practice that reaches deep into the heart of discord or […]

Trump’s coup against electoral democracy is far underway. These two resources can protect us.

October 22, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

For a long time – and escalating leading up to the November 2020 election – Trump has been destroying public confidence in elections, lying that vote-by-mail is unworkable, sabotaging the U.S. Postal Service, saying he might ignore the election results and continue ruling the U.S. from the White House, urging his loyal followers to take up arms to violently protect his continuing power, and so forth. Meanwhile — and also for a long time — Republican-dominated states have been purging from the voting rolls the demographic groups most likely to vote for Democrats (African-Americans, students, poor people, etc.).  They have […]

Conflict resolution: Here is an inspiring example of countering right-wing hatred — and two more resources

October 21, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Progressives rooted in nonviolence softened the hearts of Trump supporters who invaded their campaign rally: Nowadays our society is so polarized — and right-wingers are trying so hard to intimidate other people — that we need to share the positive examples of conflict resolution that have been occurring.  HERE IS A GREAT EXAMPLE of how a progressive Democratic campaign rally softened the hearts of Trump supporters who invaded it: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/19/1987688/-Flag-Waving-Trumpers-Crash-Qasim-Rashid-for-Congress-Event-What-Happened-Next-Will-Inspire-You?detail=emaildkre   How to face right-wing violence while defending the election — a conversation with George Lakey: As Americans prepare to stop a coup, concerns for safety are rising. Longtime trainer George […]

We must EXTEND the “New START” treaty with Russia. Do NOT let Trump let it expire in February 2021.

October 21, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The world is still alarmed in mid-October 2020 that Trump seems committed to letting the last remaining treaty with Russia limiting nuclear weapons to EXPIRE in 2021.  This would lead to a TOTALLY UNCONSTRAINED NUCLEAR ARMS RACE. Trump’s reckless promotion of nuclear weapons has already provoked Russia and China to start massive building of their own nuclear weapons.  We must build a huge grassroots movement to nonviolently force Trump to extend the “New START” treaty in its current form without bogging it down with complicating new complications. Trump lies to us about EVERYTHING.  Trump is PRETENDING to want peace by […]

How to De-Polarize American Society

October 18, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Here is info about the NOVEMBER 2020 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV program. Please publicize it in whatever ways you can.  Thank you! How to De-Polarize American Society The November 2020 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series (also watchable on your computer) is very timely now in late 2020 — and beyond.  Our nation is sharply polarized regarding politics and public policy issues.  Many Americans recognize that we must heal the extreme polarization that is tearing our country apart.  Three guests share their insights and remedies so all of us can help to de-polarize our nation. Thurston County’s […]

Register now for SUN OCT 18 7:00 pm Zoom “ACTION HOUR” to take quick actions to protect democracy from Trump’s coup

October 18, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

More and more people are alerting the public and organizing nonviolent actions to protect honest democracy from Trump’s coup, which is already underway and will likely proceed beyond election day. I’ll send you info about that today, but right now you can SIGN UP FOR TONIGHT’S “ACTION HOUR” on Zoom so you can take quick actions to protect the election and stop Trump’s coup. Here is information I edited from an organizer of TONIGHT’S “ACTION HOUR” on Zoom:   Join with other people to take preventative action to stop Trump’s coup and support a free and fair election! Register now […]

Universal Single-Payer Health Care: We need it NOW more than ever!

October 5, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

We Need Universal Single-Payer Health Care Now! The September 2020 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” examines our nation’s persistent failure to provide health care for everybody, persistent failure to control costs, and chronic injustices in paying the bills.  The U.S. spends twice as much per capita than other nations do, but many millions of Americans have no health care at all, and Americans’ health outcomes are worse than other nations. Two knowledgeable guests explain the problems in clear, understandable ways – and they propose a smart, cost-effective way to cover everybody with high quality health care at lower cost than […]

URGENT! Tell Congress to pass legislation to help “downwinders” from nuclear testing

September 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

I urge you to support this effort by Nuclear Information & Resource Service (www.nirs.org), which provides solid information and advocacy to protect the world from nuclear weapons and nuclear power. I received their e-mail on September 23, 2020.  It needs urgent action to protect people who were “downwind” from nuclear weapons testing and are suffering medically from that.  Here is most of their message:   The clock is ticking: If the US House Judiciary Committee doesn’t hold a hearing now and a vote on the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments of 2019, the people downwind of the very first US nuclear test […]

EXTREMELY URGENT DANGER: Trump is rigging the 2020 election. Prevent his Supreme Court nominee from clinching the deal. Take strong actions now!

September 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

4 more years of Trump would be horrible for all of the issues we care about:  peace, climate, economics, race, social justice, etc. In many ways Trump has been rigging the 2020 election.  You’ve read about various schemes to suppress voting by minorities and poor people, interfering with voting by mail, causing people to distrust election results, etc. It’s VERY LIKELY that the election will be decided by the Supreme Court (as in 2020, when the Supreme Court stopped Florida’s vote counting and simply appointed George W. Bush to be President). Now Trump and McConnell are RUSHING ANOTHER TRUMP NOMINEE […]

Green New Deal: Here are several good articles, etc.

September 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

We need a Green New Deal right now: https://medium.com/discourse/why-we-need-a-green-new-deal-right-now-fa719cd34d30   Buy the book, “WINNING THE GREEN NEW DEAL”: I always buy from locally owned bookstores instead of national chains.  Here is information from the publisher: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Winning-the-Green-New-Deal/Varshini-Prakash/9781982142438?utm_source=author_site&utm_medium=author_site&utm_campaign=winning_the_green_new_deal&utm_content=&emci=cab9f2c4-dfe6-ea11-8b03-00155d0394bb&emdi=8a934de6-e0e6-ea11-8b03-00155d0394bb&ceid=33653   Naomi Klein: The Green New Deal Is Changing the Calculus of the Possible. She says big ideas are the only ones that can realistically tackle the climate crisis. https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/naomi-klein-green-new-deal-climate-change/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%2002222019&utm_term=daily   Yes, we really can fix our problems.  In the 1930s the New Deal was bold and significantly helped solve our nation’s problems then.  Now we must pass the GREEN New Deal.  Strongly urge […]