MORE good news: House Votes to Defund TWO New Nuclear Weapons Programs

July 4, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Contrary to the “conventional wisdom” that nuclear weapons protect us, they actually ENDANGER us.  Nuclear weapons THREATEN our national security and the security of everyone else on Planet Earth. Just now I posted to my blog the GOOD NEWS that the House has refused to spend money for a reckless new nuclear weapon.  Now THIS blog post reports on a second one that the House has refused to fund. This information came in late June 2019 from a different source, the Arms Control Association (www.armscontrol.org), a long-standing and well-respected organization working to limit nuclear weapons: House Votes to Defund Two […]

GOOD NEWS: U.S. House votes to stop new nuclear weapons in Trump’s budget

July 4, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

On June 25, 2019, the national office of Physicians for Social Responsibility (www.psr.org) announced this good news: U.S. House votes to stop new nuclear weapons in Trump’s budget The so-called “low-yield” nuclear weapon (W76-2) would NOT be a step toward peace, but rather a nuclear weapon that a president and the Pentagon would consider more “usable” and therefore more likely to be used. Realistic people recognized that if this “usable” nuclear weapon were used, it would rapidly escalate into an all-out nuclear war. Therefore, the peace movement and other reasonable people have been opposing it. Now the U.S. House has […]

Other states’ progress toward abolishing the death penalty

July 4, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

A strategically smart way to reduce the death penalty’s usage is to change laws to exempt people with severe mental illness.  See a page of information I wrote in 2005 and updated in 2013.  It’s at this link:  Mental Illness – Evolving Standards – April 2005 handout I have been pushing for that for many years, and I got the Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty to push for such legislation.  Although we got a committee hearing a number of years ago, the bill did not pass out of committee. Some other states have been considering this approach.  One […]

Democrats help Republicans hurt immigrants!

July 4, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Many people assume that Republicans are bad and Democrats are good, so all we have to do is replace Republicans with Democrats and our problems will be solved. WRONG! In many, many ways, Democrats are part of the problem.  Very often they actively go along with Republicans or timidly fail to oppose them.   Robert Reich’s July 1, 2019, article said the Democrats caved in to Republicans about the border, despite huge public concern:  https://www.nationofchange.org/2019/07/01/dems-cave-on-the-border/   This June 28, 2019, article reports that the highest-ranking Democrats in the Senate (Schumer) and the House (Pelosi) HELPED REPUBLICANS GIVE TRUMP $4.6 BILLION […]

4th of July is Trump’s excuse to glorify himself at taxpayers’ expense

July 4, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

For many years a Fourth of July celebration in Washington DC has been NON-PARTISAN celebration of our nation.  But in 2019 Trump hijacked it and made it about him and his partisan supporters:  https://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/2019/06/trump-to-turn-dcs-annual-nonpartisan-july-4-celebration-into-event-centered-on-him-and-his-supporters-report/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=298&recip_id=22838&list_id=2 In early July the Washington Post and other reliable sources reported that Trump has forced the National Parks Service (which is already underfunded and unable to keep up with necessary maintenance) to divert $2.5 million that had been intended for improving parks, so the NPS can pay for costs related to Trump’s Fourth of July event on the National Mall. The entire extravaganza will be very […]

VIDEOS, ARTICLES, etc.: Swedish teenaged girl speaks to world leaders powerfully for the climate

July 2, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swede, has been speaking to world leaders powerfully and effectively about the climate crisis. She is bold, articulate (even in English), and holds world leaders accountable for their negligence. See what I posted to my blog on April 29, 2019: http://parallaxperspectives.org/articles-videos-greta-thunberg-swedish-teenager-speaks-boldly-to-world-leaders-about-climate-crisis      

AOC and Greta Thunberg had this fascinating conversation

July 2, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Two amazing and inspiring young women — U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate advocate — recently had a conversation.  Read what they said at the link after the short introductory information I wrote here: The source of the following link had this headline When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez met Greta Thunberg: ‘Hope is contagious’ The article linked below has this sub-headline: “One is America’s youngest-ever congresswoman, the other a Swedish schoolgirl. Two of the most powerful voices on the climate speak for the first time.” I especially like this quotation from AOC: “[H]ope is not something that […]

TV: “Houselessness, Human Dignity, and the Right to Survive”

June 30, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The July 2019 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” takes a fresh look at problems and solutions related to homelessness. We dispel some of the myths that interfere with realistic understanding and smart solutions. Instead of talking about it from afar, one of guests (Jamie Joy) actually is homeless.  His first-hand experiences and insights help us understand the problems and solutions. Our other guest (Tye Gundel) co-founded a great local grassroots organization — “Just Housing” — in 2016 and has been working effectively with a variety of people and local governments to inform the public, advocate for compassionate and practical solutions, […]

Click links to see resources about nuclear weapons

June 21, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Since the 1940s the U.S. has been provoking a nuclear arms race and escalating the dangers.  Only during a few short periods of time when the public organized strong opposition did the government ease up, sign treaties, and reduce its efforts.  Now we must rise up again and organize a strong movement to stop the massive escalation that is underway now.  Beyond that, we must organize a strong movement to abolish nuclear weapons altogether. The Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is an active member of a statewide coalition, Washington Against Nuclear Weapons (www.wanwcoalition.org). WANW has conducted day-long workshops to […]

URGENT! Tell Congress to prevent Trump from starting war against Iran

June 21, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Trump keeps threatening war against Iran.  His National Security Advisor John Bolton is salivating at the possibility of starting that war, which Bolton has been urging for many, many years.  His Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also is a hawk supporting war. The Constitution EXPLICITLY states that ONLY CONGRESS can declare war.  A president cannot start a war based on his own authority.  The U.S. has been violating the Constitution for many decades!  After 9-11-2001 the Bush/Cheney regime pushed Congress to delegate Congress’s authority to the president through a sweeping open-ended “Authorization to Use Military Force” (AUMF), which lets to […]