TV: “Confronting the New Nuclear Arms Race”

November 15, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

Watch 1-hour interview about current and increasing dangers from nuclear weapons and new efforts to roll back those dangers.  This was Olympia FOR’s June 2017 TV program.  Click THIS to watch the interview.  To read a thorough summary of what we said, click THIS.

Converting to a Peace Economy

November 13, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

Watch a 1-hour video presentation about “Converting to a Peace Economy.”  This was Olympia FOR’s December 2010 TV program.  Click THIS to watch.  Click THIS for a one-page summary. In late 1976 and early 1977 Glen Anderson researched how military hurts the economy in systemic ways — beyond merely the budget trade-offs — and researched the possibilities of converting our national economy and Washington State’s economy to peaceful purposes instead of militarism.  He produced a well footnoted report and worked with other people on this.  The one-page summary at a link above has basic information.  You may contact Glen to […]

TV: “Healing from Political Blame, Shame, and Trauma”

November 13, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

Watch 1-hour interview about November 2016 election.  This was Olympia FOR’s December 2016 TV program. The Olympia FOR’s December 2016 TV program helps us understand the social and political trauma that has been hurting us – especially during the 2016 election campaign season. The 2016 election season has exposed much fear, anger and divisiveness that was already existing in American society. People who were already hurting in various ways have been further antagonized and traumatized. This interview is not intended to support or oppose any political candidate or any political party. Rather, we want to explore and understand the human […]

Death Penalty: Short Multi-Issue Fact Sheet

November 10, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

Violence begets violence: Society is right to want to stop violent crime. But when fear or other emotions cause us to retaliate with more violence, we only make the problem worse. The death penalty is the wrong response. Death penalty does not deter murder: When many murders occur, the offender is under severe emotional stress and/or the influence of alcohol or drugs. They are not thinking rationally enough to analyze the probabilities of being caught, convicted, and sentenced to death.  Nor does the death penalty deter those crimes that are rationally planned, because those persons plan to avoid getting caught.  […]