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January 14, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

You visited this blog because you care about important issues, such as peace, climate, economics, democracy, social justice, human rights, or ___________. YOU can make MUCH MORE PROGRESS on important issues by strengthening your skills in organizing nonviolent grassroots movements! Let’s set smart goals and devise smart strategies.  Let’s reach out to the public more effectively than we have been doing.  Let’s devise ways to be more effective in how we nonviolently push the people who have the official power to serve the broad public interest. ALL OF US — new people, experienced organizers, and everybody in between — can […]

Trump profits hugely from playing golf on his properties

January 6, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

When Trump goes to his properties (Mar a Lago, etc.) to play golf, the taxpayers pay to fly Air Force One, and the taxpayers PAY TRUMP to house and feed his huge entourage of Secret Service officers, presidential staffers, etc., to stay in his overpriced hotels and eat overpriced meals there.  Trump rips off the taxpayers VERY OFTEN for this purpose.  The Constitution prohibits this:  The “emoluments” clause EXPLICITLY PROHIBITS using presidential power for personal enrichment, but the House Democrats REFUSED to impeach Trump for this blatantly unconstitutional crime.   Washington Post confirms that Trump has charged the US a […]

Sign up for 4-part study group (starting Monday Jan. 11, 2021) on progressive economics: “Modern Monetary Theory”

January 3, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

You are invited to join the Backbone Campaign’s MMT 4 part series: Modern Monetary Theory Study Group Join our 4-part study group on Modern Monetary Theory, Mondays at 4:30pm Pacific / 7:30pm Eastern One of the best experts on Monetary Theory (MMT) is Stephanie Kelton, who has written extenstively about it.  Search the web for her name and MMT.  She summarized MMT by saying, “it is about replacing an artificial revenue constraint with a real inflation constraint. So there are limits. But the limit is not a predetermined numerical level or a percentage of the budget. There is no strict […]

SIGN PETITION urging Biden’s Inaugural Committee to REJECT corporate donations.

January 3, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Big business corrupts BOTH political parties! Big business donated a lot to Trump’s inaugural events and seems ready to donate to Biden’s too.  WE MUST STOP THAT CORRUPTION! I encourage you to promptly SIGN THIS PETITION urging Biden’s Inaugural Committee to REJECT corporate donations: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/sign-the-petition-urge-the-biden-presidential-inaugural-committee-to-reject-corporate-donations?source=20201216NoCorpInaugDon_PA&referrer=group-progress-america&redirect=https://secure.actblue.com/donate/corporations&link_id=0&refcodeEmailReferrer=email_1030961&can_id=1d662460c0abb8939c5044c82927552b&email_referrer=email_1030961&email_subject=sign-now-no-corporate-contributions-for-a-virtual-inauguration                  

Now We Empower Ourselves to Achieve Bold Goals

December 30, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The January 2021 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV program will help YOU make progress on the issues YOU care about. Many of our nation’s problems had existed for a very long time.  These include racial injustice, economic inequality, environmental problems, a foreign policy that is both cruel and violent, and some dysfunctional aspects of our electoral systems.  From 2017 through 2020, Trump made these and other problems even worse.  Really, this goes beyond partisanship.  Many of our nation’s problems are long-standing and bi-partisan.  The American people have values that are better, wiser, more compassionate, and more progressive than either of […]

Besides Protesting What We Oppose, Let’s Organize Even More Vigorously to Accomplish Positive Goals

December 28, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

We need to keep protesting against the cruelty, corruption, injustice and violence that continually assault us.  But if we spend most of our time and efforts fighting the bad stuff, the oppressors will continue to have the upper hand because they can keep throwing bad stuff at us and we will always be on the defensive. We need to spend most of our time and efforts taking the initiative to organize for the positive goals that we want instead.  We need to be proactive, envision the future we want instead of the current mess, and organize to achieve the positive […]

These FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS can help you make more progress on issues YOU care about

December 27, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Every person reading this cares about important issues, such as peace, climate, economics, democracy, social justice, human rights, or other issues. We can make MUCH MORE PROGRESS by organizing nonviolent grassroots movements!  We can set smart goals and devise smart strategies.  We can reach out to the public more effectively than we have been doing — and nonviolently push the people who have the official power to serve the broad public interest. ALL OF US — new people, experienced organizers, and everybody in between — can STRENGTHEN OUR SKILLS and add resources to our “toolboxes” so we can make more […]

Washington State’s tax system hurts the poor and fails to fund what people need.

December 21, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

For many decades Washington State has had THE MOST REGRESSIVE tax system of any state in the nation.  This means RICH PEOPLE PAY FAR LESS THAN THEIR SHARE — and POOR AND WORKING CLASS PEOPLE PAY FAR MORE THAN THEIR SHARE. Washington is one of just a very few states with no income tax.  (Decades ago the state Supreme Court said it would be unconstitutional.)  Instead, we rely very heavily on the sales tax.  Poor and working class people spend nearly all of their money, so they pay a lot of sales tax, while rich people put more of their […]

Powerfully informative resources prove Trump’s horrible corruption, incompetence, etc.

December 15, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

We keep seeing various articles documenting various ways in which Trump is cruel, corrupt, incompetent, etc.  Recently two reputable national magazines focused entire issues on compiling such articles.  They are powerful resources.  I recommend them highly.   The July-August 2020 issue of Mother Jones focused especially on Trump’s extreme mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The front cover says:  “PLAGUED:  Grift, Greed, Gaslighting:  A Special Report on Trump’s COVID Corruption.”  Read it here:  https://www.motherjones.com/mag/2020/07/toc/   The October-November 2020 issue of The Progressive contains many articles on a wide variety of Trump’s terrible public policies and other actions.  It documents his cruelty, corruption, and […]

“How to Deal With the U.S.’s Current Crises”

December 14, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

“How to Deal With the U.S.’s Current Crises” October 2020 Our nation is suffering from several extremely serious problems all at once.  The crises are deeply rooted and actually go beyond individual elected officials and political parties.  Problems include the COVID-19 pandemic, economic injustices, homelessness, excessive military spending, racial injustices, the criminal justice system, unfairness to immigration, right-wing extremism, the climate crisis, nuclear weapons, and Trumpism. Instead of merely lamenting “ain’t-it-awful,” three guests (Jean Gant Delastrada, Liz Moore, and Glen Gersmehl) provide smart insights into those problems and lift up some positive values that can help us solve them.  We […]

These smart insights can help us communicate effectively about the climate crisis.

December 9, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Please read this smart article: To Turn Fear to Action, We Must Confront the Emotions of the Climate Emergency: https://truthout.org/articles/to-turn-fear-to-action-we-must-confront-the-emotions-of-the-climate-emergency/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=07ad2511-f34a-445c-9ae6-c45fc465d001   How To Talk To People About the Climate Crisis When Scary Facts Are Not Enough: This article says starting a conversation with scary facts only frightens people away: https://www.ecowatch.com/how-to-talk-about-climate-change-2649044390.html?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1 I believe that we’re more able to make progress if we help people thing about what they need and what they value – especially for their kids and grandkids.  Yes, the climate crisis is causing very serious problems already, but nearly 100% of the public wants their kids and grandkids […]

Sometimes the U.S. acts like a “rogue state.” What if the world treated the U.S. like one?

December 9, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. often imposes sanctions and other penalties against nations that the U.S. government does not like. Sometimes the U.S. itself acts like a “rogue state.” What if the world treated the U.S. like a “rogue state,” imposed sanctions against our nation, etc.? See this interesting article: https://www.huffpost.com/highline/article/sanctions/?ncid=newsltushpmgpolitics        

Here are more things Biden should do promptly after taking office

November 12, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Two days ago I posted a list of some things that a variety of good organizations and smart individuals are urging Biden to do as soon as he takes office.  Here is that blog post:  http://parallaxperspectives.org/good-organizations-urge-biden-to-take-these-good-actions-promptly   More organizations are urging additional actions, so I am listing some of them here:   Americans United for the Separation of Church and State (www.au.org) wrote: The Biden-Harris administration has the opportunity and the moral obligation to right the wrongs of the Trump administration and build a better future – one that values religious freedom and equality for all.  That’s why AU has announced a […]

Good organizations urge Biden to take these good actions promptly

November 10, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Throughout the past four years Trump has done many, many bad things.  Some of Trump’s damage is irreversible (lives lost by his incompetent mismanagement of the pandemic, ecosystems destroyed and cancers caused by his environmental deregulations, families broken apart by cruelty to immigrants, and much, much more). But Biden can REVERSE many of Trump’s cruel and corrupt actions — especially those Trump accomplished by executive actions and by “reinterpretations” of federal laws and regulations. A variety of good organizations are recommending good actions that Biden should take promptly.  Here are just a few.  I might compile more recommendations for Biden […]

Sign up now for 6 FREE online workshops to empower you for Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing on any issue!

November 6, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

How are the issues YOU care about doing nowadays? Many people feel frustrated that peace, social and economic justice, the environment and climate, and other vital goals are left behind by “politics-as-usual.” When “the system” keeps failing to solve the real problems, YOU can work with other people to ORGANIZE NONVIOLENT GRASSROOTS MOVEMENTS to make progress on issues YOU care about! Sign up now for 6 FREE online workshops to empower you and provide insights, strategies and resources to help you win! Governments, big businesses, mainstream media, and other entrenched entities will do what we want ONLY WHEN a strong nonviolent […]