Trump appointed MANY, MANY judges — young right-wing extremists who will enforce Trumpism for MANY DECADES into the future.

September 14, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Trump and the Republicans do NOT want an honest government that will function properly and serve the public interest (by protecting consumers, the environment, social justice, constitutional rights, etc.), Trump and the Republicans DO want government to perform the bad functions (military violence, cruelty to immigrants, violations of human rights in the U.S. and worldwide, massive imprisonment, etc.). Accordingly, Trump has refused to fill many vacancies for high-level federal positions that serve diplomacy, the environment, and other useful functions.  Now the Federal Elections Commission — which is responsible for making sure elections are fair — is prevented from functioning because […]

Failing to deal seriously with the climate crisis WILL COST MUCH MORE than taking the necessary actions!!

September 14, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Political conservatives and “centrists” keep saying that spending money to deal with the climate crisis would be too expensive.  ACTUALLY, FAILING TO TAKE STRONG ACTIONS will COST MUCH MORE!!! A friend sent me the article linked below.  My friend thought it is a good article – and she especially urges “fiscal conservatives” to read it.   Read the article — “The Green New Deal Costs Less than Doing Nothing” at this link: https://newrepublic.com/article/153702/green-new-deal-costs-less-nothing        

Let’s Boldly Create the Future We Really Want!

September 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

I wrote this powerful, inspiring essay because we have much more potential for solving problems and creating a better future than most people realize. Regardless of which issues you care about, I encourage you to read the essay at this link: Let’s Boldly Create the Future We Really Want                

New report exposes Republicans’ 2017 tax scam as another handout to the rich instead of helping the poor

September 4, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Trump and the Republicans lied about their 2017 massive tax cut for extremely rich people and big business.  They said it would help the middle class, and that it would stimulate investments that would help poor people. Of course, the opposite is what turned out.  Extremely rich people and big businesses reaped huge savings and profits, but the rest of us suffered. This new report provides additional information: https://www.alternet.org/2019/09/report-reveals-that-like-everything-else-about-gop-tax-scam-program-purported-to-help-the-poor-really-just-another-handout-to-the-rich/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1324        

Short article: The currently dominant worldview is hurting our society in many ways.

September 4, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Our society is suffering in many, many ways.  The problems are all around us — and they are interconnected.  They are rooted in a worldview that has been dominating the U.S. (and some other nations) increasingly in recent decades. I wrote a long article about this.  Here is a very short article that summarizes a few of the main points.  I published it in a recent issue of Works in Progress (www.olywip.org): This currently dominant worldview is hurting us.            

Adults as well as youths should strike for the climate on FRI. SEPT. 20, 2019

August 24, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Bill McKinnon urging us to strike for the climate on Sept. 20, 2019:  https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/08/21/youth-adults-join-us-climate-fight Calls for maximum adult participation in the young people’s climate strikes:  https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-strikes-public-participation-2639336361.html?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1 A 17-year-old climate justice activist admits to being “terrified of what the future holds if we remain on our current carbon trajectory.  The climate crisis looms over every single decision I make, and impedes any and all plans I try to make for the future. I have never known a time in my life where life on earth as we know it wasn’t coming to an end thanks to the climate crisis. It’s time […]

Bernie Sanders proposes a $16 TRILLION Green New Deal — and proposes how to pay for it

August 24, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The climate crisis is extremely serious. Modest efforts (like nearly all Democrats tolerate) will NOT be enough! The cost of doing nothing will be HORRIBLE for our quality of life, for the survival of humans and our civilization, and for the economy.  (Some people don’t care about the first items here, but damage to the economy might get their attention. Bernie Sanders proposes cutting the military budget in order to fund the Green New Deal.  The military FAILS to protect us, but the Green New Deal is absolutely necessary for our protection — and our “national security” if you want […]

Some Democratic presidential candidates are funded by billionaires, but not all are.

August 21, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Recently Kamala Harris declined to participate with other presidential candidates in a climate debate because she wanted to use that time to attend a fundraising event featuring EXTREMELY RICH people.  Public blowback forced her to change her mind about that. The article at the following link says, “Buttigieg Has 24 Billionaire Donors. Harris Has 17. Biden Has 13. Sanders Has None.”  The article’s first three paragraphs say: “A recent analysis of Federal Election Commission (FEC) records found that there were 67 billionaire donors giving to 2020 Democratic candidates. “And out of all 20 candidates who debated in Detroit, Michigan last […]

This smart, short video explains why top executives’ income has grown much, much more than workers’ pay – and how we can reduce that gross inequality.

August 21, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Robert Reich (a previous administration’s Secretary of the Department of Labor) has continued to pay close attention to public policy issues, especially related to economics and political fairness.  He wrote this: Average CEO pay at big corporations topped 14.5 million dollars in 2018. That’s after an increase of $5.2 million per CEO over the past decade, while the average worker’s pay has increased just 7,858 dollars over the decade. Just to catch up to what their CEO made in 2018 alone, it would take the typical worker 158 years. This explosion in CEO pay relative to the pay of average […]

The Green New Deal would be good in many ways!

August 21, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The Green New Deal is an amazingly good idea.  It provides fresh thinking “outside the box” by bringing together environmentalists, labor, local communities, poor people, young people, and other diverse constituencies.  It is a “win-win-win-win-win ” all the way around.  I urge all kinds of people to work together in grand coalitions to pass the Green New Deal through Congress. In the 1930s, FDR’s New Deal helped our nation in many ways.  Now we need a NEW “GREEN New Deal” to help us in many ways, including the environment and climate, which were less pressing issues during the 1930s.   […]

Practical strategies for forestry, agriculture, etc., to protect the climate

August 21, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Much of the effort for the climate focuses on what NOT to do:  what to do less of, and what to stop altogether. Let’s also promote POSITIVE REMEDIES.  Smart science has identified several PRACTICAL STRATEGIES for forestry, agriculture, etc., that can protect the climate.  Here are a few examples.   #1.  Plant trees to protect the climate. Better yet, CUT DOWN FEWER TREES.  Let’s sharply reduce the number of trees that are cut down.  Let’s protect rainforests, other forests, and random trees everywhere. The article at the link below begins with this paragraph:  Every year, an estimated 15 billion trees […]

Pass the law that will allow law suits against gun manufacturers – Sign the Petition

August 17, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Conservatives believe in the glories of the “market” in driving public policies.  But they avoid using “market” solutions for certain kinds of issues. Let’s make gun manufacturers LEGALLY AND FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE for the expensive damage their products cause?  Several years ago cigarette manufacturers were held responsible and provided funding for state governments.  Gun manufacturers impose huge costs upon individual victims and their families, and also local governments (policing, courts, etc.), and health providers (hospitals, insurance companies, etc.).   See more information and sign a petition is at this link: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/95d58ea293aa01df1dcbb603a2f65721dc330525/?link_id=1&can_id=1d662460c0abb8939c5044c82927552b&source=email-firstname-default-friend-pass-the-law-that-will-allow-law-suits-against-gun-manufacturers&email_referrer=email_594753&email_subject=firstname-default-friend-pass-the-law-that-will-allow-law-suits-against-gun-manufacturers      

Extreme Inequality Is Driving Anxiety and Depression in the U.S.

August 17, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Economic inequality is a SERIOUS CRISIS in the U.S. — not only because it is economically unjust, but also because it hurts our health and mental health. See this article:  https://truthout.org/articles/extreme-inequality-is-driving-anxiety-and-depression-in-the-u-s/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=84b92979-bb4e-43d9-975d-6146d244cab9