TV: “Dangers of Genetically Modified Food”

November 20, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

In recent years more and more people have become concerned that giant corporations are doing things to the food we eat that are bad for our human health, bad for agricultural animals, and bad for the environment. A few giant corporations are tampering with the genetic makeup of food crops such as corn and soy. They are splicing into these food crops some genes from totally different species to kill weeds or insects, or to make the plants grow faster. The changed crops are referred to as “genetically modified” (GM) or “genetically engineered” (GE). Scientists are increasingly warning us of […]

TV: “TPP: A ‘Free Trade’ Scam Much Worse than NAFTA”

November 20, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s November 2013 TV program about the TPP and other “free trade” scams was still relevant in September 2014, so we aired it again then, while the TV station was replacing its equipment for producing new programs.  Watch this program and read the summary at the September 2014 listing.

Cut the military budget. Use the savings to fully fund human needs.

November 20, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

A budget is a numerical way to express what we value.  The U.S.’s federal budget extravagantly funds military violence and fails to support human needs.  This is morally wrong.  It also makes our nation weak.  Sure, the Pentagon has plenty of weapons.  But our people are suffering badly from poor housing, poor health, polluted communities, and so forth. We need to cut the military budget and use the savings to fully fund human needs.  The U.S. has WASTED TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS making war against people in other countries while making the American people suffer also from neglect. In 2011 and […]

TV: “Strengthen Democracy with a Community Rights Ordinance (CRO)”

November 20, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

To watch this interview, click HERE. To read a .pdf summary of what we said during the interview, click HERE. The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s April 2014 TV program takes a fresh look at democracy – specifically, how to make democracy more real and more vibrant by practicing it at the local level. We examine the growing movement for vibrant grassroots democracy through local efforts called “Community Rights Ordinances” – CROs. Our TV program’s three guests help us understand Community Rights Ordinances – and how we might adopt one locally, perhaps focusing on a specific concern such as sustainable local […]

TV: Igniting a Grassroots Compassion Movement”

November 20, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

To watch this 1-hour interview, click HERE. To read the following summary in Word format, click HERE, or in .pdf format, click HERE. The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s June 2014 TV program explores the potential of applying compassion to a wide range of social problems. Our four guests (listed near the end of this article) are active in Compassionate Seattle, which began in 2008, when the Dalai Lama visited Seattle and promoted the Seeds of Compassion, which Archbishop Desmond Tutu also supported. Another boost came in late 2009 when Karen Armstrong won a TED award for her Charter of Compassion […]

TV: “TPP: A ‘Free Trade’ Scam Worse than NAFTA”

November 20, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

In mid-2014 Thurston Community Television (TCTV, www.tctv.net) was replacing its production equipment, so we repeated the great interview about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which we had aired in November 2013.  It was still relevant in 2014, so we aired it for our September 2014 program.  Public pressure had slowed down the TPP, but we had not yet stopped it.  “Free Trade” scams continue to be promoted by the U.S. government and big business. To watch this informative 1-hour interview, click HERE. To read thorough information about it — and see links to information sources — click HERE or HERE. Here […]

TV: “Understanding Socialism”

November 17, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s February 2016 TV episode — “Understanding Socialism” — contributes to the public discussion of how to fix our nation’s broken economic system. The American people know that the economic status quo is dysfunctional and are open to alternative ways of meeting our economic needs.  The U.S.’s dominant economic system has persisted for a very long time. Many people assume that the status quo must always exist. But growing numbers of people are pointing out problems, such as: • The declining middle class • The widening gap between the very rich and everybody else; • Big […]

TV: “Support an Effective Public Sector”

November 17, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s March 2016 TV interview explores how a vibrant and effective public sector can serve the public interest. For a several decades – especially since Ronald Reagan’s era – we have been hearing anti-government rhetoric from politicians and other powerful interests who want to cut taxes in order to starve and shrink the public sector. Sometimes voters have gone along with that, cutting taxes and cutting governments’ abilities to meet needs. Those powerful interests also have pushed governments to sell public resources to private corporations (to “privatize” them) so they can reap private profits from activities […]

TV: “TPP and Other ‘Free Trade’ Schemes Endanger Us All”

November 16, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

For decades now, presidents and Congresses of both big political parties have been pushing for “free trade” schemes that promise jobs and prosperity. But – when enacted – these schemes have actually produced the opposite. For example, Democrat Bill Clinton pushed for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and expanding the World Trade Organization (WTO). Republican George W. Bush pushed for several “free trade schemes.” Democrat Barack Obama pushed Bush’s plans to completion, and Obama is pushing hard to complete the huge Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) involving a dozen Pacific Rim nations. Mainstream politicians – and mainstream news media – […]

TV: “Protect immigrant Rights”

November 16, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

Watch a 1-hour interview about the legal dangers immigrants (especially those without documentation) are facing in the U.S. — and about efforts locally and nationwide to protect those rights.  The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s May 2017 TV program was taped in April 2017, and the news has continuously changed, so when you watch this now some time later things might be different, but much of what we said during this hour is stable over time. Three guests  help us explore this topic. All three are active with the local Olympia effort called “Strengthening Sanctuary,” which protects immigrant rights. • Joanna […]

TV: “Solutionary Rail”

November 15, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

Watch a 1-hour interview about an exciting and creative opportunity to accomplish many positive changes in our society by electrifying our nationwide train system and reducing the use of heavy trucks.  This is Olympia FOR’s December 2017 TV program. “Solutionary Rail” would reduce fossil fuel use and protect our environment, climate, and public health. It would create jobs and help local communities throughout our nation.  The website promoting it – www.solutionaryrail.org – describes it as “a people-powered campaign to electrify America’s railroads and open corridors to a clean energy future.” I agree with that summary, and Solutionary Rail offers many […]