Nonviolence: A few short quotations provide wise insights and encouragement

February 23, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Short quotation #1: “Nonviolence has been marginalized because it is one of the rare truly revolutionary ideas, an idea that seeks to completely change the nature of society, a threat to the established order. And it has always been treated as something profoundly dangerous. Advocates of nonviolence—dangerous people—have been there throughout history, questioning the greatness of Caesar and Napoleon and the Founding Fathers and Roosevelt and Churchill.” —Mark Kurlansky   Short quotation #2: “The nonviolent approach does not immediately change the heart of the oppressor. It first does something to the hearts and souls of those committed to it. It […]

Waiting for the new Trump statue

February 23, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Many members of Trump’s cult still believe he is their savior. Some of them want to honor him in various ways. See this photo titled, “waiting for the new Trump statue.”        

The Case for a New Approach to North Korea

February 23, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Taking even small steps toward ending the 70-year-old Korean War would be a welcome change from the hostility and denial of past administrations. https://fpif.org/the-case-for-a-new-approach-to-north-korea/?emci=025ce8d0-b06c-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&emdi=3fe6eba2-ff6d-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&ceid=882844    

URGENT (late Feb. 2021) ONLINE ACTIONS for these issues

February 23, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Most of us receive many e-mails urging us to take online actions to tell a governmental or business entity what to do. These are especially urgent now in late February 2021 about several different issues.   Urge Biden to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal: The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, commonly known as the “Iran nuclear deal:) was working well until Trump pulled the U.S. out of it and escalated his bullying against Iran — including escalating threats of war against Iran.  Instead of getting “leverage” to force Iran to yield to Trump’s demands, Trump’s scheme backfired.  The Iranian […]

Teenagers for Climate Action — TV interview and more information

February 19, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The March 2021 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series features two teenagers discussing the climate crisis, sharing their experiences and insights, and urging smart actions. The March 2021 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series (also watchable on your computer) helps us move ahead toward solving the climate crisis.  It helps people of all ages understand why young people are so deeply concerned – and it informs us of some of the positive ways teenagers are taking action. Our guests are two juniors at Capital High School in Olympia, Washington.  Both have been climate activists for perhaps two years […]

Sign up NOW for FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS so you can make more progress on issues YOU care about

February 15, 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 […]

URGENT (early Feb. 2021) ONLINE ACTIONS for these issues

February 8, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Most of us receive many e-mails urging us to take online actions to tell a governmental or business entity what to do. These are especially urgent now in early February 2021 about several different issues.   IMMIGRANTS: Nearly two million immigrants arrived in the U.S. as children when their parents immigrated here without documentation.  They grew up and became adults in the U.S., but they are still at risk of deportation.  Please urge Congress to pass the DREAM Act, which has been re-introduced in the new 2021 Congress.  This would protect these immigrants from deportation and allow them to work […]

Sign up now for fascinating, informative FREE online course on nuclear weapons: late February to mid-March 2021

February 8, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

  “NUCLEAR WEAPONS NOWADAYS: What You Can Know and Do”   This FREE 4-session course is informative and fascinating! Sign up now to take it from late February to mid-March 2021 (your choice of Tuesdays or Saturdays). We use Zoom video, so people everywhere take our course. Please share this opportunity with your friends. Scroll down to see the easy way to sign up.   The Cold War ended three decades ago, but nuclear weapons remain a threat to the world.  Many recent and current actions by the U.S. government have sharply increased the danger of nuclear war in the […]

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is a POWERFUL step toward PEACE!

January 30, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The February 2021 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series provides you with a powerful, inspiring, exciting worldwide campaign that is already making powerful progress toward abolishing nuclear weapons. American politicians and American news media have grossly failed to inform the American people about the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.  The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly approved it in July 2017.  Already, 51 nations have ratified the Treaty, and we expect many more during 2021 and beyond.  The Treaty went into effect on January 22, 2021 for the nations that have ratified it. During this TV interview Joanne […]

Nuclear weapons: What we need to know — and what Biden should do

January 27, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Many non-profit organizations are urging President Biden to take smart actions for many important issues.  Here are TWO informative resources about NUCLEAR WEAPONS in the post-Trump era.   Resource #1: A very few of us from the Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons participated in a powerfully informative Zoom meeting that the Arms Control Association (www.armscontrol.org) conducted last week about “Nuclear Challenges for the Biden Administration in the First 100 Days” and the ACA’s related report.  You may download their report from their website at this link:  available for download Also, the ACA recorded their fascinating and informative Zoom meeting, […]

How to talk effectively about defunding the police

January 19, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Many people recognize the long-standing problems of police using excessive violence — and treating racial and ethnic minorities unjustly.  Efforts to improve training and to adopt “reforms” have not significantly solved the problems.  Now many people are urging local governments to cut the budgets of police departments and use the savings to fund more effective nonviolent ways to provide public safety. These efforts make good sense, but some of the talk about “defunding” the police causes some members of the public to feel afraid for their safety and to push back against these changes.  We can be more effective if […]

Biden should take these smart actions toward nuclear disarmament in his first 100 days

January 19, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Trump radically escalated the dangers of nuclear war. Biden can reduce those dangers IF WE URGE BIDEN TO TAKE SMART ACTIONS.   This morning I was one of more than 400 persons who participated in a worldwide Zoom meeting conducted by the Arms Control Association (www.armscontrol.org).  They titled this event, “Nuclear Challenges for the Biden Administration in the First 100 Days.” They efficiently presented a lot of information from several experts.  They recorded the Zoom event and will post it to their website reasonably soon. Recently the Arms Control Association presented their new report, which was titled  he speakers will […]

Sign up NOW for FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS so you can make more progress on issues YOU care about

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 […]

FRI JAN 22: Street-corner vigiling supports the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

January 9, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons goes into effect on FRIDAY JANUARY 22. Huge international support exists — especially throughout the global South. None of the nine nations with nuclear weapons supported this treaty when the United Nations General Assembly adopted it overwhelmingly (122 nations!) in July 2017.  The Trump administration vigorously and maliciously opposed it. Now that enough nations have ratified the Treaty, it will go into effect on January 22, 2021. Please see this flyer, which provides information and invites you to help publicize this historically powerful event in whatever local community you might live in: […]