Green New Deal: Here are several good articles, etc.

September 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

We need a Green New Deal right now: https://medium.com/discourse/why-we-need-a-green-new-deal-right-now-fa719cd34d30   Buy the book, “WINNING THE GREEN NEW DEAL”: I always buy from locally owned bookstores instead of national chains.  Here is information from the publisher: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Winning-the-Green-New-Deal/Varshini-Prakash/9781982142438?utm_source=author_site&utm_medium=author_site&utm_campaign=winning_the_green_new_deal&utm_content=&emci=cab9f2c4-dfe6-ea11-8b03-00155d0394bb&emdi=8a934de6-e0e6-ea11-8b03-00155d0394bb&ceid=33653   Naomi Klein: The Green New Deal Is Changing the Calculus of the Possible. She says big ideas are the only ones that can realistically tackle the climate crisis. https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/naomi-klein-green-new-deal-climate-change/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%2002222019&utm_term=daily   Yes, we really can fix our problems.  In the 1930s the New Deal was bold and significantly helped solve our nation’s problems then.  Now we must pass the GREEN New Deal.  Strongly urge […]

Let’s build savvy grassroots movements to expand the range of what is “politically feasible.”

September 18, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Elected officials, newspaper editorial boards, and other official power-holders shy away from making the bold, humane changes for social and economic justice because they say those bold reforms are not “politically feasible.” Our job is to organize strategically from the grassroots to build movements that expand the range of what is “politically feasible,” so our demands will become obviously necessary instead of dismissed as unrealistic.   Instead of lamenting “ain’t-it-awful,” let’s change the awful realities by organizing strategically savvy grassroots movements! I encourage you to SIGN UP NOW for the series of 6 weekly workshops starting on YOUR CHOICE of […]

Nuclear power is bad in many ways — and NOT good for the climate!

September 18, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

For decades, knowledgeable people have known that nuclear power is bad in many, many ways. Now, although some people claim nuclear power is a viable alternative to fossil fuels, knowledgeable people explain why it is BAD FOR THE CLIMATE TOO. Here are links to a few articles about nuclear power, including its harm to the climate:   Nuclear reactors make climate change worse: https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/2020/09/13/nuclear-reactors-make-climate-change-worse/   Sea level rise threatens nuclear power waste sites: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0301421519306937?fbclid=IwAR1dcJcWD_R3T85TrUktUk3ozmEfvEqw52YKNskyDXEFuohheQK58RZir8U&via%3Dihub   Click link to tell Congress that nuclear power is NOT a remedy for the climate crisis: https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5502/t/0/blastContent.jsp?email_blast_KEY=1433809   The non-profit organization that provided the link […]

Recent actions by Trump & Republicans validate what I wrote and posted here about their mania to PREVENT government from functioning well.

August 31, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

In 2017 I wrote a thorough essay explaining that Trump, the Republican Party, big business, and other conservatives are hell-bent to PREVENT the government from solving problems.  Their whole “worldview” supports their mania to enable their elites (whites, rich people, big business, “patriotic” Americans, etc.) DOMINATE EVERYBODY ELSE. Although decent people want fairness and justice throughout our society and in the economy, and fairness and peace in our nation’s dealing with other nations, Trump, Republicans, etc., reject that and are RADICALLY DESTROYING humane governmental, social and economic policies in order to enable rich, racist, cruel people to PREVENT the government […]

A few recent articles about democracy and our current crisis

August 29, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Many people recognize that the U.S. is suffering a crisis that is seriously jeopardizing our Constitution, our democracy, and our freedom. Here are just a few articles from August 2020 that will remain relevant:   Our stressful times tempt people to “escape from freedom” and seek conspiracy theories, authoritarian leaders, etc.  When you open this link, be sure to click through all pages of this interesting article: https://www.opednews.com/articles/Mechanisms-of-Escape-from-by-Blair-Gelbond-Advertising_Alienation_Buddhism_Capitalism-200823-598.html   A few giant corporations have amassed huge wealth and political power — and are pushing the U.S. in wrong ways: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-18/monopoly-power-lies-behind-worst-trends-in-u-s-fed-study-says?emci=3e848430-6ae2-ea11-8b03-00155d0394bb&emdi=da0563eb-70e2-ea11-8b03-00155d0394bb&ceid=3273229   America is descending into fascism because this serves the […]

Get info about electric vehicles at online event on WED SEPT 16

August 29, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Have you been thinking about getting a plug-in car? If you are — OR IF YOU’RE JUST CURIOUS AND OPEN TO LEARNING — here is your opportunity to hear some local people who own and drive them discuss what that’s been like for them. Charging into the Future: Get Charged Up about Electric Vehicles Wednesday, September 16, 7:00 PM You’ve got questions about Electric Vehicles? We’ve got answers! Join us for a lively panel of local EV owners sharing all of the things you need to know about buying and owning an EV. You can register at  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArcuGoqjIrEtfPMR1qO55vRz0_MxVr1tcI     […]

Sign up now for SAT SEPT 26 Youth Climate Webinar. I know these 5 teenagers. They are great!

August 29, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Wow! Youth Voices on Climate Justice Saturday, September 26th at 2:00 PM REGISTER HERE!  Five local teenagers whom I know and respect INVITE YOU to participate in their inspiring webinar. Hear their insights — and consider taking actions they recommend. All ages of people can work together to solve the climate problems. These young people are savvy and focused. I signed up for their SAT SEPT 26 webinar, and I hope you will too.   Moderator:  Louisa Sevier | Youth Legislative Officer | Olympia High School Panelists: Kaylee Shen | President of Climate Action Club | Olympia High School Rebecca Mcmillin-Hastings | President of Capital Climate […]

“Universal Single-Payer Health Care Now! Don’t Let this Good Crisis Go to Waste.”

August 29, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

We Need Universal Single-Payer Health Care Now! The September 2020 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” examines our nation’s persistent failure to provide health care for everybody, persistent failure to control costs, and chronic injustices in paying the bills.  The U.S. spends twice as much per capita than other nations do, but many millions of Americans have no health care at all, and Americans’ health outcomes are worse than other nations. Two knowledgeable guests explain the problems in clear, understandable ways – and they propose a smart, cost-effective way to cover everybody with high quality health care at lower cost than […]

“Let’s Boldly Create the Future We Really Want”

August 29, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The June 2020 TV program for the “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series addresses the serious problems that we are experiencing and encourages people to boldly envision solutions. People know the status quo is bad – and they want to solve the problems. But nearly everybody is bogged down in feeling powerless.  They don’t feel empowered to solve the problems, and they don’t know how to proceed. This TV program — and the transcript I have posted at this link,  2020.06 BOLD FUTURE — TRANSCRIPT with MORE INFORMATION and RESOURCES — start by confronting the serious problems in our world, our nation, […]

Urge Congress to PASS GOOD legislation and DEFEAT BAD legislation about NUCLEAR WEAPONS

August 16, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Most Americans do not pay attention to what Congress is doing about nuclear weapons.  Congress funds horrible weapons, but a few members of Congress do introduce good legislation to restrain the nuclear arms race.  I produced this document with information about GOOD BILLS TO SUPPORT — and BAD BILLS TO DEFEAT. See this: Federal legislation and policies to SUPPORT or OPPOSE Please contact your members of Congress (House and Senate) to urge appropriate actions. Thanks!                    

Sign up now for October’s fascinating 4-session course on nuclear weapons

August 15, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has successfully conducted its powerfully informative — and downright fascinating — 4-session course titled “Nuclear Weapons Nowadays:  What You Can Know and Do.”  After having satisfied the participants in each of the several times we have conducted the course, we are INVITING YOU TO SIGN UP NOW for our next course in October. You may choose either 4 Tuesdays starting October 6 (5:00-7:00 pm Pacific Time) or 4 Saturdays starting October 10 (10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon).  The contents are the same so if you have to miss one week’s course, you may […]

Call COVID-19 the “TrumpVirus” because his incompetence and cruelty made U.S. #1 in infections and deaths.

August 4, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Trump refuses to take responsibility for any of his many horrible decisions and failures.  He blames the Coronavirus on Chinese people, Democratic governors, the news media, and so forth, but he refuses to admit that Trump’s own stupidity, ego, incompetence, mismanagement made the crisis much, much worse than it would have been if we had a competent president. When he took power in January 2017 the Executive Branch agencies included two offices that were responsible for watching out for pandemics and planning in advance how to effectively manage pandemics in case they emerge.  Trump ABOLISHED those, so he PREVENTED our […]

Trump is HORRIBLY INCOMPETENT in dealing with other nations

July 31, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

During the 2016 campaign (and ever since then) Trump kept promoting himself as an extremely smart business person who was skilled at making deals and interacting effectively with other nations.  ALL OF THAT IS THE OPPOSITE of what he has done since taking office in January 2017.   Trump’s record on foreign policy: Lost wars, new conflicts and broken promises: Building a new anti-war movement that is connected to the domestic anti-police struggle is the only thing that can rein in U.S. militarism. https://www.nationofchange.org/2020/07/02/trumps-record-on-foreign-policy-lost-wars-new-conflicts-and-broken-promises/   Trump is utterly INCOMPETENT in foreign policy and ABUSES WOMEN who lead other nations: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/6/29/1956980/-CNN-sources-Trump-s-calls-with-women-foreign-leaders-have-been-near-sadistic?detail=emaildkre […]

Let’s use HUMOR and SATIRE for political purposes!

July 31, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

One smart way to deflate the egos of egocentric persons and entities is to RIDICULE them with humor and satire. In our current crisis — actually our MULTIPLE CRISES — we have many opportunities to disempower them through humor and satire. Watch this short video, which encourages this: https://trlib.kanopy.com/video/send-clowns-humor-weapon