Tax extremely rich people! They have the greatest responsibility to pay for the systems that made them rich!

November 16, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

In the U.S., poor people pay a larger percentage of their income in taxes than rich people do! Rich people keep telling us that “trickle-down” economics will help the rest of us — but “trickle-down” has been PROVEN to be propaganda, NOT how the economy really works. Ordinary people — middle class, working class, and poor — are SERIOUSLY HURT by our nation’s tax system and our states’ tax systems.  Rich people and giant corporations fund political campaigns, and the politicians write tax laws that serve their political donors AT OUR EXPENSE. Finally, some progressive people are urging us to […]

Seattle’s Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen said nuclear weapons crucify Jesus again

November 16, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Nuclear weapons are NOT merely political issues “out there” somewhere. They are very intimate — as intimate as our own human lives — and as intimate as our religious faith. Raymond Hunthausen, the late Catholic Archbishop of Seattle, stated: “Our nuclear war preparations are the global crucifixion of Jesus. What we do to the least of these, through our nuclear war planning, we do to Jesus. This is his teaching. We cannot avoid it and we should not try. Our nuclear weapons are the final crucifixion of Jesus, the extermination of the human family with whom he is one.”   […]

Ralph Nader says Trump is the most impeachable Pres. ever, but Congress is the most hesitant

November 16, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Ralph Nader wrote this article: The Most Impeachable President in US History vs. The Most Hesitant Congress. What are the Democrats waiting for? Trump is the most impeachable tyrant in the country’s history—hands down. https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/11/16/most-impeachable-president-us-history-vs-most-hesitant-congress?cd-origin=rss&utm_term=AO&utm_campaign=Weekly%20Newsletter&utm_content=email&utm_source=Weekly%20Newsletter&utm_medium=Email    

Texas stays the execution of an INNOCENT man

November 16, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

On Friday November 15, 2019, the Court of Criminal Appeals in Texas indefinitely stayed Rodney Reed’s execution. Now his case will go back to the trial court where the false testimony and innocence claims will be considered before any further action is taken. Massive public pressure forced the State of Texas to stay the execution of Rodney Reed, who is ALMOST CERTAINLY INNOCENT.  His case will go back to court for further consideration.  This good news occurred ONLY because MILLIONS OF PEOPLE signed petitions and THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE phoned Texas’s decision-makers and HUNDREDS OF EVENTS AND VIGILS called for the […]

In Feb. 2019 young people urged U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein to help the climate, but SHE REBUFFED THEM!

November 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

In February 2019 Brave New Films (www.bravenewfilms.org) reported this: Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein’s reaction when a group of kids showed up at her office to ask her to back the #GreenNewDeal shows how dangerously out of touch the establishment is. We met up with these young leaders to get their response… Watch this 2-minute video of the U.S. senator rebuffing the young people:  https://www.facebook.com/bravenewfilms/videos/2212412422356629/     Another short video of this horribly patronizing response by a Democratic U.S. Senator: This very short video a group of young people try to convince Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein to support the Green New […]

NEXT SAT NOV 16: Attend event in Olympia focusing on CLIMATE and NUCLEAR WEAPONS. Learn, connect, and take action.

November 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation’s 2019 Fall Retreat will focus on BOTH nuclear weapons and the climate crisis. It will occur on Saturday November 16 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 20th & S. Capitol Way, Olympia. The Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is one of several co-sponsors. Keynote: DAHR JAMAIL “The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption” — Author and journalist Dahr Jamail, on the necessity of listening deeply to the Earth, as the planetary crisis accelerates. PETER LUMSDAINE WA Physicians for Social Responsibility, Nuclear Weapons Abolition Task Force — […]

Trump is using OUR TAX DOLLARS to fund Venezuela’s opposition politicians!

November 5, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

When you hear news about Venezuela, remember that Venezuela has a lot of oil — and that its democracy is constitutionally legitimate. Trump keeps trying to overthrow Venezuela’s democracy.  Do not let Trump overthrow Venezuela’s government. People who care about peace and democracy should be outraged by yet one more abuse by Trump that was reported in mid-October 2019. Trump is using OUR TAX DOLLARS to fund Venezuela’s opposition politicians! On October 17, 2019, CodePink (www.codepink.org) reported this: “Our taxpayer money is being used to pay the salaries of Venezuelan politicians! USAID (the United States Agency for International Development) announced […]

Nuclear weapons are CRAZY. Nuclear war is NOT winnable. Here are two short examples from the Reagan era.

November 5, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Since the 1940s the U.S. government has been telling us that nuclear weapons protect us. Actually, the OPPOSITE is true! Two examples from President Reagan’s 1980s illustrate the absolute boneheaded thinking that has been endangering us:   In the early 1980s when President Reagan was escalating the nuclear arms race and pretending that nuclear war would be OK, one of his top experts said that a nuclear war might kill 50 million Americans, but that this would be a victory for the U.S. if we killed MORE THAN 50 million people in the Soviet Union. Decent Americans opposed that madness. […]

Sign up now for 6 practical workshops in Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing in Olympia

November 3, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

People who have taken my series of 6 workshops on Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing have found them inspiring, informative and practical. I am offering them again in early 2020 at a convenient location in downtown Olympia:  sessions 1 and 2 on SAT JAN 18, sessions 3 and 4 on SAT JAN 25, and sessions 5 and 6 on SAT FEB 1. Space is limited, so PLEASE SIGN UP NOW, and I’ll provide the address. See this flyer: 6 workshops on NV Grassroots Organizing — Jan. 2020 FLYER For EVERY issue you care about (peace, climate, economics, democracy, social justice, human rights, […]

Chris Hedges wrote about “The Age of Radical Evil”

October 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Chris Hedges keeps writing articles that are powerfully insightful and wise. His articles connect the dots across a number of issues. They are very much worth reading. Here is one from October 2019: https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-age-of-radical-evil/          

Impeach Trump for MANY, MANY reasons beyond Ukraine! Protect the Constitution and the Rule of Law!

October 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

While mainstream Democrats and mainstream media focus on Trump’s blatantly impeachable offenses regarding his extortion against Ukraine, they are overlooking MANY, MANY OTHER impeachable offenses.  The House ABSOLUTELY MUST include those in its Articles of Impeachment!  Otherwise the Democrats are giving Trump a free ride — “complete exoneration,” as Trump might say — for Trump’s MANY, MANY OTHER impeachable offenses. I encourage you to watch my September 2019 TV program about impeaching Trump and/or reading the thorough summary I typed about what my guests and I said during the TV interview.  The video interview and the thorough summary are available […]

Examples of Trump’s deliberate cruelty to immigrants and refugees

October 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

CONTEXT: Bullies pick on people who are smaller and weaker.  Bullies choose victims who are vulnerable. Deep-down, bullies know they are personally inadequate, so they victimize vulnerable people in order so they themselves can feel dominant and cover up their own feelings of inadequacy. Trump is horribly incompetent.  He was a rich spoiled brat who became a rich spoiled adult.  He keeps going bankrupt.  He is — to use the term that he likes to apply to his adversaries — a “LOSER.” He gained political power by tapping into the racism and xenophobia of white people who feel powerless (because […]

Trump’s EMOLUMENTS are a blatantly impeachable offenses!!!

October 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The people who developed the U.S. Constitution were afraid that sometime a CORRUPT POWER-GRABBER would become President, so they wrote IMPEACHMENT into the Constitution.  They identified a few EXPLICITLY IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES and also wrote broad wording about “high crimes and misdemeanors” so the impeachment clause could be used in a wide range of circumstances to prevent a President from abusing his power. One of the few EXPLICITLY STATED impeachable offenses pertains to “EMOLUMENTS.”  This old-fashioned word pertains to USING PRESIDENTIAL POWER TO ILLEGITIMATELY ENRICH HIMSELF.  The Constitution specifies BOTH international and domestic emoluments.  TRUMP IS CLEARLY GUILTY OF BOTH. Ordinary […]

Texas plans to execute Rodney Reed, even though he is VERY LIKELY INNOCENT!

October 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Let’s help to prevent Texas from executing Rodney Read, who is VERY LIKELY INNOCENT! He is another black man convicted and sentenced to die by an all-white jury. Strong evidence supports his claim that he is innocent – and that a white man killed the victim. See this information: https://truthout.org/articles/the-fight-to-save-rodney-reed-from-execution-in-texas/