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April 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 […]

Click to urge President Biden to take these actions …

April 13, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Many non-profit organizations are urging President Biden to take smart actions.  I have collected some recent ones here.  You might want to provide your own name and contact information and click to send.  For a few of these you may remove my name and contact information and substitute your own. Also, you can contact President Biden through the White House website — www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ — or through the White House phone switchboard — (202) 456-1414  Grassroots pressure has produced positive governmental actions on some issues.  Let’s keep it going!   Human rights, democracy, and peace for Myanmar (traditionally known as Burma): On […]

Eliminate land-based missiles (ICBMs) from the nuclear arsenal.

March 25, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Since the 1950s the U.S. has spent huge amounts of our tax dollars building and maintaining land-based nuclear missiles in a number of U.S. states in the northern and central parts of our nation.  These Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) are now widely regarded as obsolete and unnecessary.  But they persist as one “leg” of the U.S.’s nuclear “triad,” along with airplanes that can drop nuclear bombs and submarines (such as the Trident) that can launch nuclear warhead-tipped missiles from oceans. Here is some information about the new movement to abolish the ICBMs:   The U.S. government plans to REPLACE some […]

Even after Biden’s victory, the “Doomsday Clock” remains at only 100 seconds before midnight.

March 24, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Since the 1940s, BOTH of the U.S.’s big political parties have enthusiastically supported nuclear weapons.  BOTH parties have allowed the climate crisis to get worse over the decades. Every year in late January the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announces how close we are to “Doomsday.”  Recently it has been the closest to “midnight” that it has ever been, and the climate crisis has been a factor along with nuclear weapons.  Replacing Trump with Biden did not cause the “Doomsday Clock” to back away from midnight. On January 27, 2021, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that we are […]

This smart article debunks the myth that nuclear weapons “deter” war.

March 24, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Most Americans believe the government’s propaganda that nuclear weapons are a “deterrent” that has protected us from war.  Actually, during the Cold War, neither the U.S. nor the USSR wanted to start a war against the other.  But the existence of thousands of nuclear weapons on hair-trigger alert meant that a nuclear war could have started – and destroyed the world – if an accident or miscalculation or computer error had occurred.  The “deterrence” myth persists now 30 years after the Cold War.  People who want to abolish nuclear weapons need to debunk the myth that they have deterred war.  […]

Accidents, miscalculations, computer errors could cause a nuclear war and destroy us all.

March 24, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The routine propaganda claims that nuclear weapons keep us safe. The truth is that nuclear weapons might — at any time — kill us all through accidents, miscalculations, computer errors or other unexpected problems. HERE ARE INFORMATION ITEMS ABOUT THIS:   Newly released documents shed light on 1983 nuclear war scare with Soviets: The Soviet Union put fighter-bombers loaded with nuclear bombs on 24-hour alert in East Germany during a NATO nuclear weapons command exercise in November 1983, and the alert included “preparations for the immediate use of nuclear weapons,” according to newly released U.S. intelligence records that confirm a […]

We must DE-MILITARIZE our democracy!

March 21, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

It’s Time to Demilitarize Our Democracy.  The national security state has come to dominate our ostensibly “civilian” government. See this February 1, 2021, article by Mandy Smithberger and William D. Hartung  https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/military-pentagon-democracy/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%2002.01.2021&utm_term=daily   It was also posted here on  January 29, 2021:  Demilitarizing Our Democracy:  How the National Security State Has Come to Dominate a “Civilian” Government https://www.juancole.com/2021/01/demilitarizing-democracy-government.html                

Virginia is the first Southern state to abolish the death penalty

March 21, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

In the U.S., the South has been executing more people than any other part of the nation.  But the big news now is that in early February 2021 Virginia became the first Southern state to abolish the death penalty.  Here are two articles about this:   Both chambers of the Virginia state legislature voted to abolish the state’s death penalty in early February 2021. Virginia has committed the most executions of any state other than Texas – a total of 113 since 1976, and hundreds more in the centuries prior.  The links here were written shortly before Gov. Ralph Northam […]

PREVENT the U.S. from spending $100 BILLION on more than 600 new nuclear missiles!

March 20, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The article linked here — https://www.psr.org/blog/should-america-buy-new-missiles-in-the-middle-of-a-deadly-pandemic/?emci=26549cd5-1d72-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&emdi=1dee357b-2276-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&ceid=135885 — provides information about horribly expensive new nuclear missiles the U.S. government wants to buy.  It’s called the “Ground Based Strategic Deterrent.”  The Air Force wants more than 600 of these missiles.  Each is much deadlier than the bombs we dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  Don’t we have better uses for the $100 BILLION these “weapons of mass destruction” will cost?   This link — https://secure.everyaction.com/Wnr9fIRN1k2EVPhGh8mzGw2?contactdata=19koCTtxnjlwdoOJcRyIUSXeAcRhubY7sBgQB7SE7Bz4mVjMGM%2fCYn%2bkHdGmbcyzi59zHUHmQfQCdYpRxxcl7pHLZtoSzYRHA2pzMYqPHULvV3ePhhEejFmlo0WkkeWIdq%2fju0oHJTGTS250I8MUZ6JgXTbi%2bxgOPYH3VhJbzZ2qenEJEUgM4WdjZu5VK1X%2bp5nmoLcVdOFqy2zfU4czCXPs9aJExosRzG5xOBm2yuyS%2fKWSTG4PkILoPySWn2L3&emci=26549cd5-1d72-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&emdi=1dee357b-2276-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&ceid=135885 — Tells Congress NOT to do that.        

Re-Thinking National Security

March 20, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

On March 10, 2021, I spoke to a worldwide audience (about 1/3 in the U.S. and Canada, about 1/3 in Europe, and about 1/3 in other continents) as the featured speaker for their organization’s speaker series. I spoke about “Re-Thinking National Security.” They recorded this Zoom event.  You can watch it at this link: https://ubiverse.org/documents/humanity-rising-day-201—recording Also, I am attaching an essay I wrote that is that is similar to what I said during the speaking engagement. You can read my essay at this link: Re-Thinking ‘National Security’ — An Essay in 3 Parts

Nuclear Weapons: History, Science and the Public: TV program and more information

March 15, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The April 2021 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series helps you understand how nuclear weapons came into existence – and the science behind them – and the public’s reactions to learning about the hard realities. From ancient times, people have wondered how the natural world works.  People have also wondered how they could use the power of the natural world to kill their enemies.  Modern science and engineering allowed people to increase their knowledge – and increase their ability to kill. Since the 1940s nuclear weapons have been part of our reality.  Most people try to avoid thinking about […]

Tell Congress NOT to spend $100 BILLION for more nuclear missiles!

March 7, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The article linked here — https://www.psr.org/blog/should-america-buy-new-missiles-in-the-middle-of-a-deadly-pandemic/?emci=26549cd5-1d72-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&emdi=1dee357b-2276-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&ceid=135885 — provides information about horribly expensive new nuclear missiles the U.S. government wants to buy.  It’s called the “Ground Based Strategic Deterrent.”  The Air Force wants more than 600 of these missiles.  Each is much deadlier than the bombs we dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  Don’t we have better uses for the $100 BILLION these “weapons of mass destruction” will cost?   This link — https://secure.everyaction.com/Wnr9fIRN1k2EVPhGh8mzGw2?contactdata=19koCTtxnjlwdoOJcRyIUSXeAcRhubY7sBgQB7SE7Bz4mVjMGM%2fCYn%2bkHdGmbcyzi59zHUHmQfQCdYpRxxcl7pHLZtoSzYRHA2pzMYqPHULvV3ePhhEejFmlo0WkkeWIdq%2fju0oHJTGTS250I8MUZ6JgXTbi%2bxgOPYH3VhJbzZ2qenEJEUgM4WdjZu5VK1X%2bp5nmoLcVdOFqy2zfU4czCXPs9aJExosRzG5xOBm2yuyS%2fKWSTG4PkILoPySWn2L3&emci=26549cd5-1d72-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&emdi=1dee357b-2276-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&ceid=135885 — Tells Congress NOT to do that.            

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 […]

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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 […]