Trump escalates his war on science and on scientists

December 21, 2018 GlenAnderson 0

Ever since taking office in January 2017, Trump has been making war against truth, including scientific truth and scientists themselves.  He has been following Orwell’s 1984 novel in eliminating truthful information he does not want.  In the book it was destroyed in ways that Orwell could imagine, and now Trump is eliminating truth (including scientific truth) by deleting it from websites and prohibiting Executive Branch professionals from using certain words that Trump does not like. Climate denialism and other phony-baloney nonsense have become orthodox.  Honest professional scientists are censored and demoted and hushed up in other ways. This article from […]

Trump pulls U.S. out of United Nations Human Rights Council

December 21, 2018 GlenAnderson 0

In late June 2018 Trump took yet another cruel and reckless action to violate international human rights and make the U.S. a “rogue nation.”  He withdrew the U.S. from the United Nations Human Rights Council. This very short article announced it but did not say much:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/6/19/1773487/-The-US-announces-that-it-will-leave-the-U-N-Human-Rights-Council?detail=emaildkre This article says more.  It says Trump pulled the U.S. out because the U.N. Human Rights Council criticized Israel’s government.  Israel and a right-wing Republican senator from South Carolina praised Trump’s move, but China and various world leaders expressed disappointment, said Trump’s move hurts peace, etc.:  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-19/trump-is-said-ready-to-pull-u-s-from-un-s-human-rights-council The following article says more.  It […]

Rescue U.S. foreign policy from ALL hawks including Trump

December 21, 2018 GlenAnderson 0

News coverage about General Mattis’s resignation as Secretary of Defense is surreal. They keep saying that Mattis was a stabilizing “adult” in Trump’s regime. But Mattis is an EXTREME HAWK known as “Mad Dog.”  He resigned because Trump decided to remove U.S. troops from Syria and to reduce U.S. troops in Afghanistan.  Those are small steps in the right direction.  Trump is no dove, but these modest steps reduce the reckless hawkishness in U.S. foreign policy. When Mattis resigns over those modest steps – and when mainstream media and bi-partisan members of Congress support Mattis’s extreme hawkishness instead of Trump’s […]

In January, urge Congress to pass HR 1 to get Big Money out of politics.

December 20, 2018 GlenAnderson 0

You have probably read information supporting HR 1, legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would push Big Money out of politics.  Many non-profit organizations that support democracy and other good things (environment, energy, peace, nuclear weapons, workers’ rights, human rights, the gun lobby, etc.) recognize that BIG MONEY CORRUPTION PREVENTS CONGRESS FROM ACCOMPLISHING WHAT WE WANT IT TO DO. HR 1 is a tremendously positive step forward for ALL of the issues we care about! Public Citizen (www.citizen.org), the non-profit org that Ralph Nader started in 1971, says the following in support of HR 1, and urges people […]

Some so-called “renewable” energy is actually dirty! We need clear definitions and enforcement.

December 19, 2018 GlenAnderson 0

https://grist.org/article/why-we-need-a-better-definition-of-renewable-energy/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=dailyhttps://grist.org/article/why-we-need-a-better-definition-of-renewable-energy/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=dailyAn incinerator in Maryland burns garbage, chicken wastes, etc., and pollutes the air and stinks up the neighborhood, but it gets subsidies from utilities and ratepayers for producing “renewable” energy. These kinds of abuses and subsidies occur in other states too. See this informative article:  https://grist.org/article/renewable-energy-portfolio-standards-maryland-garbage-incineration/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=daily This interesting short video urges a better definition of what kind of energy is “clean” or “renewable: https://grist.org/article/why-we-need-a-better-definition-of-renewable-energy/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=daily  

Trump’s nominee for Attorney General wants to impose “God’s Law” upon America. That’s UNCONSTITUTIONAL!

December 18, 2018 GlenAnderson 0

Right-wing Americans are whipping up fears that state governments might impose Sharia law upon us, even though that is utterly unrealistic. However, the right-wing Christian equivalent — fundamentalist “God’s Law” is a real and present danger.  Trump’s nominee for U.S. Attorney General — the top law enforcement official in our nation — actually is on record saying he wants to impose “God’s Law” upon our nation.  He is a right-wing Christian fundamentalist.  His proposal is BLATANTLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL.  It violates the First Amendment’s absolute requirement that the government and religion remain separate. An excellent non-profit organization, Americans United for the Separation […]

At the United Nations, 181 nations voted to help refugees. Only the U.S. and Hungary voted no.

December 18, 2018 GlenAnderson 0

Hungary now suffers under a brutally xenophobic right-wing government.  So does the U.S.  These are the ONLY nations that voted against an effort at the United Nations to help refugees. Under Trump, the USA has become an EXTREMELY CRUEL nation – a “rogue nation” – an outlier — a ROGUE NATION — in a world that has compassion for vulnerable people. This article explains:  https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/12/17/181-nations-just-voted-help-refugees-only-far-right-united-states-and-hungary-voted?cd-origin=rss&utm_term=181%20Nations%20Just%20Voted%20to%20Help%20Refugees.%20Only%20the%20Far-Right%20United%20States%20and%20Hungary%20Voted%20%22No%22&utm_campaign=These%2016%20Democrats%20About%20to%20Go%20Down%20in%20History%20for%20Helping%20GOP%20Kill%20Internet%20as%20We%20Know%20It%20%7C%20News%20%2526%20Views%20&utm_content=email&utm_source=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&cm_mmc=Act-On%20Software-_-email-_-These%2016%20Democrats%20About%20to%20Go%20Down%20in%20History%20for%20Helping%20GOP%20Kill%20Internet%20as%20We%20Know%20It%20%7C%20News%20%2526%20Views%20-_-181%20Nations%20Just%20Voted%20to%20Help%20Refugees.%20Only%20the%20Far-Right%20United%20States%20and%20Hungary%20Voted%20%22No%22      

A new book calls for impeaching Trump

December 18, 2018 GlenAnderson 0

A non-profit organization has published a new book that calls for impeaching Trump.  Its title is The Constitution Demands It: The Case for the Impeachment of Donald Trump.  The non-profit organization is Free Speech for People, www.freespeechforpeople.org Entrenched politicians are failing to protect the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law from Trump’s repeated abuses, so ORDINARY PEOPLE must build a strong GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT to promote impeachment.          

Chris Hedges lambastes Trump in our age when the fake, the fraudulent, the fabricated and the theatrical supplant reality.

December 18, 2018 GlenAnderson 0

Chris Hedges is one of the savviest, most perceptive, most insightful writers about public affairs.  In mid-December 2018 he wrote the following article, which lambastes Trump in our age when the fake, the fraudulent, the fabricated and the theatrical supplant reality. Trump is a “confidence man” who has lied and cheated all his life.  His ignorance and narcissism endanger our nation.  But many Americans are WILLING TO BE FOOLED while Trump entertains them.  This actually hurts people and it is hurting our nation.  This article is full of information and insights: https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/12/17/trump-quintessential-american            

Facts about Pentagon wasting our tax dollars instead of promoting peace and serving the broad public interest

December 17, 2018 GlenAnderson 0

Another blog post today provides info that a major portion of the Pentagon failed yet again to pass an independent audit.  Here is some previous information about the Pentagon’s massive accounting fraud: https://www.thenation.com/article/pentagon-audit-budget-fraud/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=0c17c70c-da4f-491c-b967-6efd540d1ace   The U.S.’s post-9/11 wars have cost $5.9 TRILLION, KILLED 240,000 civilians, and DISPLACED 21 MILLION people. After TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS and all that human suffering, the U.S. has NOT won ANY any of those wars!  But Congress refuses to stop those wars. Instead, a congressional commission is urging yet more money for a bloated Pentagon. The author of the article at the following link is William […]

De-militarize the federal budget!! Once again a huge portion of the Pentagon can’t complete an independent audit.

December 17, 2018 GlenAnderson 0

https://www.pogo.org/investigation/2018/10/massive-pentagon-agency-cant-complete-audit-again/?utm_source=weekly-reader&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wr-181215&utm_content=header Decent people must DEMAND that Congress stop throwing more and more money into the Pentagon! The U.S. has many problems that need federal funding, but the Congress prevents solving those problems because Congress siphons off enormous amounts of our tax dollars and gives them to the Pentagon, which CANNOT COMPLETE AN INDEPENDENT AUDIT. The U.S. keeps escalating its unwinnable wars, but – instead of holding the Pentagon accountable for its failures – Congress rewards it with more money. Actually, the Pentagon does NOT want to win those wars, because then its budget – and its political power – would […]

California is still planning to execute an innocent man.

December 16, 2018 GlenAnderson 0

Kevin Cooper, who is almost certainly innocent, has been imprisoned on California’s death row for 33 years. His cell is smaller than a typical American bathroom. The State of California refuses to conduct modern DNA testing. A federal judge on the 9th Circuit says Mr. Cooper is innocent, and that “the San Bernardino sheriff’s department framed him.” The evidence does not point to him at all. The same federal appeals judge also said, ““the state failed to provide Cooper a fair hearing,” that “the state obstructed and impeded Cooper and his lawyers in almost every way imaginable in denying his […]

Sign this newer petition for the United Nations to investigate U.S. abuses at Mexican border

December 16, 2018 GlenAnderson 0

On December 6 I posted to my blog a petition you could sign, urging the United Nations to investigate the U.S.’s abuses at our Mexican border.  If you haven’t signed it yet, please do. Now here is another petition with a similar message.  Sign this petition urging the United Nations to investigate violations of refugees’ rights at the Mexican border. https://somos.presente.org/petitions/launch-a-un-investigation-into-the-violation-of-refugee-rights-at-the-mexican-border/?akid=6102.507465.49trUH&rd=1&source=mid6102&t=7