Here is an EXCELLENT report by WA State Govt about strategies to reduce poverty

July 9, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Typically, governments fall far short of acknowledging the serious problems — and they also fall short of proposing bold remedies to solve those problems. HERE IS AN EXCEPTION!  Recently three of Washington State government’s agencies collaborated with many poor people, racial minorities, and supportive organizations to create a Poverty Reduction work group.  They produced a 65-page report with a 10-year plan.  It is surprisingly smart and progressive! This report provides very good information and urges people to understand historical racism, etc., include the affected people.  We should urge candidates for State Legislature to read this 65-page report carefully and pass […]

“Jesus Taught and Practiced Nonviolence”

July 7, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The July 2020 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series (on cable channel 22 in Thurston County WA and on this blog) provides fresh information and insights that will be interesting to people whether or not they are Christians. We live in a society where Christianity is the dominant religion, but most people – including most Christians – do not adequately understand that Jesus taught and practiced profound nonviolence. The July 2020 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series helps Christians and non-Christians alike to see the radical, practical Jesus that Jesus taught and practiced. Dave Bellefeuille-Rice shares his interesting […]

Nuclear weapons violate international law. Here’s a protester’s strong statement.

July 3, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

It is well established that nuclear weapons violate international law.  An international court affirmed that in 1996.  Actually, even preparing for nuclear war violates the Nuremberg principles that the U.S. and the other victors in World War II established. But the U.S. and eight other countries own nuclear weapons anyway.  And the U.S. has installed them in some of our NATO allies, including Germany, where Germany’s Buchel Air Force Base maintains several of the U.S.’s nuclear bombs and prepares constantly to drop them on Russia or another nation if the U.S. orders that. For a number of years Europeans and […]

You can SIGN UP NOW for a series of FREE ONLINE workshops on Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing

July 3, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

We care about a variety of issues but we are not making as much progress on them as we could. I’m providing FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS to increase your skills and your toolbox of strategies and methods to HELP YOU MAKE MORE PROGRESS on the issues you care about. You can still sign up now.  See this:  http://parallaxperspectives.org/locally-and-nationwide-we-must-change-the-political-culture-sign-up-for-these-practical-workshops I can e-mail you an essay with the substance of Session #1 in essay format, and then you can catch up with Sessions #2 and beyond.  Contact me at glenanderson@integra.net if you want that or if you have any questions. Also, if you […]

Death Penalty system is horribly broken. Many innocent people are on death row.

June 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

For every 9 persons who have been executed in the U.S. since the 1970s, one person on death row has been PROVEN INNOCENT AND RELEASED. This shocking rate of error sows that our death penalty system is horribly broken. Our death penalty system is the enemy of truth and justice. See information at the “Death Penalty” part of my blog, www.parallaxperspectives.org, and contact me for referrals to several non-profit organizations that are working to abolish the death penalty.  Glen Anderson (360) 491-9093 glenanderson@integra.net     Watch “Just Mercy,” an excellent new film about the death penalty and racism. Just now […]

Military weapons could NOT save us from Coronavirus! We must REDUCE weaponry and care for people instead!

June 21, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

If your only tool is a hammer, you will treat every problem as if it were a nail. The U.S. is SO HEAVILY MILITARIZED that our REAL SECURITY is SUFFERING!!! Congress keeps wasting our tax dollars on military weapons that DID NOT PROTECT US from Coronavirus. Trump eliminated two federal offices that had been planning to deal with pandemics because he wanted to spend that money on militarism. Read this one-page article that I wrote a few days ago: Military weapons could not save us from Coronavirus Ordinary people need to organize a powerful grassroots movement to SLASH the Pentagon […]

Racial Justice Insights for White Folks

June 20, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

A few people (a few whites along with a few others) try to promote “white guilt.” But that approach misses the mark and only makes many white people feel defensive so they fail to work on solving the problems. For half a century I have said that instead of “white guilt” we need to promote “white responsibility.” That puts the emphasis where it needs to be – recognizing that racial injustices benefiting white people have existed for centuries – and taking responsibility for solving the problems that have given us unfair advantage and privilege. Too many white people are negligent […]

Trump’s seriously dysfunctional psychology keeps getting worse — with VERY DANGEROUS implications.

June 16, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

I keep seeing more and more information about Trump’s serious psychological problems.  Trump’s bizarre, reckless, hate-filled rhetoric and behavior are alarming — and DANGEROUS for our nation and for the world.  Also, many psychologists and psychologists keep writing and speaking about his psychological disabilities and dangers. He is absolutely obsessed with bragging about himself and what an excellent job he is doing as President.  He said his performance regarding Coronavirus would rate 10 on a 10-point scale.  Even when he is supposed to be honoring somebody else, he exploits that occasion and focuses largely on praising himself.  He wasted taxpayers’ […]

Locally and nationwide, we must CHANGE THE POLITICAL CULTURE. Sign up for these practical workshops.

June 15, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Governments are the LAST to figure things out. (Mainstream news media are the next-to-last.) They will do what we want ONLY WHEN a strong nonviolent grassroots movement forces them to do what is needed. Recent history has proved this a number of times. (In the 1960s Congress passed civil rights legislation only because the Civil Rights Movement forced them to. President Obama opposed LGBTQ rights to marriage until the grassroots movement forced him to support equal rights. The list goes on and on.) Our local community includes a number of people who want to protect the environment – and protect […]

Trump and Republicans are hell-bent to PREVENT government from solving problems!

June 12, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Our nation, our people, our environment, our health — EVERYTHING — is suffering under the weight of a HUGE NUMBER OF PROBLEMS! But Trump and the Republicans are HELL-BENT TO PREVENT GOVERNMENT FROM SOLVING the problems! A while ago I wrote a thorough article that examines and criticizes the worldview of the conservatives that has been hurting us in many ways.  The article is long but full of insights.  I encourage people to read it here:  This Currently Dominant Worldview Hurts Us in Many Ways — and PREVENTS Governments from Solving Problems The Coronavirus pandemic, massive unemployment, racial injustices, police […]

Jesus Taught People How to Nonviolently Resist Oppression.

June 12, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Near the end of my July 2020 TV interview, I present the information at the link below.  But this information fits neatly into a short article (1 1/2 pages) that I’m attaching it at the link below. We live in a society where Christianity is the dominant religion. Most people – including most Christians – do not adequately understand what Jesus taught and what he did nonviolently to promote social justice.  Instead, most Christians put Jesus into a comfortable role (about saving people from sins), but they do not adequately understand or value his very bold teachings actions about nonviolence […]

Trump supports land mines!

June 8, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Over and over and over again, Trump makes CRUEL and VIOLENT decisions.  He especially likes to overturn the few decent things that President Obama had done.  Obama prohibited the U.S. military from using land mines. The following information was announced by Amnesty International (www.aisua.org): “On January 31, 2020, Amnesty International joined a vast coalition of human rights and faith organizations in strongly condemning President Donald Trump’s decision to caqncel the Obama Administration’s policy regarding the prohibition against the use of landmines by the United States military forces. “Landmines are inherently indiscriminate weapons, capable of inflicting unspeakable destruction and harm on […]

U.N. Secretary General is calling for a GLOBAL CEASEFIRE. Join this GLOBAL MOVEMENT!!!

June 6, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

On March 23, 2020, during the Coronavirus pandemic, Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, said this: “The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war. That is why today I am calling for an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world. It is time to put armed conflict on lockdown and focus together on the true fight of our lives.” SEE THIS ARTICLE about this:  https://www.psr.org/blog/2020/04/23/un-secretary-general-calls-for-a-global-ceasefire/?emci=346b1ed8-7085-ea11-a94c-00155d03b1e8&emdi=ad7b151a-8f89-ea11-86e9-00155d03b5dd&ceid=135885 A number of peace organizations are calling for a GLOBAL GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT to pressure our national governments to join this GLOBAL CEASEFIRE movement!  They include World Beyond War (www.worldbeyondwar.org) […]

Racial Justice Insights for White Folks

June 4, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

During our nation’s current crisis about pervasive, persistent racism, it’s good for white folks to look at the problems and solutions from fresh perspectives.  A few years ago I produced a TV interview titled, “Racial Justice Insights for White Folks.” You can read a short introduction to it — and watch the interview — and read a summary of what we said — at this link:   http://parallaxperspectives.org/tv-racial-justice-insights-for-white-folks