The Climate Crisis is ALSO a SOCIAL JUSTICE issue!

November 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Some people think of issues as if each was in a separate “silo” unrelated to other issues.  Actually, issues are very deeply and strongly interrelated.  For example, the Climate Crisis is ALSO a SOCIAL JUSTICE issue. This insight should not only broaden our understanding of the climate crisis, but it should also help us strategize more insightfully to reach out and connect the climate crisis with other issues.  We should bring various kinds of people into the climate movement AND bring climate organizers into the movements working on other social justice issues.     This November 21, 2017, article at […]

Olympia’s people want to CUT the Pentagon budget and INCREASE funding to serve human and environmental needs!

November 5, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Twice in late summer 2019 the Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons organized and staffed information tables at public events. Six jars were labeled with different possible uses for our federal budget. We handed each visitor a stack of ten pennies and invited them to put the pennies into the various jars to show how the visitor would choose to spend the federal budget. The results (listed below) were similar for both events, except “Environment and climate” and “Health care” exchanged places for 1st and 2nd priorities. Military has rated lowest priority every time I have conducted this game over […]

This article explains the story that right-wing extremists worldwide are telling — so they keep gaining power

November 5, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Near the beginning of this article it says this: The radical right has developed a global narrative that, by uniting virulent racists and commonplace conservatives, mass shooters and populist politicians, is already injecting fringe ideas into mainstream culture. A paragraph soon after says this: The radical right’s story is rooted in the most basic plot of all: us versus them. Its main nemesis is determined, so the tale goes, to storm the battlements of the “civilized world” and, in what’s called a “great replacement,” oust its innocent inhabitants. Soon after, it says this: The idea of “the great replacement” is […]

Facebook supports right-wing extremism, hate groups, etc.

November 5, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The National Whistleblower Center (www.whistleblowers.org) reported in May 2019 — and updated its report in September 2019 — that Facebook “was not only hosting terror and hate content, but in fact auto-generating its own.”  A whistleblower provided information that you can see here:  https://apnews.com/f97c24dab4f34bd0b48b36f2988952a4?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=39a0cee3-f401-4489-b49a-d930eb9bc78e The National Whistleblower Center wrote, “The whistleblower filed a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in January 2019 alleging Facebook has repeatedly deceived shareholders and the public about its efforts to address terror and hate speech on its social media platform. By doing so, the whistleblower claims Facebook is violating securities laws that prohibit […]

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, […]

Why is “national security” defined ONLY in ways that assume MILITARISM?

October 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The term “national security” is almost always ASSUMED to imply the need for more militarism, more fear of people in other countries, more willingness to fight wars, more military weapons, more military spending, and more nuclear weapons. That is a VERY NARROW channeling of our vision and our thinking. Really, our nation is NOT SECURE in many other ways.  Our nation is NOT SECURE when: Many people are poor Many people are homeless Many people lack decent health care Many people feel alienated from society Many people are very angry Many people own guns that endanger themselves, their families and […]

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 […]

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/      

Ralph Nader’s article: “25 Ways the Canadian Health Care System is Better than Obamacare for the 2020 Elections”

October 12, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

This article is interesting.  We need to focus on real health care reform and not settle for Obamacare or other weak alternatives.  See Ralph Nader’s article here: https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/09/19/25-ways-canadian-health-care-system-better-obamacare-2020-elections?cd-origin=rss&utm_term=AO&utm_campaign=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_content=email&utm_source=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_medium=Email        

Pelosi and House Democrats are TOO TIMID about impeaching Trump!

October 12, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

For 2 1/2 years House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other powerful Democrats have refused to impeach Trump, despite his MANY, MANY violations of the Constitution and MANY, MANY violations of federal law. The Constitution explicitly urges a strong remedy when a President becomes a tyrant:  IMPEACHMENT!  The Constitution’s explicit remedy has been available to impeach Trump all the way back to his inauguration in January 2017 when he has been clearly — and continuously VIOLATING the Constitution’s EXPLICIT prohibition of using the presidential power as a gimmick for financial gain.  The Constitution explicitly prohibits both foreign and domestic “emoluments.” Since […]

TV: “Being Christian in America in a Time of Crisis”

October 6, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The October 2019 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” takes a fresh look at some of our nation’s social and political issues – especially in light of religious faith.  Many of the public policy issues that our nation is grappling with have been pushed hard from conservative Christian viewpoints, but those are NOT the only voices of Christianity. Moderate, liberal and progressive Christians have insights that differ greatly from the highly publicized views that have gained political power. Our October 2019 interview features three retired Christian ministers sharing faith-based insights and perspectives that are VERY DIFFERENT from those that have been […]

What bold, positive realities would you want for 4 years from now?

October 6, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

I am always encouraging people to envision and organize bold goals for a significantly better future.  Recently I posted to my blog this article inviting us to do that:  http://parallaxperspectives.org/lets-boldly-create-the-future-we-really-want-2 Now I invite you to take the next step. Please read (or re-read) that blog post and send me your e-mail suggestions for this topic: What bold, good reality would you want for four years from now — October 2023? Instead of feeling constrained by the current conditions that are bogging our nation down and curtailing our imaginations, I invite you to BOLDLY AND CREATIVELY IMAGINE the future you really […]