Biden should take these smart actions toward nuclear disarmament in his first 100 days

January 19, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Trump radically escalated the dangers of nuclear war. Biden can reduce those dangers IF WE URGE BIDEN TO TAKE SMART ACTIONS.   This morning I was one of more than 400 persons who participated in a worldwide Zoom meeting conducted by the Arms Control Association (www.armscontrol.org).  They titled this event, “Nuclear Challenges for the Biden Administration in the First 100 Days.” They efficiently presented a lot of information from several experts.  They recorded the Zoom event and will post it to their website reasonably soon. Recently the Arms Control Association presented their new report, which was titled  he speakers will […]

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January 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 […]

FRI JAN 22: Street-corner vigiling supports the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

January 9, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons goes into effect on FRIDAY JANUARY 22. Huge international support exists — especially throughout the global South. None of the nine nations with nuclear weapons supported this treaty when the United Nations General Assembly adopted it overwhelmingly (122 nations!) in July 2017.  The Trump administration vigorously and maliciously opposed it. Now that enough nations have ratified the Treaty, it will go into effect on January 22, 2021. Please see this flyer, which provides information and invites you to help publicize this historically powerful event in whatever local community you might live in: […]

Several items with interesting info on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)

January 5, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Nuclear Weapons Will Soon Be Banned Under International Law:  https://truthout.org/articles/nuclear-weapons-will-soon-be-banned-under-international-law/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=4e557096-e59a-4280-a35b-45d08c679dba This climate scientist opposes “nuclear winter” and urges Biden to sign the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons:  https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/2020/10/25/dear-president-elect-biden/ Interesting article summarizing the UN’s nuclear weapons treaty’s meaning — and what’s next:  https://thebulletin.org/2020/10/the-nuclear-ban-treaty-is-set-to-enter-force-experts-explain-what-comes-next/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=MondayNewsletter11022020&utm_content=NuclearRisk_BanTreaty_10302020 Cities can endorse the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, even if their nations do not:  https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/2020/11/01/ican-save-my-city/ The highly respected Arms Control Association (ACA) published this article saying the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is a “much-needed wake-up call” — https://www.armscontrol.org/act/2020-11/focus/nuclear-ban-treaty-much-needed-wake-up-call The ACA published this article:  When the TPNW goes into force, […]

Sign up now for fascinating, informative FREE online course on nuclear weapons in January 2021

January 5, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

“NUCLEAR WEAPONS NOWADAYS: What You Can Know and Do”   This FREE 4-session course is informative and fascinating! Sign up now to take it during January (your choice of Tuesdays or Saturdays). We use Zoom video, so people everywhere take our course. Please share this opportunity with your friends. Scroll down to see the easy way to sign up.   The Cold War ended three decades ago, but nuclear weapons remain a threat to the world.  Many recent and current actions by the U.S. government have sharply increased the danger of nuclear war in the “new cold war,” so now […]

Nuclear Weapons Are a Very Dangerous Local Problem.

January 3, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

I wrote this 8-page document to summarize the current crisis in nuclear weapons and the background leading up to it.  Replacing Trump with Biden is NOT enough to solve the problems, which have persisted since 1945.  This article also recommends some positive actions we can take. This .pdf format will retain the formatting:  Nuclear Weapons Are a Very Dangerous Local Problem This Word format will allow you to easily click links to additional resources:  Nuclear Weapons Are a Very Dangerous Local Problem        

Now We Empower Ourselves to Achieve Bold Goals

December 30, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The January 2021 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV program will help YOU make progress on the issues YOU care about. Many of our nation’s problems had existed for a very long time.  These include racial injustice, economic inequality, environmental problems, a foreign policy that is both cruel and violent, and some dysfunctional aspects of our electoral systems.  From 2017 through 2020, Trump made these and other problems even worse.  Really, this goes beyond partisanship.  Many of our nation’s problems are long-standing and bi-partisan.  The American people have values that are better, wiser, more compassionate, and more progressive than either of […]

Besides Protesting What We Oppose, Let’s Organize Even More Vigorously to Accomplish Positive Goals

December 28, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

We need to keep protesting against the cruelty, corruption, injustice and violence that continually assault us.  But if we spend most of our time and efforts fighting the bad stuff, the oppressors will continue to have the upper hand because they can keep throwing bad stuff at us and we will always be on the defensive. We need to spend most of our time and efforts taking the initiative to organize for the positive goals that we want instead.  We need to be proactive, envision the future we want instead of the current mess, and organize to achieve the positive […]

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December 27, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Every person reading this cares about important issues, such as peace, climate, economics, democracy, social justice, human rights, or other issues. We can make MUCH MORE PROGRESS by organizing nonviolent grassroots movements!  We can set smart goals and devise smart strategies.  We can reach out to the public more effectively than we have been doing — and 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 STRENGTHEN OUR SKILLS and add resources to our “toolboxes” so we can make more […]

“Nuclear Winter” is a serious and deadly threat after nuclear weapons are used.

December 15, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The public is only scarcely aware of nuclear weapons.  Many people stopped paying attention 30 years ago when the Cold War ended.  Even then — and much more so now — the public had been propagandized so effectively by the U.S. government and mainstream media that they were very poorly informed about the danger that could kill all of us if an international conflict escalated — or if a mentally unstable president got angry at another nation — or if a computer problem or inaccurate data analysis or some other glitch caused nuclear weapons to be launched unwittingly. On the […]

This powerful, short op-ed from a 4-star general warns of nuclear war unless we change now

December 15, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

I urge everyone to read the smart, articulate, effective article linked below.  It was written by somebody with first-hand expertise in the subject. Political “leaders” will not protect us from nuclear war. Every presidential candidate – and every Congressional incumbent and candidate – needs to read and understand.  Unfortunately, nearly all of those folks are trapped in the false assumption that nuclear weapons protect us, and they are relatively impervious to hearing the truths that this article puts forth. Only a powerful grassroots movement to ABOLISH nuclear weapons (starting with the smart steps in the “Back from the Brink” campaign – […]

Convicted Anti-Nuclear Activists Speak Out: “Pentagon Has Brainwashed People”

December 15, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Courageous nonviolent activists keep risking arrest and prison in order to put their bodies on the line to witness against nuclear weapons.  This happens in various parts of our nation, including the Trident nuclear submarine base in Kitsap County WA and at the Trident base at Kings Bay GA. The federal court system’s procedures are always rigged by prosecutors and judges to prevent defendants from making an effective defense about the dangers of nuclear weapons, international law, and the “necessity defense.” People with any strong feelings about nuclear weapons are excluded from serving on the jury.  At a recent trial […]

Non-profit orgs provides resources and truly smart proposals for a peaceful U.S. foreign policy

December 15, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

For four years Trump made the U.S.’s cruel, violent, counter-productive foreign policy even worse.  Joe Biden will most likely retreat from some of Trump’s worst foreign policy blunders, but Biden has a decades-long track record of supporting wars and recklessly cruel, unjust foreign policies and unnecessary military weapons. Therefore, returning from Trumpism to “normal” is NOT ENOUGH!  We need a TRULY PEACEFUL foreign policy, not “American Exceptionalism” and what Senator William Fulbright called “the arrogance of Power.”  We must replace the threats of violence, the actual wars, the bloated budgets, and the contempt for international law that have defined U.S. […]