“Let’s Boldly Create the Future We Really Want”

February 21, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The June 2020 episode of my TV series “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” is already on my blog, and is watchable at any time from now into the distant future.  You may also read the transcript, which ends with many links to additional sources of information.  (SEE BELOW) It will air on Thurston Community Television’s channel 22 for cable TV subscribers in Thurston County WA three times a week throughout June 2020:  every Monday at 1:30 pm, every Wednesday at 5:00 pm, and every Thursday at 9:00 pm. This TV program and the transcript start by confronting the serious problems in our […]

Enjoy working with other Olympia folks to abolish nuclear weapons

February 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is always doing several kinds of strategically smart work to reduce the likelihood of nuclear war – and to abolish nuclear weapons altogether. We meet on the third Thursday of each month – and we make more progress at every meeting! Our meetings are informative, productive, and actually enjoyable! Please mark your calendars now and plan to join us at 5:00 sharp on the THIRD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH (February 20, March 19, April 16, etc., in 2020) at our usual location, the Mixx-96 meeting room at the SW corner of State & […]

Nuclear Weapons: SIGN UP NOW for a fascinating, informative course: 4 Monday evenings, February 24 to March 16 in Olympia

February 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The course is titled: “Nuclear Weapons Nowadays: What You Can Know and Do” Now is the time to sign up for this fascinating and engaging opportunity! Four active and well informed members of the Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons – Joanne Dufour, Mark Fleming, Jim Manista and Glen Anderson – will conduct a four-session course at Olympia Unitarian-Universalist Congregation from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on four consecutive Mondays (Feb 24, March 2, March 9, and March 16) in OUUC’s Classroom 3. The course is very attractive, compelling, and humane.  See this attached document for a good description of the […]

These articles provide insights into the Religious Right and their support for Trumpism

February 8, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The Religious Right is obsessed with the End Times. Trump’s war against Iran plays into this for his political benefit.  SEE THIS: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/01/evangelicals-are-anticipating-the-end-of-the-world-and-trump-is-listening/?utm_source=mj-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=political-mojo-2020-01-24   White fundamentalist theocrats empower — and bog down — the Republican Party.  SEE THIS: https://www.juancole.com/2020/01/theocracy-threatening-fundamentalists.html   Read this insightful article about the right wing’s billionaires, media, fundamentalists, and political strategies.  SEE THIS: https://washingtonspectator.org/nelson-shadow-network/   “Christ the King:” How Jesus Became Donald Trump!  At the bottom of page 1 be sure to click the link to continue to page 2: https://www.opednews.com/articles/Christ-the-King–How-Jes-by-Mike-Rivage-Seul-CHRISTIANS-CANNOT-BE-CONSERVATIVES_Christian-Religion_Christian-Values_Christianity-191118-36.html   On January 11, 2020, an excellent non-profit organization (Americans United for the Separation of Church […]

Economic sanctions are NOT an alternative to war: Economic warfare hurts innocent people in Iran and beyond.

February 8, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Economic sanctions are NOT an alternative to war.  They are a different kind of war.  Economic warfare hurts innocent people in Iran and beyond. See this article:  https://prospect.org/world/iran-us-sanctions-not-an-alternative-to-war/?emci=579268f9-3348-ea11-a1cc-00155d03b1e8&emdi=58f46a98-3548-ea11-a1cc-00155d03b1e8&ceid=1152075 Also, see this article I wrote in mid-2019 that makes a similar case against economic sanctions:  Economic sanctions are bullying without bombing or sending troops    

On Fri. Feb. 7, 2020, the WA State Senate committee PASSED SJM 8006 to urge Congress to reduce likelihood of nuclear war!

February 7, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Today I joined a good number of members of the Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and our statewide coalition Washington Against Nuclear Weapons (www.wanwcoalition.org) attended the WA State Senate hearing on SJM 8006, and some of us (including me) testified in support. The committee PASSED the resolution, so it goes to Senate Rules Committee, which we hope will move it to the Senate Floor for final passage. Then it would go the relevant House committee for further action. Each of us had only 90 seconds to testify to the committee about SJM 8006.  Here is basically what I told […]

Why the Pentagon Never Wins Wars Anymore But Needs Bigger and Bigger Nearly Trillion-Dollar Budgets

January 26, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Read Juan Cole’s article in the January 22, 2020, post at Tomdispatch:  https://www.juancole.com/2020/01/pentagon-trillion-budgets.html I have written about this topic before.  For example, see the explicit, informative handout I provided to participants in a workshop I presented to the public in September 2016:  De-Militarize U.S. Foreign Policy — WORKSHOP handout for participants and others I can provide much additional information about the entrenched economic and political powers of the Military-Industrial Complex and the need to CONVERT FROM A PERMANENT WAR ECONOMY TO A PEACE ECONOMY.  I conducted a huge amount of research in 1976-1977 about how military spending actually HURTS THE […]

WOW!!! Here is a link to the U.S.’s SECRET nuclear weapons attack manual “Nuclear Operations, Joint Publication 3-72”

January 26, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

In June 2019 the US Joint Chiefs of Staff published online – and QUICKLY DELETED – its nuclear attack manual titled “Nuclear Operations, Joint Publication 3-72.” It includes very explicit information about actually conducting a nuclear war! Fortunately, an expert from the Federation of Atomic Scientists (www.fas.org) quickly saved a copy before the Pentagon deleted its online presence. HERE IS THE LINK to this secret 60-page document: https://fas.org/irp/doddir/dod/jp3_72.pdf Near the document’s beginning, the table of contents alerts you to what the document says.  The public is totally ignorant about this, but we must make this a hot political issue.  The […]

Doomsday Clock moves THE CLOSEST EVER to midnight!

January 26, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Now the “Doomsday Clock” has been moved 20 seconds closer to midnight (global destruction).  It was at 2 minutes (the same as in 1953 — the closest it had ever been), but now it is at 100 seconds, EVEN CLOSER THAN IT HAS EVER BEEN! The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (www.thebulletin.org) have said nuclear weapons and the climate crisis have become more dangerous than ever before. Please work with groups on those two existential issues.  They issued these statements: To: Leaders and citizens of the world Re: Closer than ever: It is 100 seconds to midnight Date: January 23, […]

SIGN PETITION about Congress members who own stocks in weapons manufacturing vote about war decisions

January 26, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

How corrupt is this? Many members of Congress – those people who make decisions about wars – own stocks in businesses that make military weapons. I signed this petition and hope you will too. The excellent non-profit organization Project on Government Oversight (POGO), www.pogo.org) monitors government corruption.  They sent this e-mail in mid-January 2020: The American people have spent a lot of time talking about our wars with Iraq and Afghanistan—and rightly so. They’ve cost so many lives and trillions of taxpayer dollars. But what would you say if we told you that members of Congress actually stand to profit […]

“Nuclear Weapons: Updates on the Crisis and Opportunities” — PART 2

January 21, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Nuclear weapons threaten life on earth, but most people have not kept current with the recent frightening changes — or the exciting new opportunities to reduce the danger or even ABOLISH nuclear weapons. Three knowledgeable guests explore the problems and solutions in an interview that you can watch on cable TV in Thurston County WA — and/or watch through this blog.  The blog post also includes a very thorough summary with a huge number of links to more sources of information. The interview’s PART 1 is the DECEMBER 2019 TV program, and its PART 2 is the FEBRUARY 2020 program […]

To reduce gun violence, the U.S. must STOP THE WARS and CREATE A NONVIOLENT FOREIGN POLICY!

January 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Overwhelmingly huge percentages of the American people support various proposals for reducing gun violence (background checks, denying guns to domestic violence abusers, banning assault weapons, etc.). Several nationwide, statewide and local groups keep promoting these worthy proposals.  I support them. But they are OVERLOOKING THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM! The U.S.’s VIOLENT, MILITARISTIC FOREIGN POLICY assumes that shooting people solves problems!  Our federal government spends BILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS to promote that mistaken notion.  The federal government SETS A BAD EXAMPLE for ordinary people who follow the government’s bad example that SHOOTING PEOPLE would solve their problems! If the […]

Info about Trump’s NAFTA 2.0, the USCMA

January 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

In January 2020 Congress passed NAFTA 2.0 (Trump’s USMCA), which increases fossil fuel pollution in Mexico:  https://truthout.org/articles/with-passage-of-nafta-2-0-congress-boosts-fossil-fuel-polluters-in-mexico/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=e5ce0dde-589e-4dd6-a92a-a4dcf710c66f   People who care about the environment and the climate opposed Trump’s NAFTA 2.0 (USMCA), but Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats caved in to Trump and the oil companies.  U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi, the House’s top Democrat, caved in to Trump and moved his trade toward House passage DESPITE its failure to include any of the key changes environmental and climate groups have been demanding over the last year.  Trump’s trade deal does not even mention the climate crisis, let alone do anything […]