India and Pakistan have been enemies since 1947 — and BOTH have NUCLEAR WEAPONS!

March 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Mahatma Gandhi worked for decades to free India from the British Empire.  Gandhi worked tirelessly and nonviolently to keep the Hindu and Muslim populations united in one India that would recognize religious diversity. But finally, when independence came in 1947, the Muslim-dominated parts became Pakistan (and East Pakistan, which later became independent as Bangladesh), while most of India became a Hindu-dominated nation.  Bitter violence ensued.  Since then, India and Pakistan have fought several actual wars, and they are still militarily opposed to each other in the Kashmir region. Also, NOW BOTH INDIA AND PAKISTAN HAVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS! Even a so-called […]

The “Back from the Brink” campaign promotes FIVE SMART CHANGES to reduce the danger of nuclear war.

March 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Nuclear weapons are a VERY SERIOUS issue.  But grassroots people and many organizations are ORGANIZING SMART CHANGES in our nation’s policies in order to reduce the likelihood of nuclear war. The “Back from the Brink” campaign proposes five policy solutions to prevent nuclear war. See the website www.preventnuclearwar.org and this page about their five policy solutions:  www.preventnuclearwar.org/our-five-policy-solutions/   In 2017 two nationwide organizations – the Union of Concerned Scientists (www.ucsusa.org) and Physicians for Social Responsibility (www.psr.org) – created the “Back from the Brink” campaign. Some other organizations have joined the effort. The “Back from the Brink” campaign recognizes problems and […]

Abolish nuclear weapons. Replace our nukes with simply leaving our shoes untied.

March 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. government keeps promoting more nuclear weapons in order to make Americans secure. Instead of that, I propose that we ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS and INSTEAD, SIMPLY LEAVE OUR SHOES UNTIED. NEITHER POLICY PROTECTS OUR NATION, but my alternative policy offers two benefits: 1. We will save many billions of dollars. 2. And although either policy – nuclear weapons or untied shoelaces – could cause an accident, if an accident occurs, tripping on shoelaces will cause much less damage than a nuclear war. PLEASE SHARE THIS NEW POLICY PROPOSAL – and my reasoning – to other people. Also invite people […]

URGENT and CRUCIAL: Do not let Trump trash the New START treaty!!! We must limit nuclear weapons!!!

March 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Trump keeps saying he is a great deal-maker, but really all he does is DESTROY GOOD DEALS and fail to negotiate good ones. He has pulled the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement, destroyed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty that Reagan and Gorbachev had passed in 1987, destroyed the JCPOA (the “Iran Nuclear Deal”) and threatened war against Iran so he forced Iran to start enriching uranium for their own self-defense, and he kept trying to repeal the ACA (“Obamacare”). Now the ONE REMAINING TREATY between the U.S. and Russia that limits nuclear weapons — the START Treaty […]

3 smart books support nonviolent alternatives to nuclear weapons

March 17, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Today I posted some information to my blog some information related to nuclear weapons.  Here is some information about three books I have not previously mentioned: #1: My blog post about Gene Sharp’s insights about power and nonviolence — http://parallaxperspectives.org/nonviolence-is-powerful-gene-sharps-theory-of-power-supports-nonviolent-action-and-nonviolent-resistance — made me think about his excellent, short book from 1970 (and 1985) titled, “National Security Through Civilian-Based Defense.”   In the 1970s and 1980s there was a small, exciting movement for “civilian-based defense,” which was also called “nonviolent national defense” and “transarmament.”  It proposed that instead of using military violence, we could convert to a nonviolent strategies for national defense, […]

Connect with these info sources AND organized efforts to reduce the danger of nuclear war

March 17, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

A great many organizations are working for peace in a variety of smart ways.  Various organizations focus specifically on: Changing the U.S.’s foreign policy overall Changing U.S. foreign policy regarding specific regions of the world (Latin America, Iran, Burma, etc.) Opposing nuclear weapons Organizing and mobilizing people of various faith communities (Quakers, Jews, Lutherans, Muslims, Presbyterians, Catholics, etc.) Working through Congress Organizing at the grassroots level in local communities throughout our nation   I live and organize in the area near Olympia, Washington, so I recommend these resources: Currently I chair the Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (OCANW). We […]

Yes, ordinary people DO have the power to prevent nuclear war and other calamities!

March 17, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The world is facing extremely serious dangers, including — but not limited to — the climate crisis and the danger of nuclear war. These are very scary topics. Most people try to avoid thinking about nuclear weapons and the climate crisis.  But if we are to solve these problems, we MUST think about them — and we MUST get past the debilitating emotions and actually EMPOWER OURSELVES to solve the problems. When we reach out to the general public to inform them and engage them, we must recognize people’s feelings of fear, overwhelm, despair and disempowerment.  If we recognize those […]

Nonviolence is powerful! Gene Sharp’s theory of power supports nonviolent action and nonviolent resistance

March 17, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Gene Sharp was perhaps the world’s greatest researcher about the power of NONVIOLENCE in protecting populations from invaders, dictators and oppressors.  I have enjoyed — and learned much from — reading the books he wrote since the 1970s. For more than half a century, Gene Sharp has researched and written about nonviolence and how to use it effectively. I recommend the publications available at his website, the Albert Einstein Institution, www.aeinstein.org.  Many of them can be downloaded for free. When I conduct workshops about the power and practicality of nonviolence, I include insights from Gene Sharp’s thinking.  I encourage people […]

Would YOUR non-profit org or faith community or group of friends host our fascinating, informative course on nuclear weapons?

March 7, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Four knowledgeable, active members of the Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons have carefully crafted a fascinating, engaging, informative course titled, “Nuclear Weapons Nowadays: What You Can Know and Do.”  It consists of four two-hour sessions with plenty of handouts. We are conducting it now at a local religious congregation, and we are eager to offer it again to other faith communities, non-profit organizations, or groups of friends (with preferably at least six participants, to make it worth the time and efforts of the four presenters). The course is presented by four active and well informed members of the Olympia […]

Trump is RECKLESSLY MISLEADING PEOPLE about Coronavirus — and ENDANGERING our population!

March 5, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Trump is RECKLESSLY MISINFORMING people about Coronavirus (COVID 19).  Trump’s INCOMPETENCE and LIES are ENDANGERING our population!   TWO articles about Trump’s utterly dangerous incompetence about Coronavirus: https://a.msn.com/r/2/BB10MMRK?m=en-us&referrerID=InAppShare https://a.msn.com/r/2/BB10NJK5?m=en-us&referrerID=InAppShare   Trump is undermining the U.S.’s response to Coronavirus: https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/how-trump-undermining-us-response-coronavirus   Short VIDEO clip about Coronavirus and Trump: Info about Coronavirus and Trump starts just before 1 minute into this and goes until 11:30 https://tyt.com/watch/5Rz3k3CD7yyU488YokUoWi/7sWfj5RLFHuVXDTDBGdG5C/episodes/2Qh1JLP4v7Ao3Qj3F9VUk7   Another short VIDEO clip showing the Trump regime’s utter incompetence regarding Coronavirus: The video coverage starts at 16:41 in this video and runs for just a few minutes until 21:20: https://tyt.com/watch/6e6Xst82zYACGGyweSOkMg/M0muyJxYz3lnFewanTLHc/episodes/2ki7xxKKWLelgsicBuou1e         […]

Actual National Security Budget Is Nearly Twice as Much as Announced Budget!

March 5, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The informative article at the link below exposes the many “national security” budget items that are in addition to the Pentagon’s “base budget.” For example, nuclear weapons ($27.6 BILLION) are in the Dept. of Energy’s budget. This article provides information that almost no Americans know or understand. We need to blow the whistle on this recklessness. https://truthout.org/articles/actual-national-security-budget-is-nearly-twice-as-much-as-announced-budget/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=aad5019f-a94e-4fc0-bbe3-5b63a61832e8  

International Humanitarian Law: Watch interview and/or read information

February 29, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The March 2020 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series — which YOU CAN WATCH THROUGH THIS BLOG POST — will help you understand a topic that very few Americans understand: International Humanitarian Law.  You can also READ A THOROUGH SUMMARY of what we said during the interview.  Those links are below. Also, the interview will air three times a week throughout March 2020 (Mondays 1:30 pm, Wednesdays 5:00 pm, and Thursdays 9:00 pm) on TCTV cable channel 22 for cable TV subscribers in Thurston County WA.  See www.tcmedia.org for their complete schedules on all channels. Overwhelmingly, the public wants […]

Trump is mismanaging the Coronavirus pandemic in several ways

February 27, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Trump says Coronavirus will end soon by itself (just like he says the climate hoax is only a temporary blip from which temperatures will soon return to normal all by themselves). Trump and the Republicans have been VIGOROUSLY trying to take away people’s health care. “How Can the US Confront Coronavirus With 28 Million People Uninsured?”  That’s the headline of this article:  https://truthout.org/articles/how-can-the-us-confront-coronavirus-with-28-million-people-uninsured/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=15b13ca9-b4b1-4b7e-8943-c7940ab56757 Also, Trump’s decision to put Pence in charge of Coronavirus is utterly stupid and wrong.  See this:  https://a.msn.com/r/2/BB10tK6y?m=en-us&referrerID=InAppShare   I have found informative, science-based, understandable videos about the Coronavirus at www.peakprosperity.com.  There’s other stuff on that website too, but […]

U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar Has a Plan to Revolutionize U.S. Foreign Policy

February 27, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Ever since the 1940s, the U.S.’s foreign policy has been overwhelmingly bi-partisan.  Regardless of which party is running the Executive Branch or the Congress, the U.S. has promoted a U.S. empire that has dominated much of the world politically, economically and militarily. Dick Cheney’s horribly stupid and cruel Endless War on Terrorism persisted through 8 years of George W. Bush’s presidency — and through 8 more years of Obama.  Obama actually ESCALATED some aspects of the Bush-Cheney abuses!  Obama escalated the drone wars, deployed military “Special Forces” to parts of Africa, radically increased the deportation of Latin American immigrants, and […]