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 […]

See these recent informative resources about Iran

February 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Iran War Powers Resolution: An excellent source of information — and advocacy — for peace is the excellent Quaker-based lobbying organization:  Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL, www.fcnl.org). On February 13, 2020, the Senate passed S.J. Res. 68, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine’s Iran War Powers Resolution. Eight Republican senators joined their Democratic colleagues to make clear that Congress and the American people do not support an unauthorized war with Iran. The bill goes back to the House for final approval, then on to Trump, who will certainly veto it.  We will need 2/3 majorities in both the House and the […]

Watch this informative, insightful interview about Iran and U.S. foreign policy

February 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Olympia’s Veterans for Peace chapter (#109, the Rachel Corrie Chapter — https://veteransforpeace109.org) has a TV series on Thurston Community Television (Thurston Community Media, www.tcmedia.org) that provides interesting information for veterans and everybody else.  Each episode airs THREE TIMES A WEEK:  MON 5:00 pm, THURS 8:00 pm, and SAT 2:00 pm. The TV program’s episode that is starting in late February 2020 focuses on Iran and related aspects of U.S. foreign policy.  Mark Fleming interviews Peter Bohmer and Glen Anderson. Mark provides background information since the early 1900s that lays out the context for what has happened from 1953 through the present time. […]

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 & […]

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    

Information and Insights about Trump’s New War Against Iran

January 5, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Trump keeps doing one incredibly cruel and stupid thing after another. On January 2, 2020, he committed an illegal act of war against Iran.  This will surely backfire against innocent people in several nations, including Iran, Iraq, and American people who are overseas. I wrote a short (4 ½-page) article with information and insights about the war that Trump is provoking against Iran. I posted it to my blog, so you can read it at this link:  Info and Insights about Trump’s New War Against Iran. By approximately January 7 or 8 I will also write another document with additional […]

Trump is INCOMPETENT in many foreign policy blunders.

December 28, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Poll: Germans see Trump as greater threat to World Peace than Putin, Xi, Kim, Iran’s Khamenei:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/12/26/1908019/-Poll-Germans-see-Trump-greater-threat-to-World-Peace-than-Putin-Xi-Iran-s-Khamenei-Kim-Jong-Un?detail=emaildkre   Retired four-star admiral: 100 percent chance that Trump got played by North Korea:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/12/26/1907942/-Retired-four-star-admiral-100-percent-chance-that-Trump-got-played-by-North-Korea?detail=emaildkre   Trump tried to bully South Korea. Then Trump’s negotiators walked out of talks. Then South Korea signed defense agreement with China.  Trump once again shows how utterly incompetent he is at negotiating and making deals:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/11/19/1900552/-South-Korea-signs-defense-agreement-with-China-after-Trump-s-negotiators-walk-out-on-US-Korea-talks?detail=emaildkre   Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Trump got “played” by Netanyahu:  https://www.huffpost.com/entry/rex-tillerson-donald-trump-benjamin-netanyahu-played_n_5d83f698e4b0957256b3e9f4?ncid=newsltushpmgnews_Politics_092019   American consumers will have to pay the $72 BILLION in Trump’s tariffs.  A CNBC news report in […]

PREVENT a war against Iran. See this info. Sign these petitions.

October 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Here are five important things to know about Iran:  https://www.afsc.org/blogs/news-and-commentary/5-things-to-know-about-iran?emci=16632bff-bfdb-e911-b5e9-2818784d6d68&emdi=d2781291-6bdc-e911-b5e9-2818784d6d68&ceid=882844#utm_source=weekendreading092119&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekendreading   Diplomacy is the best way to deal with Iran:  https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/462241-diplomacy-is-still-the-best-option-for-dealing-with-iran?utm_campaign=thisweek&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ak   Do NOT start a war against Iran because of Saudi oil refineries:  https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/09/18/why-on-earth-would-the-us-go-to-war-with-iran-over-an-attack-on-saudi-oil-refineries/   Will Americans Let Trump Start World War III for Saudi Arabia and Israel?  See this article by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies:  https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/will-americans-let-trump-start-world-war-iii-for-saudi-arabia-and-israel/   Only the Coalition of the Foolish Wants a War With Iran:  https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/09/opinion/only-coalition-of-the-foolish-wants-war-with-iran/   10 differences between George W. Bush’s war against Iraq and Trump’s proposed war against Iran:  https://www.juancole.com/2019/05/differences-between-proposed.html   The Pro-Israel Extremist Behind Trump’s Economic War on Iran: […]

John Bolton was TOO HAWKISH even for Trump!

September 14, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

In early September 2019 Trump fired his National Security Adviser John Bolton.  Bolton was a NOTORIOUS hawk who kept opposing diplomacy and kept promoting war instead.  He has been WRONG on foreign policy issues for decades.  Finally Trump had found that Bolton was too hawkish even for Trump, so Trump fired him. Here are some articles about this, including articles summarizing Bolton’s horrible record and the political context for this latest firing:   #1:  John Bolton is an extremist who likes war and opposes diplomacy and international agreements.  A great non-profit organization — www.beyondthebomb.org — wrote this:  “Bolton managed to break […]

URGENT! Tell Congress to prevent Trump from starting war against Iran

June 21, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Trump keeps threatening war against Iran.  His National Security Advisor John Bolton is salivating at the possibility of starting that war, which Bolton has been urging for many, many years.  His Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also is a hawk supporting war. The Constitution EXPLICITLY states that ONLY CONGRESS can declare war.  A president cannot start a war based on his own authority.  The U.S. has been violating the Constitution for many decades!  After 9-11-2001 the Bush/Cheney regime pushed Congress to delegate Congress’s authority to the president through a sweeping open-ended “Authorization to Use Military Force” (AUMF), which lets to […]

Links to several articles about warhawk John Bolton

June 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

This article about “John Bolton, Pyromaniac” says it would be crazy to hire a chronic pyromaniac to be fire chief, but that’s what Trump did to the U.S. when he hired John Bolton to be his National Security Advisor.  See this article:  https://inkstickmedia.com/john-bolton-pyromaniac/”   The article at the following link says, “The Most Dangerous Man in the World Is Trump’s National Security Adviser,” and it also says, “On Venezuela and Iran, Donald Trump is the adult in the room next to John Bolton.”  Here is the link:  https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/05/opinion/the-most-dangerous-man-in-the-world/?_=2265639   This article says, “Fear the Mustache: Why Bolton Makes Even Donald Trump […]

John Bolton, Trump’s National Security Advisor, Is Horribly Wrong and Eager for More Wars.

June 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

John Bolton is itching for a war against Iran, Venezuela, and other places.  He has a long history of being horribly wrong on international issues, opposing diplomacy, and lusting after more wars. Bolton is so extreme that later in May and early June 2019 Trump felt the need to tone down his own hawkish rhetoric and threats. This article from May 2019 says John Bolton is “itching for a war.”  He threatened Iran with “unrelenting force” as U.S. bombers were being deployed to the Middle East.  He wants to provoke any excuse to start a war. See this article: https://www.nationofchange.org/2019/05/06/itching-for-a-war-bolton-threatens-iran-with-unrelenting-force-as-us-bombers-deployed-to-middle-east/ […]

Stop the cruel economic sanctions and economic disruptions against Venezuela, Iran, and elsewhere.

June 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

In order to bully other nations with whom the U.S. government does not get along, our government imposes cruel economic sanctions — and sometimes viciously disrupts the economies — against other nations. Most Americans go along with this.  They just don’t want American troops “on the ground,” so economic abuses are a way to attack other nations.  But this kind of bullying is wrong too. I wrote this one-page article to explain.  Please urge the U.S. government to stop this abuse. Economic sanctions are bullying without bombing or sending troops