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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

Act now! Support “New START” treaty to prevent nuclear war with Russia

December 8, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Ordinary people need to speak up now! Trump keeps destroying treaties that protect us from nuclear war. Trump seems opposed to the “New START” treaty that will expire in 2021, but Putin wants to renew it, so ordinary people need to push Trump to renewing it so we can reduce the worsening danger of nuclear war with Russia.   Trump recently destroyed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty that Reagan and Gorbachev had created in 1987 to stop certain kinds of very provocative nuclear weapons in Europe that would have recklessly increased the danger of nuclear war there.  Now Trump […]

Save our last remaining nuke treaty with Russia. Sign up now for TUES OCT 1 briefing on New START treaty

September 22, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

We need many more people to learn about the New START treaty and push to renew it before it expires 17 months from now.  If Trump lets it expire, there will be no treaties to restrain an all-out nuclear arms race.  After Trump destroyed the INF treaty recently, BOTH the U.S. and Russia started building recklessly dangerous and provocative new nuclear weapons that the INF had been prohibiting since 1987. Please consider signing up for the TUES OCT 1, 2019, phone briefing.  See the invitation at this link before TUES OCT 1, 2019:  https://www.armscontrol.org/events           . […]

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 […]

U.S. tests missile that the INF Treaty would have prevented, but Trump canceled the INF Treaty.

August 20, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

On August 18, 2019, the U.S. tested a ground-launched cruise missile that the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty had prohibited since the Reagan-Gorbachev era, but Trump’s cancellation of the INF Treaty went into effect earlier this month, so now the U.S. and Russia are fighting a new Cold War. See the article I linked below. It has this headline: “Nuclear Weapons Arms Race Is Here”: Russians, Anti-Nuke Experts Denounce US Missile Test The article begins with these short paragraphs: A spokesperson for Russian President Vladimir Putin said that “such tests only proved that from the very start, the Americans were […]

Please take these simple actions to prevent nuclear war.

June 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Urge all presidential candidates to pledge “NO FIRST USE” of nuclear weapons:  https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/sign-the-petition-demand-presidential-candidates-oppose-the-first-use-of-nuclear-weapons?source=2019NoNuclear_WWW&referrer=group-win-without-war And also here:  https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/sign-the-petition-demand-presidential-candidates-oppose-the-first-use-of-nuclear-weapons?source=2019NoNuclear_WAND&referrer=group-womens-action-for-new-directions Tell Congress to prevent nuclear war! Urge Congress to save the New START Agreement!  Trump keeps bailing out of sensible treaties.  We must urge Congress to PROTECT a treaty that reduces the danger of nuclear war.  Please see this information and contact Congress. It takes only a minute or two.  https://www.armscontrol.org/take-action/save-nuclear-arms-control?source=dm The push for “low-yield” (Hiroshima-sized and somewhat bigger) nuclear weapons is NOT a step toward peace, but rather a scheme to increase the likelihood that a president will launch them.  They would […]

U.S. gov’t makes nuclear weapons crisis worse. Instead, take these positive steps.

April 30, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Information in this blog post came from a page 8-9 article in the April 2019 issue of the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action (www.gzcenter.org), the 4 decades-old peace group located immediately next to the Trident nuclear weapons base in Kitsap County WA.  The article was written by Elizabeth Murray based on information provided by Bruce Gagnon, the coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space (www.space4peace.org), an amazingly informative non-profit organization and website. First I lay out THE PROBLEM.  Then I lay out SOME REMEDIES:   THE PROBLEM: Elizabeth Murray reported that at a recent […]

Four members of E.U. Parliament were arrested protesting U.S. nuclear weapons in Belgium.

March 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S.’s nuclear weapons stationed in Europe do NOT protect Europe.  They ENDANGER Europe. The article in this blog post is largely based on information from the Spring 2019 issue of NukeWatch Quarterly (ISSN 1942-6305) published by th Progressive Foundation, 740A Round Lake Road, Luck Wisconsin 54853.  Subscribe at nukewatchinfo.org This article reports, “The U.S. is the ONLY government in the world that places its nuclear weapons in other countries.”  It says the U.S.’s nuclear weapons are based in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, and Italy.  The U.S.’s nuclear weapons in Turkey might have been removed recently.  Britain, Greece and Canada […]

Urge Congress to keep U.S. in the nuclear INF Treaty, despite Trump’s withdrawal.

February 6, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Trump has actually — and stupidly and recklessly — decided to withdraw from a treaty that Reagan and Gorbachev signed in 1987 to reduce the likelihood of nuclear war.  The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty reduced the dangerous nuclear confrontation in Europe. See information here:  https://thebulletin.org/2019/02/trump-makes-it-official-the-united-states-will-pull-out-of-the-inf-treaty/?utm_source=Bulletin%20Newsletter&utm_medium=iContact%20email&utm_campaign=INFwithdrawal_February2 I posted to my blog some information about this already.  See this link:  http://parallaxperspectives.org/trump-provokes-new-nuclear-arms-race-and-war-by-pulling-out-of-the-1987-inf-treaty-that-reagan-gorbachev-signed   Now Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) has introduced S.312, which is described as “a bill to prevent a nuclear arms race resulting from weakened international restrictions on the proliferation of intermediate- and shorter-range missiles, and for other purposes.”  It would ill […]