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 […]

The U.S. should NEVER start a nuclear war! Urge Congress to support the “No First Use” legislation. HOUSE: H.R. 669 and H.R. 921. SENATE: S. 200 and S. 272.

February 6, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. Constitution EXPLICITLY REQUIRES that ONLY Congress can declare war.  However, since 1945 presidents have claimed the de facto power to start the most horribly destructive war possible WITHOUT the congressional approval that the Constitution REQUIRES. Furthermore, Congress has been VIOLATING THE CONSTITUTION since 1945 by allowing that unconstitutional power to persist. We must restore the Constitution – especially now during the Trump era. Two “No First Use” bills were introduced in the previous congressional session, and they have been reintroduced now with the same bill numbers.  PLEASE URGE CONGRESS TO SUPPORT S. 200 and H.R. 669.  These are […]

New “war game” scenarios show U.S. NOT winning wars against Russia and China. The real solution is to STOP PROMOTING WAR ALTOGETHER!

November 25, 2018 GlenAnderson 0

The Pentagon spends a lot of time, effort and money using computer-simulated “war games” (as well as actual physical exercises using airplanes, ships, submarines, etc.). The latest Pentagon scandal is that — after spending vastly more money on the military than any other nation on earth (and more than many potential adversaries combined), the Pentagon says the U.S. would NOT win wars against Russia or China. The Establishment’s solution is to spend EVEN MORE money on the military, even though this strategy has failed. The REAL SOLUTION is to STOP PROMOTING WAR ALTOGETHER.  We must work for REAL GLOBAL PEACE. […]

TV Program: A blistering critique of U.S. politics! PART 1: “Choose a Better Worldview to Build a Better World”

October 30, 2018 GlenAnderson 0

You can watch the November 2018 episode of the TV program for my series “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” through a link on this blog post — or on TCTV cable channel 22 in Thurston County. (See info below.) This is PART 1 of a 2-part topic, “Choose a Better Worldview to Build a Better World.” It focuses mostly on the problems. PART 2, the December 2018 program, will focus more on solutions. SEE THE LINK BELOW for a VERY THOROUGH, BLISTERING CRITIQUE of the worldview that has increasingly dominated U.S. politics. Parts 1 and 2 of this program explains that the […]

Trump provokes NEW NUCLEAR ARMS RACE AND WAR by pulling out of the 1987 INF treaty that Reagan + Gorbachev signed.

October 23, 2018 GlenAnderson 0

Since 1987 the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty has reduced tensions between the U.S. and Russia and allowed both nations to reduce the danger of nuclear war. Trump pulled out of the INF treaty, so a NEW NUCLEAR ARMS RACE IS LIKELY — and Trump has INCREASED THE LIKELIHOOD OF NUCLEAR WAR. Both the U.S. and Russia want to build new, destabilizing nuclear weapons that are likely to make it more likely for a nuclear war to begin, either intentionally or by mistake or miscalculation or accident. Here are several good sources of information.  We must push Congress hard to […]

Democracy’s threats are deeper than Russia.

July 27, 2018 GlenAnderson 0

Mainstream media and the official Democratic Party want us to think that Russia is the main threat to American democracy.  The actual threats are different and much more deep-seated. While Russia clearly did bad things to American democracy during the 2016 election — and before and since — focusing on Russia is a clever distraction promoted by people who want us to ignore the much more serious threats. Trump won in 2016 largely because so many Americans were disgusted with the status quo.  Over the years, public opinion polls kept showing increasing numbers of people saying the U.S. is on […]

A clear, insightful and convincing explanation of why Trump cozies up to Putin

July 21, 2018 GlenAnderson 0

I have been reading a lot of articles trying to understand Trump’s bizarre behaviors.  The article at the link below was written by Thom Hartmann, who is a very savvy analyst of public affairs.  His insightful explanation of why Trump cozies up to Putin makes perfect sense.  It is consistent with other articles I’ve seen.  This article explains it very well. https://www.alternet.org/world/3-theories-explain-trumps-approach-putin-and-russia-occams-razor?src=newsletter1094505

Avoid the anti-Russia hype that promotes a new Cold War.

July 17, 2018 GlenAnderson 0

Both of the big political parties — Republicans and Democrats – are stuck in their own agendas.  Neither of the big party really supports peace.  Each wants confrontation with Russia for different reasons.  Ordinary people must resist the anti-Russia hype and a new Cold War.The American people must assert that we want peace, not a new Cold War. Norman Solomon’s article at this link shows smart insights: https://www.truthdig.com/articles/climb-down-from-the-summit-of-hostile-propaganda/