Biden should take these smart actions toward nuclear disarmament in his first 100 days

January 19, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Trump radically escalated the dangers of nuclear war. Biden can reduce those dangers IF WE URGE BIDEN TO TAKE SMART ACTIONS.   This morning I was one of more than 400 persons who participated in a worldwide Zoom meeting conducted by the Arms Control Association (www.armscontrol.org).  They titled this event, “Nuclear Challenges for the Biden Administration in the First 100 Days.” They efficiently presented a lot of information from several experts.  They recorded the Zoom event and will post it to their website reasonably soon. Recently the Arms Control Association presented their new report, which was titled  he speakers will […]

Several items with interesting info on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)

January 5, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Nuclear Weapons Will Soon Be Banned Under International Law:  https://truthout.org/articles/nuclear-weapons-will-soon-be-banned-under-international-law/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=4e557096-e59a-4280-a35b-45d08c679dba This climate scientist opposes “nuclear winter” and urges Biden to sign the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons:  https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/2020/10/25/dear-president-elect-biden/ Interesting article summarizing the UN’s nuclear weapons treaty’s meaning — and what’s next:  https://thebulletin.org/2020/10/the-nuclear-ban-treaty-is-set-to-enter-force-experts-explain-what-comes-next/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=MondayNewsletter11022020&utm_content=NuclearRisk_BanTreaty_10302020 Cities can endorse the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, even if their nations do not:  https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/2020/11/01/ican-save-my-city/ The highly respected Arms Control Association (ACA) published this article saying the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is a “much-needed wake-up call” — https://www.armscontrol.org/act/2020-11/focus/nuclear-ban-treaty-much-needed-wake-up-call The ACA published this article:  When the TPNW goes into force, […]

Sign up now for fascinating, informative FREE online course on nuclear weapons in January 2021

January 5, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

“NUCLEAR WEAPONS NOWADAYS: What You Can Know and Do”   This FREE 4-session course is informative and fascinating! Sign up now to take it during January (your choice of Tuesdays or Saturdays). We use Zoom video, so people everywhere take our course. Please share this opportunity with your friends. Scroll down to see the easy way to sign up.   The Cold War ended three decades ago, but nuclear weapons remain a threat to the world.  Many recent and current actions by the U.S. government have sharply increased the danger of nuclear war in the “new cold war,” so now […]

Nuclear Weapons Are a Very Dangerous Local Problem.

January 3, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

I wrote this 8-page document to summarize the current crisis in nuclear weapons and the background leading up to it.  Replacing Trump with Biden is NOT enough to solve the problems, which have persisted since 1945.  This article also recommends some positive actions we can take. This .pdf format will retain the formatting:  Nuclear Weapons Are a Very Dangerous Local Problem This Word format will allow you to easily click links to additional resources:  Nuclear Weapons Are a Very Dangerous Local Problem        

Now 51 nations have ratified the U.N. treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.

December 15, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

This blog’s “Nuclear Weapons” category has included a number of posts about the truly exciting, historic Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons” (TPNW).  Read those for background.  Now here is what’s new: In October 2020 Honduras became the 50th nation to ratify the treaty.  The treaty specifies that it will go into effect 90 days after the 50th nation has ratified it.  That means the TPNW will go into effect on January 22, 2021. The national level of Physicians for Social Responsibility (www.psr.org) celebrated the 50th ratification:  https://www.psr.org/blog/psr-celebrates-50-ratifications-for-the-ban-treaty/?emci=8508afcb-b313-eb11-96f5-00155d03affc&emdi=bc8e3199-9b18-eb11-96f5-00155d03bda0&ceid=135885 Currently 51 nations have ratified the Treaty.  More nations are making progress […]

This clever diagram can help us strategize how to change to a peaceful foreign policy.

November 12, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

For a very long time the U.S. had a “War Department,” but we conducted very few foreign wars. In 1947 Congress changed it to the “Department of Defense,” and we have conducted many, many wars since then, including our 2-decades-long Endless War against “terrorism.” Sensible people want to replace the U.S.’s chronically aggressive and violently militaristic foreign policy. The diagram linked here can help us figure out strategies for doing that.  It is fun to bring a few friends together to work through this exercise together.  Also, it can be useful for you to work with it alone.  Creative insights […]

Sign up now for fascinating 4-session course on nuclear weapons in January 2021

November 12, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons will again offer its powerfully informative — and downright fascinating — 4-session course titled “Nuclear Weapons Nowadays:  What You Can Know and Do.” PLEASE SIGN UP NOW for our next course in January 2021. We are offering each class session twice each week, so you can choose the day that works better for your own schedule.  You may choose either 4 Tuesdays starting January 12 (5:00-7:00 pm Pacific Time) or 4 Saturdays starting January 16 (10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Pacific Time).  The contents are the same so if you have to miss […]

Sign up now for 6 FREE online workshops to empower you for Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing on any issue!

November 6, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

How are the issues YOU care about doing nowadays? Many people feel frustrated that peace, social and economic justice, the environment and climate, and other vital goals are left behind by “politics-as-usual.” When “the system” keeps failing to solve the real problems, YOU can work with other people to ORGANIZE NONVIOLENT GRASSROOTS MOVEMENTS to make progress on issues YOU care about! Sign up now for 6 FREE online workshops to empower you and provide insights, strategies and resources to help you win! Governments, big businesses, mainstream media, and other entrenched entities will do what we want ONLY WHEN a strong nonviolent […]

We must EXTEND the “New START” treaty with Russia. Do NOT let Trump let it expire in February 2021.

October 21, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The world is still alarmed in mid-October 2020 that Trump seems committed to letting the last remaining treaty with Russia limiting nuclear weapons to EXPIRE in 2021.  This would lead to a TOTALLY UNCONSTRAINED NUCLEAR ARMS RACE. Trump’s reckless promotion of nuclear weapons has already provoked Russia and China to start massive building of their own nuclear weapons.  We must build a huge grassroots movement to nonviolently force Trump to extend the “New START” treaty in its current form without bogging it down with complicating new complications. Trump lies to us about EVERYTHING.  Trump is PRETENDING to want peace by […]

Sign up now for October’s fascinating 4-session course on nuclear weapons

August 15, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has successfully conducted its powerfully informative — and downright fascinating — 4-session course titled “Nuclear Weapons Nowadays:  What You Can Know and Do.”  After having satisfied the participants in each of the several times we have conducted the course, we are INVITING YOU TO SIGN UP NOW for our next course in October. You may choose either 4 Tuesdays starting October 6 (5:00-7:00 pm Pacific Time) or 4 Saturdays starting October 10 (10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon).  The contents are the same so if you have to miss one week’s course, you may […]

Trump is HORRIBLY INCOMPETENT in dealing with other nations

July 31, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

During the 2016 campaign (and ever since then) Trump kept promoting himself as an extremely smart business person who was skilled at making deals and interacting effectively with other nations.  ALL OF THAT IS THE OPPOSITE of what he has done since taking office in January 2017.   Trump’s record on foreign policy: Lost wars, new conflicts and broken promises: Building a new anti-war movement that is connected to the domestic anti-police struggle is the only thing that can rein in U.S. militarism. https://www.nationofchange.org/2020/07/02/trumps-record-on-foreign-policy-lost-wars-new-conflicts-and-broken-promises/   Trump is utterly INCOMPETENT in foreign policy and ABUSES WOMEN who lead other nations: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/6/29/1956980/-CNN-sources-Trump-s-calls-with-women-foreign-leaders-have-been-near-sadistic?detail=emaildkre […]

Click link to watch FREE movie “The Man Who Saved the World” about the Russian who prevented nuclear war during 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.

July 5, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

A website is a source of some old TV programs and some old movies that you can watch for FREE. The October 1962 Cuban missile crisis VERY NEARLY escalated into nuclear war between the U.S. and the USSR. A Soviet submariner courageously defied his order to launch a nuclear-tipped torpedo at a U.S. warship.  That would have quickly escalated into global destruction. A powerful movie about this runs about 53 minutes.  CLICK THIS LINK: https://retrovision.tv/man-who-saved-the-world-the-2011/          

SIGN UP NOW for a fascinating, informative 4-session ONLINE VIDEO course: “Nuclear Weapons Nowadays: What You Can Know and Do”

June 15, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons invites you to SIGN UP NOW for our fascinating, informative, empowering 4-session course through Zoom video on your computers for people ANYWHERE in the nation! The course title is, “Nuclear Weapons Nowadays: What You Can Know and Do.” The Cold War ended three decades ago, but nuclear weapons have persisted ever since and remain a threat to the world. Many recent and current actions by the U.S. government have sharply increased the danger of nuclear war in the “new Cold War,” so now the “Doomsday Clock” is the closest to midnight it has […]

Trump destroys YET ANOTHER peace treaty. It has kept peace for 3 decades.

May 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Trump REPEATEDLY makes decisions that make nuclear war more likely! Since 1992 the Open Skies Treaty has been reducing the danger of war for three decades by allowing the U.S., Russia, and other nations to fly over each other’s military facilities in order to monitor them and make sure neither nation was violating peace treaties, etc. Now Trump has announced that he is withdrawing from this treaty. Trump’s withdrawal will occur in mid-November, unless a sensible person is elected to replace Trump and restore this treaty. Originally President Eisenhower had conceived of the idea in the 1950s. The treaty was […]