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 […]

Abolish WA’s death penalty! Here is my testimony to a State Legislative Committee about this.

February 27, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

On Monday February 24, 2020, I testified to the committee of the Washington State House of Representatives that was considering the State Senate’s SB 5339, which the Senate had passed.  It would repeal the law underlying Washington State’s death penalty.  The law remained on the books even though our WA State Supreme Court UNANIMOUSLY ruled it unconstitutional in October 2018 because of its long history of pervasive racism. The legislative committee hearing allowed only two minutes of testimony from each person, so I summarized my testimony VERY BRIEFLY from the thoughtful, informative testimony I had prepared. Here is the full […]

WA State moves closer to abolishing the death penalty!

February 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The WA State House of Representatives committee hearing will occur on MON FEB 24, 2020, and more action will occur on THURS FEB 27. The Washington State Senate has already passed SB 5339 to abolish the death penalty, and the House Public Safety Committee will hold its hearing on SB 5339 on Monday February 24, 2020, at 1:30 pm in Hearing Room D of the O-Brien Building (slightly SW of the Capitol Bldg). I will testify to the House committee. Here is a fleshed-out version of what I will say to the committee during the brief time allotted to each […]

“Let’s Boldly Create the Future We Really Want”

February 21, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The June 2020 episode of my TV series “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” is already on my blog, and is watchable at any time from now into the distant future.  You may also read the transcript, which ends with many links to additional sources of information.  (SEE BELOW) It will air on Thurston Community Television’s channel 22 for cable TV subscribers in Thurston County WA three times a week throughout June 2020:  every Monday at 1:30 pm, every Wednesday at 5:00 pm, and every Thursday at 9:00 pm. This TV program and the transcript start by confronting the serious problems in our […]

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 […]

Obama was far too timid for 8 years. His “centrism” hurt the USA and helped to elect Trump.

January 26, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The Democratic Party keeps glorifying Barack Obama and claiming he had a terrific legacy. Actually, Obama governed like a “CENTRIST” REPUBLICAN!  He kept caving in to Republicans.  He failed to take positive actions within his power.  Instead, he promoted War and Wall Street.  Obama was a grossly inadequate president!   When Obama took office in January 2009, Democrats had majorities in both the House and the Senate. He could have done a lot if he had wanted to. The massive support from labor unions and non-profit organizations got him elected. They had some hot priorities. But Obama and the Democrats running […]

A new report highlights 2019’s new trends in criminal justice policies

January 26, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The Sentencing Project is a TRULY EXCELLENT non-profit organization that monitors and analyzes information about criminal justice sentencing — and pushes effectively for progressive reforms.  I donate financial support to them and receive regular news from them.  I hope you will connect too.  See www.sentencingproject.org In 2019 they — and formerly incarcerated activists, lawmakers, and advocates — worked to challenge mass incarceration. They made good progress in 2019, as they have in recent years.  See their new 4-page report, “Top Trends in State Criminal Justice Reform.” https://www.sentencingproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Top-Trends-in-State-Criminal-Justice-Reform-2019.pdf?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=8251ac2a-bedb-41ec-a088-cc1e529d01e8 It highlights key changes in criminal justice policy achieved in 2019, including these examples: […]

Extremist right-wing militias promote a gun-oriented “civil war” nationwide

January 26, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

See this article from January 2020:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/1/19/1912573/-Beyond-Monday-s-gun-laden-march-in-Richmond-militias-plans-for-a-civil-war-look-to-go-national?detail=emaildkre   In October 2019 an article said incivility is pushing the U.S. toward “edge of civil war.”  See this article:  https://thefulcrum.us/big-picture/new-civil-war   In October 2019 a prominent right-wing extremist stated, “There Is Going to Be Violence in America” if Trump is removed from office.  Rick Wiles is a hate-monger and anti-Semite who strongly supports Trump — and Trump strongly supports him (even to the point of granting him press credentials for covering the White House, as if Rick Wiles were a legitimate journalist).  See this two-minute video:    https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/rick-wiles-there-is-going-to-be-violence-in-america-if-trump-is-removed-from-office/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rww&utm_campaign=bestof   In August 2019 […]

SIGN PETITION about Congress members who own stocks in weapons manufacturing vote about war decisions

January 26, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

How corrupt is this? Many members of Congress – those people who make decisions about wars – own stocks in businesses that make military weapons. I signed this petition and hope you will too. The excellent non-profit organization Project on Government Oversight (POGO), www.pogo.org) monitors government corruption.  They sent this e-mail in mid-January 2020: The American people have spent a lot of time talking about our wars with Iraq and Afghanistan—and rightly so. They’ve cost so many lives and trillions of taxpayer dollars. But what would you say if we told you that members of Congress actually stand to profit […]

“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 […]

We need a constitutional amendment to guarantee the right to vote

January 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Many Republican-dominated states and local jurisdictions have been using various ways to reduce the ability of Democratic-leaning demographic groups (minorities, poor people, young people, etc.) to vote. Most Americans do NOT know that there is NO constitutionally protected right to vote! We MUST AMEND THE CONSTITUTION to GUARANTEE the right to vote! See this article: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/01/01/opinion/think-constitution-guarantees-your-right-vote-think-again/?utm_source=Demos&utm_campaign=4e20bed514-EMAIL__2020_01_08_the-WI-voter-purge_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e07d7f6936-4e20bed514-66872317      

Imagine McConnell’s Senate impeachment trial behavior in a regular criminal trial

January 8, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell’s behavior in the Senate’s trial about impeaching Trump is truly outrageous.  No reasonable person would think it anywhere near acceptable in a regular criminal trial, but in the Republican-dominated perversion of the U.S., this is the “new normal.” Suppose some SERIOUS CRIMES have occurred anywhere in the U.S., and PROSECUTORS HAVE COMPILED OVERWHELMING, EXPLICIT EVIDENCE. Just when the criminal trial is set to begin — BEFORE THE DAMNING EVIDENCE IS PRESENTED — THE JURY DECLARES that it REFUSES TO HEAR THE EVIDENCE and simply DECLARES THE DEFENDANT INNOCENT. That is what the Republican-dominated U.S. Senate […]

Some of Trump’s WORST judicial nominees are GROSSLY UNQUALIFIED and IDEOLOGICAL EXTREMISTS.

December 29, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Trump has appointed a GIGANTIC NUMBER of federal judges.  Already he has appointed more than 150 judges to the bench. A Trump appointee now holds one in four seats on federal courts of appeals. The Senate’s top Democrat, Chuck Schumer, has supported the top Republican, Mitch McConnell, in FAST-TRACKING Trump’s nominees with very little oversight by Senate, despite the Senate’s constitutional responsibility to seriously consider those nominees. Trumpism will PERSIST FOR DECADES throughout the federal judiciary because Trump has nominated people who are terribly unsuited to be federal judges and who are YOUNG and will hold federal judge positions for […]

THESE should be Articles of Impeachment to remove Trump!

December 29, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Trump has committed MANY, MANY violations of the Constitution and MANY, MANY violations of federal law. But the House Democrats have given him a FREE RIDE — negligently EXONERATED him — for NEARLY ALL of those violations, which REALLY ARE IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES! THESE ITEMS IDENTIFY SOME TRULY IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES.  The House should create Articles of Impeachment for these:   Ted Rall, who — besides being a skilled cartoonist — is also a savvy political analyst, urges these impeachable offenses:   https://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Articles-of-Impeachmen-by-Ted-Rall-Articles-Of-Impeachment_Bipartisan_Conviction_Senate-191228-892.html   Paul Blumenthal urged impeaching Trump for these reasons:  https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-impeachment-impeachable-act_n_5de6edb3e4b0913e6f872731?ncid=newsltushpmgpolitics   One of the strongest, most consistent non-profit organizations urging […]