Let’s build savvy grassroots movements to expand the range of what is “politically feasible.”

September 18, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Elected officials, newspaper editorial boards, and other official power-holders shy away from making the bold, humane changes for social and economic justice because they say those bold reforms are not “politically feasible.” Our job is to organize strategically from the grassroots to build movements that expand the range of what is “politically feasible,” so our demands will become obviously necessary instead of dismissed as unrealistic.   Instead of lamenting “ain’t-it-awful,” let’s change the awful realities by organizing strategically savvy grassroots movements! I encourage you to SIGN UP NOW for the series of 6 weekly workshops starting on YOUR CHOICE of […]

Recent actions by Trump & Republicans validate what I wrote and posted here about their mania to PREVENT government from functioning well.

August 31, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

In 2017 I wrote a thorough essay explaining that Trump, the Republican Party, big business, and other conservatives are hell-bent to PREVENT the government from solving problems.  Their whole “worldview” supports their mania to enable their elites (whites, rich people, big business, “patriotic” Americans, etc.) DOMINATE EVERYBODY ELSE. Although decent people want fairness and justice throughout our society and in the economy, and fairness and peace in our nation’s dealing with other nations, Trump, Republicans, etc., reject that and are RADICALLY DESTROYING humane governmental, social and economic policies in order to enable rich, racist, cruel people to PREVENT the government […]

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

August 29, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The June 2020 TV program for the “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series addresses the serious problems that we are experiencing and encourages people to boldly envision solutions. People know the status quo is bad – and they want to solve the problems. But nearly everybody is bogged down in feeling powerless.  They don’t feel empowered to solve the problems, and they don’t know how to proceed. This TV program — and the transcript I have posted at this link,  2020.06 BOLD FUTURE — TRANSCRIPT with MORE INFORMATION and RESOURCES — start by confronting the serious problems in our world, our nation, […]

Urge Congress to PASS GOOD legislation and DEFEAT BAD legislation about NUCLEAR WEAPONS

August 16, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Most Americans do not pay attention to what Congress is doing about nuclear weapons.  Congress funds horrible weapons, but a few members of Congress do introduce good legislation to restrain the nuclear arms race.  I produced this document with information about GOOD BILLS TO SUPPORT — and BAD BILLS TO DEFEAT. See this: Federal legislation and policies to SUPPORT or OPPOSE Please contact your members of Congress (House and Senate) to urge appropriate actions. Thanks!                    

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 […]

U.S. House OVERWHELMINGLY voted NOT to move Pentagon money to better purposes.

July 30, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

On July 21, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 324 to 93 (with 13 not voting) to DEFEAT a proposal to move a mere 10% of military spending to human, environmental, and health needs.  Here are the lists of 93 YEA and 324 NAY votes:  http://clerk.house.gov/cgi-bin/vote.asp?year=2020&rollnumber=148  It’s rare for our local Representative Denny Heck (WA 10th Cong.Dist.) to vote correctly on such an issue, but in this case he was one of the 93 who voted to cut the Pentagon’s budget. MOST Democrats joined ALL Republicans (except for 13 Republicans who did not vote) in defeating this sensible proposal. NEITHER […]

Sign up now for FREE online workshops on grassroots organizing for issues YOU care about!

July 21, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Powerful forces keep making many issues worse. But YOU can reverse those trends and proactively push to make progress on issues YOU care about! We must build strong, savvy nonviolent grassroots “people-power” movements to achieve social and economic justice, to solve the climate crisis, and to create peace and other major goals. Governments and big businesses are the LAST to figure things out.  (Mainstream news media are the next-to-last.)  They will do what we want ONLY WHEN a strong nonviolent grassroots movement forces them to do what is needed.  Recent history has proved this a number of times.  (In the […]

URGENT: Click links to tell Congress to CUT 10% from Pentagon budget!

July 17, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Our nation has very serious needs that are grossly underfunded. Congress keeps giving the Pentagon far too much money for violence. A strong movement is building to CUT 10% from the Pentagon budget and use it for better purposes. CLICK THIS LINK to tell Congress: https://www.psr.org/blog/next-week-historic-votes-in-congress-cut-the-pentagon-budget-by-10/   Many organizations are PUSHING HARD to cut the Pentagon Budget by 10% and use the savings to fund the serious human and environmental needs that are grossly underfunded.  I’m impressed with how many non-profit orgs are pushing for this 10% opportunity.  Many very different kinds of orgs are onboard with this.  It is highly relevant to […]

You can SIGN UP NOW for a series of FREE ONLINE workshops on Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing

July 3, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

We care about a variety of issues but we are not making as much progress on them as we could. I’m providing FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS to increase your skills and your toolbox of strategies and methods to HELP YOU MAKE MORE PROGRESS on the issues you care about. You can still sign up now.  See this:  http://parallaxperspectives.org/locally-and-nationwide-we-must-change-the-political-culture-sign-up-for-these-practical-workshops I can e-mail you an essay with the substance of Session #1 in essay format, and then you can catch up with Sessions #2 and beyond.  Contact me at glenanderson@integra.net if you want that or if you have any questions. Also, if you […]

Military weapons could NOT save us from Coronavirus! We must REDUCE weaponry and care for people instead!

June 21, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

If your only tool is a hammer, you will treat every problem as if it were a nail. The U.S. is SO HEAVILY MILITARIZED that our REAL SECURITY is SUFFERING!!! Congress keeps wasting our tax dollars on military weapons that DID NOT PROTECT US from Coronavirus. Trump eliminated two federal offices that had been planning to deal with pandemics because he wanted to spend that money on militarism. Read this one-page article that I wrote a few days ago: Military weapons could not save us from Coronavirus Ordinary people need to organize a powerful grassroots movement to SLASH the Pentagon […]

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 […]

Locally and nationwide, we must CHANGE THE POLITICAL CULTURE. Sign up for these practical workshops.

June 15, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Governments are the LAST to figure things out. (Mainstream news media are the next-to-last.) They will do what we want ONLY WHEN a strong nonviolent grassroots movement forces them to do what is needed. Recent history has proved this a number of times. (In the 1960s Congress passed civil rights legislation only because the Civil Rights Movement forced them to. President Obama opposed LGBTQ rights to marriage until the grassroots movement forced him to support equal rights. The list goes on and on.) Our local community includes a number of people who want to protect the environment – and protect […]

These smart steps would significantly reduce the likelihood of nuclear war

June 12, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

In Congress, BOTH of the big political parties have been VIGOROUSLY FUNDING Trump’s reckless provocations of a new nuclear arms race.  Trump and Congress have been INCREASING THE DANGER OF GLOBAL NUCLEAR DEVASTATION.  It is not enough to replace Trump.  We must also replace the vast majority of Congressional incumbents — of BOTH parties — because they have been addicted to campaign donations from military weapons manufacturers.  Also, WE MUST AMEND THE CONSTITUTION IN ORDER TO ELIMINATE “BIG MONEY” CORRUPTION of our elections.   My blog’s “Nuclear Weapons” category includes much information about the dangers of nuclear weapons and how […]

Trump signed an Executive Order to MINE THE MOON!

June 6, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) wrote, “Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.”   The Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space provided the information below.  Contact this excellent non-profit org at:PO Box 652Brunswick, ME 04011(207) 607-4255http://www.space4peace.org http://space4peace.blogspot.com (blog) On April 10, 2020, this organization provided this video and the information I’ve copied below this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niqIJJAsz-E&feature=em-uploademail Trump signed an executive order to allow corporations and citizens, aka billionaires, to begin mining the moon.  In addition, they want to use nuclear reactors to fuel spacecraft so they can mine Mars in […]

Trump is pushing hard for wars in space. Democrats are funding his stupid scheme.

June 6, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Trump’s ridiculous new Space Force is no laughing matter!  I encourage people to read this informative article – and also to connect with a very knowledgeable non-profit organization that has been working for years to stop the militarization of space. I agree with this article’s encouragement to join the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space (www.space4peace.org).  Here is the informative article I urge you to read: https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/2020/05/31/space-force-is-no-laughing-matter/   Trump REALLY DOES want to start wars in space!  Read this:  https://www.creators.com/read/jim-hightower/05/20/trump-blasts-into-a-new-frontier-for-war?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=a31ba2a6-cde5-48f9-897e-890e31aeb0b0   An exceptionally knowledgeable, insightful peace organization that focuses on opposing space weapons published their latest newsletter […]