“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 […]

To reduce gun violence, the U.S. must STOP THE WARS and CREATE A NONVIOLENT FOREIGN POLICY!

January 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Overwhelmingly huge percentages of the American people support various proposals for reducing gun violence (background checks, denying guns to domestic violence abusers, banning assault weapons, etc.). Several nationwide, statewide and local groups keep promoting these worthy proposals.  I support them. But they are OVERLOOKING THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM! The U.S.’s VIOLENT, MILITARISTIC FOREIGN POLICY assumes that shooting people solves problems!  Our federal government spends BILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS to promote that mistaken notion.  The federal government SETS A BAD EXAMPLE for ordinary people who follow the government’s bad example that SHOOTING PEOPLE would solve their problems! If the […]

I warned the Democratic Party in 2016 and now again for 2020.

January 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Throughout 2016 I kept telling the national Democratic Party and its various front groups that Bernie Sanders was the VERY BEST on the issues, and he RESONATED WITH THE PUBLIC’S DEMAND FOR STRONG PROGRESSIVE CHANGES, and he was INSPIRING NEW PEOPLE TO VOTE, so if Bernie Sanders would become the nominee, he would WIN IN A LANDSLIDE, and he would have long coat-tails that would elect Democrats all the way down the ballot, including Congress and state and local offices. Instead, the national Democratic Party TRAMPLED OVER THE VOTERS’ INTERESTS and crammed Hillary Clinton down our throats, despite the fact […]

Information and Insights about Trump’s New War Against Iran

January 5, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Trump keeps doing one incredibly cruel and stupid thing after another. On January 2, 2020, he committed an illegal act of war against Iran.  This will surely backfire against innocent people in several nations, including Iran, Iraq, and American people who are overseas. I wrote a short (4 ½-page) article with information and insights about the war that Trump is provoking against Iran. I posted it to my blog, so you can read it at this link:  Info and Insights about Trump’s New War Against Iran. By approximately January 7 or 8 I will also write another document with additional […]

Trump VIOLATED the Outer Space Treaty — and the Constitution — by creating the “U.S. Space Force” as the sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces

December 29, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

In 1967 the U.S. became part of the Outer Space Treaty, which protected space as a global commons to be used for peaceful purposes. The U.S. Constitution explicitly declares that treaties become the supreme law of the land. Trump VIOLATED the Constitution when he VIOLATED the Outer Space Treaty by creating the U.S. Space Force as another branch of the U.S. military.  This violation of the Constitution is YET ONE MORE IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE! See this article by one of our nation’s greatest experts on this kind of issue: https://www.opednews.com/articles/Turning-Space-Into-a-War-by-Karl-Grossman-Congress_Debris_Democrats_Military-191229-632.html The U.S. has been militarizing space – and publicly stating its […]

This smart strategy could help REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE

December 22, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Public opinion polls keep showing OVERWHELMING PUBLIC SUPPORT for several kinds of strong, common-sense laws and policies to reduce gun violence.  The laws propose such remedies as: • Restricting access to high-capacity magazines • Requiring background checks for ammunition sales • Addressing the intersection of alcohol abuse and gun violence • Keeping kids safe from guns where they learn and play • Supporting community-based violence prevention programs All of those are good ways to reduce gun violence.  But all of those focus on THE GUNS THEMSELVES and IGNORE THE LARGER CONTEXT in which the U.S. government PERSISTENTLY SUPPORTS SHOOTING! The […]

Congress funds recklessly provocative “low-yield” nuclear weapons that make it easier to start an all-out nuclear war!

December 15, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Since the 1940s the nuclear weapons industry and nuclear war-fighting strategies have relied on HIDING INFORMATION from the public and actually DECEIVING us about the dangerous realities.  These abuses have always been BI-PARTISAN.  The crisis continues — and has been escalating recently with bi-partisan support. The Pentagon has wanted to make it easier to start a nuclear war.  One recent deception is some people’s claim that “low-yield” (Hiroshima-sized) nuclear weapons are a step toward peace.  Actually, they make an all-out nuclear war more likely by creating the illusion that we’re launching merely a “low-yield” nuclear missile.  But these will be […]

How to achieve peace and true security

December 13, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

People keep worrying about “national security.”  But that is a dead end — and a misleading distraction — unless we understand that MILITARISM ITSELF IS THE PROBLEM and that our nation can be secure ONLY if we help the rest of the world to be secure in more profound ways than mere militarism can accomplish. See the insightful article I wrote at this link: Article on peace and true security            

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 […]

TV: PART 1 of “Nuclear Weapons: Updates on the Crisis and Opportunities”

December 2, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Nuclear weapons are a huge issue with several aspects that three knowledgeable guests explore in the DECEMBER 2019 TV program (PART 1) and the FEBRUARY 2020 TV program (PART 2) of the TV series, “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives.”  YOU CAN WATCH THE PROGRAMS ON YOUR COMPUTER even if you don’t have cable TV. Cable TV subscribers in Thurston County WA can watch the highly informative interview three times a week (Mondays at 1:30 pm, Wednesdays at 5:00 pm, and Thursdays at 9:00 pm throughout the entire month of December 2019.  Part 2 of this interview will air on the same schedule […]

Why the national Democratic Party keeps losing — and will likely lose again in 2020

November 30, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Here is how democracy is supposed to work:  People with their “ear to the ground” listen to what the voters want.  They campaign for office with platforms promising to accomplish what the voters want. Most of the 2020 presidential candidates are NOT doing that.  Several of the front-runners (Biden, Buttigieg, and other “centrists” — who are really conservatives) are running for President by INSISTING that voters can NOT have what they want!!! Voters want to get big money out of politics, but the national Democratic Party and the “centrists” fall short. Voters want HEALTH CARE FOR EVERYBODY, but the most […]

How to pay for the Green New Deal

November 8, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Today I posted information from February 7-8-9, 2019, when the Green New Deal resolutions were introduced in Congress.  Those early posts explained why we need the Green New Deal.  Cautious people (and opponents) will ask how to pay for it.  Actually, progressives were ALREADY proposing ways to pay for it BEFORE the House and Senate resolutions were introduced. Here are some VERY EARLY articles that make good economic sense:   Ellen Brown (perhaps our nation’s greatest expert on publicly owned banks) urges public banks as a way to fund a Green New Deal.  Her December 2018 article at the following […]

Olympia’s people want to CUT the Pentagon budget and INCREASE funding to serve human and environmental needs!

November 5, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Twice in late summer 2019 the Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons organized and staffed information tables at public events. Six jars were labeled with different possible uses for our federal budget. We handed each visitor a stack of ten pennies and invited them to put the pennies into the various jars to show how the visitor would choose to spend the federal budget. The results (listed below) were similar for both events, except “Environment and climate” and “Health care” exchanged places for 1st and 2nd priorities. Military has rated lowest priority every time I have conducted this game over […]