Let’s Boldly Create the Future We Really Want!

September 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

I wrote this powerful, inspiring essay because we have much more potential for solving problems and creating a better future than most people realize. Regardless of which issues you care about, I encourage you to read the essay at this link: Let’s Boldly Create the Future We Really Want                

Short article: The currently dominant worldview is hurting our society in many ways.

September 4, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Our society is suffering in many, many ways.  The problems are all around us — and they are interconnected.  They are rooted in a worldview that has been dominating the U.S. (and some other nations) increasingly in recent decades. I wrote a long article about this.  Here is a very short article that summarizes a few of the main points.  I published it in a recent issue of Works in Progress (www.olywip.org): This currently dominant worldview is hurting us.            

Bernie Sanders proposes a $16 TRILLION Green New Deal — and proposes how to pay for it

August 24, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The climate crisis is extremely serious. Modest efforts (like nearly all Democrats tolerate) will NOT be enough! The cost of doing nothing will be HORRIBLE for our quality of life, for the survival of humans and our civilization, and for the economy.  (Some people don’t care about the first items here, but damage to the economy might get their attention. Bernie Sanders proposes cutting the military budget in order to fund the Green New Deal.  The military FAILS to protect us, but the Green New Deal is absolutely necessary for our protection — and our “national security” if you want […]

Militarism is the U.S.’s national religion!

August 17, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

A retired Air Force officer who was raised Catholic wrote this powerful article. It deserves to be read widely. Here it is:  https://truthout.org/articles/military-might-is-our-national-religion/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=f6a2f5ca-73b0-41a9-bf35-b85dcd8f0210        

Military spending HURTS job creation. Lavishing billions on the Pentagon does NOT help employment.

August 13, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

For more than half a century, economists have been PROVING that military spending does NOT create jobs. A billion dollars spent on education, housing, health, or other civilian activities creates MORE jobs than spending that billion dollars on the military. Indeed, a sentence way down in the article linked below says:  “Military spending actually proved to be the worst job creator of any federal government spending option those researchers analyzed.” If we want jobs, we should CUT military spending and INCREASE spending for worthwhile civilian activities. Now after more than half a century of articles reporting these findings, here is […]

Does Trump think he would win a nuclear war? The Pentagon agrees with him!

August 5, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Trump’s threats of using nuclear weapons in Afghanistan (recently) and North Korea and elsewhere are not merely his own psychologically distorted fantasies. Trump’s threats also reflect several decades of official thinking and planning in the Pentagon – and the purposes of some of the new nuclear weapons that the U.S. has been building for several decades. Just recently the Joint Chiefs of Staff wrote this in a formal document:  “Using nuclear weapons could create conditions for decisive results and the restoration of strategic stability. Specifically, the use of a nuclear weapon will fundamentally change the scope of a battle and […]

Democratic Party FAILS TO CHALLENGE Trump’s foreign policy!

July 31, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Many times every day now I receive e-mails from various parts of the Democratic Party asking me to donate money.  Their opening request invites me to choose my favorite presidential candidates — and sometimes to identify the issues that I care about the most. They list many DOMESTIC issues (jobs, gay rights, college debt, etc.), but ALMOST NEVER ASK ABOUT FOREIGN POLICY or the federal budget’s domination by military spending or the U.S.’s perpetual violations of human rights around the world. This implies that THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS WILLING TO GO ALONG WITH TRUMP’S FOREIGN POLICY! A few of these […]

Groups working to reduce gun violence ALWAYS NEGLECT to oppose war and military violence, which set the tone for gun violence within the U.S.

July 30, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Just now I responded to an e-mail survey sent out by a prominent nationwide non-profit org that works to reduce gun violence throughout the U.S. They asked what their top priority should be. I said they should work to stop all of the U.S.’s war’ and de-militarize our foreign policy. I told them that the U.S.’s addiction to war and military violence create a culture that assumes shooting people is a good way to solve problems. The U.S.’s persistent militarism sets the tone for gun violence within the U.S. This really is “the elephant in the room” that the anti-gun […]

MORE good news: House Votes to Defund TWO New Nuclear Weapons Programs

July 4, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Contrary to the “conventional wisdom” that nuclear weapons protect us, they actually ENDANGER us.  Nuclear weapons THREATEN our national security and the security of everyone else on Planet Earth. Just now I posted to my blog the GOOD NEWS that the House has refused to spend money for a reckless new nuclear weapon.  Now THIS blog post reports on a second one that the House has refused to fund. This information came in late June 2019 from a different source, the Arms Control Association (www.armscontrol.org), a long-standing and well-respected organization working to limit nuclear weapons: House Votes to Defund Two […]

GOOD NEWS: U.S. House votes to stop new nuclear weapons in Trump’s budget

July 4, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

On June 25, 2019, the national office of Physicians for Social Responsibility (www.psr.org) announced this good news: U.S. House votes to stop new nuclear weapons in Trump’s budget The so-called “low-yield” nuclear weapon (W76-2) would NOT be a step toward peace, but rather a nuclear weapon that a president and the Pentagon would consider more “usable” and therefore more likely to be used. Realistic people recognized that if this “usable” nuclear weapon were used, it would rapidly escalate into an all-out nuclear war. Therefore, the peace movement and other reasonable people have been opposing it. Now the U.S. House has […]

4th of July is Trump’s excuse to glorify himself at taxpayers’ expense

July 4, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

For many years a Fourth of July celebration in Washington DC has been NON-PARTISAN celebration of our nation.  But in 2019 Trump hijacked it and made it about him and his partisan supporters:  https://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/2019/06/trump-to-turn-dcs-annual-nonpartisan-july-4-celebration-into-event-centered-on-him-and-his-supporters-report/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=298&recip_id=22838&list_id=2 In early July the Washington Post and other reliable sources reported that Trump has forced the National Parks Service (which is already underfunded and unable to keep up with necessary maintenance) to divert $2.5 million that had been intended for improving parks, so the NPS can pay for costs related to Trump’s Fourth of July event on the National Mall. The entire extravaganza will be very […]

Click links to see resources about nuclear weapons

June 21, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Since the 1940s the U.S. has been provoking a nuclear arms race and escalating the dangers.  Only during a few short periods of time when the public organized strong opposition did the government ease up, sign treaties, and reduce its efforts.  Now we must rise up again and organize a strong movement to stop the massive escalation that is underway now.  Beyond that, we must organize a strong movement to abolish nuclear weapons altogether. The Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is an active member of a statewide coalition, Washington Against Nuclear Weapons (www.wanwcoalition.org). WANW has conducted day-long workshops to […]

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 […]

Click to sign these petitions to prevent Trump’s war against Iran

June 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Trump seems hell-bent for a totally unnecessary and stupid war against Iran. Trump hired his national security advisor John Bolton, who has been fanatically urging war against Iran for several decades.  Bolton has a long history of opposing diplomacy and being wrong on foreign policy issues. I urge you to click to sign several petitions to prevent Trump from starting another war in the region. Trump wants to start a war against Iran, which has about 4 or 5 times the population of Iraq, which the U.S. destroyed in 1991 and in 2003, and which has never recovered.  The U.S.’s […]