URGENT! Tell Congress to pass legislation to help “downwinders” from nuclear testing

September 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

I urge you to support this effort by Nuclear Information & Resource Service (www.nirs.org), which provides solid information and advocacy to protect the world from nuclear weapons and nuclear power. I received their e-mail on September 23, 2020.  It needs urgent action to protect people who were “downwind” from nuclear weapons testing and are suffering medically from that.  Here is most of their message:   The clock is ticking: If the US House Judiciary Committee doesn’t hold a hearing now and a vote on the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments of 2019, the people downwind of the very first US nuclear test […]

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 […]

Info about Hiroshima (Aug. 6) and Nagasaki (Aug. 9)

August 4, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the U.S.’s atomic bombing of Hiroshima (August 6) and Nagasaki (August 9). Many peace organizations have planned activities to help us remember and to say NEVER AGAIN.   Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND, www.wand.org) and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF, www.wilpf.org) and other groups are live-streaming activities throughout both of those days.  See the full schedule and register here:  https://www.hiroshimanagasaki75.org/events   Some of the survivors (Hibakusha) wrote a statement and encourage people to sign on to it.  Here is their statement: “The two atomic bombs dropped on August 6 […]

Hiroshima + Nagasaki — Events, Info, Resources

July 24, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action (www.gzcenter.org) is located immediately next to the Trident Nuclear Submarine base at Bangor in Kitsap County, WA.  Ground Zero has been practicing profound nonviolent and courageous efforts to stop these nuclear weapons since the late 1970s. In July and August 2020 GZ has installed four billboards in the Seattle area.  See this information from GZ’s website: On July 13, and continuing for four weeks, four billboards will display the following paid advertisement: Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor…  Base with largest concentration of deployed nuclear weapons in the U.S., Remembering the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, […]

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 […]

The U.S. is building plutonium-based nuclear weapons in a seismically UNSAFE bldg in an earthquake zone

July 17, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

This problem is BI-PARTISAN.  It was bad under Obama, and Trump is continuing the problem.   I have been reading the powerfully informative publications of this excellent non-profit organization, the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance (OREPA, www.orepa.org) for many years, and I have enjoyed donating significant amounts of money to help their work to protect the world (and their local region around Oak Ridge, Tennessee) from nuclear weapons. I have been following their work regarding the actual dangers of earthquakes where the U.S. government is making plutonium parts for nuclear weapons.  The government keeps denying the danger.  OREPA actually won […]

Demand Congress mark 75th anniversaries of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by pledging GLOBAL NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT!

July 5, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

On August 6 and 9, 1945, the U.S. stunned the world by dropping atomic bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, and killed many more than 100,000 people. Since then the U.S. and eight other nations have built many, many more nuclear weapons (mostly the U.S. and Russia) that are vastly more deadly than those two “small” ones. The year 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of those horrible bombings.  Make this year meaningful.  Please sign this petition to demand Congress pledge for global nuclear disarmament: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/sign-the-petition-demand-global-nuclear-disarmament-for-the-75th-anniversary-of-the-hiroshima-and-nagasaki-bombings?source=20200522_Hibakusha_Kos&redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fsecure.actblue.com%2Fdonate%2Fkos2020%3Frefcode%3D20200522SWHibakushaAppeal&link_id=1&refcodeEmailReferrer=email_849775&can_id=1d662460c0abb8939c5044c82927552b&email_referrer=email_849775&email_subject=august-6th-and-9th-1945-please-read ALSO:  If you live in the greater Olympia WA area, please participate by […]

If you think Coronavirus is disruptive and deadly, it is NOTHING compared to nuclear war!

July 5, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Nuclear weapons are an EXTREMELY SERIOUS problem, but the public and news media pay almost no attention to the danger — which could DESTROY THE WORLD in just a few minutes! People are paying attention to the Coronavirus pandemic, so let’s pivot from that to consider how disruptive and deadly a nuclear war would be. The Coronavirus pandemic is seriously disrupting our world. Trump escalated the disruptions and increased the deaths by denying the reality, preventing the government from planning for pandemics, and suppressing the knowledge of scientists and doctors. A nuclear war would be much more disruptive and cause […]

Short animated video shows and explains what a nuclear weapon would do to a city

July 5, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Since 1945 the U.S. has been preparing for another nuclear war.  The devastation with modern weapons would be HORRIBLY, HORRIBLY WORSE than the small atomic bombs the U.S. dropped on Japan. Trump and BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES have been funding more nuclear weapons — including NEW nuclear weapons that are MORE LIKELY TO BE USED than the ones that have been existing.  Trump as RADICALLY, RECKLESSLY changed U.S. policies to make it MUCH MORE LIKELY that he can and will launch nuclear weapons. In less than 9 minutes, this animated video shows what would happen to a city if just one […]