The U.S. Deserves Its Own Nuremberg Trials

August 17, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

This smart, insightful article deserves to be read widely and acted upon:  https://www.opednews.com/Quicklink/The-U-S-Deserves-Its-Own-in-Best_Web_OpEds-Afghanistan-War_Donald-Rumsfeld_George-W-Bush_International-190325-349.html        

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        

Korea: Recent information, insights and recommendations

August 17, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Diplomacy with North Korea should include reuniting families separated in the early 1950s. See this article:  https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/455595-reuniting-families-is-a-critical-step-in-diplomacy-with   Urge Congress to finally END the Korean War, which has never been officially ended. Most Americans — and probably most members of Congress — do not know that THE KOREAN WAR WAS NEVER OFFICIALLY ENDED.  A truce was proclaimed about 70 years ago, but the war is OFFICIALLY still underway.  NOW WE MUST FORMALLY AND EXPLICITLY END THE WAR! The Korean Peninsula needs stable peace.  On June 30, 2019, Trump visited North Korea, which was a positive step, but nobody trusts Trump […]

Urge Congress to pass “No First Use” legislation to prohibit starting a nuclear war — and other bills opposing nuclear weapons!

August 17, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

SUPPORT the “No First Use” bills: The U.S. Constitution explicitly states that only Congress can declare war, but since 1945 presidents have claimed the de facto power to start the most horribly destructive war possible without any congressional approval, and Congress has allowed that unconstitutional power to persist. We must restore the Constitution – especially now during the Trump era. • S.200 and H.R. 669 are companion bills. • S. 272 and H.R. 921 are companion bills. Senator Markey and Rep. Lieu introduced Senate and House legislation (S. 200 and H.R. 669) that would limit Trump’s (or any subsequent president’s) […]

Presidential candidates MUST pledge “No First Use” of nuclear weapons! But CNN’s debate journalist BIASED his question about this.

August 17, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Most Americans want a “No First Use” protection against starting a nuclear war.  But during an early August 2019 presidential debate, CNN’s Jake Tapper asked about it in an extremely biased and deceptive way by referring to “No First Use” as “tying the President’s hands.” Actually, “No First Use” is REQUIRED BY THE U.S. CONSTITUTION, which explicitly says ONLY CONGRESS has the authority to declare war.  However, since 1945 a de facto loophole has existed in which a president has grabbed the power to start the biggest war of all — a NUCLEAR WAR — without getting Congress to declare […]

Russian nuclear-powered missile explodes, kills people, and contaminates area. We must STOP the new arms race!

August 17, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

This outrageous accident on August 8, 2019, should be yet another wake-up call to the whole world.  We must abolish nuclear weapons! Nuclear warheads are placed on missiles, but Russia designed a missile that itself is powered by a small nuclear reactor onboard.  This power source would enable Russia’s nuclear missile to stay aloft for a very long time and attack a target anywhere in the world. On August 8, 2019, one of these missiles blew up, killed some scientists and engineers, and contaminated the nearby geographical area.  Russia designed this horrible nuclear-powered missile in order to overcome the U.S.’s […]

The world is uniting for international law, against US empire.

August 13, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The world is uniting for international law, against US empire. Below I have linked an informative article (Aug 12, 2019, by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers) that focuses especially on the U.S.’s failure to overthrow Venezuela’s government.  It mentions the Non-Aligned Movement as a mobilizing force. Besides opposing the U.S.’s “regime-change” efforts, the article also opposes the U.S.’s cruel economic sanctions against many nations, and it upholds international law. Here is the interesting, informative article:  https://www.nationofchange.org/2019/08/12/the-world-is-uniting-for-international-law-against-us-empire/

Thom Hartmann’s 10-minute video says TRUMP IS SERIOUSLY MENTALLY ILL.

August 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The problem is not just that Trump is wrong on the issues.  The more serious reality is that TRUMP IS SERIOUSLY MENTALLY ILL. Trumps serious mental illness has made the U.S. a MUCH WORSE place than before he took office. He is deliberately provoking racism and violence against vulnerable people.  He has targeted and abused Muslims, Latinos, African Americans, LGBTQ people, poor people, the working class, and other vulnerable people because he is a bully, and bullies attack vulnerable people.  His mental illness and corruption have hurt our economy in many ways. His serious mental illness has RECKLESSLY ENDANGERED PLANET […]

On Aug. 2, 2019, Trump’s withdrawal from the INF treaty went into effect.

August 5, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

On October 20, 2018, Trump announced that he was unilaterally pulling the U.S. out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, effective on August 2, 2019. That is today. See this information from the Quaker-based lobby Friends Committee on National Legislation (www.fcnl.org): https://www.fcnl.org/updates/u-s-pulls-out-of-nuclear-treaty-2241 Our local Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear weapons is part of the statewide coalition, Washington Against Nuclear Weapons (www.wanwcoalition.org), which was created by Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (www.wpsr.org. See their e-mail from August 2, most of which I have copied here: Withdrawing from the INF Treaty is Bad for Our Health Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]