Info about Trump’s NAFTA 2.0, the USCMA

January 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

In January 2020 Congress passed NAFTA 2.0 (Trump’s USMCA), which increases fossil fuel pollution in Mexico:  https://truthout.org/articles/with-passage-of-nafta-2-0-congress-boosts-fossil-fuel-polluters-in-mexico/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=e5ce0dde-589e-4dd6-a92a-a4dcf710c66f   People who care about the environment and the climate opposed Trump’s NAFTA 2.0 (USMCA), but Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats caved in to Trump and the oil companies.  U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi, the House’s top Democrat, caved in to Trump and moved his trade toward House passage DESPITE its failure to include any of the key changes environmental and climate groups have been demanding over the last year.  Trump’s trade deal does not even mention the climate crisis, let alone do anything […]

Much smarter, more efficient rail transportation for passengers and freight

January 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Progressives keep talking about “bullet trains” and other very high speed rail projects. There are BETTER REMEDIES than those! Some Olympia area folks have watched and discussed this short video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qaf6baEu0_w – but there are MUCH BETTER ALTERNATIVES than what this short video discusses. For several years I have been supporting “SOLUTIONARY RAIL” (www.solutionaryrail.org), which would significantly reduce carbon emissions in transportation, reduce air pollution at transportation hubs, reduce highway/freeway congestion, help transportation workers, and provide other benefits. My December 2017 TV interview focused on that, and my November 2019 TV interview will provide more information about it. Here […]

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            

VOTERS DEMAND strong climate actions, but Joe Biden’s top climate advisor is a high-level person from the fossil fuel industry

December 8, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

FACT #1:  OVERWHELMINGLY, a STRONG MAJORITY OF VOTERS — across the entire political spectrum — care about the climate crisis.  Voters demand strong actions to curb the climate crisis. FACT #2:  Young people are ESPECIALLY outraged that our government has failed to take strong actions for the climate. FACT #3:  The Democratic Party KNOWS that in order to win it ABSOLUTELY MUST INCREASE VOTER TURNOUT. FACT #4:  Joe Biden seems UTTERLY CLUELESS and appointed as his TOP CLIMATE ADVISOR someone with a long history within the fossil fuel industry. Biden is SO CLUELESS that he will REPEL VOTERS — especially […]

Solutionary Rail Is Good for Climate, Workers, Communities

December 8, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

During 2019 my local newspaper, www.TheOlympian.com, authorized me to write five Op-Eds of up to 750 words each. My November 2019 Op-Ed explained and strongly supported Solutionary Rail.  It begins with this headline and first paragraph: Solutionary Rail Is Good for Climate, Workers, Communities It’s rare to find a creative proposal that solves many problems at the same time. I’m enthusiastic about Solutionary Rail, www.solutionaryrail.org. It would electrify our railroads and significantly reduce fossil fuel use and air pollution. It would protect our environment, climate, and public health. It would create jobs and help local communities – including seaport areas, […]

While Warning of Nazi-Like Fascism and Corporate Crimes, Pope Francis Proposes Adding ‘Ecological Sin’ to Church Teachings

November 16, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

While Warning of Nazi-Like Fascism and Corporate Crimes, Pope Francis Proposes Adding ‘Ecological Sin’ to Church Teachings In remarks at the Vatican, the leader of the Catholic Church condemned “the large-scale delinquency of corporations.” https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/16/while-warning-nazi-fascism-and-corporate-crimes-pope-francis-proposes-adding?cd-origin=rss&utm_term=AO&utm_campaign=Weekly%20Newsletter&utm_content=email&utm_source=Weekly%20Newsletter&utm_medium=Email        

Geo-Engineering to ease the climate crisis is RECKLESSLY DANGEROUS and a DISTRACTION from real solutions!

November 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Beware of climate “geo-engineering” plan to block the sun: I read this article in the magazine’s print version (to which I have subscribed for many decades). Now they offer it online too.  We need a variety of strong actions to protect the climate. But some “geo-engineering” proposals are reckless and would likely cause side-effects and unknown consequences that could be as bad as the climate crisis itself. Some people are actually proposing these reckless schemes. This article discusses the proposal to launch things into the atmosphere to block out the sun:  http://inthesetimes.com/features/geoengineering-climate-change-fossil-fuel-industry-srm-indigenous-activism.html?link_id=2&can_id=1d662460c0abb8939c5044c82927552b&source=email-inside-geoengineers-risky-plan-to-block-out-the-sun-sanders-and-harris-fall-short-on-abolishing-money-bail&email_referrer=email_455098&email_subject=inside-geoengineers-risky-plan-to-block-out-the-sun-sanders-and-harris-fall-short-on-abolishing-money-bail   U.S. Blocks U.N. Resolution on Geoengineering: The […]

Fossil fuel companies have been deceiving us and denying their climate crisis

November 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The Koch brothers made billions from oil companies — and they have vigorously funded climate denialism.  See this information from www.ClimateHawksVote.com — and sign the PETITION below this information: “At the center of the Koch brothers’ vast network of wealth and influence is their funding of university programs and other quasi-scientific-sounding organizations promoting climate denial. In the past 10 years alone, Koch funding for university programs has quadrupled to more than $60 million annually, at 50+ schools — with no sign of slowing down. “Koch Industries has built their fortune thanks to fossil fuels. They’ve spent millions to lobby against […]

Media bias INTERFERES WITH solving the climate crisis

November 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The Establishment (fossil fuel companies, big business, the “consumer culture,” economic elites, and BOTH of the big political parties) caused the climate crisis. Mainstream (corporate-owned) media — as always — played along as the mouthpiece for the corrupt Establishment. In order to solve the climate crisis, ORDINARY PEOPLE MUST PUSH BACK against big business, against government, and against mainstream media.   Weather reports — and news reports about extreme weather — keep assuming that extreme weather is merely an “act of God” and ALMOST NEVER mention that decades of fossil fuel pollution and climate disruption have caused it. Even Seattle’s […]

NEXT SAT NOV 16: Attend event in Olympia focusing on CLIMATE and NUCLEAR WEAPONS. Learn, connect, and take action.

November 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation’s 2019 Fall Retreat will focus on BOTH nuclear weapons and the climate crisis. It will occur on Saturday November 16 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 20th & S. Capitol Way, Olympia. The Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is one of several co-sponsors. Keynote: DAHR JAMAIL “The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption” — Author and journalist Dahr Jamail, on the necessity of listening deeply to the Earth, as the planetary crisis accelerates. PETER LUMSDAINE WA Physicians for Social Responsibility, Nuclear Weapons Abolition Task Force — […]

Trump is using OUR TAX DOLLARS to fund Venezuela’s opposition politicians!

November 5, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

When you hear news about Venezuela, remember that Venezuela has a lot of oil — and that its democracy is constitutionally legitimate. Trump keeps trying to overthrow Venezuela’s democracy.  Do not let Trump overthrow Venezuela’s government. People who care about peace and democracy should be outraged by yet one more abuse by Trump that was reported in mid-October 2019. Trump is using OUR TAX DOLLARS to fund Venezuela’s opposition politicians! On October 17, 2019, CodePink (www.codepink.org) reported this: “Our taxpayer money is being used to pay the salaries of Venezuelan politicians! USAID (the United States Agency for International Development) announced […]

Trump is waging a new war for oil in northern Syria. Sign petition to Congress.

November 5, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

See this article:  https://www.juancole.com/2019/10/province-kurdish-displacement.html       Sign petition to tell Congress:  Deploying troops in Syria to “protect oil” is unconstitutional. On October 24, 2019, Just Foreign Policy (www.justforeignpolicy.org) sent this information.  See the end for a link to click so you can sign the petition to Congress. President Trump now claims that his “justification” for keeping U.S. troops at the al-Tanf base in southern Syria – where they will be protecting zero Kurdish civilians, who live in northern Syria – is to “protect oil.” This is unconstitutional, because Congress never authorized it. Under Article I of the Constitution and […]

Sign up now for 6 practical workshops in Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing in Olympia

November 3, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

People who have taken my series of 6 workshops on Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing have found them inspiring, informative and practical. I am offering them again in early 2020 at a convenient location in downtown Olympia:  sessions 1 and 2 on SAT JAN 18, sessions 3 and 4 on SAT JAN 25, and sessions 5 and 6 on SAT FEB 1. Space is limited, so PLEASE SIGN UP NOW, and I’ll provide the address. See this flyer: 6 workshops on NV Grassroots Organizing — Jan. 2020 FLYER For EVERY issue you care about (peace, climate, economics, democracy, social justice, human rights, […]

Why is “national security” defined ONLY in ways that assume MILITARISM?

October 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The term “national security” is almost always ASSUMED to imply the need for more militarism, more fear of people in other countries, more willingness to fight wars, more military weapons, more military spending, and more nuclear weapons. That is a VERY NARROW channeling of our vision and our thinking. Really, our nation is NOT SECURE in many other ways.  Our nation is NOT SECURE when: Many people are poor Many people are homeless Many people lack decent health care Many people feel alienated from society Many people are very angry Many people own guns that endanger themselves, their families and […]