How to talk effectively about defunding the police

January 19, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Many people recognize the long-standing problems of police using excessive violence — and treating racial and ethnic minorities unjustly.  Efforts to improve training and to adopt “reforms” have not significantly solved the problems.  Now many people are urging local governments to cut the budgets of police departments and use the savings to fund more effective nonviolent ways to provide public safety. These efforts make good sense, but some of the talk about “defunding” the police causes some members of the public to feel afraid for their safety and to push back against these changes.  We can be more effective if […]

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January 14, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

You visited this blog because you care about important issues, such as peace, climate, economics, democracy, social justice, human rights, or ___________. YOU can make MUCH MORE PROGRESS on important issues by strengthening your skills in organizing nonviolent grassroots movements! Let’s set smart goals and devise smart strategies.  Let’s reach out to the public more effectively than we have been doing.  Let’s devise ways to be more effective in how we nonviolently push the people who have the official power to serve the broad public interest. ALL OF US — new people, experienced organizers, and everybody in between — can […]

FRI JAN 22: Street-corner vigiling supports the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

January 9, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons goes into effect on FRIDAY JANUARY 22. Huge international support exists — especially throughout the global South. None of the nine nations with nuclear weapons supported this treaty when the United Nations General Assembly adopted it overwhelmingly (122 nations!) in July 2017.  The Trump administration vigorously and maliciously opposed it. Now that enough nations have ratified the Treaty, it will go into effect on January 22, 2021. Please see this flyer, which provides information and invites you to help publicize this historically powerful event in whatever local community you might live in: […]

Click LINKS to urge removing Trump by impeachment and/or the 25th Amendment

January 9, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Please share this powerful resource with your friends, family members, e-mail lists, etc. Time is short!  We must immediately demand Congress and others take strong actions now!   Basic Information: Like other presidents, Trump took this Oath of Office in January 2017: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Many, many times throughout the past four years, Trump has violated it.  The worst violations occurred a few days ago when […]

It’s time to stop federal executions and repeal the death penalty

January 6, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

This came from the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker-based non-profit organization that works for peace and social justice: https://www.afsc.org/blogs/news-and-commentary/its-time-to-stop-federal-executions-and-repeal-death-penalty?utm_source=weekendreading120520&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekendreading&emci=bf56e1d8-7635-eb11-9fb4-00155d43b2cd&emdi=515495f6-fd36-eb11-9fb4-00155d43b2cd&ceid=882844      

Short videos: Innocent people speak about having been released from death row.

January 6, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

From 1973 through 2020, a total of 173 INNOCENT PERSONS were released from death row! See the data compiled by the Death Penalty Information Center at https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/policy-issues/innocence-database See the link below in which SIX of these exonerees tell their stories in very brief videos. FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCES are very compelling. Death row exonerees are living proof that innocent people are sentenced to death. They are living proof that WE MUST ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY. These videos were created and distributed by Witness to Innocence (www.witnesstoinnocence.org). WATCH THEM AT THIS LINK: https://www.witnesstoinnocence.org/imlivingproof?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=4faf9825-e61a-45f8-b4b1-bfbd8bd56c94        

Sign the petition: Impeach Trump for trying to steal the election.

January 6, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

This information and petition came out on Tues. Jan. 5, 2021: Donald Trump was just caught on tape trying to overturn the result of the 2020 election. We cannot let him get away with it. On Saturday Trump called Georgia’s Secretary of State and, according to an audio recording of the call obtained by the Washington Post, Trump asked him to find enough votes to overturn Biden’s win and hand Georgia to Trump.1 “I just want to find 11,780 votes,” Trump demanded. Congress cannot let Trump get away with this brazen attempt to destroy our democracy. Sign the petition: Tell […]

Join FRI JAN 8 Zoom meeting to plan how to move WA State Legislature to REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE.

January 6, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (www.wagunresponsibility.org) has been doing very good work statewide through legislative action, a statewide initiative, and other efforts. They are gearing up to make more progress when Washington State’s 2021 legislative session starts this coming Monday, January 11.  This session will take place almost entirely virtually. YOU CAN GET INFORMED OF CURRENT ISSUES AND HOW YOU CAN HELP.  Please join these good folks THIS FRIDAY January 8 to hear their plans and get answers to your questions. RSVP NOW What: Alliance 2021 Session Prep and Overview Who: You! (and Alliance volunteers and supporters across the state) […]

Trump plans more executions before Jan. 20. Sign petition to STOP THIS EXECUTION scheduled for TUES JAN 12!

January 6, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

A few months ago Trump and his Attorney General William Barr scheduled MANY executions to occur before Trump’s scheduled end of office on January 20, 2021.  The federal death penalty is every bit as cruel and unjust as the death penalty that is allowed by various states’ laws. A growing number of states have abolished the death penalty, some other states have moratoriums on actually conducting executions, and some other states have retained their death penalty law but never use it.  Executions do occur in several states.  For information about the federal death penalty, state-by-state information, methods of execution, problems, etc., […]

URGENT!!! Sign the petition: Remove Trump from office now!!!

January 6, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Trump has been provoking his cult members to VIOLENTLY PREVENT A PEACEFUL TRANSITION to President Biden — and to VIOLENTLY REPLACE THE CONSTITUTION WITH MOB RULE by Trump’s domestic terrorists. A violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol this afternoon in a desperate attempt to stop Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election. Gunshots have been fired, law enforcement have found at least one explosive device and the National Guard is being deployed right now. The situation on the ground is chaotic and deadly serious. This is a predictable consequence of Donald Trump’s ongoing attempt […]

Several items with interesting info on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)

January 5, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Nuclear Weapons Will Soon Be Banned Under International Law:  https://truthout.org/articles/nuclear-weapons-will-soon-be-banned-under-international-law/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=4e557096-e59a-4280-a35b-45d08c679dba This climate scientist opposes “nuclear winter” and urges Biden to sign the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons:  https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/2020/10/25/dear-president-elect-biden/ Interesting article summarizing the UN’s nuclear weapons treaty’s meaning — and what’s next:  https://thebulletin.org/2020/10/the-nuclear-ban-treaty-is-set-to-enter-force-experts-explain-what-comes-next/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=MondayNewsletter11022020&utm_content=NuclearRisk_BanTreaty_10302020 Cities can endorse the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, even if their nations do not:  https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/2020/11/01/ican-save-my-city/ The highly respected Arms Control Association (ACA) published this article saying the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is a “much-needed wake-up call” — https://www.armscontrol.org/act/2020-11/focus/nuclear-ban-treaty-much-needed-wake-up-call The ACA published this article:  When the TPNW goes into force, […]

Sign up now for fascinating, informative FREE online course on nuclear weapons in January 2021

January 5, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

“NUCLEAR WEAPONS NOWADAYS: What You Can Know and Do”   This FREE 4-session course is informative and fascinating! Sign up now to take it during January (your choice of Tuesdays or Saturdays). We use Zoom video, so people everywhere take our course. Please share this opportunity with your friends. Scroll down to see the easy way to sign up.   The Cold War ended three decades ago, but nuclear weapons remain a threat to the world.  Many recent and current actions by the U.S. government have sharply increased the danger of nuclear war in the “new cold war,” so now […]

Nuclear Weapons Are a Very Dangerous Local Problem.

January 3, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

I wrote this 8-page document to summarize the current crisis in nuclear weapons and the background leading up to it.  Replacing Trump with Biden is NOT enough to solve the problems, which have persisted since 1945.  This article also recommends some positive actions we can take. This .pdf format will retain the formatting:  Nuclear Weapons Are a Very Dangerous Local Problem This Word format will allow you to easily click links to additional resources:  Nuclear Weapons Are a Very Dangerous Local Problem        

Sign up for 4-part study group (starting Monday Jan. 11, 2021) on progressive economics: “Modern Monetary Theory”

January 3, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

You are invited to join the Backbone Campaign’s MMT 4 part series: Modern Monetary Theory Study Group Join our 4-part study group on Modern Monetary Theory, Mondays at 4:30pm Pacific / 7:30pm Eastern One of the best experts on Monetary Theory (MMT) is Stephanie Kelton, who has written extenstively about it.  Search the web for her name and MMT.  She summarized MMT by saying, “it is about replacing an artificial revenue constraint with a real inflation constraint. So there are limits. But the limit is not a predetermined numerical level or a percentage of the budget. There is no strict […]

Sign up for climate news and actions for the 2021 WA State Legislative session

January 3, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

350 Seattle (www.350seattle.org) does good work for the climate.  I’m glad they are connecting with people to push the WA State Legislature to take good actions in the 2021 session, which starts on Monday January 11 and will run for several months. Please consider signing up with them to keep informed and take actions on important climate legislation. On Sunday January 3, 2021, they sent this invitation and a link to sign up: Are you ready for our first-ever virtual legislative session in Washington? The 2021 session is shaping up to be like none other ― and the 350 WA […]