Green New Deal: Here are several good articles, etc.

September 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

We need a Green New Deal right now: https://medium.com/discourse/why-we-need-a-green-new-deal-right-now-fa719cd34d30   Buy the book, “WINNING THE GREEN NEW DEAL”: I always buy from locally owned bookstores instead of national chains.  Here is information from the publisher: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Winning-the-Green-New-Deal/Varshini-Prakash/9781982142438?utm_source=author_site&utm_medium=author_site&utm_campaign=winning_the_green_new_deal&utm_content=&emci=cab9f2c4-dfe6-ea11-8b03-00155d0394bb&emdi=8a934de6-e0e6-ea11-8b03-00155d0394bb&ceid=33653   Naomi Klein: The Green New Deal Is Changing the Calculus of the Possible. She says big ideas are the only ones that can realistically tackle the climate crisis. https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/naomi-klein-green-new-deal-climate-change/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%2002222019&utm_term=daily   Yes, we really can fix our problems.  In the 1930s the New Deal was bold and significantly helped solve our nation’s problems then.  Now we must pass the GREEN New Deal.  Strongly urge […]

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 […]

Nuclear power is bad in many ways — and NOT good for the climate!

September 18, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

For decades, knowledgeable people have known that nuclear power is bad in many, many ways. Now, although some people claim nuclear power is a viable alternative to fossil fuels, knowledgeable people explain why it is BAD FOR THE CLIMATE TOO. Here are links to a few articles about nuclear power, including its harm to the climate:   Nuclear reactors make climate change worse: https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/2020/09/13/nuclear-reactors-make-climate-change-worse/   Sea level rise threatens nuclear power waste sites: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0301421519306937?fbclid=IwAR1dcJcWD_R3T85TrUktUk3ozmEfvEqw52YKNskyDXEFuohheQK58RZir8U&via%3Dihub   Click link to tell Congress that nuclear power is NOT a remedy for the climate crisis: https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5502/t/0/blastContent.jsp?email_blast_KEY=1433809   The non-profit organization that provided the link […]

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 […]

Sign up now for SAT SEPT 26 Youth Climate Webinar. I know these 5 teenagers. They are great!

August 29, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Wow! Youth Voices on Climate Justice Saturday, September 26th at 2:00 PM REGISTER HERE!  Five local teenagers whom I know and respect INVITE YOU to participate in their inspiring webinar. Hear their insights — and consider taking actions they recommend. All ages of people can work together to solve the climate problems. These young people are savvy and focused. I signed up for their SAT SEPT 26 webinar, and I hope you will too.   Moderator:  Louisa Sevier | Youth Legislative Officer | Olympia High School Panelists: Kaylee Shen | President of Climate Action Club | Olympia High School Rebecca Mcmillin-Hastings | President of Capital Climate […]

“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 […]

Call COVID-19 the “TrumpVirus” because his incompetence and cruelty made U.S. #1 in infections and deaths.

August 4, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Trump refuses to take responsibility for any of his many horrible decisions and failures.  He blames the Coronavirus on Chinese people, Democratic governors, the news media, and so forth, but he refuses to admit that Trump’s own stupidity, ego, incompetence, mismanagement made the crisis much, much worse than it would have been if we had a competent president. When he took power in January 2017 the Executive Branch agencies included two offices that were responsible for watching out for pandemics and planning in advance how to effectively manage pandemics in case they emerge.  Trump ABOLISHED those, so he PREVENTED our […]

Let’s use HUMOR and SATIRE for political purposes!

July 31, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

One smart way to deflate the egos of egocentric persons and entities is to RIDICULE them with humor and satire. In our current crisis — actually our MULTIPLE CRISES — we have many opportunities to disempower them through humor and satire. Watch this short video, which encourages this: https://trlib.kanopy.com/video/send-clowns-humor-weapon      

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 […]

“Jesus Taught and Practiced Nonviolence”

July 7, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The July 2020 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series (on cable channel 22 in Thurston County WA and on this blog) provides fresh information and insights that will be interesting to people whether or not they are Christians. We live in a society where Christianity is the dominant religion, but most people – including most Christians – do not adequately understand that Jesus taught and practiced profound nonviolence. The July 2020 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series helps Christians and non-Christians alike to see the radical, practical Jesus that Jesus taught and practiced. Dave Bellefeuille-Rice shares his interesting […]

Nearly all Americans are “deniers” of the nuclear weapons crisis.

July 5, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Most Americans recognize that the climate crisis is VERY SERIOUS. We disagree with the “climate deniers” and with the “Coronavirus deniers.” But another existential crisis is VERY SERIOUS too:  Nuclear weapons can kill us all in just a few minutes.  Trump and both political parties in Congress are recklessly provoking and escalating a new nuclear arms race.  They are weakening the restraints against nuclear war. Most Americans are “DENIERS” that this crisis is happening.  Their negligence is even more deadly than the “climate deniers” and “Coronavirus deniers.” Mainstream news media are complicit in horribly failing to publicize the realities. Decent […]

You can SIGN UP NOW for a series of FREE ONLINE workshops on Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing

July 3, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

We care about a variety of issues but we are not making as much progress on them as we could. I’m providing FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS to increase your skills and your toolbox of strategies and methods to HELP YOU MAKE MORE PROGRESS on the issues you care about. You can still sign up now.  See this:  http://parallaxperspectives.org/locally-and-nationwide-we-must-change-the-political-culture-sign-up-for-these-practical-workshops I can e-mail you an essay with the substance of Session #1 in essay format, and then you can catch up with Sessions #2 and beyond.  Contact me at glenanderson@integra.net if you want that or if you have any questions. Also, if you […]

Informative handouts for OCANW’s course: “Nuclear Weapons Nowadays: What You Can Know and Do”

June 28, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons offers a 4-session course (2 hours per session) titled, “Nuclear Weapons:  What You Can Know and Do.”  It provides solid information, including background and recent updates.  It addresses the serious problems and what we can do to solve those problems.  To sign up, contact Joanne Dufour at (206) 550-1841 or jdufourhc@msn.com.  Each of the four presenters (Joanne Dufour, Mark Fleming, Jim Manista and Glen Anderson) offers handouts for these sessions. Here are Glen’s handouts. Session #1: IMPORTANT: “Fact Sheets for 6 Myths” — These fact sheets correct 6 common misunderstandings about nuclear weapons […]