For decades, U.S. nuclear weapons testing has hurt people in the U.S. and on Pacific islands

December 2, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

75 Years Later, Victims of Nuclear Bomb Tests on U.S. Soil Still Seek Justice: https://truthout.org/articles/75-years-later-victims-of-nuclear-bomb-tests-on-u-s-soil-still-seek-justice/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=17b6baa2-7daf-41ba-bf24-c9b99a94ac97     Nuclear testing in Pacific islands Kiribati (UK) and Marshall Islands (US) were racist colonialism: https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/2020/11/01/losing-paradise/     Lilly Adams’ website focuses on indigenous and frontline experiences with nuclear dangers: When I started the Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons in May 2017, Lilly Adams was working for Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (www.wpsr) and she performed excellent work in organizing WPSR’s new coalition, Washington Against Nuclear Weapons (www.wanwcoalition.org).  After a while she moved to the East Coast and has been working for the […]

URGENT! Urge Congress to ELIMINATE the NDAA’s funding for nuclear weapons testing.

December 2, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The federal budget process includes many steps.  Right now the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a crucial congressional part of funding the U.S.’s military budget, is in Conference Committee to resolve differences between the House and the Senate. Urge a prominent member of the Conference Committee to ELIMINATE the NDAA’s funding for nuclear weapons testing!  This action alert came out today (Wed. Dec. 2, 2020).  I sent my message immediately and notified a number of friends who also oppose nuclear weapons.  One replied with the unconfirmed news that $10 million was likely to be already eliminated. In any case, let’s […]

Let’s recognize November 11’s original meaning as ARMISTICE DAY, a day of peace

November 20, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

November 11 became a holiday because it was the day when World War I ended in 1918 with an armistice.  It was called “Armistice Day,” a holiday DEDICATED TO SUPPORTING PEACE. Later it got hijacked into a day to CELEBRATE WAR in the guise of celebrating military veterans.  But the subtext is really intended to glorify war. It’s OK to recognize veterans, but the emphasis on people who have worked in the military seems disproportionate, when many other kinds of workers — health care workers, teachers, artists, social service workers, etc. — do useful work and deserve appreciation too. My brother […]

Here are more things Biden should do promptly after taking office

November 12, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Two days ago I posted a list of some things that a variety of good organizations and smart individuals are urging Biden to do as soon as he takes office.  Here is that blog post:  http://parallaxperspectives.org/good-organizations-urge-biden-to-take-these-good-actions-promptly   More organizations are urging additional actions, so I am listing some of them here:   Americans United for the Separation of Church and State (www.au.org) wrote: The Biden-Harris administration has the opportunity and the moral obligation to right the wrongs of the Trump administration and build a better future – one that values religious freedom and equality for all.  That’s why AU has announced a […]

This clever diagram can help us strategize how to change to a peaceful foreign policy.

November 12, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

For a very long time the U.S. had a “War Department,” but we conducted very few foreign wars. In 1947 Congress changed it to the “Department of Defense,” and we have conducted many, many wars since then, including our 2-decades-long Endless War against “terrorism.” Sensible people want to replace the U.S.’s chronically aggressive and violently militaristic foreign policy. The diagram linked here can help us figure out strategies for doing that.  It is fun to bring a few friends together to work through this exercise together.  Also, it can be useful for you to work with it alone.  Creative insights […]

Sign up now for fascinating 4-session course on nuclear weapons in January 2021

November 12, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons will again offer its powerfully informative — and downright fascinating — 4-session course titled “Nuclear Weapons Nowadays:  What You Can Know and Do.” PLEASE SIGN UP NOW for our next course in January 2021. We are offering each class session twice each week, so you can choose the day that works better for your own schedule.  You may choose either 4 Tuesdays starting January 12 (5:00-7:00 pm Pacific Time) or 4 Saturdays starting January 16 (10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Pacific Time).  The contents are the same so if you have to miss […]

Good organizations urge Biden to take these good actions promptly

November 10, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Throughout the past four years Trump has done many, many bad things.  Some of Trump’s damage is irreversible (lives lost by his incompetent mismanagement of the pandemic, ecosystems destroyed and cancers caused by his environmental deregulations, families broken apart by cruelty to immigrants, and much, much more). But Biden can REVERSE many of Trump’s cruel and corrupt actions — especially those Trump accomplished by executive actions and by “reinterpretations” of federal laws and regulations. A variety of good organizations are recommending good actions that Biden should take promptly.  Here are just a few.  I might compile more recommendations for Biden […]

Sign up now for 6 FREE online workshops to empower you for Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing on any issue!

November 6, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

How are the issues YOU care about doing nowadays? Many people feel frustrated that peace, social and economic justice, the environment and climate, and other vital goals are left behind by “politics-as-usual.” When “the system” keeps failing to solve the real problems, YOU can work with other people to ORGANIZE NONVIOLENT GRASSROOTS MOVEMENTS to make progress on issues YOU care about! Sign up now for 6 FREE online workshops to empower you and provide insights, strategies and resources to help you win! Governments, big businesses, mainstream media, and other entrenched entities will do what we want ONLY WHEN a strong nonviolent […]

50 nations ratified the U.N. treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons! See these great statements!

October 31, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Now that the 50th nation has ratified the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (Honduras on October 24, 2020), the Treaty will go into effect 90 days after the date of the 50th ratification (on January 22, 2021) and become International Law: https://treaties.un.org/pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=XXVI-9&chapter=26   The International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (www.icanw.org) — the global organization that organized the United Nations General Assembly to pass the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear weapons in July 2017 and won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize — issued this statement: https://www.icanw.org/historic_milestone_un_treaty_on_the_prohibition_of_nuclear_weapons_reaches_50_ratifications_needed_for_entry_into_force?utm_campaign=50_audience_news&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ican     Nuclear Weapons Will Soon Be […]

GOOD NEWS!!! The 50th nation has ratified the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons!!!

October 24, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. Constitution specifies that international treaties become the law of the land. NOW SEE THIS: The 50th nation (Honduras) ratified the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).  The Treaty’s wording specifies that in 90 days NUCLEAR WEAPONS WILL BECOME ILLEGAL UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW! See more information in previous posts on my blog’s “Nuclear Weapons” section, and see www.icanw.org        

Mondays Nov. 9 to Dec. 14: “Compassionate Listening” workshops — “Healing Our World from the Inside Out”

October 22, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

If you are finding value from — or are simply intrigued by — the wise, compassionate insights that the two women I interview in my November 2020 TV program (“How to De-Polarize American Society,” http://parallaxperspectives.org/how-to-de-polarize-american-society), you might want to sign up for the introductory online course in “Compassionate Listening” that another person is offering on 6 Mondays from November 9 through December 14.  See information at this link: https://www.compassionatelistening.org/events-1/healing-our-world-from-the-inside-out-intro-to-compassionate-listening-w-tom-mcsteen When you click a link there to get more information, you will see more than this exciting summary: Compassionate Listening is a practice that reaches deep into the heart of discord or […]

We must EXTEND the “New START” treaty with Russia. Do NOT let Trump let it expire in February 2021.

October 21, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The world is still alarmed in mid-October 2020 that Trump seems committed to letting the last remaining treaty with Russia limiting nuclear weapons to EXPIRE in 2021.  This would lead to a TOTALLY UNCONSTRAINED NUCLEAR ARMS RACE. Trump’s reckless promotion of nuclear weapons has already provoked Russia and China to start massive building of their own nuclear weapons.  We must build a huge grassroots movement to nonviolently force Trump to extend the “New START” treaty in its current form without bogging it down with complicating new complications. Trump lies to us about EVERYTHING.  Trump is PRETENDING to want peace by […]

How to De-Polarize American Society

October 18, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Here is info about the NOVEMBER 2020 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV program. Please publicize it in whatever ways you can.  Thank you! How to De-Polarize American Society The November 2020 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series (also watchable on your computer) is very timely now in late 2020 — and beyond.  Our nation is sharply polarized regarding politics and public policy issues.  Many Americans recognize that we must heal the extreme polarization that is tearing our country apart.  Three guests share their insights and remedies so all of us can help to de-polarize our nation. Thurston County’s […]

Register now for SUN OCT 18 7:00 pm Zoom “ACTION HOUR” to take quick actions to protect democracy from Trump’s coup

October 18, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

More and more people are alerting the public and organizing nonviolent actions to protect honest democracy from Trump’s coup, which is already underway and will likely proceed beyond election day. I’ll send you info about that today, but right now you can SIGN UP FOR TONIGHT’S “ACTION HOUR” on Zoom so you can take quick actions to protect the election and stop Trump’s coup. Here is information I edited from an organizer of TONIGHT’S “ACTION HOUR” on Zoom:   Join with other people to take preventative action to stop Trump’s coup and support a free and fair election! Register now […]