“Nuclear Weapons: Updates on the Crisis and Opportunities” — PART 2

January 21, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Nuclear weapons threaten life on earth, but most people have not kept current with the recent frightening changes — or the exciting new opportunities to reduce the danger or even ABOLISH nuclear weapons. Three knowledgeable guests explore the problems and solutions in an interview that you can watch on cable TV in Thurston County WA — and/or watch through this blog.  The blog post also includes a very thorough summary with a huge number of links to more sources of information. The interview’s PART 1 is the DECEMBER 2019 TV program, and its PART 2 is the FEBRUARY 2020 program […]

To reduce gun violence, the U.S. must STOP THE WARS and CREATE A NONVIOLENT FOREIGN POLICY!

January 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Overwhelmingly huge percentages of the American people support various proposals for reducing gun violence (background checks, denying guns to domestic violence abusers, banning assault weapons, etc.). Several nationwide, statewide and local groups keep promoting these worthy proposals.  I support them. But they are OVERLOOKING THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM! The U.S.’s VIOLENT, MILITARISTIC FOREIGN POLICY assumes that shooting people solves problems!  Our federal government spends BILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS to promote that mistaken notion.  The federal government SETS A BAD EXAMPLE for ordinary people who follow the government’s bad example that SHOOTING PEOPLE would solve their problems! If the […]

I warned the Democratic Party in 2016 and now again for 2020.

January 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Throughout 2016 I kept telling the national Democratic Party and its various front groups that Bernie Sanders was the VERY BEST on the issues, and he RESONATED WITH THE PUBLIC’S DEMAND FOR STRONG PROGRESSIVE CHANGES, and he was INSPIRING NEW PEOPLE TO VOTE, so if Bernie Sanders would become the nominee, he would WIN IN A LANDSLIDE, and he would have long coat-tails that would elect Democrats all the way down the ballot, including Congress and state and local offices. Instead, the national Democratic Party TRAMPLED OVER THE VOTERS’ INTERESTS and crammed Hillary Clinton down our throats, despite the fact […]

13 1/2-minute interview with Lilly Adams about nuclear weapons!

January 10, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

In 2017 when I started the Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Lilly Adams from the Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (www.wpsr.org) was a great help! We brought her to Olympia twice in mid-2017, and I featured her as a guest on my TV June 2017 TV program (unfortunately, not watchable now – contact me if you want to watch the DVD at my house). Now she is working now for a nationwide organization, the Union of Concerned Scientists (www.ucsusa.org) . Here is a link to watch her 13 1/2-minute interview for a truly progressive and peace-oriented TV series, The […]

Tell Congress to ABOLISH the agency that runs the military draft

January 8, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. law creating the military draft was passed in 1940.  It has oppressed generations of young Americans.  Now we have the opportunity to REPEAL THE LAW and abolish the Selective Service System, the federal agency that runs the military draft. In April 2019 I posted to my blog this information:  http://parallaxperspectives.org/urgent-tell-the-u-s-govt-to-stop-draft-registration The government accepted public comments until September 30, 2019.  Here is some information about that.  The U.S. National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service invited comments.  Many people made points such as these: 1. Stop requiring men to register for the draft. 2. Do not extend that […]

Information and Insights about Trump’s New War Against Iran

January 5, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Trump keeps doing one incredibly cruel and stupid thing after another. On January 2, 2020, he committed an illegal act of war against Iran.  This will surely backfire against innocent people in several nations, including Iran, Iraq, and American people who are overseas. I wrote a short (4 ½-page) article with information and insights about the war that Trump is provoking against Iran. I posted it to my blog, so you can read it at this link:  Info and Insights about Trump’s New War Against Iran. By approximately January 7 or 8 I will also write another document with additional […]

Every time you mail a letter, attach a sticker saying “ABOLISH nuclear weapons!”

January 2, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The movement to abolish nuclear weapons needs to grow from the grassroots – and be visible everywhere. One way is to attach a sticker to every envelope you mail. I’m attaching a page that you can print onto labels (the typical 1” high by 2 5/8” wide format). Stick one onto every envelope you mail. In order to avoid distracting the USPS’s automated address-reading equipment, put this on the LEFT side of the envelope so the address will still be clearly readable. In case your printer can’t print these fonts, you might want to change the fonts so your printer […]

The U.S. has many monuments glorifying veterans and war. We need just as many supporting peace and peace organizers.

December 29, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

A society creates special places and builds statues to express what it values.  The U.S. has many monuments glorifying militarism, so it’s obvious that the U.S. clearly values war. We would be a better society if we were to honor peace — and the courageous peace organizers who have sacrificed much (sometimes their lives) in order to resist war and create a nonviolent world. See this article:  https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/2019/12/08/where-are-the-national-anti-war-monuments/        

Trump VIOLATED the Outer Space Treaty — and the Constitution — by creating the “U.S. Space Force” as the sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces

December 29, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

In 1967 the U.S. became part of the Outer Space Treaty, which protected space as a global commons to be used for peaceful purposes. The U.S. Constitution explicitly declares that treaties become the supreme law of the land. Trump VIOLATED the Constitution when he VIOLATED the Outer Space Treaty by creating the U.S. Space Force as another branch of the U.S. military.  This violation of the Constitution is YET ONE MORE IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE! See this article by one of our nation’s greatest experts on this kind of issue: https://www.opednews.com/articles/Turning-Space-Into-a-War-by-Karl-Grossman-Congress_Debris_Democrats_Military-191229-632.html The U.S. has been militarizing space – and publicly stating its […]

Trump is INCOMPETENT in many foreign policy blunders.

December 28, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Poll: Germans see Trump as greater threat to World Peace than Putin, Xi, Kim, Iran’s Khamenei:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/12/26/1908019/-Poll-Germans-see-Trump-greater-threat-to-World-Peace-than-Putin-Xi-Iran-s-Khamenei-Kim-Jong-Un?detail=emaildkre   Retired four-star admiral: 100 percent chance that Trump got played by North Korea:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/12/26/1907942/-Retired-four-star-admiral-100-percent-chance-that-Trump-got-played-by-North-Korea?detail=emaildkre   Trump tried to bully South Korea. Then Trump’s negotiators walked out of talks. Then South Korea signed defense agreement with China.  Trump once again shows how utterly incompetent he is at negotiating and making deals:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/11/19/1900552/-South-Korea-signs-defense-agreement-with-China-after-Trump-s-negotiators-walk-out-on-US-Korea-talks?detail=emaildkre   Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Trump got “played” by Netanyahu:  https://www.huffpost.com/entry/rex-tillerson-donald-trump-benjamin-netanyahu-played_n_5d83f698e4b0957256b3e9f4?ncid=newsltushpmgnews_Politics_092019   American consumers will have to pay the $72 BILLION in Trump’s tariffs.  A CNBC news report in […]

The U.S. should NEVER start a nuclear war! Here are some excellent info resources on “No First Use”!

December 28, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

This article makes a clear, strong case for a “NO FIRST USE” policy to prevent the U.S. from starting a nuclear war: https://www.armscontrol.org/act/2018-10/focus/case-us-first-use-policy   MORE INFORMATION about No First Use: We can make more progress in our efforts to prevent nuclear war and to abolish nuclear weapons if we know where public opinion is now. The fact sheet linked below provides useful information that can help us devise strategies for reaching out to move the public. Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND – www.wand.org) provides this information about No First Use of nuclear weapons: No First Use is basically a […]

On Christmas Day 1914, British & German soldiers practiced PEACE during World War I

December 24, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Some people know this story, but many people do not. It is indeed possible for soldiers fighting a brutal war to STOP — AND PRACTICE PEACE — even for one day.  On Christmas Day, 1914, British and German soldiers fighting brutal trench warfare during World War I stopped, laid down their weapons, got out of their trenches, and joined together face-to-face to enjoy human solidarity. If they can do it for one day, why can’t we do that EVERY day — and STOP WAR ALTOGETHER?     Read this article:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_truce   I RECOMMEND THIS SONG VERY HIGHLY!!!  “Christmas in […]

This smart strategy could help REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE

December 22, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Public opinion polls keep showing OVERWHELMING PUBLIC SUPPORT for several kinds of strong, common-sense laws and policies to reduce gun violence.  The laws propose such remedies as: • Restricting access to high-capacity magazines • Requiring background checks for ammunition sales • Addressing the intersection of alcohol abuse and gun violence • Keeping kids safe from guns where they learn and play • Supporting community-based violence prevention programs All of those are good ways to reduce gun violence.  But all of those focus on THE GUNS THEMSELVES and IGNORE THE LARGER CONTEXT in which the U.S. government PERSISTENTLY SUPPORTS SHOOTING! The […]

International organization of doctors says billions of people are at risk of nuclear war

December 22, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

One of the world’s great organizations opposing nuclear weapons is International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).  Several years ago they won the Nobel Peace Prize. Now IPPNW has issued a second edition of their report about how an exchange of nuclear weapons could cause a global famine (“nuclear famine”). The report is titled, “Nuclear Famine: Two Billion People at Risk?—Global Impacts of Limited Nuclear War on Agriculture, Food Supplies, and Human Nutrition.”  It is at this link:  https://www.ippnw.org/nuclear-famine.html The report explains how even the relatively small nuclear arsenals of countries such as India and Pakistan could cause […]