“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 […]

“State and Local Efforts to Protect Immigrants’ Rights”

December 23, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The January 2020 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series (also watchable anytime through Glen Anderson’s blog — SEE BELOW) brings you up to date on what has been happening to immigrants – and what people at the state and local levels are doing to solve the problems. If you are a little fuzzy on understanding the problems and solutions, this program is for you. And if you are already well informed people will learn more. Also, everyone will be inspired and encouraged by the positive work that’s being done statewide and here in our local community. Two knowledgeable guests […]

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, […]

TV: PART 1 of “Nuclear Weapons: Updates on the Crisis and Opportunities”

December 2, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Nuclear weapons are a huge issue with several aspects that three knowledgeable guests explore in the DECEMBER 2019 TV program (PART 1) and the FEBRUARY 2020 TV program (PART 2) of the TV series, “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives.”  YOU CAN WATCH THE PROGRAMS ON YOUR COMPUTER even if you don’t have cable TV. Cable TV subscribers in Thurston County WA can watch the highly informative interview three times a week (Mondays at 1:30 pm, Wednesdays at 5:00 pm, and Thursdays at 9:00 pm throughout the entire month of December 2019.  Part 2 of this interview will air on the same schedule […]

Impeach Trump for MANY, MANY reasons beyond Ukraine! Protect the Constitution and the Rule of Law!

October 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

While mainstream Democrats and mainstream media focus on Trump’s blatantly impeachable offenses regarding his extortion against Ukraine, they are overlooking MANY, MANY OTHER impeachable offenses.  The House ABSOLUTELY MUST include those in its Articles of Impeachment!  Otherwise the Democrats are giving Trump a free ride — “complete exoneration,” as Trump might say — for Trump’s MANY, MANY OTHER impeachable offenses. I encourage you to watch my September 2019 TV program about impeaching Trump and/or reading the thorough summary I typed about what my guests and I said during the TV interview.  The video interview and the thorough summary are available […]

TV: “Solutionary Rail Is a Win-Win-Win for Climate, Workers, Communities”

October 21, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The November 2019 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series explores Solutionary Rail, a truly creative and exciting solution for several of our nation’s problems. You can watch the interview through the link below — and on TCTV cable channel 22 in Thurston County, as mentioned in the information at the end of this blog post. Solutionary Rail would significantly reduce fossil fuel use and air pollution. It would protect our environment, climate, and public health. It would create jobs, improve working conditions, and help local communities – including seaport areas, transportation hubs, cities, freeways, rural farming areas, and tribes […]

Pelosi and House Democrats are TOO TIMID about impeaching Trump!

October 12, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

For 2 1/2 years House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other powerful Democrats have refused to impeach Trump, despite his MANY, MANY violations of the Constitution and MANY, MANY violations of federal law. The Constitution explicitly urges a strong remedy when a President becomes a tyrant:  IMPEACHMENT!  The Constitution’s explicit remedy has been available to impeach Trump all the way back to his inauguration in January 2017 when he has been clearly — and continuously VIOLATING the Constitution’s EXPLICIT prohibition of using the presidential power as a gimmick for financial gain.  The Constitution explicitly prohibits both foreign and domestic “emoluments.” Since […]

TV: “Being Christian in America in a Time of Crisis”

October 6, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The October 2019 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” takes a fresh look at some of our nation’s social and political issues – especially in light of religious faith.  Many of the public policy issues that our nation is grappling with have been pushed hard from conservative Christian viewpoints, but those are NOT the only voices of Christianity. Moderate, liberal and progressive Christians have insights that differ greatly from the highly publicized views that have gained political power. Our October 2019 interview features three retired Christian ministers sharing faith-based insights and perspectives that are VERY DIFFERENT from those that have been […]

The Religious Right hijacked Christianity and government. This “Reclaiming Jesus” document sets the record straight.

September 14, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Before the end of September I will post to this blog the video of the October 2019 TV program on my series “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” and a thorough summary of what we said during the TV interview.  The thorough summary will include many links to additional sources of information. My TV interview guests — three retired Christian ministers — and I focused much of our conversation on the three-page document I’m linking below.  It recognizes that the Religious Right and some politicians have basically hijacked Christianity and are perverting it in governmental power.  Their abuses are bad for the American […]

TV: “Impeach Trump to Protect the Constitution and the Rule of Law”

August 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The September 2019 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series builds a solid case for protecting our constitutional democracy by activating the part of the Constitution that our founders created in order to correct the kind of crisis our nation is experiencing now. Two knowledgeable guests — Bonnie Jones and Steve Rubicz — discuss what impeachment means, how it works, the compelling reasons for impeaching Trump immediately, and what the American people can do now – instead of waiting for the November 2020 election.  Bonnie and Steve are active with Puget Sound Communities for Impeachment. Our nation’s founders wanted to […]

Most Americans do not adequately understand or value science, so I produced this episode of my TV series.

August 12, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The July 2018 episode of my new TV series, “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” clearly explains the scientific method so anyone can understand it. My guests and I urge governments at all levels to use honest science as an important foundation for viable public policy. People can watch the interview – and/or read the thorough summary I wrote – at this link: http://parallaxperspectives.org/tv-base-public-policy-on-honest-science Also, some other postings on my blog deal with science in various ways. One recent program explained why local governments do such a bad job of protecting the environment. My guests provided a number of smart insights. To watch […]

TV: “Insights for Effective Grassroots Organizing”

July 31, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

NONE of the positive changes that have improved our nation’s political or social lives were gifts from Congress or big business.  Women’s right to vote, labor unions, environmental laws, civil rights advances for many kinds of people, and many other accomplishments were won ONLY because of smart, courageous nonviolent grassroots organizing. The August 2019 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV program will help you become more effective in working for the political, economic and social changes you want to see. This month’s interview features three experienced grassroots organizers — Holly Gwinn Graham, Bob Zeigler, and Glen Anderson – sharing insights […]

TV: “Houselessness, Human Dignity, and the Right to Survive”

June 30, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The July 2019 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” takes a fresh look at problems and solutions related to homelessness. We dispel some of the myths that interfere with realistic understanding and smart solutions. Instead of talking about it from afar, one of guests (Jamie Joy) actually is homeless.  His first-hand experiences and insights help us understand the problems and solutions. Our other guest (Tye Gundel) co-founded a great local grassroots organization — “Just Housing” — in 2016 and has been working effectively with a variety of people and local governments to inform the public, advocate for compassionate and practical solutions, […]

TV: “Why the Public Should Own Our Electric Utilities”

May 18, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The June 2019 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Per-spectives” explores the many benefits of having the public own our electric utilities instead of letting big business own them. People typically think about “democracy” in terms of government. But why not also have democracy in how we run our economy? Why can’t our economic institutions – such as our electric utility – respond to the will of the voters? Voters can choose to have local governments own and operate our electric utilities. Dozens of cities and counties in Washington State have long, successful track records of using publicly owned utilities to pro-vide […]

A City-Owned Electric Utility Would Help Olympia’s People

May 18, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Local folks are starting to organize a campaign for the City of Olympia and other local cities to replace Puget Sound Energy here with a successful locally owned electric utility that will provide lower rates, better reliability, and sustainable energy – and will be ac-countable to the public instead of foreign stockholders. They plan to gather enough signatures of Olympia voters during the middle part of 2020 to qualify for Olympia’s ballot for the November 2020 election. Here is one page listing four reasons why this would be a good idea: A City-Owned Electric Utility Would Help Olympia’s People   […]