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Israel and Palestine — Background and Context

November 30, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

The December 2023 TV program in the “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” series provides important background and context for the crisis of violence in Israel and Palestine that is going on at the end of 2023. The American people are alarmed by the news, but very few people understand the background and context in which the current violence arose.  If we understand that, we can urge our government to take actions that are smarter and more humane than what our government is doing now. This TV program opposes violence on all sides.  We oppose war crimes.  We need a ceasefire to stop […]

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Interesting insights into psychological aspects of gun issues

November 22, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

Here are some very interesting psychological aspects related to people’s attitudes about guns (both pro and con).  Let’s use these insights to help us reduce gun violence. This very interesting article that packs a lot into 7 pages:  https://ernestbecker.org/this-mortal-life/death-anxiety-and-gun-violence/ A different link at the same website offers smart insights into how we might use the overall principles in our organizing about guns.  See this fascinating, practical 5-page article about “Death Anxiety and Social Change”:  https://ernestbecker.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/death-anxiety-and-social-change-ernest-becker-foundation.pdf Seven years ago I interviewed an expert about the topic for my November 2016 TV program.  I titled that episode, “Social and Political Implications of […]

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Watch informative interview: Pension Funds Must Sell Fossil Fuel Investments

November 2, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

The November 2023 TV program in the “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” series explores an important aspect of the climate crisis that most people have been neglecting.  If people learn about this aspect – and take necessary actions – we can protect the climate and also protect ourselves from financial losses. Our strategies for protecting the climate must go beyond changing specific public policies in order to reduce burning fossil fuels.  We also need to stop “the money pipeline” that funds fossil fuels and the climate crisis.  One way of doing this is to urge all kinds of entities to sell their […]

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How to Communicate Your Issues to the General Public

October 2, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

The October 2023 TV program in the “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” series provides a wealth of information, insights, and practical ways for you to strengthen your skills and strategies, so you will be more effective in reaching out to the public and decision-making bodies so you can achieve the goals you want for the issues you care about. It’s not enough for us to merely accumulate more information and talk among ourselves.  In order to achieve our goals for the issues we care about, we need to change public opinion and build a strong, smart movement from the grassroots up to […]

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Prosecute Corporate Crime to Hold Big Businesses Accountable: Sept. 2023 TV program

August 11, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

The September 2023 TV program in the “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” series helps us understand how some big businesses are allowed to break federal laws – and get away with it. Big business corporations have enormous wealth – so they also have enormous power.  The federal government should be making them obey the laws, but – instead – the government keeps refusing to hold them accountable.  This hurts all of us – and our health – and our environment – and our sense of having an honest government. One expert guest helped us explore this topic.  Rick Claypool is a research […]

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Replace Simplistic “National Security” with TRUE Security

July 30, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

This has POWERFUL INFORMATION and SMART INSIGHTS. I strongly encourage you to watch this TV program and/or read the transcript with additional information. The August 2023 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series provides a FRESH, BOLD, CREATIVE re-thinking of U.S. foreign policy. Our status quo of seeking “national security” really urges military violence.  Instead, I explain how TRUE Security would be based on fairness, cooperation and nonviolence.  The U.S.’s foreign policy angers the world and does not even make us secure.  The TRUE Security I propose would actually solve the problems that make the world dangerous.  It would make […]

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What’s Wrong with the Debt Ceiling Deal — Watch TV program here and/or read the transcript

June 29, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

The July 2023 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series examines the recent bi-partisan bill to increase the national debt ceiling.  I provide much fresh information – and many fresh insights – that counter what politicians and mainstream media have been saying: I explain the “debt ceiling” as a phony baloney scam that Republicans have been abusing. I explain why President Biden should not have caved into House Republicans’ bullying. I explain the very bad parts of this bi-partisan bill. I explain what Biden and Democrats should have done instead. I explain the remedies that would have been better than […]

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“Using Lotteries to Create an Open Democracy”

May 25, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

The June 2023 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series helps us think about democracy more profoundly, more creatively, and more boldly than we are used to doing. Instead of narrowly electing one person or another, how could we devise a more profound kind of democracy in which ALL people have real voices and real power?  How could we eliminate the corruption caused by big businesses, extremely rich people, and political parties?  How could we empower real people instead of being dominated by a political class of overlords? Anyone anywhere can watch this June 2023 program through this blog: WATCH […]

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“We the People vs. Corporate Rule: It’s up to Us” — May 2023 TV program and article about constitutional amendment

May 23, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

The May 2023 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series makes a solid case for amending the U.S. Constitution in a way that would greatly strengthen democracy and promote fairness and progress for the wide range of issues people care about. For a long time the Supreme Court has given business corporations constitutional rights that our nation’s founders intended only for human beings – and the Supreme Court has allowed Big Money to corrupt our elections. Glen interviewed two well informed guests who are savvy organizers working with the organization Move to Amend.  They explain how we got into this […]

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“International Courts and War Crimes” — TV + online

April 10, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

Anyone anywhere can watch the April 2023 program on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series.  This interview informs people about exciting, positive ways to protect peace, human rights, and fairness worldwide. Joanne Dufour is exceptionally well informed about the United Nations, International Humanitarian Law, international courts, war crimes, and related issues.  She explains these and related topics in a one-hour TV interview that you can watch through this blog post.  (See the link below.) Also, people in Thurston County WA who have cable TV can watch it on channel 22 three times a week throughout April 2023: every Monday at 1:30 […]

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TV + online: “Smart Strategies to Organize for Peace and No Nuclear Weapons”

February 23, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

The March 2023 program on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series provides fresh insights and smart strategies to help us achieve peace in the world and abolish nuclear weapons worldwide. In this TV program, I address these main points: Point #1.    The U.S. has been provoking nuclear weapons since the 1940s. Point #2.    Nuclear weapons exist in the overall context of U.S. foreign policy.  To achieve peace, we must debunk the MISTAKEN ASSUMPTIONS that have trapped us in endless wars and the suicide of nuclear weapons. To get out of those traps, we must think clearly and creatively – and de-militarize […]

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Nonviolent Ways to Heal Our Society’s Dysfunction — Watch Glen’s TV program online or on cable

February 2, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

The February 2023 program on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series provides insights and inspiration to help people solve problems that have been getting worse in our society. After mentioning some serious problems, we pivot toward proposing some smart nonviolent ways to solve the problems.  This TV interview is positive, upbeat, creative and practical. Rivera Sun is the expert guest who helps us explore these topics.  Rivera Sun is an author, activist, and the Programs Coordinator for Pace e Bene / Campaign Nonviolence. People in Thurston County WA who have cable TV can watch it on channel 22 three times a […]

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CALENDAR of COMING EVENTS — JAN-FEB 2023

January 21, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

Every few weeks I’ll be posting a CALENDAR of COMING EVENTS. It lists a CALENDAR of SPECIFIC EVENTS during the next few weeks.  After that long list, it includes some recurring events for every day, every week, and every month, so please scroll down through the entire document to see MANY opportunities for a WIDE VARIETY of issues. Here is my calendar for JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2023: CALENDAR — 2023 JAN-FEB      

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Nuclear Weapons: January 2023 events and opportunities

January 17, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

Many events and opportunities will be occurring in late January 2023 and beyond. Please see many listed in this document: NUCLEAR WEAPONS events in January 2023 After I posted this to my blog, my e-mail address changed from glenanderson@integra.net to glen@parallaxperspectives.org.  When you watch any TV videos and/or read the linked documents, please use my new e-mail address if you have any questions or want more information.