Spending for Military and Nuclear Weapons Makes Poverty Worse — Glen’s October 2022 TV program

The October 2022 program on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series “connects the dots” between poverty in the United States and excessive military spending, including the costs of nuclear weapons:

  • This TV program begins by recognizing the extent of poverty in the United States – the richest nation on earth. Poverty is a serious crisis – and it is getting worse.
  • Next, we recognize how excessively expensive the U.S. military has become. The U.S. spends a gigantic amount on the military – much, much more than is necessary.  Both political parties keep increasing military budgets far, far beyond reason.
  • We spend a few minutes examining nuclear weapons. We have far too many nuclear weapons – and their costs are outrageously excessive.
  • After we have looked at these hard realities, I invite us to consider what the American people feel about these disparities – escalating poverty and escalating military spending. We also consider what the American people’s best values are.  What do our nation’s people really need and want?
  • The second half of this program will propose some solutions that are humane and sensible.

Besides watching the interview video, I hope people will also read the thorough summary document I wrote because it provides a HUGE amount of ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, including links to MANY ARTICLES and ORGANIZATIONS.

CLICK THIS LINK TO WATCH THE INTERVIEW VIDEO.

CLICK THE NEXT LINK TO READ THE THOROUGH SUMMARY:

2022.10 POVERTY AND MILITARY SPENDING — SUMMARY and MORE INFORMATION

After I produced this TV program and posted it to my blog, my e-mail address changed from glenanderson@integra.net to glen@parallaxperspectives.org.  When you watch the TV video and/or read the linked document, please use my new e-mail address if you have any questions or want more information.

 

 

 

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org