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International Declaration of Human Rights passed the U.N. General Assembly December 10, 1948

December 7, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

I’m posting this to my blog a few days before International Human Rights Day, December 10.  This day celebrates when the U.N. General Assembly passed the International Declaration on Human Rights on December 10, 1948.  It’s good to re-read the International Declaration on Human Rights every few years. Information and the text are at this link: https://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/ A .pdf with a simple, readable font is at this link: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/UDHR/Documents/UDHR_Translations/eng.pdf Thanks to Eleanor Roosevelt who had worked skillfully to create and pass this landmark document. Bonus questions:  (1) How many of these internationally recognized human rights has the U.S. (and/or states […]

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Video (shorter than 2 minutes) shows worldwide movement to abolish death penalty

December 2, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Progress toward abolishing the death penalty was slow starting in 1828 and then increased, especially in the past few decades.  This video shows progress on a world map during these past two centuries. The short video ends by saying that dozens of the nations that still retain the death penalty in their laws have imposed moratoria on actually conducting executions. Watch this video, which covers a lot in less than 2 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFz48GINnto If you want more information about the death penalty, I invite you to ether phone or e-mail me. Also, see the relevant part of my blog:  http://parallaxperspectives.org/category/death-penalty […]

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Federal death penalty: Trump escalates cruelty and more executions before leaving White House

December 2, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

In his four years in the White House, Trump has delighted in being as cruel as possible to people – especially people who are vulnerable because of race, nationality, poverty, and other factors.  Trump’s cruelty has included escalating the federal death penalty.  Now – just before leaving office on January 20 – Trump is escalating his cruelty in several ways. On July 26, 2019, I posted this update to my blog.  After a 16-year gap with NO federal executions, Trump and his Attorney General William Barr began planning to execute people again.  See this blog post:  Trump’s Atty. Gen. Barr […]

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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 […]

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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 […]