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July 25, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

You visited this blog because you care about important issues, such as peace, climate, economics, democracy, social justice, human rights, or ___________. YOU can make MUCH MORE PROGRESS on important issues by strengthening your skills in organizing nonviolent grassroots movements! Let’s set smart goals and devise smart strategies.  Let’s reach out to the public more effectively than we have been doing.  Let’s devise ways to be more effective in how we nonviolently push the people who have the official power to serve the broad public interest. ALL OF US — new people, experienced organizers, and everybody in between — can […]

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Nuclear Weapons VIOLATE the “Just War” criteria

July 24, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Typically, people assume that if our government is fighting a war, that war is “just.”  Historically and currently, some institutional churches say they support the “Just War” criteria.  Actually, the “Just War” criteria go back for many centuries, and our wars — and specifically any use of nuclear weapons — violate the “Just War” criteria. These two documents provide solid information: Principles of the Just War Just War criteria and discussion                

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These fresh insights can help us speak more convincingly about the climate — even to conservatives.

July 4, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

These three resources can greatly increase our effectiveness when talking about the climate — including how to reach conservatives:     We can move conservatives to support the climate if we use the right kinds of wording and messaging: We can move conservatives to support the climate if we use the right kinds of wording and messaging.  Banging away on the facts won’t change the minds of people who refuse to support smart climate actions.  For the climate – just as for other issues – we need to “frame” the issue and use the kinds of wording and messaging that […]

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Resolving conflicts nonviolently: Here are several resources.

July 4, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

For many years I have appreciated — and used the methodology of — Marshall Rosenberg’s “Nonviolent Communication” as a way to resolve conflicts and move forward.  You can learn more by reading his book titled Nonviolent Communication and by searching the web for that title and for his name.  Also see some of his helpful YouTube videos.  Years ago he came to Olympia twice, and I went to hear him each time. Here is a useful quotation from him: “Three factors in why some of us respond violently and some of us compassionately in similar situations: The language we have […]

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We must declare a climate emergency. Some people already have declared one. More entities must do so.

July 3, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The first few items here were posted on July 2, 2021, in my blog post saying we really are experiencing a climate emergency, so we should declare that.  The remaining items are declarations by various entities and statements urging other entities to declare a climate emergency:   In 2020 the United Nations urged world leaders to DECLARE A CLIMATE EMERGENCY: https://www.ecowatch.com/virtual-climate-summit-2020-2649465278.html?mc_cid=d65edea624&mc_eid=58bffd4d51   In 2019 Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (AOC) urged declaring a climate emergency: https://grist.org/article/bernie-sanders-and-aoc-want-to-declare-a-climate-emergency-does-that-mean-anything/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=daily AND: https://www.ecowatch.com/aoc-sanders-emergency-resolution-2639138944.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=7aa6bb0ac0-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-7aa6bb0ac0-85369701   In 2019 Pope Francis declared a Climate Emergency in a meeting with Big Oil leaders: https://www.ecowatch.com/pope-francis-declares-climate-emergency-2638888796.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=40b456dbde-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-40b456dbde-85369701 AND: https://www.ecowatch.com/pope-francis-declares-climate-emergency-2638888796.html?rebelltitem=3#rebelltitem3 […]

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Climate Emergency: Compelling evidence WE ARE IN an emergency

July 2, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

This short (5-minute) film is worth watching; Greta Thunberg speaks directly to the audience about the links between several serious problems.  It was posted to Common Dreams on May. 24, 2021:  https://www.ecowatch.com/greta-thunberg-film-climate-covid-animals-2653092057.html   Stop climate disruption before these 7 tipping points change earth forever: Yes, we ARE experiencing a CLIMATE EMERGENCY!  Climate disruptions have moved us close to 7 “tipping points” with feedback loops that could change earth forever.  The article I linked below is very informative.  It explains the problems well so anyone can understand.  It has sections on SEA and ICE and LAND. The article is long, but […]

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THURSDAYS JULY 8 + AUGUST 5, 2021: Discuss climate & nuclear weapons: “Warheads to Windmills” booklet

July 1, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Yes!  We can ABOLISH nuclear weapons – and use the savings to fund the Green New Deal!  Warheads to Windmills is a powerfully informative and inspiring (and easy-to-read) booklet just 70 pages long.  It does an EXCELLENT job of linking the movement to abolish nuclear weapons with the movement for a Green New Deal. You can read it online or print it out at this link:  https://www.nuclearban.us/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Warheads-Windmills-FINAL-single-file.pdf Several Olympia organizations have joined together to schedule a 2-part discussion of this great booklet.  We’ll discuss the nuclear weapons part on Thursday July 8 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm and the Green […]