Afghanistan: Biden’s troop withdrawal does NOT end the war!

April 18, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

For nearly 20 years the U.S. has waged a horribly expensive (trillions of dollars) and  horribly deadly (many, many, many thousands of deaths) war that accomplished NOTHING. US to Withdraw from Afghanistan after Two Decades of War Leaving Behind Tortured Wasteland Having Accomplished Nothing:  https://www.opednews.com/articles/US-to-Withdraw-from-Afghan-by-Scott-Ritter-911-Truth_Afghanistan-Pullout_Afghanistan-War_Architects-And-Engineers-For-911-Truth-210416-123.html  Now President Biden announced that he will withdraw U.S. troops.  People are happy with that.  But people do NOT know that THE WAR WILL CONTINUE without U.S. troops.  The U.S. continues its reckless, deadly drone war, and also continues to arm factions throughout the region.  The overall U.S. foreign policy in that region (and elsewhere) […]

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April 14, 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 […]

Click to urge President Biden to take these actions …

April 13, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Many non-profit organizations are urging President Biden to take smart actions.  I have collected some recent ones here.  You might want to provide your own name and contact information and click to send.  For a few of these you may remove my name and contact information and substitute your own. Also, you can contact President Biden through the White House website — www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ — or through the White House phone switchboard — (202) 456-1414  Grassroots pressure has produced positive governmental actions on some issues.  Let’s keep it going!   Human rights, democracy, and peace for Myanmar (traditionally known as Burma): On […]

Local governments can oppose nuclear weapons!

March 25, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

It is common for the public — and elected officials and the media — to think about nuclear weapons as a national or international issue FAR REMOVED from YOUR local community.  But actually, if a nuclear war occurs (whether intentionally or by accident, miscalculation or computer error), YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY will be destroyed and LOCAL PEOPLE will be killed.  Therefore, NUCLEAR WEAPONS REALLY ARE A LOCAL ISSUE, so ordinary people and local governments must oppose nuclear weapons! To see what a nuclear weapon would do to YOUR local community, enter your zip code into this link:  And yes, it could […]

Eliminate land-based missiles (ICBMs) from the nuclear arsenal.

March 25, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Since the 1950s the U.S. has spent huge amounts of our tax dollars building and maintaining land-based nuclear missiles in a number of U.S. states in the northern and central parts of our nation.  These Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) are now widely regarded as obsolete and unnecessary.  But they persist as one “leg” of the U.S.’s nuclear “triad,” along with airplanes that can drop nuclear bombs and submarines (such as the Trident) that can launch nuclear warhead-tipped missiles from oceans. Here is some information about the new movement to abolish the ICBMs:   The U.S. government plans to REPLACE some […]

Nuclear weapons are very serious. But we need some humor too.

March 25, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. government keeps promoting more nuclear weapons in order to make Americans secure.  Instead of that, I propose that we ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS and INSTEAD, SIMPLY LEAVE OUR SHOES UNTIED. NEITHER POLICY PROTECTS OUR NATION, but my alternative policy offers two benefits: We will save many billions of dollars. And although either policy – nuclear weapons or untied shoelaces – could cause an accident,  if an accident occurs, tripping on shoelaces will cause much less damage than a nuclear war. PLEASE SHARE THIS MESSAGE – and share my reasoning – with other people. Also invite people to join the […]

Biden did extend New START with Russia to limit nuclear weapons

March 24, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Trump pulled the U.S. out of many international agreements and organizations (the Paris Climate Agreement, World Health Organization, one or more organizations supporting human rights, etc.) and several deals about nuclear weapons, such as the Iran nuclear deal (the JCPOA) and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty that Reagan and Gorbachev signed in 1987 so they could eliminate an entire category of provocative nuclear weapons from Europe. The last remaining treaty between the U.S. and Russia regarding nuclear weapons was New START.  Russia was eager to continue it, but Trump opposed simply renewing it.  Trump pretended that he wanted to […]

Even after Biden’s victory, the “Doomsday Clock” remains at only 100 seconds before midnight.

March 24, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Since the 1940s, BOTH of the U.S.’s big political parties have enthusiastically supported nuclear weapons.  BOTH parties have allowed the climate crisis to get worse over the decades. Every year in late January the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announces how close we are to “Doomsday.”  Recently it has been the closest to “midnight” that it has ever been, and the climate crisis has been a factor along with nuclear weapons.  Replacing Trump with Biden did not cause the “Doomsday Clock” to back away from midnight. On January 27, 2021, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that we are […]

Let’s urge President Biden to take smart actions to reduce nuclear war dangers

March 24, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Let’s make sure President Biden Sees and understands the crisis of nuclear weapons.  This article suggests how he can keep the world safe from nuclear annihilation. https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/biden-cant-lose-sight-of-the-nuclear-crisis/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%2001.20.2021&utm_content=B&utm_term=daily   Here is what President Biden should do about nuclear weapons in his first 100 days: One of the best informed non-profit organizations working to prevent nuclear war — the Arms Control Association, www.armscontrol.org — conducted an online event about what President Biden should do about nuclear weapons during his first 100 days.  I participated in this and am happy to see that the ACA recorded it and posted it to their website.  […]

Stop the new bi-partisan Cold War and threats against China

March 24, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

In the U.S., hate crimes against Asian Americans have skyrocketed in the past few years.  Several reasons include Trump’s hateful rhetoric (e.g., calling Coronavirus the “Chinese flu” and blaming China for taking jobs away from Americans, when really it was U.S. businesses that closed American factories and moved the jobs to other countries).  Other reasons include the new Cold War and anti-Chinese rhetoric and threats against China from BOTH political parties.  Racists have felt free to commit hate crimes against Asian Americans who are not in any way responsible.   American nationalism — and “American exceptionalism” — allow the U.S. […]

How Biden can achieve a first in arms control: A verifiable nuclear warhead freeze

March 24, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Since the 1940s BOTH political parties have supported and vigorously funded nuclear weapons.  If we are to prevent nuclear war — and use our federal budget for purposes that we really need — the organizing and political pressure must come from ordinary people at the grassroots.  President Joe Biden has decades of experience in Congress — and eight years as Obama’s Vice President — supporting militarism and wars.  We must push Biden to work for peace instead. This article was posted on December 15, 2020, by The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (www.thebulletin.org): https://thebulletin.org/2020/12/how-biden-can-achieve-a-first-in-arms-control-a-verifiable-nuclear-warhead-freeze/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=ThursdayNewsletter12172020&utm_content=NuclearRisk_VerifiableNuke_12152020        

This smart article debunks the myth that nuclear weapons “deter” war.

March 24, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Most Americans believe the government’s propaganda that nuclear weapons are a “deterrent” that has protected us from war.  Actually, during the Cold War, neither the U.S. nor the USSR wanted to start a war against the other.  But the existence of thousands of nuclear weapons on hair-trigger alert meant that a nuclear war could have started – and destroyed the world – if an accident or miscalculation or computer error had occurred.  The “deterrence” myth persists now 30 years after the Cold War.  People who want to abolish nuclear weapons need to debunk the myth that they have deterred war.  […]

Accidents, miscalculations, computer errors could cause a nuclear war and destroy us all.

March 24, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The routine propaganda claims that nuclear weapons keep us safe. The truth is that nuclear weapons might — at any time — kill us all through accidents, miscalculations, computer errors or other unexpected problems. HERE ARE INFORMATION ITEMS ABOUT THIS:   Newly released documents shed light on 1983 nuclear war scare with Soviets: The Soviet Union put fighter-bombers loaded with nuclear bombs on 24-hour alert in East Germany during a NATO nuclear weapons command exercise in November 1983, and the alert included “preparations for the immediate use of nuclear weapons,” according to newly released U.S. intelligence records that confirm a […]