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Why the Supreme Court’s decision against the EPA and the climate is so recklessly dangerous

August 8, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

On June 30, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court slashed EPA’s power to protect the climate from power plant emissions.  People who care about the climate — and people who care about the environment — and people who care about the government’s responsibility to protect us effectively from big business’s abuses — expressed alarm.  BELOW I’M PROVIDING LINKS TO A FEW ARTICLES ABOUT WHAT THE COURT’S DECISION MEANS.   HERE IS WHY THE SUPREME COURT’S DECISION IS SO RECKLESSLY DANGEROUS: “We the People” create government to protect our “life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.”  Big business has a very different goal:  […]

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2-minute video: An eagle’s amazing skills

July 30, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

 An Amazing Raptor! An eagle, with a camera installed on its back, was released from the top of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, now the world’s tallest building (about half a mile high, approximately twice the height of the Empire State building), in order to search for its trainer, who was exactly ten blocks from the building. When the eagle spotted its coach, it plunged downwards for about a minute and a half and then landed on his arm.  Not only can you see some nice images of the city (and the curvature of the earth), but also you can get an […]

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U.S. Supreme Court decision will cause MORE GUN VIOLENCE

July 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

In the abstract, you would think that the American people want LESS GUN VIOLENCE.  But the political right wing — including the Republican Party — keep REFUSING to take actions that would reduce it.  Instead, many Republican politicians aggressively promote more guns and some of them actually pose for campaign photos while holding guns. On June 23, 2022, the Republican Party (which says it supports “states rights” when states want to interfere with federal protections for human rights and the environment) actually VIOLATED “states rights” when the Republican-dominated U.S. Supreme Court overturned a New York State law that protected people […]

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Colombia’s Truth Commission is dealing with nearly 60 years of violence, cruelty, human rights violations, etc.

July 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

TWO CENTURIES AGO — in 1822 — U.S. President James Monroe UNILATERALLY issued “The Monroe Doctrine,” which asserted the U.S. government’s right to do whatever it wants to any and all nations in Latin America — and threatened war against any European nation that threatened to stop us. The U.S. has been acting upon that imperialist doctrine — in violation of Latin American people’s yearning for freedom and democracy.  The U.S. has intervened militarily in many Latin American nations, overthrown many democratic governments, installed dictators, funded extremely brutal dictators and death squads, and allowed U.S. business corporations to exploit the […]

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70 years later, the U.S. keeps its dangerous land mines in Korea. Biden should remove them now!

July 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Win Without War (www.winwithoutwar.org) posted this on July 15, 2022: Ursala Knudsen-Latta of the Friends Committee on National Legislation eviscerates the Biden administration’s argument that the U.S. needs a special exception from the global effort to ban anti-personnel landmines in order to use these indiscriminate weapons to guard South Korea from North Korean invasion. Landmines have killed around 1,000 people just going about their daily lives in South Korea in recent decades, and the South Korean government has moved to clear mines rather than add to them. The U.S. should abandon its defense of landmines in Korea and embrace the […]

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Biden should have declared a CLIMATE EMERGENCY a year and a half ago!!! Now he is merely considering it.

July 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

I keep accumulating information on many dozens of topics that I want to post to my blog.  My file of “CLIMATE EMERGENCY” resources has 80 items in it going back to September 2016 (a full year before I started this blog). Here are just a few HOT items: BOTH political parties have been horribly negligent in dealing with the climate crisis.  MANY candidates in BOTH political parties take bribes (“campaign donations”) from fossil fuel companies.  The Senate Democrats allow Joe Manchin — a multi-millionaire from coal companies — to CHAIR the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.  We all […]

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U.S. military spending: Here is the newest information

July 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Most of the federal spending for nuclear weapons is in the Dept. of ENERGY budget, not in the Dept. of “Defense.” I don’t know how much of the spending for space weapons is in the budgets of the various agencies. The MILITARY budget is huge — and every year it has been getting MORE AND MORE HUGE.  President Trump kept increasing the amounts he was requesting, and Congress kept adding to that.  Now President Biden has been increasing the amounts he has been asking for, and Congress keeps adding to that. Voters need to know that this is a BI-PARTISAN […]

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“Big Money” corrupts elections and government. Links to PROBLEMS and SOLUTIONS.

July 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Billionaires are using their money and power to buy our elections. According to a new report by Americans for Tax Fairness (www.americansfortaxfairness.org), America’s roughly 750 billionaires are increasingly using their personal fortunes and the profits of corporations they control to drown out regular voters’ voices and elect hand-picked candidates who further rig the nation’s economy — especially the tax system.1 Over the first two years of the pandemic, the wealth of 27 billionaire Republican donors grew by $82.4 billion. The $89.4 million in donations they gave to GOP congressional super PACs over the first 16 months of the 2022 election […]

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Nations that ratified TPNW — and some other nations — met June 21-23 to follow up

July 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The nations that have ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) met in Vienna for three days in June to plan more follow-up implementation after ratification.  Some other supporters joined with them.  See information at www.icanw.org  Also, a great number of non-governmental peace supporters attended.  Many of them were from the global South, and many were young adults. This short article was posted there when the meeting began:  https://www.icanw.org/first_meeting_of_states_parties_begins These two links were posted near the meeting’s end:  https://www.icanw.org/tpnw1msp_press_release and https://www.icanw.org/1msp_declaration_and_action_plan_adopted   The proceedings were recorded.  You can watch the recording and get more information here:  https://nuclearbantreaty.org/live-from-vienna-us-civil-society-at-the-tpnw-first-meeting-of-states-parties/ […]

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UPDATES on Treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons

July 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Although nearly all of the U.S.’s mainstream media have FAILED to report on the powerful, historic Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), much of the world is very enthusiastic.   Recently several more nations have ratified the TPNW, for a current total of 66.  Several more nations are likely to ratify it soon.  When a nation ratifies a treaty, the nation commits itself to incorporating the treaty’s provisions and requirements into its own national laws.  The TPNW includes a POWERFUL SERIES OF VERBS AND COMMITMENTS that prevent a nation from ANY AND ALL activities that would support or […]

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11-minute video supports Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

July 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Jim Manista, an active member of the Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, produced this smart 11-minute video supporting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.  This Treaty is POWERFUL and HISTORIC.  Although 66 nations have ratified the Treaty, mainstream news media in the U.S. have ALMOST TOTALLY REFUSED to cover this hot news. We encourage you to watch Jim’s video at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wU1p2XIbHLZZ36fSSa_jOu7avHCnX9sg/view?usp=sharing      

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Republicans are hell-bent to destroy our Constitutional system and grab power

July 5, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The Right-Wing’s Attempt to Militarize American Politics: https://www.juancole.com/2022/07/militarize-american-politics.html   The Nightmare Scenario SCOTUS is Plotting For the 2024 Election Takeover:  This scenario isn’t just plausible: it’s probable. Republican-controlled states are already changing their state laws to allow for it, regardless of how their people vote.  https://hartmannreport.com/p/the-nightmare-scenario-scotus-is?link_id=11&can_id=1d662460c0abb8939c5044c82927552b&source=email-cassidy-hutchinson-showed-the-republican-party-what-patriotism-looks-like-2&email_referrer=email_1594721&email_subject=cruel-and-heartless-10-year-old-girl-denied-abortion-in-ohio   Many Republicans are grabbing power unjustly.  A study offers clearer picture of how extremism has seeped into halls of power.  See this:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/5/18/2098842/-Study-offers-clearer-picture-of-how-extremism-has-seeped-into-halls-of-power-and-it-s-not-good?detail=emaildkre   Canadian national security task force fears the USA is ‘backsliding’ into a ‘source of threat and instability’:  https://www.alternet.org/2022/05/canada-national-security-us-backsliding/?utm_source=123456&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=10519&recip_id=22838&list_id=2   The issue that trumps them all:  https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/the-issue-that-trumps-them-all/ar-AAZ4tHW?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=45693dcd81d545e9936230b67097c18b    

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Supreme Court sharply limits EPA’s ability to cut carbon emissions from power plants. Other protections are in danger too.

July 5, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. Supreme Court is dominated by a 6-3 majority of radical right-wing Republican extremists.  In late spring and early summer 2022 they issued many right-wing extreme decisions that are hurting our constitutional rights.  Here is information about their assault upon the EPA’s ability to protect our environment, climate, and public health from emissions from power plants.     U.S. Supreme Court slashes EPA’s power to protect the climate from power plant emissions: “US Supreme Court Drops Carbon Bomb on the Planet” — One Democratic senator warned the high court’s right-wing majority “could unleash a new era of reckless deregulation […]

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Fossil fuel companies and right-wing media fool many, many Americans into denying climate crisis and falling for phony “greenwashing” remedies

July 5, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

“U.S. Has Highest Percentage of People Not Worried About Climate Change in Survey of 31 Countries” –Clearly, the climate deniers, the fossil fuel companies’ propagandists, and the right-wing media have been succeeding.  See this:  https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-concern-survey-us-countries.html   We must get more savvy in communicating effectively with the general public.  The FREE online workshops I offer could help the climate movement do this.  I will offer my series again through Zoom in September and October 2022.  Publicity for that series will be similar to this: https://parallaxperspectives.org/sign-up-now-for-free-practical-online-workshops-to-help-you-make-more-progress-on-issues-you-care-about-2   This article was posted on March 18, 2022:  Decades of Lobbying Weakened Americans’ Gas Mileage […]

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Joe Biden let Mitch McConnell fool him into appointing RIGHT-WING EXTREMIST, ANTI-CHOICE judge

July 5, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a long history of making deals to trick Democrats into doing stupid things — and then violating his end of the promises.  These three articles from late June and early July 2022 report on a very recent example:   Biden Reportedly Cuts Deal With Mitch McConnell to Nominate Anti-Abortion Judge:  https://truthout.org/articles/biden-reportedly-cuts-deal-with-mitch-mcconnell-to-nominate-anti-abortion-judge/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=804fbf24-9b4d-4196-85c0-86d77ea4a1a8   Biden makes deal with McConnell on anti-abortion judicial nominee who was too corrupt for Trump:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/6/30/2107576/-Biden-makes-deal-with-McConnell-on-anti-abortion-judicial-nominee-who-was-too-corrupt-for-Trump?detail=emaildkre&pm_source=DKRE&pm_medium=email   Biden’s Planned Nomination of Anti-Abortion Judge Outrages Left:  https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/biden-s-planned-nomination-of-anti-abortion-judge-outrages-left-1.1786795?link_id=9&can_id=1d662460c0abb8939c5044c82927552b&source=email-cassidy-hutchinson-showed-the-republican-party-what-patriotism-looks-like-2&email_referrer=email_1594721&email_subject=cruel-and-heartless-10-year-old-girl-denied-abortion-in-ohio