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Sign up NOW for FREE, PRACTICAL ONLINE WORKSHOPS to help you make more progress on issues YOU care about

May 23, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Sign up NOW for FREE, PRACTICAL ONLINE WORKSHOPS to help you make more progress on issues YOU care about ALL OF US — new people, experienced organizers, and everybody in between — can STRENGTHEN OUR SKILLS and add resources to our “toolboxes” so we can make more progress in working on our issues. That’s why I’m offering my 6 FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS. Please see information on the flyer I posted at this link – and SIGN UP NOW! 6 practical workshops on Grassroots Organizing — 2022 JUNE-JULY — FLYER Let’s build strong nonviolent grassroots movements that will significantly move public opinion — […]

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The US Must End Its Economic War Against Venezuela

May 22, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. became angry at Venezuela when that nation elected Hugo Chavez, who refused to be subservient to the U.S. and U.S.-based businesses.  The U.S. retaliated against Venezuela in a number of ways.  Venezuela’s voters persist in looking out for their own best interests instead of becoming puppets of U.S. political and economic elites.  The U.S. has maintained an extremely cruel economic war against Venezuela for many years now. This article provides an update: Even the Venezuelan opposition wants Washington to ease its sanctions regime. https://www.thenation.com/article/world/venezuela-economic-sanctions/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%205.2.2022&utm_term=daily          

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Jim Hightower lists this sequence of recent right-wing domination of U.S. Supreme Court decisions

May 22, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

This came from www.hightowerlowdown.org in relation to the leak of the U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming decision overturning the past half century of women’s right to choose abortion:   With the leak of a draft Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, the right-wing takeover of the Court has now smacked us in the face. Meanwhile, Hightower has for many years preached about the particularly un-democratic nature of the Court – an unelected body of nine sitting in judgment for 340 million — and we thought we’d share some of our “greatest hits” on how we got here. Brush up on your […]

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Let’s use this clever strategy to oppose the housing development at the Sundberg Gravel Pit site.

May 22, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

We keep seeing new housing developments named after the environmental reality that had been existing at that site before the housing development was built.  So, for example, a forest of cedar trees is clear-cut and replaced by a housing development called “Cedar Park.”  This happens a lot. So, we can use that strategy to oppose the housing development that is planned for the NW Olympia location where the Sundberg Gravel Pit, a Weyerhaeuser log yard, and a toxic waste site have existed.  Let’s start now to publicly – and repeatedly – refer to the proposed housing development as “Toxic Waste […]

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Republicans like to SAY they are “the party of Lincoln,” but they DO THEY OPPOSITE!

May 22, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Republicans like to SAY they are “the party of Lincoln, but actually they DO THE OPPOSITE!   Lincoln freed the slaves and fought the Civil War to end slavery, BUT: Republicans allow their party members to bring Confederate flags to Republican Party events. Republicans pass laws to prevent teaching school children about racial discrimination in U.S. history. Republicans have prevented immigrants from African nations. Republicans vigorously oppose efforts to reduce gun violence, even though Lincoln himself was murdered by a gun.   If Republicans REALLY were “the party of Lincoln, they would STRONGLY SUPPORT: Black Pride Black Lives Matter Teaching […]

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We CAN’T abolish nuclear weapons until we MAKE THE PUBLIC FACE THE PROBLEM!

May 22, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

In 1962 James Baldwin wrote an essay for The New York Times titled, “As Much Truth As One Can Bear.”  He wrote, “Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”  In 1962 Baldwin was writing about the U.S.’s extremely serious problem about pervasive and persistent racial injustice. Baldwin’s insight is still true, and it pertains also to nuclear weapons.  Since 1945 nuclear weapons have been a persistent – but largely ignored – part of the status quo.  Government propaganda fooled the American public into accepting nuclear weapons as an ongoing reality.  […]

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Big Money in Elections Corrupts Our Government

May 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

While this TV series – “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” – deals with a wide variety of issues related to peace, social justice, economics, the environment, and so forth, the June 2022 interview focuses on a strategically smart way to help us SOLVE ANY public policy problem you care about. This month’s interview shows how we could solve big problems if we would get Big Money out of politics!  Huge amounts of money corrupt election campaigns.  Huge amounts of money corrupt all levels of government – our nation, states, and local governments – and prevent them from solving problems. Certainly, an honest […]

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Workshop #4 — Sunday May 15, 2022: LINKS for Zoom and three simple handouts we will use

May 8, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

I’m looking forward to Workshop #4 NEXT SUNDAY MAY 15, 2022.  Workshop #43 is titled, “Using Three Models to Devise Strategies to Make Progress on any Issue You Care About.”  YOU WILL DO MOST OF THE TALKING during this workshop, because YOU WILL BE BRAINSTORMING smart, effective strategies for three practical models you can use. Participants in the MULTI-ISSUE workshop (1:30 pm Pacific Time) will choose which issue(s) to work on.  The NUCLEAR WEAPONS workshop (5:00 pm Pacific Time will focus all three models on strategizing how to build the movement to abolish nuclear weapons. Please read all three of […]

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Workshop #3 — Sunday May 8, 2022: LINKS for Zoom and the handouts

May 1, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

I’m looking forward to Workshop #3 NEXT SUNDAY MAY 8, 2022.  Workshop #3 is titled, “Organizing 101:  Basic Nuts & Bolts of Grassroots Organizing.”  Besides a lot of practical suggestions to make your organizing more effective, this workshop also helps you understand interconnections among issues and some other useful  insights. The 1:30 (Pacific Time) session will pertain to a variety of issues.  The 5:00 (Pacific Time) session will ESPECIALLY FOCUS ON BUILDING A MOVEMENT TO ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS. Each 2-hour workshop in this 6-part series (“Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing”) includes a lot of substantive information, inspiration, and practical usefulness.  Each workshop […]

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Workshop #2 (Sunday May 1) — LINKS to readings for Workshop #2 and ZOOM LINKS

April 24, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

  I’m looking forward to Workshop #2 NEXT SUNDAY MAY 1, 2022.  Workshop #2 is titled, “How to Strategize and Organize Effective Grassroots Movements.”  The 1:30 session will pertain to a variety of issues.  The 5:00 session will ESPECIALLY FOCUS ON BUILDING A MOVEMENT TO ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS. Each 2-hour workshop in this 6-part series (“Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing”) includes a lot of substantive information, inspiration, and practical usefulness.  Each workshop is supplemented with some of the best resources I have gathered (and many that I have written) in the past 50 years. Unlike school “homework” assignments that are mandatory, these […]

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Understand why people believe conspiracy theories

April 22, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

In recent years more and more people have been believing in conspiracy theories.  These have perverted public discussions of issues, and these have perverted all levels of government in wacky and dangerous ways.  These articles can help us understand this trend and why people believe conspiracy theories.   Political scientist explains why so many people were susceptible to QAnon myths:   https://www.alternet.org/2021/10/conspiracy-theory/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=8074&recip_id=22838&list_id=2   The Fox News subscription service is pushing preposterous neo-Nazi conspiracies into the minds of American conservatives.  This article reports that Fox Nation host Lara Logan says evolution is a hoax funded by the Jews: Fox Nation host Lara […]