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The Perils of an “America First” Climate Policy

June 13, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Trump kept pulling the U.S. out of treaties and international collaboration.  He wanted an egocentric “America First” policy that actually interfered with solving global problems. Now President Biden is doing somewhat better on some issues, but he appointed a great many war-hawks to powerful positions, and he keeps taking his advice to pursue militarism and nationalism instead of collaborating well as one nation among nearly 200 on Planet Earth.  A number of knowledgeable persons have said that Biden’s foreign policy is pretty much the same as Trump’s President Biden has promised action to protect the climate, but in order to […]

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“No First Use” of nuclear weapons. SEE this information. SIGN these petitions.

June 3, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

On June 16, Biden and Putin will hold their first summit.  For many years Russia has pledged NOT to use nuclear weapons first, but the U.S. has NEVER made such a pledge.  See the information here – and sign this petition – urging Biden and Putin to AGREE on a “NO FIRST USE” pledge:  https://mailchi.mp/baselpeaceoffice.org/invitation-to-endorse-a-no-first-use-appeal-to-presidents-biden-and-putin?e=dfcf1cbcd3   Many experts have been writing articles explaining how Biden’s foreign policy is largely indistinguishable from Trump’s.  Biden is supporting and funding many of the weapons – including NUCLEAR weapons – that Trump supported.  Please click to sign this message urging Biden to pledge “NO […]

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Economic Justice — A Bold New Agenda — Watch video and read summary & more info

June 2, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Previously I posted the link to watch the video of this interview.  Now I have typed up a very thorough summary of what we said — and added links to much additional information — and posted that to this blog.  SEE IT BELOW.   The May 2021 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series helps you understand the U.S.’s long-standing economic problems – and the bold solutions that would make the economy more fair for ordinary people. Two guests explored the problems and solutions: Bartlett Naylor works for Public Citizen, the amazingly savvy non-profit organization founded by Ralph Nader half […]

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Voters must push hard on Congress and President Biden to make the Pentagon accountable.

May 27, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

For many years the Pentagon – in violation of federal law – has NOT passed a real audit. The Pentagon keeps failing to be accountable to presidents or to Congress or to the taxpayers. Congress and presidents keep failing to hold the Pentagon accountable. Voters keep failing to hold Congress and presidents accountable. We need a strong grassroots movement.   We have known about this problem for many years.  Bernie Sanders is making a new push now.  See the article linked here. To ‘End the Absurdity’ of Wasteful Military Spending, Sanders Introduces Bill to Audit the Pentagon   Tell your […]

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Peaceful Foreign Policy — A Bold New Agenda

May 26, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The June 2021 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series helps you understand the problems in U.S. foreign policy and some bold ways to solve those problems and support peace and justice worldwide. Two guests explored the problems and solutions: John Feffer is a Project Director working on a variety of foreign policy issues at the Institute for Policy Studies, an exceptionally savvy non-profit organization based in Washington DC. Their website is ips-dc.org.  I enjoyed reading his writings for a long time, even before I recruited him to be a guest for this interview. Metta Spencer is a retired professor […]

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Nuclear Weapons LEGISLATION and POLICIES need our actions now!

May 9, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Ordinary Americans want peace, but BOTH of the big political parties keep supporting and funding nuclear weapons, regardless of which party is in the White House or which party runs Congress. I have been updating the attached document that urges us to inform ourselves and take action about a number of very important pieces of federal legislation and related policies. SEE THIS DOCUMENT:  Nuclear Weapons legislation and policies need our action now — Updated to May 9 2021              

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Click to urge President Biden to take these actions … (Updated to May 3, 2021)

May 3, 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!   HEALTH CARE: When Joe Biden was campaigning to be elected President, he promised to […]

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Economic Justice — A Bold New Agenda

April 30, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The May 2021 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series helps you understand the U.S.’s long-standing economic problems – and the bold solutions that would make the economy more fair for ordinary people. Two guests explored the problems and solutions: Bartlett Naylor works for Public Citizen, the amazingly savvy non-profit organization founded by Ralph Nader half a century ago. Bartlett Naylor is a Financial Policy Advocate who works on corporate governance, financial markets, and related issues. Sarah Anderson works for the Institute for Policy Studies, a very knowledgeable non-profit organization that works on a variety of issues. She is a […]

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STOP this horribly dangerous, expensive new nuclear missile that Biden seems to support!

April 26, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

President Biden seems likely to proceed with the horribly expensive and horribly dangerous replacement of ALL nuclear warheads and delivery systems (land-based missiles, submarines, airplanes).  The article linked here discusses some of that, especially the replacement for the Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) with a new $100 billion Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD), a land-based nuclear missile, which is slated to replace the aging Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). https://mronline.org/2021/03/13/whats-behind-the-biden-administrations-new-100-billion-nuclear-missile-system/   Tell Congress to STOP funding and PREVENT approval of the nuclear weapons mentioned above. The information in the links below alerts people to the dangerous, expensive new nuclear missiles […]

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TAKE THESE ACTIONS NOW … (updated to April 22, 2021)

April 22, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Let’s pay attention to hot issues that need our attention. Let’s take actions online and in other ways. Here are some recent “action alerts” from non-profit organizations I respect and trust.  For some of them you can simply add your own name and contact information and click to send.  For others, you’ll need to remove my name and contact information before you add your own. While there are many ways we can organize for issues we care about, these “clictivist” activist opportunities are quick and easy.  Topics are listed in random order here with one or more “ACTION ALERT” opportunity […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.  […]