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Nonviolent Ways to Heal Our Society’s Dysfunction — Watch Glen’s TV program online or on cable

February 2, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

The February 2023 program on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series provides insights and inspiration to help people solve problems that have been getting worse in our society. After mentioning some serious problems, we pivot toward proposing some smart nonviolent ways to solve the problems.  This TV interview is positive, upbeat, creative and practical. Rivera Sun is the expert guest who helps us explore these topics.  Rivera Sun is an author, activist, and the Programs Coordinator for Pace e Bene / Campaign Nonviolence. People in Thurston County WA who have cable TV can watch it on channel 22 three times a […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr., said these things about various issues

January 8, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

When people refer to MLK as the “Reverend Dr.,” they are recognizing that he did indeed earn a Ph.D. in philosophy in addition to completing formal theological studies and being ordained.  He thought clearly and wisely.  Below I’m sharing with you some things he said about several different issues — and always grounded in humane ethics.     On April 4, 1967, King spoke about the Vietnam war and overall U.S. foreign policy to an audience at Riverside Church in New York City.  Many of the things he said there have been quoted widely.  He explicitly denounced the injustices and […]

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Fresh insights into Trump’s reaction to getting caught stealing top secret documents

January 2, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

In the past several years, I have posted a number of items to my blog’s “Trump” category.  I plan to post more in 2023. In August 2022 the news reported that Trump STOLE many boxes of our nation’s MOST HIGHLY TOP SECRET DOCUMENTS when he left the White House.  The government repeatedly asked him to return them, but Trump kept refusing.  Finally, the FBI obtained a search warrant and legally searched his Mar-a-Lago home.  The FBI found many, many of the stolen documents, but not all of them.  Later, some of them were found at other Trump properties. If — […]

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US Militarism Fuels Domestic Gun Violence

October 2, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Overwhelmingly, the American people want to reduce gun violence.  Smart people urge Congress and state/local governments to pass specific legislation banning assault weapons, requiring background checks, preventing dangerous people from owning guns, and so forth.  All of those are good ideas and necessary. But nearly all people who want to reduce gun violence OVERLOOK “THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM” that persistently REINFORCES AND PROMOTES gun violence:  THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S FOREIGN POLICY AND BUDGET AGGRESSIVELY PROMOTE SHOOTING (and bombing) in THE MISTAKEN ASSUMPTION THAT VIOLENCE SOLVES PROBLEMS. The government SETS A BAD EXAMPLE that ordinary Americans follow when they shoot people […]

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Gov. DeSantis’s FEDERAL FELONIES: Kidnapping immigrants + transporting them across state lines

September 27, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Sign the petition: Ron DeSantis must be investigated. You read that right. Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis may have violated federal law by using over $600,000 in taxpayer dollars to lure 50 asylum seekers onto a flight that diverted them from Florida and sent them to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. That’s transporting human beings across state lines under false pretenses. Lawmakers and experts think that DeSantis broke the law. Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Department of Justice cannot stand by and let this continue. The asylum seekers DeSantis deceived were told they would be given housing and jobs. Instead, they […]

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YES! We really CAN organize grassroots movements to solve big, hard, scary problems!

September 1, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Many important issues (climate, nuclear weapons, etc.) are big and scary to think about, so many people do not want to think about them.  Many people feel that those problems are so big and are imposed upon us by powerful forces (big businesses, the Pentagon, etc.).  This power imbalance causes many people feel that they are powerless to solve the problems because the problems were created and are perpetuated by forces that are so big and powerful, and that we are too small and weak to oppose them.  It’s easier to simply avoid dealing with them.  As a result, the […]

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Empower ourselves to build a grassroots movement to stop gun manufacturers from killing us.

September 1, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

On issue after issue, powerful forces want to dominate and oppress us.  They want to make us feel that THEY are so big and powerful — and they want to make us feel that WE are too small and weak to stop them. This is true of the gun industry, just like it is true of other oppressors. We really can empower ourselves to make progress against gun violence! See this article from June 14, 2022: Now Is Not the Time to Lose Hope on Tackling Gun Violence The gun industry relies on a sense of powerlessness to maintain its […]

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What issues do YOU care about? FREE online workshops help you organize grassroots movements: Sept-Oct 2022. Gather online. Learn together. Organize to solve problems!

August 30, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

You have more power than you know! On issue after issue, the status quo is horribly broken. The good news is we can organize grassroots movements to solve the problems! You can strengthen your skills and strategies for organizing grassroots movements!   Here is FREE HELP for ALL of the issues you care about! Let’s choose a bold, positive future! Let’s solve the problems! Let’s build savvy grassroots movements to accomplish bold goals for whatever YOU care about: peace, social/economic justice, environment/climate, humane politics, and more!   You can significantly strengthen your skills – and gain new resources – if […]

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Fresh Insights into Felony Sentencing — Glen’s August 2022 TV program and more resources

August 10, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The August 2022 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” provides fresh information and insights into prison sentences.  Besides discussing several problems about felony sentencing and imprisonment, we will also discuss some solutions that deserve more public awareness, support and implementation. Even if you are already fairly well informed about felony sentencing, you will learn a lot more from this interview.  If you are not already well informed, you will learn a lot! An expert guest helped us explore this topic.  Nazgol Ghandnoosh earned a Ph.D. in sociology and wrote her doctoral dissertation about reducing long prison sentences.  Nazgol works for a […]

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Trends in U.S. Corrections — an 8-page .pdf

August 9, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

This 8-page .pdf provides a lot of information: 2022.08 Trends-in-US-Corrections We discussed some of these graphs in the August 2022 TV program, “Fresh Insights into Felony Sentencing.” You can watch that TV interview program and/or read a thorough summary of what we said at a different link in this blog’s “TV Programs” category or “Criminal Justice” category.                  

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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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Recognize and Counter Mainstream Media Bias

June 24, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The July 2022 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” provides fresh information and insights about a systemic problem that perpetuates war and all kinds of injustice.  This systemic problem also interferes with our efforts to solve all of the problems we care about. This TV interview is about bias in mainstream news media. Media bias is very pervasive – and because it is so very pervasive, it is often not even noticed.  It distorts what people know about vital issues such as war and peace, the economy, race, the criminal justice system, the climate, and all of the other important issues.  […]

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Everything is wrong with the death penalty. Read this report.

June 8, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Read this report about what is wrong with the death penalty: https://afgj.org/everythings-wrong-with-it-the-us-death-penalty?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=e4decd98-1c4d-455b-981c-10b3390a4220   If you want to strengthen your insights, skills, and resources, sign up for my powerful, practical and empowering workshops about HOW TO ORGANIZE AN EFFECTIVE GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT TO ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY.  See information here: https://parallaxperspectives.org/abolish-death-penalty-sign-up-for-free-online-workshops-from-mid-june-to-mid-july-2022            

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Fox News deliberately avoids truth about gun violence

June 4, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Fox News works feverishly to come up with mass-killing causes and solutions that don’t include guns:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/5/26/2100569/-Tucker-leads-Fox-parade-of-feverish-denial-that-AR-15-massacres-have-anything-to-do-with-guns?detail=emaildkre Fox News offers up 49 of the most pathetic ‘solutions’ to gun violence after Texas massacre:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/5/26/2100500/-Fox-News-offers-up-49-of-the-most-pathetic-solutions-to-gun-violence-after-Texas-massacre?detail=emaildkre This occurred in 2018:  Las Vegas shooter was a right-wing terrorist, but media & others fail to say so:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/5/21/1766015/-Police-documents-about-the-Las-Vegas-shooter-say-he-s-a-right-wing-terrorist-but-no-one-will-say-so?detail=emaildkre