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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  

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The “pro-life” Supreme Court says it is OK TO EXECUTE someone who might be INNOCENT

May 30, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on May 23, 2022, hurts death row defendants whose lawyers were not doing their jobs at an effective level of professional quality. Many people have been sentenced to death after their lawyers failed to raise important issues, failed to introduce crucial evidence, failed to effectively argue against police who bullied innocent suspects into confessing, etc., etc. Here is an article about this stupid, cruel decision by the Republican-dominated Supreme Court:  https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-supreme-court-just-said-in-in-shinn-v-ramirez-that-evidence-of-innocence-is-not-enough The Quaker-based American Friends Service Committee (AFSC, www.afsc.org) repeated its long-standing call to ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY once and for all: https://www.afsc.org/blogs/news-and-commentary/its-time-to-stop-federal-executions-and-repeal-death-penalty?ms=EMA22WR0528&emci=a6b4cd81-f9dc-ec11-b656-281878b8c32f&emdi=3630e9e1-81de-ec11-b656-281878b85110&ceid=882844 This is […]

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Fresh info, insights and examples: Replace police and jails with nonviolent grassroots alternatives

May 30, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

For decades I have subscribed to and read a fascinating magazine published in the UK about all kinds of issues with fresh international perspectives.  A few days ago I read the current issue, which includes a number of articles with fresh information, insights and practical examples about people who are currently replacing police and jails with nonviolent, community-based alternatives. I read the print version of this magazine issue.  Now it is on their website. Here is the link:  https://newint.org/issues/2022/03/03/jailbreak-reimagining-justice              

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Uvalde, Texax, police disprove the “good guys with guns” remedy

May 29, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The gun lobby likes to say that the remedy for “bad guys with guns” is “good guys with guns.”  Unfortunately, the police department of Uvalde, Texas, disproved that when they refused to enter an elementary school where an active shooter was murdering many students and two teachers. This example also violated the slogan painted on many police car doors:  “To protect and serve.” Here are many posts in a few days since the mass murders on May 24, 2022, at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas:   ‘Please send the police now’: Uvalde student called 911 multiple times during shooting:  […]