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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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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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“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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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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Global report lists U.S. among ‘democratic backsliding’ countries:

July 1, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

People who say “America First” need to recognize that we are below Mongolia and many other nations:  Canadian national security task force is preparing for the collapse of the United States (msn.com)   Global report lists U.S. among ‘democratic backsliding’ countries:  https://thefulcrum.us/big-picture/american-democracy-2655784123          

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The Republican-dominated U.S. Supreme Court is hurting our nation in many ways

July 1, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. Supreme Court used to have credibility and respect, but in recent years it has become the enforcement arm of the Republican Party and now most Americans do not trust it to provide real justice. Here are a few recent articles:   Republicans are hell-bent to destroy our Constitutional system and grab power:  https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/the-issue-that-trumps-them-all/ar-AAZ4tHW?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=45693dcd81d545e9936230b67097c18b   A majority of voters think SCOTUS decision is based on personal beliefs, not constitutional precedent:  https://www.dataforprogress.org/blog/2022/6/28/voters-reject-the-supreme-courts-decision-to-overturn-roe-v-wade   Supreme Court is carrying out the Republican/Trumpian coup against the U.S.:  5 of the 9 were appointed by Republicans who became president despite having lost the popular […]

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Big businesses aggressively fund politicians who support legislation to suppress voting!

June 4, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

On April 5, 2021, Public Citizen (www.citizen.org), the excellent watchdog organization founded by Ralph Nader more than half a century ago, published this powerful information: The Corporate Sponsors of Voter Suppression Since 2015, Corporations Have Contributed $50 Million to the State Lawmakers Supporting Voter Suppression Bills, Trade Groups Have Given Another $36 Million   Key Findings Corporations have contributed $50 million since 2015 to state legislators supporting voter suppression bills, including $22 million during the 2020 election cycle. AT&T has given the most, $811,000. AT&T is followed by Altria / Philip Morris ($679,000), Comcast ($440,000), UnitedHealth Group ($411,000), Walmart ($377,000), […]

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Trump politicized “Voice of America” for his benefit. Biden promptly undid that corruption and supported whistleblowers..

June 4, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

For decades one of the U.S.’s ways of propagandizing the rest of the world on behalf of the U.S.’s political agenda has been the “Voice of America.”  While basically pro-U.S., VOA did allow other views.  In fact, in November 1974, a month after I quit my job in a Washington State welfare office because the welfare system is abusive in many ways to poor people, VOA interviewed me for a worldwide broadcast they would make soon.  I was invited to explain the economic injustices of the U.S.’s welfare system.  Apparently, the VOA did have some fair-mindedness as they sought to […]

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Several powerful articles express strong concerns that the U.S. is moving away from democracy!

May 30, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Americans — especially the U.S.’s politicians — like to say that the U.S. is the world’s greatest democracy, we are a beacon of liberty and freedom for the rest of the world, and so forth. That seems to be LESS AND LESS TRUE nowadays.  Recent events have shown that democracy in the U.S. is seriously weakening.   Several articles by knowledgeable persons have provided more information about the serious weakening of democracy in the U.S.  Here are just a few recent examples:   Canadian national security task force fears the USA is ‘backsliding’ into a ‘source of threat and instability’:  […]

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ABOLISH THE FILIBUSTER in order to reduce gun violence and solve MANY other problems!

May 29, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

On MANY, MANY issues, the American people want to solve problems, but Senate Republicans (and “Democrats” Manchin and Sinema) keep using the filibuster to PREVENT the Senate from solving them!!! I remember the 1960s when racist Southern Democrats used the filibuster to prevent passing Civil Rights legislation.  In the late 1960s the parties flipped, and now it is the Republican Party that is extremely racist. Now Republican senators use the filibuster to PREVENT solving problems related to the environment, climate, poverty, racial justice, voting rights, health care, gun violence, economic justice, and many other issues. EXAMPLE:  GUN VIOLENCE:   Republicans keep […]

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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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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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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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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 […]