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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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Poverty — Militarism — Nuclear Weapons

June 12, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

I wrote this article about the linkages between poverty and militarism (including excessive military spending) and nuclear weapons. It contains links to more sources of information. I invite you to share it widely. Article for blog — Poverty – Militarism – Nuclear Weapons  

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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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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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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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Corruption in Congress: They own stocks in companies that profit from the wars they support.

April 22, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Voters hate corruption.  Congress keeps allowing itself to be corrupted in a few ways, including: – Allowing big businesses to donate to their campaigns and thereby pressure Congress members to do what their major donors have paid them to do – Owning, buying, and selling stock in businesses.  Congress makes decisions that can enrich the companies that they own. Nowadays a big problem is the fact that some members of Congress own stocks in companies that make military weapons, so those members of Congress get even more rich by passing bigger and bigger military budgets — and supporting more wars […]

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Nonviolent National Defense Would Be Better in Every Way!

April 6, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

For decades I have been researching the exciting possibilities for converting to a NONVIOLENT national defense. Now I have written an article explaining WHY it would be better than a military defense and HOW it could actually work. See the article here: Nonviolent National Defense Would Be Better in Every Way                  

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How YOU can make more progress on issues YOU care about

April 1, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

We are always the underdogs in working for the issues we care about.   These FREE online workshops really can strengthen our skills and strategies so we can make truly significant progress on ALL of the issues you care about! Nonviolent grassroots organizing has been proven to be effective, but people – even experienced activists – could make much more progress by strengthening our skills.  This series of workshops (“Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing”) really can help! ALL OF US — new people, experienced organizers, and everybody in between — can STRENGTHEN OUR SKILLS and add resources to our “toolboxes” so we can […]

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“Economic Justice and a Strong Social Safety Net”

March 31, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

In case I did not post this TV interview before, here it is now:   “Economic Justice and a Strong Social Safety Net” The August 2020 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series helps us understand some of the realities of people who experience poverty.  Three guests with first-hand experience explore problems and solutions. We provide insights about poverty and welfare from the 1930s to today.  We replace the myths and misunderstandings with valid information and smart insights.  We discuss larger economic and political contexts and nitty-gritty realities in local welfare offices.  We affirm the need for “welfare rights” and […]

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Legal Rights for Nature: See these videos and articles

March 25, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The concept of recognizing legal rights for nature is growing worldwide.  Here are some recent resources:   My January 2022 TV interview makes a solid case that is easy to understand.  You may watch the TV interview video and/or read the thorough summary I typed up with links to additional information.  Here is the link:  https://parallaxperspectives.org/lets-recognize-legal-rights-for-nature   The progressive populist Jim Hightower wrote this article recently:  https://hightowerlowdown.org/article/give-nature-a-seat-at-the-governing-table-rights-of-nature/   Panama made good progress on this recently:  https://insideclimatenews.org/news/25022022/panama-rights-of-nature/?utm_source=InsideClimate+News&utm_campaign=e4567a0b00-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_29c928ffb5-e4567a0b00-329402989   A brief introduction to this video says this: “Western views and the legal system tend to view nature as property, and as a […]

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World Citizenship — See fascinating information here

March 22, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The April 2022 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” provides fresh insights and a creative alternative that can get the whole world unstuck from nationalistic antagonisms and endless wars. Wars have raged for thousands of years of wars, but they have never produced lasting peace.  The promoters of World War I promised that it would be “the war to end all wars.”  Have we had a century of peace since 1918? When we are chronically stuck in a dysfunctional system, we need to challenge the long-standing assumptions.  We need to think creatively – “think outside the box” – and choose positive […]