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United Nations is warning the world about persistently hurting the environment!

September 27, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

U.N. warning #1: A U.N. report blames short-sighted economics for endangering nature.  The dominant policies focus on short-term profits from exploiting nature. Instead, we need to “value” other aspects of nature. The smart article is at this link:  https://grist.org/international/nature-is-in-crisis-a-un-report-says-short-sighted-economics-is-to-blame/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=daily   U.N. warning #2: Pay attention to economics: U.N. warns that increasing disasters are ‘setting humanity on a spiral of self-destruction’ Currently, our politicians and our economic models are FAILING TO PAY ATTENTION to the escalating disasters (environmental, climate, etc.).  The United Nations issued this warning.  We – grassroots people – need to push our politicians, big businesses, economists, etc., to […]

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Inflation: Fresh insights debunk conservative myths

September 27, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Mainstream news media and mainstream politicians have been misleading the public about what has caused the current inflation — and what to do about it.  They — and the Federal Reserve (the bank-owned nationwide entity that decides how much money to circulate) — misdiagnose the causes, so their remedies actually hurt ordinary people. I’m posting here some articles that provide true information, fresh insights, and suggestions for solving this economic problem in ways that help ordinary people.   This video — in less than 3 minutes — DEBUNKS 4 Myths About Inflation.  Robert Reich explains economic realities in clear and […]

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Spending for Military and Nuclear Weapons Makes Poverty Worse — Glen’s October 2022 TV program

September 23, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The October 2022 program on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series “connects the dots” between poverty in the United States and excessive military spending, including the costs of nuclear weapons: This TV program begins by recognizing the extent of poverty in the United States – the richest nation on earth. Poverty is a serious crisis – and it is getting worse. Next, we recognize how excessively expensive the U.S. military has become. The U.S. spends a gigantic amount on the military – much, much more than is necessary.  Both political parties keep increasing military budgets far, far beyond reason. We spend […]

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Divest from fossil fuels! Let’s organize a strategically savvy grassroots movement!

September 13, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Let’s organize a savvy grassroots movement to divest from fossil fuels and protect the climate!   Divesting from fossil fuels is a powerful strategy for protecting the climate. More and more governments, pension funds, colleges, religious organizations, investment funds, and so forth are selling their fossil fuel investments. We can significantly strengthen this positive trend by organizing a bigger, more strategically savvy grassroots movement.  Let’s educate the public and various public and private entities.  Let’s build a grassroots movement to convince them to sell their fossil fuel investments. I’m offering a series of 6 FREE online workshops providing practical ways […]

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U.S. is a “rogue nation” in failing to take humane, ethical actions that other nations have taken

September 13, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. is the only (or almost the only) modern industrial nation that fails to help its people and the world in these important ways:   The U.S. health care system keeps ranking LAST among rich nations. The U.S. does not offer paid leave for new mothers, but 186 other nations do. The U.S. has not ratified the Cluster Munitions Treaty. The U.S. is one of only 14 members of the United Nations that have failed to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The U.S. is the only nation in the U.N. that has failed to […]

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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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Let’s organize a savvy grassroots movement to significantly reform the Port of Olympia!

August 30, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

For many years local folks have been frustrated that the Port of Olympia has been hurting the environment, violating principles of honest democracy, and abusing Thurston County’s taxpayers. We can solve problems if we organize a strategically savvy grassroots movement to educate the public and elect good Port Commissioners.   I’m offering a series of 6 FREE online workshops providing practical ways to strategize and reach out effectively to the voting public and various constituencies so we can build a strong, grassroots movement to significantly reform the Port of Olympia. The workshops will help you make better progress on other […]

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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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Divest from fossil fuels: Here are dozens of links to info sources.

August 20, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

I’ve been saving many articles about various aspects of divesting from fossil fuel companies.  I saved them under these topics: Pension Funds Risky Investments National, State, Local Governments Banks and Insurance Companies Universities and Colleges Religious Organizing Divestment Efforts Other Information For each topic I created a different document containing information, links to articles, etc. Here are these 8 collections of information resources: Divestment — Pension Funds Divestment — Risky Investments Divestment — National, State, Local Governments Divestment — Banks and Insurance Companies Divestment — Universities and Colleges Divestment — Religious Divestment — Organizing Divestment — Other       […]

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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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U.S. military spending: Here is the newest information

July 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Most of the federal spending for nuclear weapons is in the Dept. of ENERGY budget, not in the Dept. of “Defense.” I don’t know how much of the spending for space weapons is in the budgets of the various agencies. The MILITARY budget is huge — and every year it has been getting MORE AND MORE HUGE.  President Trump kept increasing the amounts he was requesting, and Congress kept adding to that.  Now President Biden has been increasing the amounts he has been asking for, and Congress keeps adding to that. Voters need to know that this is a BI-PARTISAN […]

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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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Supreme Court sharply limits EPA’s ability to cut carbon emissions from power plants. Other protections are in danger too.

July 5, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. Supreme Court is dominated by a 6-3 majority of radical right-wing Republican extremists.  In late spring and early summer 2022 they issued many right-wing extreme decisions that are hurting our constitutional rights.  Here is information about their assault upon the EPA’s ability to protect our environment, climate, and public health from emissions from power plants.     U.S. Supreme Court slashes EPA’s power to protect the climate from power plant emissions: “US Supreme Court Drops Carbon Bomb on the Planet” — One Democratic senator warned the high court’s right-wing majority “could unleash a new era of reckless deregulation […]