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We must declare a climate emergency. Some people already have declared one. More entities must do so.

July 3, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The first few items here were posted on July 2, 2021, in my blog post saying we really are experiencing a climate emergency, so we should declare that.  The remaining items are declarations by various entities and statements urging other entities to declare a climate emergency:   In 2020 the United Nations urged world leaders to DECLARE A CLIMATE EMERGENCY: https://www.ecowatch.com/virtual-climate-summit-2020-2649465278.html?mc_cid=d65edea624&mc_eid=58bffd4d51   In 2019 Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (AOC) urged declaring a climate emergency: https://grist.org/article/bernie-sanders-and-aoc-want-to-declare-a-climate-emergency-does-that-mean-anything/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=daily AND: https://www.ecowatch.com/aoc-sanders-emergency-resolution-2639138944.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=7aa6bb0ac0-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-7aa6bb0ac0-85369701   In 2019 Pope Francis declared a Climate Emergency in a meeting with Big Oil leaders: https://www.ecowatch.com/pope-francis-declares-climate-emergency-2638888796.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=40b456dbde-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-40b456dbde-85369701 AND: https://www.ecowatch.com/pope-francis-declares-climate-emergency-2638888796.html?rebelltitem=3#rebelltitem3 […]

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Climate Emergency: Compelling evidence WE ARE IN an emergency

July 2, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

This short (5-minute) film is worth watching; Greta Thunberg speaks directly to the audience about the links between several serious problems.  It was posted to Common Dreams on May. 24, 2021:  https://www.ecowatch.com/greta-thunberg-film-climate-covid-animals-2653092057.html   Stop climate disruption before these 7 tipping points change earth forever: Yes, we ARE experiencing a CLIMATE EMERGENCY!  Climate disruptions have moved us close to 7 “tipping points” with feedback loops that could change earth forever.  The article I linked below is very informative.  It explains the problems well so anyone can understand.  It has sections on SEA and ICE and LAND. The article is long, but […]

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THURSDAYS JULY 8 + AUGUST 5, 2021: Discuss climate & nuclear weapons: “Warheads to Windmills” booklet

July 1, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Yes!  We can ABOLISH nuclear weapons – and use the savings to fund the Green New Deal!  Warheads to Windmills is a powerfully informative and inspiring (and easy-to-read) booklet just 70 pages long.  It does an EXCELLENT job of linking the movement to abolish nuclear weapons with the movement for a Green New Deal. You can read it online or print it out at this link:  https://www.nuclearban.us/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Warheads-Windmills-FINAL-single-file.pdf Several Olympia organizations have joined together to schedule a 2-part discussion of this great booklet.  We’ll discuss the nuclear weapons part on Thursday July 8 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm and the Green […]

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Empowering the Progressive Movement: Watch Glen’s video. Read transcript and more resources.

June 27, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The July 2021 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series helps you and other people make more progress when we work on issues you care about. Many of the issues we care about are HUGE issues in which WE are the UNDERDOGS.  Powerful forces created the unjust status quo — and powerful forces sustain the injustices we are trying to eliminate. Because we are the underdogs in these big issues, we need to empower ourselves and bring many people together so we can organize large nonviolent grassroots movements to solve the problems and create peaceful and just societies at the […]

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Myanmar’s coup — much info before and after — and insights into other issues

June 13, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

On February 1, 2021, the military of Myanmar (previously known as Burma) overthrew democracy and installed an extremely brutal military dictatorship.  The population has been protesting against that, so the military has been using extreme violence to suppress the resistance.  Most of the public’s resistance has been nonviolent, but — out of frustration — some people have been resorting to violence. Of course, this nation had been colonized by a European nation, so that background plays into the current crisis.  The nation exists in the context of other nations in that region.  Mainstream news media in the U.S. have been […]

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Economic Justice — A Bold New Agenda — Watch video and read summary & more info

June 2, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Previously I posted the link to watch the video of this interview.  Now I have typed up a very thorough summary of what we said — and added links to much additional information — and posted that to this blog.  SEE IT BELOW.   The May 2021 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series helps you understand the U.S.’s long-standing economic problems – and the bold solutions that would make the economy more fair for ordinary people. Two guests explored the problems and solutions: Bartlett Naylor works for Public Citizen, the amazingly savvy non-profit organization founded by Ralph Nader half […]

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Oil companies and the PR industry aim to demobilize environmental movements and blame consumers. Here’s what organizers can do about it.

May 27, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Besides reading the article linked shortly below here, also see my further examples below that link: The PR industry aims to demobilize environmental movements — here’s what organizers can do about it Public relations poses distinct threats to environmental movements, but activists are becoming more savvy and developing new forms of resistance. https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/04/22/the-pr-industry-aims-to-demobilize-environmental-movements-heres-what-organizers-can-do-about-it/ More information: Decades ago – when the beverage industry wanted to replace refillable bottles (for soda pop, beer, milk, etc.) with disposable containers – the beverage industry DECEIVED THE PUBLIC by shifting responsibility for the waste problem onto the public.  While the beverage industry VASTLY INCREASED disposable […]

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Learn about connections between war and the environment in ONLINE COURSE beginning June 7

May 27, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

An Online Course on War and The Environment: Spreading Knowledge Builds Power   This course could not be more important. A culture of extraction and destruction is closely tied to a culture of war. Questioning that ethos of destruction and consumption is challenging, but it has belatedly begun. Challenging a culture of militarism is even harder. The 6-week online course, War and the Environment, will run from Monday June 7 to Sunday July 18, 2021. This course will provide participants an opportunity to learn from, dialogue with, and strategize for change with experts from the bold peace organization World BEYOND War (www.worldbeyondwar.org) […]

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A landmark court decision hurts Big Oil because Big Oil has failed to deal with the climate crisis.

May 27, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

A court decision in the Netherlands is a huge landmark. See these links to FOUR articles.   A judge holds Shell liable for causing climate change in historic vote: The Dutch ruling is being called a first of its kind and a big “step forward for the international climate movement.” See this short — but important — article by Ashley Curtin dated May 27, 2021: https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/05/27/a-judge-holds-shell-liable-for-causing-climate-change-in-historic-vote/ This article pertains to the Dutch court decision about Shell: The pathway to critical and formidable goal of net-zero emissions by 2050 is narrow but brings huge benefits, according to a special report by […]

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Peaceful Foreign Policy — A Bold New Agenda

May 26, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The June 2021 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series helps you understand the problems in U.S. foreign policy and some bold ways to solve those problems and support peace and justice worldwide. Two guests explored the problems and solutions: John Feffer is a Project Director working on a variety of foreign policy issues at the Institute for Policy Studies, an exceptionally savvy non-profit organization based in Washington DC. Their website is ips-dc.org.  I enjoyed reading his writings for a long time, even before I recruited him to be a guest for this interview. Metta Spencer is a retired professor […]

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Click to urge President Biden to take these actions … (Updated to May 3, 2021)

May 3, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Many non-profit organizations are urging President Biden to take smart actions.  I have collected some recent ones here.  You might want to provide your own name and contact information and click to send.  For a few of these you may remove my name and contact information and substitute your own. Also, you can contact President Biden through the White House website — www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ — or through the White House phone switchboard — (202) 456-1414  Grassroots pressure has produced positive governmental actions on some issues.  Let’s keep it going!   HEALTH CARE: When Joe Biden was campaigning to be elected President, he promised to […]

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Economic Justice — A Bold New Agenda

April 30, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The May 2021 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series helps you understand the U.S.’s long-standing economic problems – and the bold solutions that would make the economy more fair for ordinary people. Two guests explored the problems and solutions: Bartlett Naylor works for Public Citizen, the amazingly savvy non-profit organization founded by Ralph Nader half a century ago. Bartlett Naylor is a Financial Policy Advocate who works on corporate governance, financial markets, and related issues. Sarah Anderson works for the Institute for Policy Studies, a very knowledgeable non-profit organization that works on a variety of issues. She is a […]