Eliminate land-based missiles (ICBMs) from the nuclear arsenal.

March 25, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Since the 1950s the U.S. has spent huge amounts of our tax dollars building and maintaining land-based nuclear missiles in a number of U.S. states in the northern and central parts of our nation.  These Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) are now widely regarded as obsolete and unnecessary.  But they persist as one “leg” of the U.S.’s nuclear “triad,” along with airplanes that can drop nuclear bombs and submarines (such as the Trident) that can launch nuclear warhead-tipped missiles from oceans. Here is some information about the new movement to abolish the ICBMs:   The U.S. government plans to REPLACE some […]

Nuclear weapons are very serious. But we need some humor too.

March 25, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. government keeps promoting more nuclear weapons in order to make Americans secure.  Instead of that, I propose that we ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS and INSTEAD, SIMPLY LEAVE OUR SHOES UNTIED. NEITHER POLICY PROTECTS OUR NATION, but my alternative policy offers two benefits: We will save many billions of dollars. And although either policy – nuclear weapons or untied shoelaces – could cause an accident,  if an accident occurs, tripping on shoelaces will cause much less damage than a nuclear war. PLEASE SHARE THIS MESSAGE – and share my reasoning – with other people. Also invite people to join the […]

Let’s urge President Biden to take smart actions to reduce nuclear war dangers

March 24, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Let’s make sure President Biden Sees and understands the crisis of nuclear weapons.  This article suggests how he can keep the world safe from nuclear annihilation. https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/biden-cant-lose-sight-of-the-nuclear-crisis/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%2001.20.2021&utm_content=B&utm_term=daily   Here is what President Biden should do about nuclear weapons in his first 100 days: One of the best informed non-profit organizations working to prevent nuclear war — the Arms Control Association, www.armscontrol.org — conducted an online event about what President Biden should do about nuclear weapons during his first 100 days.  I participated in this and am happy to see that the ACA recorded it and posted it to their website.  […]

Stop the new bi-partisan Cold War and threats against China

March 24, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

In the U.S., hate crimes against Asian Americans have skyrocketed in the past few years.  Several reasons include Trump’s hateful rhetoric (e.g., calling Coronavirus the “Chinese flu” and blaming China for taking jobs away from Americans, when really it was U.S. businesses that closed American factories and moved the jobs to other countries).  Other reasons include the new Cold War and anti-Chinese rhetoric and threats against China from BOTH political parties.  Racists have felt free to commit hate crimes against Asian Americans who are not in any way responsible.   American nationalism — and “American exceptionalism” — allow the U.S. […]

This smart article debunks the myth that nuclear weapons “deter” war.

March 24, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Most Americans believe the government’s propaganda that nuclear weapons are a “deterrent” that has protected us from war.  Actually, during the Cold War, neither the U.S. nor the USSR wanted to start a war against the other.  But the existence of thousands of nuclear weapons on hair-trigger alert meant that a nuclear war could have started – and destroyed the world – if an accident or miscalculation or computer error had occurred.  The “deterrence” myth persists now 30 years after the Cold War.  People who want to abolish nuclear weapons need to debunk the myth that they have deterred war.  […]

Accidents, miscalculations, computer errors could cause a nuclear war and destroy us all.

March 24, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The routine propaganda claims that nuclear weapons keep us safe. The truth is that nuclear weapons might — at any time — kill us all through accidents, miscalculations, computer errors or other unexpected problems. HERE ARE INFORMATION ITEMS ABOUT THIS:   Newly released documents shed light on 1983 nuclear war scare with Soviets: The Soviet Union put fighter-bombers loaded with nuclear bombs on 24-hour alert in East Germany during a NATO nuclear weapons command exercise in November 1983, and the alert included “preparations for the immediate use of nuclear weapons,” according to newly released U.S. intelligence records that confirm a […]

We must DE-MILITARIZE our democracy!

March 21, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

It’s Time to Demilitarize Our Democracy.  The national security state has come to dominate our ostensibly “civilian” government. See this February 1, 2021, article by Mandy Smithberger and William D. Hartung  https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/military-pentagon-democracy/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%2002.01.2021&utm_term=daily   It was also posted here on  January 29, 2021:  Demilitarizing Our Democracy:  How the National Security State Has Come to Dominate a “Civilian” Government https://www.juancole.com/2021/01/demilitarizing-democracy-government.html                

Re-Thinking National Security

March 20, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

On March 10, 2021, I spoke to a worldwide audience (about 1/3 in the U.S. and Canada, about 1/3 in Europe, and about 1/3 in other continents) as the featured speaker for their organization’s speaker series. I spoke about “Re-Thinking National Security.” They recorded this Zoom event.  You can watch it at this link: https://ubiverse.org/documents/humanity-rising-day-201—recording Also, I am attaching an essay I wrote that is that is similar to what I said during the speaking engagement. You can read my essay at this link: Re-Thinking ‘National Security’ — An Essay in 3 Parts

Iran: Background of U.S. conflicts — Recent context — Updates about the “Iran Nuclear Deal” — Petitions to sign, etc.

March 16, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Many Americans are confused about what has been happening with Iran. American politicians and news media have seriously misled the public and planted false narratives in our heads. Today I clearly summarized the relevant history and context from the past few decades and put it in the document I’m posting below. This document provides background and context for U.S. relations with Iran – including information about the “Iran Nuclear Deal” (the JCPOA).  It includes links so you can urge the U.S. government to support peace with Iran. CLICK THIS LINK, open the Word document, and scroll down through the pages: […]

Nuclear Weapons: History, Science and the Public: TV program and more information

March 15, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The April 2021 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series helps you understand how nuclear weapons came into existence – and the science behind them – and the public’s reactions to learning about the hard realities. From ancient times, people have wondered how the natural world works.  People have also wondered how they could use the power of the natural world to kill their enemies.  Modern science and engineering allowed people to increase their knowledge – and increase their ability to kill. Since the 1940s nuclear weapons have been part of our reality.  Most people try to avoid thinking about […]

Sign up now for FREE informative, fascinating 4-session course on nuclear weapons

March 15, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

“NUCLEAR WEAPONS NOWADAYS: What You Can Know and Do” This FREE 4-session course is informative and fascinating! Sign up now to take it either in MAY or in JULY 2021 (your choice of Tuesdays or Saturdays in either month). We use Zoom video, so people everywhere take our course. Please share this opportunity with your friends. Scroll down to see the easy way to sign up. The Cold War ended three decades ago, but nuclear weapons remain a threat to the world.  Many recent and current actions by the U.S. government have sharply increased the danger of nuclear war in […]

Nonviolence: A few short quotations provide wise insights and encouragement

February 23, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Short quotation #1: “Nonviolence has been marginalized because it is one of the rare truly revolutionary ideas, an idea that seeks to completely change the nature of society, a threat to the established order. And it has always been treated as something profoundly dangerous. Advocates of nonviolence—dangerous people—have been there throughout history, questioning the greatness of Caesar and Napoleon and the Founding Fathers and Roosevelt and Churchill.” —Mark Kurlansky   Short quotation #2: “The nonviolent approach does not immediately change the heart of the oppressor. It first does something to the hearts and souls of those committed to it. It […]

Waiting for the new Trump statue

February 23, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Many members of Trump’s cult still believe he is their savior. Some of them want to honor him in various ways. See this photo titled, “waiting for the new Trump statue.”