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Proposing a Bold New Global Peace Movement Led by Women

November 18, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The November 2021 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” proposes a bold, new worldwide peace movement – and it will be much more successful if women lead it. The world is stuck in violence, militarism, systemic injustices, and ecocide.  The status quo is dominated by top-down systems of war and other kinds of injustices.  Wars do not work.  Nuclear war could instantly destroy us all.  Instead of top-down dysfunction, the world needs a very bold grassroots movement grounded in profound nonviolence.  The movement can succeed, especially if women to lead it on behalf of children and all of humanity. Glen interviewed […]

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Understand what Critical Race Theory really is. Counter the right-wing lies about it.

November 13, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

This background helps you understand the controversy: Our nation is suffering from a number of huge problems that need huge solutions.  But instead of solving the problems, the right wing and the Republican Party keep promoting fear and hatred and ignorance.  They have no practical solutions for the problems, so they want to distract the public and promote cruelty. Recently the right wing and the Republican Party have become obsessed with denouncing Critical Race Theory.  Actually, CRT has existed for decades but was not noticed until right-wingers started publicizing it in grossly false ways. Law school professors developed Critical Race […]

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Greta Thunberg keeps speaking boldly! Watch these powerful short videos.

November 7, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Greta Thunberg’s powerful 9-minute video in early November 2021 exposes COP26’s hypocrisy.   This powerful speech really nails it:  WATCH: “It is not a secret that COP26 is a failure.” – Greta Thunberg   In another COP26 speech in November 2021, Greta Thunberg accuses world leaders of “pure madness” for climate failures at COP26:  https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/11/05/greta-thunberg-accuses-world-leaders-pure-madness-climate-failures-cop26   In late September 2021 another global climate strike occurred.  This article includes video of Greta Thunberg speaking boldly in Berlin. Click this link to read the article – and when you open this article, click the link to watch Greta Thunberg speak boldly in Berlin:  https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/09/24/hundreds-thousands-take-streets-worldwide-uproot-system-climate-strikes?utm_term=AO&utm_campaign=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_content=email&utm_source=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_medium=Email […]

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We need PEACE instead of provoking war with Russia.

November 7, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

As soon as the Russian Revolution occurred in 1917, the U.S. treated that nation as an enemy.  Although the Soviet Union was an ally with the U.S. in opposing Nazi Germany, when Japan was ready to surrender in 1945, the U.S. unnecessarily dropped two atomic bombs on Japan — partly in order to intimidate the Soviet Union.  For many decades from 1945 until the USSR collapsed in 1991, the U.S. kept treating that nation as an enemy with whom we were locked in a Cold War that was ready at any moment to destroy the entire world with nuclear weapons.  […]

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SEE THIS BLOG POST from Sept. 25 2021 updated on Nov. 6 2021: Yes! Nature has legal rights! See this info about the growing movement asserting that rivers, forests, wildlife, etc. have legal rights!

November 6, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

CLICK THE HEADLINE BELOW to read the SIGNIFICANTLY EXPANDED post from Sept 25 2021, which now includes many new resources:   Yes! Nature has legal rights! See this info about the growing movement asserting that rivers, forests, wildlife, etc. have legal rights!    

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Understanding electoral losses on Tues. Nov. 2, 2021

November 6, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

When the Democratic candidate for Virginia’s governorship lost his re-election to a Trump extremists, mainstream media said — as they typically do in such cases — that the Democratic Party needs to become much more conservative.  That is a WRONG conclusion to draw from this. The Democratic incumbent was a “CORPORATE” Democrat who was already conservative.  His conservative track record as incumbent governor gave no inspiration for people to turn out.  Democrats must EARN THE VOTES by promising AND DELIVERING BOLDLY on bold issues.   Election results are SYMPTOMS of what is happening — or not happening — at the […]

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Here is a short analogy for governments’ timidity in taking meaningful climate actions

November 6, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Government officials SAY nice things about the climate, but they keep failing to take meaningful actions to fix the climate crisis. Also, they try to avoid being held accountable for their negligence. CONSIDER THIS ANALOGY: Someone with a serious addiction to alcohol says he wants to cure his addiction. He says he will reduce his alcohol consumption 20% by the year 2035. He also refuses to be held accountable if he fails to reach that target. This is what most of the politicians in the polluting nations are doing about the climate.            

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Sign up NOW for FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS so you can make more progress on issues YOU care about

October 23, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

You visited this blog because you care about important issues, such as peace, climate, economics, democracy, social justice, human rights, or ___________. YOU can make MUCH MORE PROGRESS on important issues by strengthening your skills in organizing nonviolent grassroots movements! Let’s set smart goals and devise smart strategies.  Let’s reach out to the public more effectively than we have been doing.  Let’s devise ways to be more effective in how we nonviolently push the people who have the official power to serve the broad public interest. ALL OF US — new people, experienced organizers, and everybody in between — can […]

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OCTOBER events and online opportunities

October 8, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Here is a list of many coming events and opportunities on a wide variety of in October 2021. I created the attached document today. It informs you about many events and opportunities on a wide variety of issues that are coming up in the next few weeks.  Many are online, so people EVERYWHERE can participate. The attached document includes live links to connect you with more information about these events and opportunities. CALENDAR — October 8 2021 and beyond

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COMING EVENTS and ONLINE OPPORTUNITIES on MANY ISSUES

October 1, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Here is a list of many coming events and opportunities on a wide variety of issues — starting in early October 2021. I created the attached document today. It informs you about many events and opportunities on a wide variety of issues that are coming up in the next few weeks.  Many are online, so people EVERYWHERE can participate. The attached document includes live links to connect you with more information about these events and opportunities. CALENDAR — Early October 2021 and beyond            

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Prevent Congress from drafting women!

September 29, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

In the past few years I have posted to my blog’s category about Military Service, Recruitment, the Draft, etc. some news about the danger that the military draft might be expanded to include (and oppress) women equally with men.  Instead of copying those links here, you can see those posts at that category of my blog. Here is what’s new now:   On September 3, 2021, the Quaker-based lobbying organization “Friends Committee on National Legislation” (www.fcnl.org) reported this: Amendment Approved to Include Women in Draft:  The House Armed Services Committee approved an amendment requiring women to register for the draft. […]

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Take several actions now to stop nuclear power

September 29, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

HERE IS THE FIRST ACTION: Click the link at the end of this article to prevent a new nuclear power plant from being built at Hanford, WA.  An environmental non-profit organization that protects the Columbia River (Columbia Riverkeeper www.columbiariverkeeper.org) sent this on September 29, 2021 (summarized here for brevity): A company, X-energy, wants to build more nuclear infrastructure—a small modular nuclear reactor—within a carve-out of the Hanford Nuclear Site. Bad idea. Period. Hanford is the most contaminated place in the Western Hemisphere. The U.S. government’s mission at Hanford: cleanup. More nuclear reactors run afoul of ongoing efforts to protect people […]

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“Religious Freedom: What it Is – and What it Is Not”

September 26, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The October 2021 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” provides fresh information and insights into some controversies that have confused and misled many Americans about many matters, including our human rights and how our government functions. In a free society, people need to get along with each other – including people whose beliefs differ from each other – and we must protect fairness for all people.  This includes the relationships between religious beliefs and governments. During this interview an expert clarifies what religious freedom IS and what it is NOT.  We clear up confusion about the centuries-old American principle of “the […]

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The U.S.’s defeat in Afghanistan reveals the ongoing decline of U.S. empire.

September 25, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

For many decades, politicians have been telling the American people that the U.S. is the strongest nation on earth — the mighty protector of peace and democracy and human rights and freedom — and that our military is the strongest and most powerful. But we keep losing wars — including our losses to poor nations such as Vietnam and Afghanistan. The U.S. Empire is a sham — a “Potemkin Village” — but despite its gross ineffectiveness, both political parties vigorously fund more military violence. When the U.S. clearly lost its 20-year war in Afghanistan, several savvy persons wrote articles such […]

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Let’s add humor to our organizing movements in order to make more progress

September 25, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Most of our anti-nuclear organizing efforts rely upon hard facts (often scary, alarming facts).  But other methods (art, music, etc.) can reach people in deeper, more personal ways that hard facts can’t.  We do not use humor often enough.  It has great potential to cut through what is entrenched and open people up to see things in totally fresh ways.  We need such freshness in order to escape the deadening oppression that the nuclear arms race has imposed upon society. Let’s consider how we might use humor to reach out to the public, the media, and politicians, and the military-industrial […]