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A smart way to help your friends/families in these states abolish their death penalty

December 4, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

The death penalty exists in federal law — and also under military law. More and more states have been abolishing it, but these states still have death penalty laws, but some of these states are not using it:  Alabama,    Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.   If you have family or friends in any of those states, you can help them abolish their states’ death penalty in THESE TWO smart ways: 1. Here is a […]

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Biden nominated an EXTREME OPPONENT of human rights to a powerful position on diplomacy commission

December 4, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

Joe Biden has a long history of VIGOROUS SUPPORT FOR WAR.  He has carried that into his presidential administration.  He has appointed MANY EXTREME WAR-HAWKS to powerful positions in his administration. One of the worst is Elliott Abrams, who has committed HORRIBLE WAR CRIMES for George W. Bush and other administrations.  Elliott Abrams is a NOTORIOUS ENEMY of human rights and democracy in other nations.   SEE THIS:  ‘Totally Indefensible’: Biden Nominates Death Squad Backer Elliott Abrams to Diplomacy Panel.  “Elliott Abrams, enemy of human rights, apologist for mass murder, should have no place within spitting distance of any Democratic […]

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Dec. 10: Human Rights Day! Read the U.N.’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights (linked here).

December 4, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

December 10 is the annual day to celebrate and work for human rights! Many of the problems in our world — and in our nation — would be solved if people and governments respected human rights. The United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirms a bold, powerful agenda for what we need to be working for. Read it here every year on or before December 10 and find ways to organize to actually implement it. https://www.un.org/en/about-us/universal-declaration-of-human-rights      

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Protect honest science from attacks and declining public trust!

December 3, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

At federal, state and local levels, right-wingers and businesses are applying pressures to hurt honest science. Fewer Americans now understand and respect science. Here are some recent articles:   Americans’ trust in science is declining:  Americans’ Trust in Scientists, Positive Views of Science Continue to Decline   Why Don’t Americans Believe in Science?  https://www.thenation.com/article/society/anti-science-is-a-systematic-issueand-its-not-going-away/   The psychology behind right-wing authoritarians’ denial of science:   https://www.alternet.org/2021/09/right-wing-science-denial/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=7868&recip_id=22838&list_id=2   Don’t Let Them Fool You: Disinformation Is Not an Accident. – Union of Concerned Scientists (ucsusa.org):   https://blog.ucsusa.org/astrid-caldas/dont-let-them-fool-you-disinformation-is-not-an-accident?utm_campaign=email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&emci=dc1183fa-a9ad-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&emdi=839e82ea-72b2-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&ceid=702115   Politically motivated bullies want to “tear down the fabric of science.”  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2023/9/23/2194654/-Overnight-Science-News-Politically-motivated-bullies-want-to-tear-down-the-fabric-of-science?detail=emaildkg&pm_source=DKRE&pm_medium=email   State and Local […]

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Henry Kissinger persistently promoted violence, opposed human rights, committed war crimes

December 3, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

For decades the U.S. government — and compliant mainstream news media — pretended that Henry Kissinger was a great diplomat, when actually he was the opposite.  He PERSISTENTLY promoted violence, opposed human rights, and committed war crimes. Now after he died on Nov. 29, 2023, at the age of 100, some people are reporting the truth about him.   Henry Kissinger, America’s Most Notorious War Criminal, Dies At 100.  The titan of American foreign policy was complicit in millions of deaths — and never showed remorse for his decisions. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/henry-kissinger-dies_n_6376933ae4b0afce046cb44f?email_hash=d82661dbaf9d922be74896a49d247c55ffc55d54 Henry Kissinger was a war criminal:  https://www.rawstory.com/henry-kissinger-war-criminal/ This article summarizes […]

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Israel and Palestine — Background and Context

November 30, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

The December 2023 TV program in the “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” series provides important background and context for the crisis of violence in Israel and Palestine that is going on at the end of 2023. The American people are alarmed by the news, but very few people understand the background and context in which the current violence arose.  If we understand that, we can urge our government to take actions that are smarter and more humane than what our government is doing now. This TV program opposes violence on all sides.  We oppose war crimes.  We need a ceasefire to stop […]

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Biden violates 2020 campaign promises by BUILDING TRUMP’S WALL, despite 26 laws

November 28, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

Biden said border walls do not work, but he is waiving 26 laws to build more of Trump’s Wall. These two articles were posted October 5, 2023: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/biden-border-wall_n_651f5354e4b091a3dc26bf23?email_hash=d82661dbaf9d922be74896a49d247c55ffc55d54   and https://truthout.org/articles/biden-administration-waives-26-laws-to-speed-construction-on-trumps-border-wall/?utm_source=Truthout&utm_campaign=e340eb2861-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_3_20_2023_13_41_COPY_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bbb541a1db-e340eb2861-652572905&mc_cid=e340eb2861&mc_eid=d635d5c1bf   Also, in order to continue building Trump’s Wall, Biden waived these two laws among the 26:  the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, the American Indian Religious Freedom Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act .  Biden took his cruel action without seeking any input from local communities. His Department of Homeland Security is FAST-TRACKING the border wall construction and VIOLATING TREATIES.  Biden’s wall will go through a […]

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Death penalty: Recent PROGRESS toward abolishing it

November 28, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

2021 was the 21st consecutive year of Death Row population decline:  https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/news/new-resource-bureau-of-justice-statistics-reports-2021-showed-21st-consecutive-year-of-death-row-population-decline   Virginia’s abolition of the death penalty seems so secure now that the abolitionist organization is shutting down. More than two years ago both bodies of Virginia’s legislature voted to abolish it, and the governor signed the abolition bill into law.  The November 2023 election continued a comfortable majority of abolitionists in both bodies.  The abolitionist organization feels so secure that the death penalty is gone that they are shutting down.   POLL: For the First Time, More Americans Believe the Death Penalty Is Applied Unfairly in the […]

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Time for a Transnational Uprising Against a Reckless Escalation of the Arms Race?

November 22, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

Norman Solomon is a very savvy writer about important issues.  In the article I’m linking below, he summarizes some important points in the past four decades of nuclear weapons.  He points out some progress that was made before – and the backward steps taken after that previous progress.  He says nuclear war is becoming more likely now.  He calls for people in the U.S. and other nations to build a stronger movement against nuclear weapons. November 21, 2023 Time for a Transnational Uprising Against a Reckless Escalation of the Arms Race? The specter of omnicide looms. https://www.thenation.com/article/world/nuclear-war-arms-race-russia-china/ Norman Solomon   […]

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The government spies on the public. Stop it!

November 22, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

Very few Americans know that the U.S. government spies on us — a lot!   This was posted Nov. 21, 2023: Secretive White House surveillance program gives cops access to trillions of US phone records A surveillance program innocuously known as Data Analytical Services (DAS) has for more than a decade allowed federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to mine the details of Americans’ calls, analyzing the phone records of countless people who are not suspected of any crime, including victims. Using a technique known as chain analysis, the program targets not only those in direct phone contact with […]

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The “War on Terror” actually provokes more terror — and other problems, including mass migration

August 22, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

What the War on Terror Has to Do With the Rise in Mass Migration:  The war on terror has led to the displacement of at least 38 million people, many of whom fled for their lives as fighting consumed their worlds.  https://www.thenation.com/article/world/mass-migration-war-on-terror/   For two decades, presidents in BOTH big political parties have been escalating the U.S.’s “War on Terror” in Africa, but this has produced more violence, wars, terrorism and even national military coups.  Pentagon says terror attacks in Africa increased 300% over last decade  As the United States has quietly expanded its military footprint in Africa, the violence […]

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Support H. Res. 77 to support Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

August 21, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

Most nations in the world want nations to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).  See www.icanw.org for more information about the Treaty. The U.S. and the other 8 nations that own nuclear weapons oppose the TPNW.  We have an uphill struggle to promote it.  Fortunately, three dozen House members have introduced H. Res. 77 to support the Treaty.  Here is some information. Please write to your U.S. House Representative and urge them to take the necessary step and co-sponsor H. Res 77! A smart organization is working on the “Back from the Brink” package of 5 […]

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Prosecute Corporate Crime to Hold Big Businesses Accountable: Sept. 2023 TV program

August 11, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

The September 2023 TV program in the “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” series helps us understand how some big businesses are allowed to break federal laws – and get away with it. Big business corporations have enormous wealth – so they also have enormous power.  The federal government should be making them obey the laws, but – instead – the government keeps refusing to hold them accountable.  This hurts all of us – and our health – and our environment – and our sense of having an honest government. One expert guest helped us explore this topic.  Rick Claypool is a research […]

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Replace Simplistic “National Security” with TRUE Security

July 30, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

This has POWERFUL INFORMATION and SMART INSIGHTS. I strongly encourage you to watch this TV program and/or read the transcript with additional information. The August 2023 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series provides a FRESH, BOLD, CREATIVE re-thinking of U.S. foreign policy. Our status quo of seeking “national security” really urges military violence.  Instead, I explain how TRUE Security would be based on fairness, cooperation and nonviolence.  The U.S.’s foreign policy angers the world and does not even make us secure.  The TRUE Security I propose would actually solve the problems that make the world dangerous.  It would make […]

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What’s Wrong with the Debt Ceiling Deal — Watch TV program here and/or read the transcript

June 29, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

The July 2023 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series examines the recent bi-partisan bill to increase the national debt ceiling.  I provide much fresh information – and many fresh insights – that counter what politicians and mainstream media have been saying: I explain the “debt ceiling” as a phony baloney scam that Republicans have been abusing. I explain why President Biden should not have caved into House Republicans’ bullying. I explain the very bad parts of this bi-partisan bill. I explain what Biden and Democrats should have done instead. I explain the remedies that would have been better than […]