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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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Empower ourselves to build a grassroots movement to stop gun manufacturers from killing us.

September 1, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

On issue after issue, powerful forces want to dominate and oppress us.  They want to make us feel that THEY are so big and powerful — and they want to make us feel that WE are too small and weak to stop them. This is true of the gun industry, just like it is true of other oppressors. We really can empower ourselves to make progress against gun violence! See this article from June 14, 2022: Now Is Not the Time to Lose Hope on Tackling Gun Violence The gun industry relies on a sense of powerlessness to maintain its […]

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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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Fresh Insights into Felony Sentencing — Glen’s August 2022 TV program and more resources

August 10, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The August 2022 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” provides fresh information and insights into prison sentences.  Besides discussing several problems about felony sentencing and imprisonment, we will also discuss some solutions that deserve more public awareness, support and implementation. Even if you are already fairly well informed about felony sentencing, you will learn a lot more from this interview.  If you are not already well informed, you will learn a lot! An expert guest helped us explore this topic.  Nazgol Ghandnoosh earned a Ph.D. in sociology and wrote her doctoral dissertation about reducing long prison sentences.  Nazgol works for a […]

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U.S. Supreme Court decision will cause MORE GUN VIOLENCE

July 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

In the abstract, you would think that the American people want LESS GUN VIOLENCE.  But the political right wing — including the Republican Party — keep REFUSING to take actions that would reduce it.  Instead, many Republican politicians aggressively promote more guns and some of them actually pose for campaign photos while holding guns. On June 23, 2022, the Republican Party (which says it supports “states rights” when states want to interfere with federal protections for human rights and the environment) actually VIOLATED “states rights” when the Republican-dominated U.S. Supreme Court overturned a New York State law that protected people […]

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How to organize a grassroots movement against gun violence

July 5, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

On six Mondays starting July 11, 2022, I will conduct a series of workshops to help you and other people organize a strategically savvy grassroots movement against gun violence.  Please see information at this link — https://parallaxperspectives.org/build-a-strong-grassroots-movement-to-stop-gun-violence-sign-up-for-6-free-online-workshops-2 — and contact me to sign up for this interesting, practical series of workshops. The workshops — and all of the organizing I have been doing for many decades — are based on powerful insights and strategies grounded in principled nonviolence.  Gandhi and King used the great power of nonviolence to build grassroots movements that liberated many millions of people. When King’s first […]

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Build a strong grassroots movement to STOP GUN VIOLENCE! Sign up for 6 FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS!

June 30, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Gun violence keep escalating, but governments keep failing to stop it. Since governments keep failing to solve the crisis, we must organize solutions from the grassroots up.  The ONLY SOLUTION is to organize a VERY BIG, STRATEGICALLY SAVVY GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT that is powerful and smart enough to change our culture and make governments take smart actions! I’m conducting FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS on six MONDAYS (July 11 and 25, and August 1, 8, 22 and 29) from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time.  These workshops will significantly strengthen our skills and strategies to help us build a strategically savvy movement […]

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Fox News deliberately avoids truth about gun violence

June 4, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Fox News works feverishly to come up with mass-killing causes and solutions that don’t include guns:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/5/26/2100569/-Tucker-leads-Fox-parade-of-feverish-denial-that-AR-15-massacres-have-anything-to-do-with-guns?detail=emaildkre Fox News offers up 49 of the most pathetic ‘solutions’ to gun violence after Texas massacre:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/5/26/2100500/-Fox-News-offers-up-49-of-the-most-pathetic-solutions-to-gun-violence-after-Texas-massacre?detail=emaildkre This occurred in 2018:  Las Vegas shooter was a right-wing terrorist, but media & others fail to say so:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/5/21/1766015/-Police-documents-about-the-Las-Vegas-shooter-say-he-s-a-right-wing-terrorist-but-no-one-will-say-so?detail=emaildkre  

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Uvalde, Texax, police disprove the “good guys with guns” remedy

May 29, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The gun lobby likes to say that the remedy for “bad guys with guns” is “good guys with guns.”  Unfortunately, the police department of Uvalde, Texas, disproved that when they refused to enter an elementary school where an active shooter was murdering many students and two teachers. This example also violated the slogan painted on many police car doors:  “To protect and serve.” Here are many posts in a few days since the mass murders on May 24, 2022, at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas:   ‘Please send the police now’: Uvalde student called 911 multiple times during shooting:  […]

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ABOLISH THE FILIBUSTER in order to reduce gun violence and solve MANY other problems!

May 29, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

On MANY, MANY issues, the American people want to solve problems, but Senate Republicans (and “Democrats” Manchin and Sinema) keep using the filibuster to PREVENT the Senate from solving them!!! I remember the 1960s when racist Southern Democrats used the filibuster to prevent passing Civil Rights legislation.  In the late 1960s the parties flipped, and now it is the Republican Party that is extremely racist. Now Republican senators use the filibuster to PREVENT solving problems related to the environment, climate, poverty, racial justice, voting rights, health care, gun violence, economic justice, and many other issues. EXAMPLE:  GUN VIOLENCE:   Republicans keep […]

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Assault weapons are designed and used ONLY for mass murder!

May 29, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Assault weapons have ONLY ONE purpose:  TO MURDER AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE!  Assault weapons are NOT for hunting and NOT for target practice!  They are ONLY FOR MASS MURDER!  CONGRESS MUST IMMEDIATELY BAN assault weapons! Odessa. Dayton. Aurora. Parkland. Poway. Orlando. Las Vegas.  Tree of Life Synagogue. Sandy Hook. Umpqua Community College.Waffle House. Texas Church. San Bernardino. These are just some of the deadliest mass shootings in America, and they all have one thing in common: the shooter used an AR-15-style weapon. Assault weapons like the AR-15 are the weapon of choice for mass shooters […]

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U.S. militarism sets a BAD EXAMPLE for ordinary people to think that shooting people solves problems!

May 29, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The American people are alarmed and outraged by gun violence.  But they — and nearly all gun safety groups — OVERLOOK “THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM” that persistently REINFORCES AND PROMOTES gun violence. THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S FOREIGN POLICY AND BUDGET AGGRESSIVELY PROMOTE SHOOTING (and bombing) in THE MISTAKEN ASSUMPTION THAT VIOLENCE SOLVES PROBLEMS. The government SETS A BAD EXAMPLE that ordinary Americans follow when they shoot people in a vain attempt to solve their problems. If we want to reduce gun violence in the U.S., we must change U.S. foreign policy to TRULY PROMOTE PEACE INSTEAD OF MILITARY VIOLENCE! Just […]

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Second Amendment is NO EXCUSE for individual shootings!

May 29, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Which “well regulated militia” did any of the mass murderers belong to? The Second Amendment is IRRELEVANT to justifying their shootings! People who oppose reducing gun violence claim the Second Amendment prevents any sensible laws from being passed.  This is an ABSOLUTELY FALSE justification for failing to reduce gun violence. The Second Amendment explicitly says its purpose is to protect “a well regulated militia.”  Back in the late 1700s the U.S. did NOT have a “standing army.”  Our nation’s founders actually opposed having a “standing army” because it would lead to unnecessary wars.  The Revolutionary War was fought by ordinary […]

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Sign up NOW for FREE, PRACTICAL ONLINE WORKSHOPS to help you make more progress on issues YOU care about

May 23, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Sign up NOW for FREE, PRACTICAL ONLINE WORKSHOPS to help you make more progress on issues YOU care about ALL OF US — new people, experienced organizers, and everybody in between — can STRENGTHEN OUR SKILLS and add resources to our “toolboxes” so we can make more progress in working on our issues. That’s why I’m offering my 6 FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS. Please see information on the flyer I posted at this link – and SIGN UP NOW! 6 practical workshops on Grassroots Organizing — 2022 JUNE-JULY — FLYER Let’s build strong nonviolent grassroots movements that will significantly move public opinion — […]

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Republicans like to SAY they are “the party of Lincoln,” but they DO THEY OPPOSITE!

May 22, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Republicans like to SAY they are “the party of Lincoln, but actually they DO THE OPPOSITE!   Lincoln freed the slaves and fought the Civil War to end slavery, BUT: Republicans allow their party members to bring Confederate flags to Republican Party events. Republicans pass laws to prevent teaching school children about racial discrimination in U.S. history. Republicans have prevented immigrants from African nations. Republicans vigorously oppose efforts to reduce gun violence, even though Lincoln himself was murdered by a gun.   If Republicans REALLY were “the party of Lincoln, they would STRONGLY SUPPORT: Black Pride Black Lives Matter Teaching […]