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 […]

The “War on Terror” keeps provoking more violence and terrorism.

June 3, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The “War on Terror” has provoked violent extremism in Africa:   https://fpif.org/u-s-counterterrorism-in-africa-has-failed-whats-the-alternative/?emci=74038a8b-dca2-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&emdi=bb38c43a-8ea3-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&ceid=3993183     Endless War Is A Feature of Our National Programming: On Pulling the Plug on the War Machine.  William J. Astore posted this on May 10, 2021:  https://www.juancole.com/2021/05/endless-national-programming.html     Biden is training an African military in “counter-insurgency” warfare:  The U.S. military has begun training Mozambican security forces to combat an insurgency in their country. It seems twenty years of failure of the military-first “counterterrorism” strategy won’t stop us from exporting it to others.  SEE THIS:  https://www.africanews.com/2021/03/15/us-forces-to-train-mozambique-s-marines-to-fight-jihadist-insurgency//     The U.S.’s “war on terror” slaughters innocent people.  […]

“No First Use” of nuclear weapons. SEE this information. SIGN these petitions.

June 3, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

On June 16, Biden and Putin will hold their first summit.  For many years Russia has pledged NOT to use nuclear weapons first, but the U.S. has NEVER made such a pledge.  See the information here – and sign this petition – urging Biden and Putin to AGREE on a “NO FIRST USE” pledge:  https://mailchi.mp/baselpeaceoffice.org/invitation-to-endorse-a-no-first-use-appeal-to-presidents-biden-and-putin?e=dfcf1cbcd3   Many experts have been writing articles explaining how Biden’s foreign policy is largely indistinguishable from Trump’s.  Biden is supporting and funding many of the weapons – including NUCLEAR weapons – that Trump supported.  Please click to sign this message urging Biden to pledge “NO […]

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 […]

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 […]

Yes, we really can RE-DESIGN public safety away from typical policing! See many resources here!

May 3, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Finally — after many decades of trying to raise the issue — the general public (including a majority of white people) finally understands that our traditional methods of policing are ENDANGERING rather than protecting public safety.  The systemic racial injustices have become so obvious that the public is willing to consider alternatives to the long-standing status quo. Some localities have been experimenting successfully with fresh, humane, sensible, and cost-saving alternatives. HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES AND OTHER RESOURCES: This substantive proposal came from the National Urban League: On April 26, 2021, the National Urban League released a comprehensive framework for criminal […]

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 […]

National Urban League Unveils “21 Pillars,” A Comprehensive Framework for Redefining Public Safety

April 26, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

NEW YORK (April 26, 2021) — The National Urban League today released a comprehensive framework for criminal justice advocacy that takes a holistic approach to public safety, the restoration of trust between communities and law enforcement, and a path forward for meaningful change. 21 Pillars for Redefining Public Safety and Restoring Community Trust centers on five key themes that are fundamental to the protection and preservation of life, dignity, and trust, while also building safer communities. “For too long the lives, safety, and freedom of communities around the nation, particularly Black communities, have been threatened by discriminatory and violent policing,” National Urban […]

TAKE THESE ACTIONS NOW … (updated to April 22, 2021)

April 22, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Let’s pay attention to hot issues that need our attention. Let’s take actions online and in other ways. Here are some recent “action alerts” from non-profit organizations I respect and trust.  For some of them you can simply add your own name and contact information and click to send.  For others, you’ll need to remove my name and contact information before you add your own. While there are many ways we can organize for issues we care about, these “clictivist” activist opportunities are quick and easy.  Topics are listed in random order here with one or more “ACTION ALERT” opportunity […]

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

April 14, 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 […]

Click to urge President Biden to take these actions …

April 13, 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!   Human rights, democracy, and peace for Myanmar (traditionally known as Burma): On […]