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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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New poll shows the public supports the separation of Church and State

November 7, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

New polling data were released recently.  The public supports the separation of Church and State. See this: https://www.au.org/blogs/pew-poll-churchstate?utm_source=blogdigest&utm_medium=email&emci=2dab0b37-c738-ec11-9820-c896653b26c8&emdi=5a76f0cc-8b39-ec11-9820-c896653b26c8&ceid=3714577   For more information, see the website of Americans United for the separation of Church and State at www.au.org and their blog, Wall of Separation BLOG   You can learn a lot more by watching my October 2021 TV program at this link:  https://parallaxperspectives.org/religious-freedom-what-it-is-and-what-it-is-not This link lets you WATCH the interview video and/or READ the thorough summary I typed up about what we said during the interview.   Right-wing Christians are pushing state-level policies to erode the separation of Church and State.  See […]

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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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QAnon conspiracy theory: Origins, basic beliefs, infection of the Republican Party

October 23, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

You’ve been hearing about QAnon and its massive right-wing conspiracy theories that have been spreading nationwide and have infected the Republican Party.  Here are links to some articles about its origins and basic beliefs — and how it has infected the Republican Party:   Basic information and background from a few years ago: This was published in 2018:  https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-qanon-explainer-that-even-your-grandma-will-understand_us_5b62f755e4b0fd5c73d6ca23?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=__Politics__080318&utm_content=__Politics__080318+Version+A+CID_d56e265fc30133e4cae275c52c5b975a&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=What%20Is%20QAnon%20The%20Donald%20Trump-Centric%20Conspiracy%20Theory%20Isnt%20Going%20Away&ncid=newsltushpmgnews__Politics__080318   This 2018 article said the QAnon conspiracy theory has roots in the CIA:  https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/we-have-cia-thank-qanon-conspiracy-theory?src=newsletter1095081   This 2019 article exposes origins and activities of QAnon and internet conspiracy theory wackos and hackers:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/02/19/1830545/-Hidden-History:-The-QAnon-Conspiracy-Theory?detail=emaildkcs   This 2020 article reports that “Out of […]

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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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“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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Vietnam — What most people don’t know — And similarities to Afghanistan

September 25, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

When the U.S. was in the process of losing its 20-year war in Afghanistan – one of the poorest nations on earth – I kept thinking of similarities with the U.S.’s ongoing cruelty and violence and war crimes in Vietnam from the 1940s to 1975.  (Vietnam also was a very poor nation, but Vietnam’s people defeated the world’s most powerful military decades before Afghanistan did that to the U.S.) Mainstream U.S. news media have a very long record of kowtowing to U.S. foreign policy instead of reporting critical and true information.  Most schools’ history classes run behind schedule in the […]

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Info and legislation about de-criminalizing drugs

September 11, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

A few days ago I sent this message to Congress about smart ways to deal with the drug problems.  We must DE-CRIMINALIZE drug use and use public health strategies to help people.   Nixon’s “War on Drugs” was DESIGNED TO BE RACIST AND CRUEL — a way to score political points for DEMONIZING “THE OTHER.” The “War on Drugs” has been going on for HALF A CENTURY.  It has NOT solved problems.  Instead, it has – Seriously disrupted millions of people’s lives – Broken families apart – Promoted racial injustices – Filled our jails and prisons with people who need […]

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This woman exposed a shocking irony …

September 11, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Betty Bowers publicly stated: “Texas doesn’t have a hotline if you see a man go into a kindergarten with an AR-15, but it does have a hotline if you see a woman go into a Planned Parenthood parking lot with her car.”   The Republican-dominated government of Texas does not seem to understand the irony — or appreciate women’s rights.                    

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Life sentences are horribly cruel and unjust in many ways

September 11, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The “conventional wisdom” wants you to think that long prison sentences make the rest of us safe.  That is NOT true.  Long prison sentences — especially life sentences — are horribly cruel and unjust in many ways. An excellent source of information is The Sentencing Project, www.sentencingproject.org.  They conduct excellent quality research and advocacy to reduce and eliminate the gross injustices in criminal justice sentencing.  I have read their materials and donated financial support for many years. In April 2021 they reported this:  “One in seven people in prison — over 200,000 individuals — are serving a sentence of life […]