Joe Biden has a LONG HISTORY of supporting militarism and wars. We must urge him to support peace!

March 20, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

President Biden has done some good things for the climate, some good things for immigrants, and some other good things.  But in many ways he is continuing his decades-long history as a middle-of-the-road Cold War “centrist” subservient to big business.  We must push Biden to support PEACE and ECONOMIC JUSTICE. Here are a few PEACE issues that the American people — and Biden — need to understand:   #1.  Iran: Biden campaigned with promises that his foreign policy would rely on diplomacy first.  But instead, he appointed to very powerful positions a huge number of severe war-hawks, and he seems […]

Iran: Background of U.S. conflicts — Recent context — Updates about the “Iran Nuclear Deal” — Petitions to sign, etc.

March 16, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Many Americans are confused about what has been happening with Iran. American politicians and news media have seriously misled the public and planted false narratives in our heads. Today I clearly summarized the relevant history and context from the past few decades and put it in the document I’m posting below. This document provides background and context for U.S. relations with Iran – including information about the “Iran Nuclear Deal” (the JCPOA).  It includes links so you can urge the U.S. government to support peace with Iran. CLICK THIS LINK, open the Word document, and scroll down through the pages: […]

Sign up now for FREE informative, fascinating 4-session course on nuclear weapons

March 15, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

“NUCLEAR WEAPONS NOWADAYS: What You Can Know and Do” This FREE 4-session course is informative and fascinating! Sign up now to take it either in MAY or in JULY 2021 (your choice of Tuesdays or Saturdays in either month). We use Zoom video, so people everywhere take our course. Please share this opportunity with your friends. Scroll down to see the easy way to sign up. The Cold War ended three decades ago, but nuclear weapons remain a threat to the world.  Many recent and current actions by the U.S. government have sharply increased the danger of nuclear war in […]

Take these urgent actions in early March 2021

March 8, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Most of us receive many e-mails urging us to take online actions to tell a governmental or business entity what to do. These are especially urgent now in early March 2021 about several different issues.   #1: Tell Congress to pass a special tax on extremely rich people. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Pramila Jayapal just announced their bold plan to pass a wealth tax. They’re going to need our help to pass it. Billionaires made more than $900 billion during the pandemic. Warren’s plan would create a two percent tax on assets over $50 million dollars, which would generate $2.75 […]

Nuclear weapons: What we need to know — and what Biden should do

January 27, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Many non-profit organizations are urging President Biden to take smart actions for many important issues.  Here are TWO informative resources about NUCLEAR WEAPONS in the post-Trump era.   Resource #1: A very few of us from the Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons participated in a powerfully informative Zoom meeting that the Arms Control Association (www.armscontrol.org) conducted last week about “Nuclear Challenges for the Biden Administration in the First 100 Days” and the ACA’s related report.  You may download their report from their website at this link:  available for download Also, the ACA recorded their fascinating and informative Zoom meeting, […]

Biden should take these smart actions toward nuclear disarmament in his first 100 days

January 19, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Trump radically escalated the dangers of nuclear war. Biden can reduce those dangers IF WE URGE BIDEN TO TAKE SMART ACTIONS.   This morning I was one of more than 400 persons who participated in a worldwide Zoom meeting conducted by the Arms Control Association (www.armscontrol.org).  They titled this event, “Nuclear Challenges for the Biden Administration in the First 100 Days.” They efficiently presented a lot of information from several experts.  They recorded the Zoom event and will post it to their website reasonably soon. Recently the Arms Control Association presented their new report, which was titled  he speakers will […]

This clever diagram can help us strategize how to change to a peaceful foreign policy.

November 12, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

For a very long time the U.S. had a “War Department,” but we conducted very few foreign wars. In 1947 Congress changed it to the “Department of Defense,” and we have conducted many, many wars since then, including our 2-decades-long Endless War against “terrorism.” Sensible people want to replace the U.S.’s chronically aggressive and violently militaristic foreign policy. The diagram linked here can help us figure out strategies for doing that.  It is fun to bring a few friends together to work through this exercise together.  Also, it can be useful for you to work with it alone.  Creative insights […]

Sign up now for 6 FREE online workshops to empower you for Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing on any issue!

November 6, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

How are the issues YOU care about doing nowadays? Many people feel frustrated that peace, social and economic justice, the environment and climate, and other vital goals are left behind by “politics-as-usual.” When “the system” keeps failing to solve the real problems, YOU can work with other people to ORGANIZE NONVIOLENT GRASSROOTS MOVEMENTS to make progress on issues YOU care about! Sign up now for 6 FREE online workshops to empower you and provide insights, strategies and resources to help you win! Governments, big businesses, mainstream media, and other entrenched entities will do what we want ONLY WHEN a strong nonviolent […]

Trump is HORRIBLY INCOMPETENT in dealing with other nations

July 31, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

During the 2016 campaign (and ever since then) Trump kept promoting himself as an extremely smart business person who was skilled at making deals and interacting effectively with other nations.  ALL OF THAT IS THE OPPOSITE of what he has done since taking office in January 2017.   Trump’s record on foreign policy: Lost wars, new conflicts and broken promises: Building a new anti-war movement that is connected to the domestic anti-police struggle is the only thing that can rein in U.S. militarism. https://www.nationofchange.org/2020/07/02/trumps-record-on-foreign-policy-lost-wars-new-conflicts-and-broken-promises/   Trump is utterly INCOMPETENT in foreign policy and ABUSES WOMEN who lead other nations: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/6/29/1956980/-CNN-sources-Trump-s-calls-with-women-foreign-leaders-have-been-near-sadistic?detail=emaildkre […]

Would YOUR non-profit org or faith community or group of friends host our fascinating, informative course on nuclear weapons?

March 7, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Four knowledgeable, active members of the Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons have carefully crafted a fascinating, engaging, informative course titled, “Nuclear Weapons Nowadays: What You Can Know and Do.”  It consists of four two-hour sessions with plenty of handouts. We are conducting it now at a local religious congregation, and we are eager to offer it again to other faith communities, non-profit organizations, or groups of friends (with preferably at least six participants, to make it worth the time and efforts of the four presenters). The course is presented by four active and well informed members of the Olympia […]

See these recent informative resources about Iran

February 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Iran War Powers Resolution: An excellent source of information — and advocacy — for peace is the excellent Quaker-based lobbying organization:  Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL, www.fcnl.org). On February 13, 2020, the Senate passed S.J. Res. 68, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine’s Iran War Powers Resolution. Eight Republican senators joined their Democratic colleagues to make clear that Congress and the American people do not support an unauthorized war with Iran. The bill goes back to the House for final approval, then on to Trump, who will certainly veto it.  We will need 2/3 majorities in both the House and the […]

Watch this informative, insightful interview about Iran and U.S. foreign policy

February 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Olympia’s Veterans for Peace chapter (#109, the Rachel Corrie Chapter — https://veteransforpeace109.org) has a TV series on Thurston Community Television (Thurston Community Media, www.tcmedia.org) that provides interesting information for veterans and everybody else.  Each episode airs THREE TIMES A WEEK:  MON 5:00 pm, THURS 8:00 pm, and SAT 2:00 pm. The TV program’s episode that is starting in late February 2020 focuses on Iran and related aspects of U.S. foreign policy.  Mark Fleming interviews Peter Bohmer and Glen Anderson. Mark provides background information since the early 1900s that lays out the context for what has happened from 1953 through the present time. […]

Enjoy working with other Olympia folks to abolish nuclear weapons

February 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is always doing several kinds of strategically smart work to reduce the likelihood of nuclear war – and to abolish nuclear weapons altogether. We meet on the third Thursday of each month – and we make more progress at every meeting! Our meetings are informative, productive, and actually enjoyable! Please mark your calendars now and plan to join us at 5:00 sharp on the THIRD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH (February 20, March 19, April 16, etc., in 2020) at our usual location, the Mixx-96 meeting room at the SW corner of State & […]

These articles provide insights into the Religious Right and their support for Trumpism

February 8, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The Religious Right is obsessed with the End Times. Trump’s war against Iran plays into this for his political benefit.  SEE THIS: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/01/evangelicals-are-anticipating-the-end-of-the-world-and-trump-is-listening/?utm_source=mj-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=political-mojo-2020-01-24   White fundamentalist theocrats empower — and bog down — the Republican Party.  SEE THIS: https://www.juancole.com/2020/01/theocracy-threatening-fundamentalists.html   Read this insightful article about the right wing’s billionaires, media, fundamentalists, and political strategies.  SEE THIS: https://washingtonspectator.org/nelson-shadow-network/   “Christ the King:” How Jesus Became Donald Trump!  At the bottom of page 1 be sure to click the link to continue to page 2: https://www.opednews.com/articles/Christ-the-King–How-Jes-by-Mike-Rivage-Seul-CHRISTIANS-CANNOT-BE-CONSERVATIVES_Christian-Religion_Christian-Values_Christianity-191118-36.html   On January 11, 2020, an excellent non-profit organization (Americans United for the Separation of Church […]

Economic sanctions are NOT an alternative to war: Economic warfare hurts innocent people in Iran and beyond.

February 8, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Economic sanctions are NOT an alternative to war.  They are a different kind of war.  Economic warfare hurts innocent people in Iran and beyond. See this article:  https://prospect.org/world/iran-us-sanctions-not-an-alternative-to-war/?emci=579268f9-3348-ea11-a1cc-00155d03b1e8&emdi=58f46a98-3548-ea11-a1cc-00155d03b1e8&ceid=1152075 Also, see this article I wrote in mid-2019 that makes a similar case against economic sanctions:  Economic sanctions are bullying without bombing or sending troops