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Are you alarmed at Putin’s threat to use nuclear weapons? The U.S. has been threatening exactly that for decades!

March 31, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

American politicians, mainstream media, and most Americans are alarmed that Putin — during his illegal war in Ukraine — has said he might launch nuclear weapons. The world should be EQUALLY ALARMED that the U.S. has been threatening to launch nuclear weapons since the 1940s (and we actually did drop atomic bombs on two civilian cities in Japan in August 1945.  For decades the U.S. has maintained a “first-strike” policy – the willingness and intention to start a nuclear war. Since the late 1960s the U.S. has been designing and building nuclear weapons NOT to retaliate against an attack, but […]

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Stop hypocrisy! Condemn Russia’s war and ALSO the U.S.’s MANY wars that are even worse!

March 28, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Certainly the civilized world is right in condemning Russia’s war against Ukraine.  It is illegal under international law.  It is cruel, murderous, destructive and oppressive. So also are the wars the U.S. has conducted in Vietnam, Central America, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and many other nations. The U.S. wars are even worse because we actually did invade massively, conduct massive bombings, overthrow governments, install puppet governments, and oppress the populations in many ways. Russia’s war on Ukraine is scarcely one month old.  The U.S. started its war in Vietnam in the early 1950s (helping France reclaim its colony after World War […]

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The world is pressuring Russia now. Could world pressure on the U.S. 20 years ago have prevented our tragedies in Afghanistan and Iraq?

March 8, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

In February and March 2022 much of the world has united in pressuring Russia to stop its extremely cruel, illegal invasion of Ukraine. What if — 20 years ago — the world had united in pressuring the U.S. to stop its extremely cruel, illegal invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq? MILLIONS OF LIVES would have been saved. TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS would have been saved (and perhaps used for important purposes such as ending poverty, providing health care for all Americans, protecting the environment and climate, and so forth).   After losing the war, the U.S. is still killing people in Afghanistan: […]

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President Reagan armed and supported Saddam Hussein

December 8, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Just like in Orwell’s novel 1984, the U.S. government and mainstream news media suppress historical facts that would embarrass the government and media. One example is the fact that during some years in the 1980s President Reagan armed and militarily supported Iraq’s Saddam Hussein — especially to help him wage Iraq’s war against Iran (1980-1988).  A million Iranians and somewhere between 250,000 and 500,000 Iraqis died in that war. When George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were issuing propaganda in order to fool the American public, media and politicians into their totally unnecessary and illegal war against Iraq (2003 and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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John Bolton was TOO HAWKISH even for Trump!

September 14, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

In early September 2019 Trump fired his National Security Adviser John Bolton.  Bolton was a NOTORIOUS hawk who kept opposing diplomacy and kept promoting war instead.  He has been WRONG on foreign policy issues for decades.  Finally Trump had found that Bolton was too hawkish even for Trump, so Trump fired him. Here are some articles about this, including articles summarizing Bolton’s horrible record and the political context for this latest firing:   #1:  John Bolton is an extremist who likes war and opposes diplomacy and international agreements.  A great non-profit organization — www.beyondthebomb.org — wrote this:  “Bolton managed to break […]

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U.S.’s “regime change” efforts have been disastrous.

April 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. has OVERTHROWN many governments — including many democracies. Sometimes the U.S. claims we are protecting “human rights” or restoring “democracy.” But the truth is almost always the opposite. See examples at the “Peace” and “International Affairs” parts of this blog, www.parallaxperspectives.org   An April 22, 2019, article on www.commondreams.org exposed the U.S.’s horrible track record in the context of the Trump regime’s attempt to overthrow Venezuela’s elected president.  READ THE ARTICLE AT THIS LINK. In the article see this photo of a poster attached to Venezuela’s embassy in Washington DC:            

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Act Now: Tell Congress to Impeach Bolton

April 12, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The excellent non-profit organization “Win Without War” (www.winwithoutwar.org) promotes bold and principled information and efforts for peace. On April 11, 2019, they started urging people to impeach John Bolton for several reasons. See this information and a link to tell Congress to impeach Bolton: This week marks John “Bomb ‘Em” Bolton’s one year anniversary as White House National Security Adviser. And in just a year, ultra-hawk Bolton has destroyed multiple, vital international treaties, and is dragging us inches from two wars of choice with Venezuela and Iran. But John Bolton is not a permanent fixture. In fact, he is impeachable. […]

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This new, insightful article explains REALLY WHY George W. Bush started his 2003 Iraq war.

March 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Soon after George W. Bush attacked Iraq in March 2003 he landed on an aircraft carrier and spoke of his triumph in front of a huge banner that proclaimed ”Mission Accomplished.” That war actually dragged on for many years, and the U.S.’s bi-partisan war against Iraq and “war against terror” actually provoked terrorism throughout the region and in many other parts of the world.  W’s war was no victory at all! Instead of the “shock and awe” against Iraq creating a decisive, powerful victory for the U.S., the long, bogged-down chaos actually showed how weak and ineffectual the U.S. is. […]

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Despite praise for the late George H.W. Bush, he did MANY BAD things.

December 18, 2018 GlenAnderson 0

When the older Bush (George H.W.) died recently, many people were praising him for all sorts of things. Actually, he did MANY BAD things, including using the racist Willie Horton ad during his presidential campaign and starting unnecessary wars and making a lot of money through his business selling military weapons, and on and on. Here are three articles that were excluded from mainstream news media:   His “war for oil” in Iraq — the FIRST Gulf War — was totally unnecessary and extremely cruel.  See this: https://www.alternet.org/george-herbert-walker-bush-and-myth-good-gulf-war?src=newsletter1098436   He really was a WAR CRIMINAL.  See this: https://theintercept.com/2018/12/05/george-h-w-bush-1924-2018-american-war-criminal/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=0c17c70c-da4f-491c-b967-6efd540d1ace   Also, […]

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Stop the U.S.’s cruel habit of “regime change.” It is WRONG to violently overthrow governments.

May 26, 2018 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. has a long, horrible, cruel habit of violently overthrowing governments and abusively meddling in elections to manipulate their outcomes even if the U.S. militarily does not overthrow those governments violently. I am appalled by the hypocrisy of Americans — a majority of ordinary people, along with politicians and the mainstream news media — who express moral outrage that Russia has meddled in the U.S.’s 2016 election.  The U.S. has done this to other countries VERY OFTEN for many decades. This article summarizes the U.S.’s violent overthrows of other nations.  American politicians and news media and ordinary people do not […]