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PROHIBIT nuclear weapons! Support this global Treaty to do this!

October 2, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

During the 1960s the world was alarmed that some nations had nuclear weapons and more nations were starting programs to build their own.  The 5 nations that had them (U.S., U.S.S.R., the U.K., France and China) were alarmed that other nations (South Africa, Brazil, etc.) might join their elite “nuclear club” and threaten the world — just as the 5 nuclear nations were doing. In response, the world’s nations negotiated a grand bargain between the “haves” and the “have-nots.”  Nearly every nation of the world promised NEVER to build or acquire nuclear weapon while the 5 nuclear nations promised to […]

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Smart info about the Korean War. Also, tell Congress to formally end it.

September 20, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

On July 23, 2022, AFSC posted this about the Korean War: 5 things to know about the Korean War: On July 27, 1953, an armistice was signed to end three years of fighting on the Korean peninsula. But the United States and North Korea never signed a peace treaty to officially end the Korean War. Nearly 70 years later, this open wound is a root cause of conflict that exists today, writes AFSC’s Jennifer Deibert. Also, AFSC’s e-mail said this: Tell Congress: It’s time to formally end the Korean War: A peace agreement with North Korea is a crucial step […]

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Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: Info + Update

September 16, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

During the 1960s the world was deeply worried that more nations would develop or acquire nuclear weapons. Also, the non-nuclear nations were concerned that the few nations that did have nuclear weapons might use them. In the late 1960s the world’s nations negotiated the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as a grand bargain between nations that had nuclear weapons and those that did not.  It went into effect in 1970 – more than half a century ago. The NPT was a very smart agreement.  This is the grand bargain: Nations that did NOT have nuclear weapons agreed NOT to get them. […]

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70 years later, the U.S. keeps its dangerous land mines in Korea. Biden should remove them now!

July 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Win Without War (www.winwithoutwar.org) posted this on July 15, 2022: Ursala Knudsen-Latta of the Friends Committee on National Legislation eviscerates the Biden administration’s argument that the U.S. needs a special exception from the global effort to ban anti-personnel landmines in order to use these indiscriminate weapons to guard South Korea from North Korean invasion. Landmines have killed around 1,000 people just going about their daily lives in South Korea in recent decades, and the South Korean government has moved to clear mines rather than add to them. The U.S. should abandon its defense of landmines in Korea and embrace the […]

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The U.S. has REPEATEDLY threatened to attack other nations with our nuclear weapons!

January 25, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Most Americans think the U.S. has used atomic bombs only twice (on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945). Actually, the U.S. has PERSISTENTLY used them as an ongoing threat — and has ACTUALLY SPECIFICALLY THREATENED NUCLEAR ATTACK on 30 occasions from 1946 to 2006.  (I don’t know how many times since then, but we all remember a few of Trump’s explicit threats.) During times of international crisis the President goes on TV and tells the nation and the world that “ALL OPTIONS ARE  ON THE TABLE.”  This is the euphemism for threatening to destroy the other nation that the U.S. president […]

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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 […]

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Nuclear Weapons LEGISLATION and POLICIES need our actions now!

May 9, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Ordinary Americans want peace, but BOTH of the big political parties keep supporting and funding nuclear weapons, regardless of which party is in the White House or which party runs Congress. I have been updating the attached document that urges us to inform ourselves and take action about a number of very important pieces of federal legislation and related policies. SEE THIS DOCUMENT:  Nuclear Weapons legislation and policies need our action now — Updated to May 9 2021              

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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 […]

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The Case for a New Approach to North Korea

February 23, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Taking even small steps toward ending the 70-year-old Korean War would be a welcome change from the hostility and denial of past administrations. https://fpif.org/the-case-for-a-new-approach-to-north-korea/?emci=025ce8d0-b06c-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&emdi=3fe6eba2-ff6d-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&ceid=882844    

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Now 51 nations have ratified the U.N. treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.

December 15, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

This blog’s “Nuclear Weapons” category has included a number of posts about the truly exciting, historic Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons” (TPNW).  Read those for background.  Now here is what’s new: In October 2020 Honduras became the 50th nation to ratify the treaty.  The treaty specifies that it will go into effect 90 days after the 50th nation has ratified it.  That means the TPNW will go into effect on January 22, 2021. The national level of Physicians for Social Responsibility (www.psr.org) celebrated the 50th ratification:  https://www.psr.org/blog/psr-celebrates-50-ratifications-for-the-ban-treaty/?emci=8508afcb-b313-eb11-96f5-00155d03affc&emdi=bc8e3199-9b18-eb11-96f5-00155d03bda0&ceid=135885 Currently 51 nations have ratified the Treaty.  More nations are making progress […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]