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Spending for Military and Nuclear Weapons Makes Poverty Worse — Glen’s October 2022 TV program

September 23, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The October 2022 program on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series “connects the dots” between poverty in the United States and excessive military spending, including the costs of nuclear weapons: This TV program begins by recognizing the extent of poverty in the United States – the richest nation on earth. Poverty is a serious crisis – and it is getting worse. Next, we recognize how excessively expensive the U.S. military has become. The U.S. spends a gigantic amount on the military – much, much more than is necessary.  Both political parties keep increasing military budgets far, far beyond reason. We spend […]

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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 weapons NUMBERS and COSTS — 2 images and brief summary

September 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

I’m attaching some very brief information about NUMBERS and COSTS with two compelling graphs. These facts should inform the Senate that we have TOO MANY nuclear weapons, and they COST TOO MUCH. The U.S. needs to work seriously and open-mindedly with other nations on Planet Earth to solve this serious problem. Nuclear weapons NUMBERS and COSTS — short info and two images                      

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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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Nuclear weapons: NUMBERS and COSTS among the 9 nations that have nuclear weapons

September 13, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

In 2021, about 13,000 nuclear warheads existed worldwide, according to the Arms Control Association, www.armscontrol.org. I’m showing on the TV screen an image of how many nuclear weapons are owned by each of the nine nations that have nuclear weapons.  About 90% of these belong to the United States and Russia. SEE THIS IMAGE: Nine nations’ stockpiles of nuclear weapons   After George W. Bush and Donald Trump destroyed several important treaties that limited nuclear weapons of the U.S. and Russia, the New START Treaty was practically the only one left between the U.S. and Russia.  Trump was allowing New […]

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U.S. is a “rogue nation” in failing to take humane, ethical actions that other nations have taken

September 13, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. is the only (or almost the only) modern industrial nation that fails to help its people and the world in these important ways:   The U.S. health care system keeps ranking LAST among rich nations. The U.S. does not offer paid leave for new mothers, but 186 other nations do. The U.S. has not ratified the Cluster Munitions Treaty. The U.S. is one of only 14 members of the United Nations that have failed to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The U.S. is the only nation in the U.N. that has failed to […]

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U.S. is ALMOST THE ONLY NATION that fails to protect human rights in several ways

September 5, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. likes to think that our nation is the world’s leader in human rights, but actually, we are NEARLY THE ONLY NATION that REFUSES to protect human rights in several ways. Page 8 of the Summer 2022 issue of YES! Magazine (www.yesmagazine.org) reported these facts:   The U.S. is one of only 14 members of the United Nations that have FAILED TO RATIFY the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The U.S. is the ONLY NATION in the U.N. that has failed to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child.  I remember years ago when […]

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YES! We really CAN organize grassroots movements to solve big, hard, scary problems!

September 1, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Many important issues (climate, nuclear weapons, etc.) are big and scary to think about, so many people do not want to think about them.  Many people feel that those problems are so big and are imposed upon us by powerful forces (big businesses, the Pentagon, etc.).  This power imbalance causes many people feel that they are powerless to solve the problems because the problems were created and are perpetuated by forces that are so big and powerful, and that we are too small and weak to oppose them.  It’s easier to simply avoid dealing with them.  As a result, the […]

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Video (shorter than 3 minutes) urges care for environment. Pope Francis is helping environment + climate.

September 1, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Although we are bombarded with so much bad stuff, it is encouraging that Pope Francis has been pushing hard to protect the environment and climate.  The short video I linked below is part of a Christian Ecumenical Global Season of Creation running from Sept 1 to Oct 4  (Feast of St. Francis).  This period is a time of reflection, prayer and action.  Pope Francis’s Vatican urges grassroots pressure for real climate action  COP 27 in Egypt November 2022. The Vatican produced this video, which is shorter than 3 minutes:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwjKAOQ0_is        

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What issues do YOU care about? FREE online workshops help you organize grassroots movements: Sept-Oct 2022. Gather online. Learn together. Organize to solve problems!

August 30, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

You have more power than you know! On issue after issue, the status quo is horribly broken. The good news is we can organize grassroots movements to solve the problems! You can strengthen your skills and strategies for organizing grassroots movements!   Here is FREE HELP for ALL of the issues you care about! Let’s choose a bold, positive future! Let’s solve the problems! Let’s build savvy grassroots movements to accomplish bold goals for whatever YOU care about: peace, social/economic justice, environment/climate, humane politics, and more!   You can significantly strengthen your skills – and gain new resources – if […]

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Some People in the Military Refuse Orders

August 26, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

EVERYONE EVERYWHERE can watch this through my blog (see link below).  Also, cable TV subscribers in Thurston County WA can watch it 3 times a week throughout September 2022 on cable channel 22:  every Monday 1:30 pm, every Wednesday 5:00 pm, and every Thursday 9:00 pm.   Some People in the Military Refuse Orders — Glen’s September 2022 TV program and MANY more resources The September 2022 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” shares first-hand experiences, insights, and information about people in the military who refuse to fight wars.   The experience of being in the military – especially while the […]

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Trump has been EXTREMELY HORRIBLE and DANGEROUS in MANY, MANY ways!!!

August 23, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

VERY HUGE amounts of evidence show the MANY WAYS in which Trump has been a horrible problem.  Here are a few items I posted to my blog since March 2020.  I have about three times as many items.  If you want more evidence, ask me and I’ll send them to you.   Trump made the climate crisis MUCH WORSE! The Perils of an “America First” Climate Policy:  https://parallaxperspectives.org/the-perils-of-an-america-first-climate-policy New evidence shows Trump’s war on science was even worse than we thought!  https://parallaxperspectives.org/new-evidence-shows-trumps-war-on-science-was-even-worse-than-we-thought Trump’s WAR AGAINST HONEST SCIENCE is hurting our health — and hurting planet earth:  https://parallaxperspectives.org/trumps-war-against-honest-science-is-hurting-our-health-and-hurting-planet-earth   Trump made […]

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Colombia’s Truth Commission is dealing with nearly 60 years of violence, cruelty, human rights violations, etc.

July 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

TWO CENTURIES AGO — in 1822 — U.S. President James Monroe UNILATERALLY issued “The Monroe Doctrine,” which asserted the U.S. government’s right to do whatever it wants to any and all nations in Latin America — and threatened war against any European nation that threatened to stop us. The U.S. has been acting upon that imperialist doctrine — in violation of Latin American people’s yearning for freedom and democracy.  The U.S. has intervened militarily in many Latin American nations, overthrown many democratic governments, installed dictators, funded extremely brutal dictators and death squads, and allowed U.S. business corporations to exploit the […]

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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 […]