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Insights into Russia’s current crisis, dissidents, nonviolent resistance to tyranny, etc.

June 26, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

Here is an article from a knowledgeable person who posts information every day about substantive issues:   Russia is screwed up in many ways.  Putin is extremely horrible – and was head of their equivalent of the CIA before he became president.  In the past few years, MANY high-level Russian officials who disagreed with Putin were found dead on sidewalks below open windows of tall buildings where they had been.  This is clearly a coordinated plot to murder people who disagreed with Putin.   I have read a lot about the Wagner group, which not only opposes Putin, but […]

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“International Courts and War Crimes” — TV + online

April 10, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

Anyone anywhere can watch the April 2023 program on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series.  This interview informs people about exciting, positive ways to protect peace, human rights, and fairness worldwide. Joanne Dufour is exceptionally well informed about the United Nations, International Humanitarian Law, international courts, war crimes, and related issues.  She explains these and related topics in a one-hour TV interview that you can watch through this blog post.  (See the link below.) Also, people in Thurston County WA who have cable TV can watch it on channel 22 three times a week throughout April 2023: every Monday at 1:30 […]

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Peace instead of nuclear war! Urge Congress to pass H. Res. 77.

February 28, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

The Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has been supporting the “Back from the Brink” campaign (, which urges 5 smart changes in U.S. policy to reduce the likelihood of nuclear war. “Back from the Brink” recently sent an ACTION ALERT urging us to urge Congress to support H.Res.77, which supports the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).  Please sign this message:   HERE IS MOE INFORMATION from “Back from the Brink,” including “talking points” so you can write a letter to your newspaper’s editor – and including more opportunities:   Last Friday marked the one year […]

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TV + online: “Smart Strategies to Organize for Peace and No Nuclear Weapons”

February 23, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

The March 2023 program on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series provides fresh insights and smart strategies to help us achieve peace in the world and abolish nuclear weapons worldwide. In this TV program, I address these main points: Point #1.    The U.S. has been provoking nuclear weapons since the 1940s. Point #2.    Nuclear weapons exist in the overall context of U.S. foreign policy.  To achieve peace, we must debunk the MISTAKEN ASSUMPTIONS that have trapped us in endless wars and the suicide of nuclear weapons. To get out of those traps, we must think clearly and creatively – and de-militarize […]

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Conscientious Objectors and other War Resisters in Ukraine and Russia

January 18, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

Here is the lead article from the publication I’ve been reading (and financially supporting) for more than half a century (since 1972).  The Center on Conscience and War ( has supported conscientious objectors to war since the very beginning of World War II. Their Winter 2022-2023 issue features this lead article, titled “Love Your Neighbor.  No Exceptions.”  It provides information for people in Russia and Ukraine who are refusing to fight the war. Click to access ccw-newsletter-Winter-2022-2023-web-opt.pdf      

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Nonviolent National Defense would be BETTER than what the U.S. uses now! Watch Glen Anderson’s informative explanation.

January 14, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

I spoke to a nationwide Zoom audience about how NONVIOLENT NATIONAL DEFENSE is PRACTICAL and would provide BETTER NATIONAL SECURITY than the military and nuclear weapons.  Participants enjoyed good Q&A too.   We taped the program linked below on Wednesday January 11, 2023. The host did a little editing and posted it in two ways, so you can watch it at your convenience: The host’s website link is at The Youtube link is at     What I said in this program is a shortened version of my TV program series episode from May 2022 titled, “Nonviolent National […]

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FREE online workshops will strengthen your skills for ABOLISHING NUCLEAR WEAPONS

January 13, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

Sign up now for FREE online workshops: Strengthen your skills for ABOLISHING NUCLEAR WEAPONS. We are always the underdogs in working for peace, but these FREE online workshops really can strengthen our skills and strategies so we can make truly significant progress toward abolishing nuclear weapons! Nonviolent grassroots organizing has been proven to be effective, but people – even experienced activists – could make much more progress by strengthening our skills.  This series of workshops (“Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing”) really can help! ALL OF US — new people, experienced organizers, and everybody in between — can STRENGTHEN OUR SKILLS and add […]

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Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW): 2nd anniversary of going into effect is Jan. 22, 2023

January 8, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

Yes, it REALLY IS POSSIBLE to abolish nuclear weapons!!! In July 2017, nearly 2/3 of the nations in the U.N. General Assembly (122 of 193 nations) approved the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) so it could go out to the world’s nations for ratification. By early January 2023, a total of 68 (one-third of the nations in the United Nations General Assembly) had RATIFIED a treaty to TOTALLY ABOLISH ALL nuclear weapons, so this treaty is in their national laws!!! It went into effect for those 68 nations on January 22, 2021.   Now the world is […]

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Three Steps to Nuclear Disarmament

December 24, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The January 2023 program on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series provides fresh information and insights toward abolishing nuclear weapons. Besides facts, we provide a positive “can-do” attitude with practical strategies.  We explain things clearly enough so people who do not already know much about nuclear weapons will easily understand and become enthusiastic about abolishing them. One truly expert guest – Tom Rogers – helps us explore this topic.  Tom Rogers retired from the U.S. Navy in 1998 after a 32-year career as a submarine officer.  He commanded a nuclear attack submarine during the Cold War.  When the Cold War ended […]

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Nuclear weapons: How the U.S. provoked the arms race, escalated it, and trapped the world in nuclear terror

November 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Ever since 1945, the vast majority of Americans believed what the government said about nuclear weapons.  Not only did the politicians tell us what to believe, but – as always – the mainstream news media reinforced the official government messages.  Here are some crucial steps in how the U.S. trapped the world in nuclear weapons: #1. Since the 1940s, the U.S. government – and mainstream news media – have been telling us that our nuclear weapons are a “deterrent” that prevent nations from attacking us.  Actually, the U.S. military could repel any attempted invasion without using nuclear weapons. #2. The […]

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Here is a compelling case for an immediate CEASEFIRE in Ukraine

November 10, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Phyllis Bennis is one of the most savvy analysts and writers about foreign affairs. We need to spread widely this smart article she wrote in early November 2022:        

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Biden, etc., are stuck in a manic Cold War obsession that could destroy the world in nuclear war

November 10, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Biden filled his foreign policy positions with appointees who share Biden’s Cold War mania and bias in favor of militarism — instead of honest diplomacy and peace. For example, he appointed Anthony Blinkin to be his Secretary of State.  The State Department is the federal agency in charge of directing U.S. interactions with other nations.  Presidents should appoint to that position persons who are solidly committed to peace, honest diplomacy, etc.  Biden appointed Anthony Blinkin, whose career has focused on URGING OTHER NATIONS TO BUY MILITARY WEAPONS MADE BY U.S. CORPORATIONS.  That is how Joe Biden sees the role of […]

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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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How to use humor to help the climate (and other scary issues, such as nuclear weapons, etc.)

September 27, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

This article is about how we can educate people about the climate by using humor – helping people laugh first – before the educational part comes out. I have long been urging us to use humor to educate people about hard, scary issues such as nuclear weapons, dangerous right-wing politicians, etc.  This article’s focus on the climate is applicable to other hard, scary issues:   Here is a GREAT EXAMPLE of how to use humor in our outreach: This movie satirized the Cold War. During the workshops I conduct to strengthen people’s skills in organizing grassroots movements, I encourage […]

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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 […]