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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 (www.centeronconscience.org) 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 https://www.theworldismycountry.com/club The Youtube link is at https://youtu.be/0zEbNmbiMuQ     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: https://fpif.org/its-time-for-a-ceasefire-in-ukraine/?emci=5dfc9c31-0f61-ed11-ade6-14cb6534a651&emdi=ac98e224-1161-ed11-ade6-14cb6534a651&ceid=3993183        

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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: https://grist.org/fix/arts-culture/humor-comedy-engages-people-climate-science/   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 […]

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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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11-minute video supports Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

July 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Jim Manista, an active member of the Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, produced this smart 11-minute video supporting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.  This Treaty is POWERFUL and HISTORIC.  Although 66 nations have ratified the Treaty, mainstream news media in the U.S. have ALMOST TOTALLY REFUSED to cover this hot news. We encourage you to watch Jim’s video at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wU1p2XIbHLZZ36fSSa_jOu7avHCnX9sg/view?usp=sharing