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Why the Supreme Court’s decision against the EPA and the climate is so recklessly dangerous

August 8, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

On June 30, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court slashed EPA’s power to protect the climate from power plant emissions.  People who care about the climate — and people who care about the environment — and people who care about the government’s responsibility to protect us effectively from big business’s abuses — expressed alarm.  BELOW I’M PROVIDING LINKS TO A FEW ARTICLES ABOUT WHAT THE COURT’S DECISION MEANS.   HERE IS WHY THE SUPREME COURT’S DECISION IS SO RECKLESSLY DANGEROUS: “We the People” create government to protect our “life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.”  Big business has a very different goal:  […]

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Republicans are hell-bent to destroy our Constitutional system and grab power

July 5, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The Right-Wing’s Attempt to Militarize American Politics: https://www.juancole.com/2022/07/militarize-american-politics.html   The Nightmare Scenario SCOTUS is Plotting For the 2024 Election Takeover:  This scenario isn’t just plausible: it’s probable. Republican-controlled states are already changing their state laws to allow for it, regardless of how their people vote.  https://hartmannreport.com/p/the-nightmare-scenario-scotus-is?link_id=11&can_id=1d662460c0abb8939c5044c82927552b&source=email-cassidy-hutchinson-showed-the-republican-party-what-patriotism-looks-like-2&email_referrer=email_1594721&email_subject=cruel-and-heartless-10-year-old-girl-denied-abortion-in-ohio   Many Republicans are grabbing power unjustly.  A study offers clearer picture of how extremism has seeped into halls of power.  See this:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/5/18/2098842/-Study-offers-clearer-picture-of-how-extremism-has-seeped-into-halls-of-power-and-it-s-not-good?detail=emaildkre   Canadian national security task force fears the USA is ‘backsliding’ into a ‘source of threat and instability’:  https://www.alternet.org/2022/05/canada-national-security-us-backsliding/?utm_source=123456&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=10519&recip_id=22838&list_id=2   The issue that trumps them all:  https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/the-issue-that-trumps-them-all/ar-AAZ4tHW?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=45693dcd81d545e9936230b67097c18b    

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Supreme Court sharply limits EPA’s ability to cut carbon emissions from power plants. Other protections are in danger too.

July 5, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. Supreme Court is dominated by a 6-3 majority of radical right-wing Republican extremists.  In late spring and early summer 2022 they issued many right-wing extreme decisions that are hurting our constitutional rights.  Here is information about their assault upon the EPA’s ability to protect our environment, climate, and public health from emissions from power plants.     U.S. Supreme Court slashes EPA’s power to protect the climate from power plant emissions: “US Supreme Court Drops Carbon Bomb on the Planet” — One Democratic senator warned the high court’s right-wing majority “could unleash a new era of reckless deregulation […]

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Joe Biden let Mitch McConnell fool him into appointing RIGHT-WING EXTREMIST, ANTI-CHOICE judge

July 5, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a long history of making deals to trick Democrats into doing stupid things — and then violating his end of the promises.  These three articles from late June and early July 2022 report on a very recent example:   Biden Reportedly Cuts Deal With Mitch McConnell to Nominate Anti-Abortion Judge:  https://truthout.org/articles/biden-reportedly-cuts-deal-with-mitch-mcconnell-to-nominate-anti-abortion-judge/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=804fbf24-9b4d-4196-85c0-86d77ea4a1a8   Biden makes deal with McConnell on anti-abortion judicial nominee who was too corrupt for Trump:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/6/30/2107576/-Biden-makes-deal-with-McConnell-on-anti-abortion-judicial-nominee-who-was-too-corrupt-for-Trump?detail=emaildkre&pm_source=DKRE&pm_medium=email   Biden’s Planned Nomination of Anti-Abortion Judge Outrages Left:  https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/biden-s-planned-nomination-of-anti-abortion-judge-outrages-left-1.1786795?link_id=9&can_id=1d662460c0abb8939c5044c82927552b&source=email-cassidy-hutchinson-showed-the-republican-party-what-patriotism-looks-like-2&email_referrer=email_1594721&email_subject=cruel-and-heartless-10-year-old-girl-denied-abortion-in-ohio          

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The Republican-dominated U.S. Supreme Court is hurting our nation in many ways

July 1, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. Supreme Court used to have credibility and respect, but in recent years it has become the enforcement arm of the Republican Party and now most Americans do not trust it to provide real justice. Here are a few recent articles:   Republicans are hell-bent to destroy our Constitutional system and grab power:  https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/the-issue-that-trumps-them-all/ar-AAZ4tHW?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=45693dcd81d545e9936230b67097c18b   A majority of voters think SCOTUS decision is based on personal beliefs, not constitutional precedent:  https://www.dataforprogress.org/blog/2022/6/28/voters-reject-the-supreme-courts-decision-to-overturn-roe-v-wade   Supreme Court is carrying out the Republican/Trumpian coup against the U.S.:  5 of the 9 were appointed by Republicans who became president despite having lost the popular […]

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Everything is wrong with the death penalty. Read this report.

June 8, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Read this report about what is wrong with the death penalty: https://afgj.org/everythings-wrong-with-it-the-us-death-penalty?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=e4decd98-1c4d-455b-981c-10b3390a4220   If you want to strengthen your insights, skills, and resources, sign up for my powerful, practical and empowering workshops about HOW TO ORGANIZE AN EFFECTIVE GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT TO ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY.  See information here: https://parallaxperspectives.org/abolish-death-penalty-sign-up-for-free-online-workshops-from-mid-june-to-mid-july-2022            

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The “pro-life” Supreme Court says it is OK TO EXECUTE someone who might be INNOCENT

May 30, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on May 23, 2022, hurts death row defendants whose lawyers were not doing their jobs at an effective level of professional quality. Many people have been sentenced to death after their lawyers failed to raise important issues, failed to introduce crucial evidence, failed to effectively argue against police who bullied innocent suspects into confessing, etc., etc. Here is an article about this stupid, cruel decision by the Republican-dominated Supreme Court:  https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-supreme-court-just-said-in-in-shinn-v-ramirez-that-evidence-of-innocence-is-not-enough The Quaker-based American Friends Service Committee (AFSC, www.afsc.org) repeated its long-standing call to ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY once and for all: https://www.afsc.org/blogs/news-and-commentary/its-time-to-stop-federal-executions-and-repeal-death-penalty?ms=EMA22WR0528&emci=a6b4cd81-f9dc-ec11-b656-281878b8c32f&emdi=3630e9e1-81de-ec11-b656-281878b85110&ceid=882844 This is […]

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Fresh info, insights and examples: Replace police and jails with nonviolent grassroots alternatives

May 30, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

For decades I have subscribed to and read a fascinating magazine published in the UK about all kinds of issues with fresh international perspectives.  A few days ago I read the current issue, which includes a number of articles with fresh information, insights and practical examples about people who are currently replacing police and jails with nonviolent, community-based alternatives. I read the print version of this magazine issue.  Now it is on their website. Here is the link:  https://newint.org/issues/2022/03/03/jailbreak-reimagining-justice              

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ABOLISH THE FILIBUSTER in order to reduce gun violence and solve MANY other problems!

May 29, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

On MANY, MANY issues, the American people want to solve problems, but Senate Republicans (and “Democrats” Manchin and Sinema) keep using the filibuster to PREVENT the Senate from solving them!!! I remember the 1960s when racist Southern Democrats used the filibuster to prevent passing Civil Rights legislation.  In the late 1960s the parties flipped, and now it is the Republican Party that is extremely racist. Now Republican senators use the filibuster to PREVENT solving problems related to the environment, climate, poverty, racial justice, voting rights, health care, gun violence, economic justice, and many other issues. EXAMPLE:  GUN VIOLENCE:   Republicans keep […]

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Second Amendment is NO EXCUSE for individual shootings!

May 29, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Which “well regulated militia” did any of the mass murderers belong to? The Second Amendment is IRRELEVANT to justifying their shootings! People who oppose reducing gun violence claim the Second Amendment prevents any sensible laws from being passed.  This is an ABSOLUTELY FALSE justification for failing to reduce gun violence. The Second Amendment explicitly says its purpose is to protect “a well regulated militia.”  Back in the late 1700s the U.S. did NOT have a “standing army.”  Our nation’s founders actually opposed having a “standing army” because it would lead to unnecessary wars.  The Revolutionary War was fought by ordinary […]

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ABOLISH DEATH PENALTY! Sign up for FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS from mid-June to mid-July 2022

May 24, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The death penalty has existed for a long time, so our society accepts it as the status quo.  In order to abolish the death penalty, we must organize from the grassroots up. I’m conducting FREE online workshops from mid-June to mid-July to significantly strengthen our skills and strategies to help us build a strategically savvy movement to actually abolish the death penalty! Nonviolent grassroots organizing has been proven to be effective, but everyone who cares – even experienced activists – could make much more progress by strengthening our skills.  This series of FREE online workshops (“Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing”) really can […]

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Sign up NOW for FREE, PRACTICAL ONLINE WORKSHOPS to help you make more progress on issues YOU care about

May 23, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Sign up NOW for FREE, PRACTICAL ONLINE WORKSHOPS to help you make more progress on issues YOU care about ALL OF US — new people, experienced organizers, and everybody in between — can STRENGTHEN OUR SKILLS and add resources to our “toolboxes” so we can make more progress in working on our issues. That’s why I’m offering my 6 FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS. Please see information on the flyer I posted at this link – and SIGN UP NOW! 6 practical workshops on Grassroots Organizing — 2022 JUNE-JULY — FLYER Let’s build strong nonviolent grassroots movements that will significantly move public opinion — […]

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Jim Hightower lists this sequence of recent right-wing domination of U.S. Supreme Court decisions

May 22, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

This came from www.hightowerlowdown.org in relation to the leak of the U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming decision overturning the past half century of women’s right to choose abortion:   With the leak of a draft Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, the right-wing takeover of the Court has now smacked us in the face. Meanwhile, Hightower has for many years preached about the particularly un-democratic nature of the Court – an unelected body of nine sitting in judgment for 340 million — and we thought we’d share some of our “greatest hits” on how we got here. Brush up on your […]

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Big Money in Elections Corrupts Our Government

May 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

While this TV series – “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” – deals with a wide variety of issues related to peace, social justice, economics, the environment, and so forth, the June 2022 interview focuses on a strategically smart way to help us SOLVE ANY public policy problem you care about. This month’s interview shows how we could solve big problems if we would get Big Money out of politics!  Huge amounts of money corrupt election campaigns.  Huge amounts of money corrupt all levels of government – our nation, states, and local governments – and prevent them from solving problems. Certainly, an honest […]

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Texas scheduled Melissa Lucio to be executed on April 27, 2022, but NO CRIME was committed!

April 9, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

People who care about social justice are alarmed that Texas has scheduled Melissa Lucio to be executed in April 2022, but NO CRIME WAS COMMITTED! Women are especially likely to be convicted of crimes against family members, even though they are innocent.  In the past year I’ve signed many petitions to free Melissa Lucio, who is INNOCENT.  The State of Texas made a horrible mistake in thinking she killed her daughter. On October 18, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court DECLINED to consider the case of Melissa Lucio, an innocent woman on Texas’ death row. The Cornell Center on the Death […]