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Nonviolent Ways to Heal Our Society’s Dysfunction — Watch Glen’s TV program online or on cable

February 2, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

The February 2023 program on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series provides insights and inspiration to help people solve problems that have been getting worse in our society. After mentioning some serious problems, we pivot toward proposing some smart nonviolent ways to solve the problems.  This TV interview is positive, upbeat, creative and practical. Rivera Sun is the expert guest who helps us explore these topics.  Rivera Sun is an author, activist, and the Programs Coordinator for Pace e Bene / Campaign Nonviolence. People in Thurston County WA who have cable TV can watch it on channel 22 three times a […]

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How could we frame our international peace message to avoid a rhetorical pitfall?

January 27, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

We want peace worldwide.  We need to help people understand international issues with a worldwide vision and values that reach all around the globe. However, the right wing — and ultra-nationalists — have been promoting rhetoric AGAINST this worldwide view.  They denounce “globalism” (and often hatefully claim Jews are behind it).  Unfortunately, the right-wing media and many Americans — including some members of Congress — fall into the trap. This irrational mania interferes with our legitimate organizing for peace and international problem-solving (including global environmental, climate, disease, economic, and other problems). Actually, part of the problem is global CAPITALISM, but […]

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The “debt ceiling” is a Republican scam to prevent funding programs we need.

January 25, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

The media are currently obsessed with the “debt ceiling” and are grossly distorting the realities! The “debt ceiling” is NOT in the Constitution.  It’s just a law — a law that has been changed many times. Republicans keep using it to bully Democrats into cutting Social Security, Medicare, and other important programs that people really need.  Republicans NEVER call for cutting the Pentagon budget. Spending is one side of the ledger.  The other side is TAXES.  Republican who are worried about deficits and the public debt NEVER call for raising taxes on RICH PEOPLE or BIG BUSINESSES.  They want to […]

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Watch out for these 15 fallacies among the massive amounts of baloney circulating

January 8, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

A huge amount of baloney circulates throughout society, not just on social media. Let’s help other people and ourselves avoid getting fooled or misled. Here is a list of 15 fallacies to watch out for:   Ad Hominem:  Attacking the person instead of dealing rationally with what the person is saying Straw-man Argument:  Distorting what the other person is saying, and arguing against that instead of what the person has really said Appeal to Ignorance:  Promoting gullibility and saying something must be true if it has not been explicitly disproven False Dilemma:  Disregarding the complexity of an issue, and boiling […]

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Debunk the hype about nuclear fusion energy

January 8, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

In December 2022, a lot of publicity was praising nuclear fusion as a smart new source of clean, limitless energy.  That publicity exaggerated the supposed benefits and failed to mention the shortcomings. These articles from December 2022 provide more sensible information: https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/2022/12/15/whats-all-the-fuss-about-fusion/ https://www.nirs.org/one-small-step-for-nuclear-fusion-no-giant-leap-for-climate-action/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=0bd31f12-8c1f-4776-8d2e-0603ab1049cc This article from January 2022 also provides caution about fusion: https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/2022/01/02/more-fusion-folly/   This article exposes the dangers of fusion in relation to nuclear weapons: The “fusion” energy supporters’ vigorous media “hype” about a recent accomplishment seems designed to create support for the extremely high funding needed.  Also, the extremely huge amount of high-tech equipment is horribly expensive […]

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Change to a Truly Peaceful Foreign Policy — Glen’s December TV program

December 3, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The December 2022 program on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series provides smart information and insights to empower you to push for a truly peaceful, just and sustainable world. The peace movement knows that the U.S.’s foreign policy is stupid and cruel in many ways.  This interview with peace expert David Swanson fleshes out the problems — and ALSO PROMOTES SMART, COMPASSIONATE, EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS.   Glen Anderson introduced a very savvy guest – David Swanson – to join him in identifying problems and proposing solutions.  David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host.  He is executive director of World […]

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PEACE Organizations and websites

December 2, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

PEACE Organizations and websites: Albert Einstein Institution promotes nonviolent resistance to invaders, dictators, etc.:  www.aeinstein.org American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a long-standing Quaker-based organization working for peace, social justice, and more:  www.afsc.org Center on Conscience & War provides information and help for Conscientious Objectors and resisters:  www.centeronconscience.org Churches for Middle East Peace:  www.cmep.org Code Pink is a highly expert and active woman-based peace organization:  www.codepink.org Committee Opposed to Militarism and the Draft (COMD) works to protect young people from military recruiters and Junior ROTC programs, in addition to opposing the military draft:  www.comdsd.org Courage to Resist supports people in […]

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Society and politicians need to recognize the SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS that cause homelessness

November 22, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Too often we hear ordinary people and politicians blame the victims of our economic system.  Trump specialized in this.  He kept calling people “losers.”  He did not mean that they were losing because capitalism is unfair – or that they were being hurt by systemic social injustice and discrimination.  No, Trump’s accusation of “loser” was personal blame against the individuals who have been victimized by cruel systems in our society and our economy. In order to solve the problems, we must recognize that OUR POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SYSTEMS cause the problems and make people poor. Also, OUR POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC […]

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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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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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Inflation: Fresh insights debunk conservative myths

September 27, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Mainstream news media and mainstream politicians have been misleading the public about what has caused the current inflation — and what to do about it.  They — and the Federal Reserve (the bank-owned nationwide entity that decides how much money to circulate) — misdiagnose the causes, so their remedies actually hurt ordinary people. I’m posting here some articles that provide true information, fresh insights, and suggestions for solving this economic problem in ways that help ordinary people.   This video — in less than 3 minutes — DEBUNKS 4 Myths About Inflation.  Robert Reich explains economic realities in clear and […]

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Many Americans are ignorant about — or denying — science. Here are a few articles.

September 1, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Aldous Huxley’s famous quotation about denying science is worth repeating:  “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”     U.S. Has Highest Percentage of People Not Worried About Climate Change in Survey of 31 Countries: Clearly, the climate deniers, the fossil fuel companies’ propagandists, and the right-wing media have been succeeding:  https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-concern-survey-us-countries.html We must get more savvy in communicating effectively with the general public.  I offer FREE online workshops to help people build a stronger grassroots movement for the climate.  Although the opportunity linked here has passed, I invite you to contact me if you’d like me […]

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UPDATES on Treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons

July 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Although nearly all of the U.S.’s mainstream media have FAILED to report on the powerful, historic Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), much of the world is very enthusiastic.   Recently several more nations have ratified the TPNW, for a current total of 66.  Several more nations are likely to ratify it soon.  When a nation ratifies a treaty, the nation commits itself to incorporating the treaty’s provisions and requirements into its own national laws.  The TPNW includes a POWERFUL SERIES OF VERBS AND COMMITMENTS that prevent a nation from ANY AND ALL activities that would support or […]

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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      

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Fossil fuel companies and right-wing media fool many, many Americans into denying climate crisis and falling for phony “greenwashing” remedies

July 5, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

“U.S. Has Highest Percentage of People Not Worried About Climate Change in Survey of 31 Countries” –Clearly, the climate deniers, the fossil fuel companies’ propagandists, and the right-wing media have been succeeding.  See this:  https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-concern-survey-us-countries.html   We must get more savvy in communicating effectively with the general public.  The FREE online workshops I offer could help the climate movement do this.  I will offer my series again through Zoom in September and October 2022.  Publicity for that series will be similar to this: https://parallaxperspectives.org/sign-up-now-for-free-practical-online-workshops-to-help-you-make-more-progress-on-issues-you-care-about-2   This article was posted on March 18, 2022:  Decades of Lobbying Weakened Americans’ Gas Mileage […]