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U.S. military spending: Here is the newest information

July 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Most of the federal spending for nuclear weapons is in the Dept. of ENERGY budget, not in the Dept. of “Defense.” I don’t know how much of the spending for space weapons is in the budgets of the various agencies. The MILITARY budget is huge — and every year it has been getting MORE AND MORE HUGE.  President Trump kept increasing the amounts he was requesting, and Congress kept adding to that.  Now President Biden has been increasing the amounts he has been asking for, and Congress keeps adding to that. Voters need to know that this is a BI-PARTISAN […]

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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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How to devise strategies for abolishing nuclear weapons

June 30, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

People who plan wars know they need to devise strategies so they can win.  Likewise, we who want to achieve peace – and to abolish nuclear weapons – must also devise strategies so we can achieve peace and abolish nuclear weapons. How could we adapt their war-making strategies into peace-making strategies?  Below I’m listing a few of the classic military strategies and asking how we could use those insights to help us devise smart strategies to abolish nuclear weapons.   Concentrate force at the weakest link.  Military strategists figure out where their adversaries are weakest and focus their attacks at […]

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Poverty — Militarism — Nuclear Weapons

June 12, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

I wrote this article about the linkages between poverty and militarism (including excessive military spending) and nuclear weapons. It contains links to more sources of information. I invite you to share it widely. Article for blog — Poverty – Militarism – Nuclear Weapons  

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U.S. militarism invades and hurts Africa, but the American people are not informed about this!

June 4, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Can We Demilitarize U.S. Policy in Africa?  In 2021, the House passed a bill that sounds good, but doesn’t end Washington’s failed, militarized approach or get to root problems.  https://fpif.org/can-we-demilitarize-u-s-policy-in-africa/?emci=f9f10536-e5ef-eb11-a7ad-501ac57b8fa7&emdi=446c1b75-8cf0-eb11-b563-501ac57b8fa7&ceid=3993183   Troops trained by AFRICOM have been behind nine coups d’etat on the African continent in the thirteen years of the military command’s existence. This news was reported by the Black Alliance for Peace, which does a good job of connecting issues of race and militarism.  See www.blackallianceforpeace.com — and much information at various parts of their blog, including this collection of informative resources about AFRICOM, the U.S. military entity […]

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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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Corruption in Congress: They own stocks in companies that profit from the wars they support.

April 22, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Voters hate corruption.  Congress keeps allowing itself to be corrupted in a few ways, including: – Allowing big businesses to donate to their campaigns and thereby pressure Congress members to do what their major donors have paid them to do – Owning, buying, and selling stock in businesses.  Congress makes decisions that can enrich the companies that they own. Nowadays a big problem is the fact that some members of Congress own stocks in companies that make military weapons, so those members of Congress get even more rich by passing bigger and bigger military budgets — and supporting more wars […]

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Nonviolent National Defense — A Practical Way to Be More Secure

April 16, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The May 2022 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series provides powerful information and inspiration to significantly improve the U.S.’s “national security” by – ironically — de-militarizing our “national defense.”  Instead of military violence, we could defend our nation better through carefully planned strategies of nonviolent resistance. Besides eliminating the danger of nuclear war, a nonviolent national defense would also provide better security without all of the downsides that violent militarism causes. During this hour Glen Anderson: Encourages us to think open-mindedly, boldly and creatively Explains how nonviolent national defense could actually work effectively Shares examples of nonviolent resistance used […]

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Nonviolent National Defense Would Be Better in Every Way!

April 6, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

For decades I have been researching the exciting possibilities for converting to a NONVIOLENT national defense. Now I have written an article explaining WHY it would be better than a military defense and HOW it could actually work. See the article here: Nonviolent National Defense Would Be Better in Every Way                  

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How YOU can make more progress on issues YOU care about

April 1, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

We are always the underdogs in working for the issues we care about.   These FREE online workshops really can strengthen our skills and strategies so we can make truly significant progress on ALL of the issues you care about! 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 resources to our “toolboxes” so we can […]

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World Citizenship — See fascinating information here

March 22, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The April 2022 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” provides fresh insights and a creative alternative that can get the whole world unstuck from nationalistic antagonisms and endless wars. Wars have raged for thousands of years of wars, but they have never produced lasting peace.  The promoters of World War I promised that it would be “the war to end all wars.”  Have we had a century of peace since 1918? When we are chronically stuck in a dysfunctional system, we need to challenge the long-standing assumptions.  We need to think creatively – “think outside the box” – and choose positive […]

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The world is pressuring Russia now. Could world pressure on the U.S. 20 years ago have prevented our tragedies in Afghanistan and Iraq?

March 8, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

In February and March 2022 much of the world has united in pressuring Russia to stop its extremely cruel, illegal invasion of Ukraine. What if — 20 years ago — the world had united in pressuring the U.S. to stop its extremely cruel, illegal invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq? MILLIONS OF LIVES would have been saved. TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS would have been saved (and perhaps used for important purposes such as ending poverty, providing health care for all Americans, protecting the environment and climate, and so forth).   After losing the war, the U.S. is still killing people in Afghanistan: […]

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The New Nuclear Arms Race Is Happening in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

February 28, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The March 2022 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” provides a lot of information about nuclear weapons that hardly any Americans know.  Even people who know a lot about nuclear weapons will learn new information from watching this interview.  We really need to understand this existentially crucial information! Glen interviewed our expert guest, Ralph Hutchison, the Coordinator of the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance (OREPA, www.orepa.org).  OREPA is a very savvy non-profit organization in Tennessee that is working hard to stop the newly escalating nuclear arms race.  They are located near the site that has produced 100% of the highly enriched […]

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The U.S. military is THE WORLD’S BIGGEST EMITTER of climate pollution.

February 22, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Recently, I have read DOZENS of articles about this.  Here are just a very few.  If you want more, e-mail me at glenanderson@integra.net     The U.S. military emits more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than entire countries such as Denmark or Portugal.  However, nobody knows exactly how much, because the Pentagon’s reporting is spotty.  A Humvee gets between four and eight miles per gallon; an F-35 requires 2.37 gallons per mile.  See this article: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/18012022/military-carbon-emissions/?utm_source=InsideClimate+News&utm_campaign=b7cb2b8041-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_29c928ffb5-b7cb2b8041-327502737     A friend added this information in response to another friend’s article about military pollution of the climate:  “The British military emits as much […]