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We need PEACE instead of provoking war with Russia.

November 7, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

As soon as the Russian Revolution occurred in 1917, the U.S. treated that nation as an enemy.  Although the Soviet Union was an ally with the U.S. in opposing Nazi Germany, when Japan was ready to surrender in 1945, the U.S. unnecessarily dropped two atomic bombs on Japan — partly in order to intimidate the Soviet Union.  For many decades from 1945 until the USSR collapsed in 1991, the U.S. kept treating that nation as an enemy with whom we were locked in a Cold War that was ready at any moment to destroy the entire world with nuclear weapons.  […]

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Sign up NOW for FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS so you can make more progress on issues YOU care about

October 23, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

You visited this blog because you care about important issues, such as peace, climate, economics, democracy, social justice, human rights, or ___________. YOU can make MUCH MORE PROGRESS on important issues by strengthening your skills in organizing nonviolent grassroots movements! Let’s set smart goals and devise smart strategies.  Let’s reach out to the public more effectively than we have been doing.  Let’s devise ways to be more effective in how we nonviolently push the people who have the official power to serve the broad public interest. ALL OF US — new people, experienced organizers, and everybody in between — can […]

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The U.S.’s defeat in Afghanistan reveals the ongoing decline of U.S. empire.

September 25, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

For many decades, politicians have been telling the American people that the U.S. is the strongest nation on earth — the mighty protector of peace and democracy and human rights and freedom — and that our military is the strongest and most powerful. But we keep losing wars — including our losses to poor nations such as Vietnam and Afghanistan. The U.S. Empire is a sham — a “Potemkin Village” — but despite its gross ineffectiveness, both political parties vigorously fund more military violence. When the U.S. clearly lost its 20-year war in Afghanistan, several savvy persons wrote articles such […]

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Vietnam — What most people don’t know — And similarities to Afghanistan

September 25, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

When the U.S. was in the process of losing its 20-year war in Afghanistan – one of the poorest nations on earth – I kept thinking of similarities with the U.S.’s ongoing cruelty and violence and war crimes in Vietnam from the 1940s to 1975.  (Vietnam also was a very poor nation, but Vietnam’s people defeated the world’s most powerful military decades before Afghanistan did that to the U.S.) Mainstream U.S. news media have a very long record of kowtowing to U.S. foreign policy instead of reporting critical and true information.  Most schools’ history classes run behind schedule in the […]

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The U.S.’s bullying of NATO is very dangerous for the whole world

September 9, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Michael Klare’s smart article below lays out the context for the dangerous escalation of a new nuclear arms race: Dividing the World Into Opposing Camps Is the Road to Armageddon Washington aims to recast NATO in the image of the US military, with its focus on “great power competition” and a renewed arms race with Russia and China. By Michael T. Klare for The Nation https://www.thenation.com/article/world/new-cold-war-china/

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Weaponizing space is VERY DANGEROUS!

August 29, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The “national security” baloney that has caused many stupid, endless wars — and the extremely dangerous nuclear weapons arms race since the 1940s — is escalating into space, regardless of the 1967 treaty that prohibits militarizing space. Trump — and now Biden — have been making Planet Earth more dangerous.   Karl Grossman, one of the world’s top experts on space weapons, wrote this powerful June 16, 2021, article on escalating U.S. warfare in space”  “New Space Force laboratory opens: A breakdown on space warfare ‘autonomy.’”  It includes this quotation:  “The U.S. imperial war project, now marching headlong into the […]

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The U.S. must stop arming dictators and human rights abusers

August 29, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. has a very long history of arming dictators and human rights abusers. This was already going on long before the U.S. and Britain overthrew Iran’s democracy and installed the extremely brutal Shah of Iran in 1953.  The U.S. armed that brutal dictator throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.  After the Shah’s demise, the U.S. armed Iraq’s Saddam Hussein so he could fight his war against Iran.  Then the U.S. violently overthrew him and armed many sides in the chaos that arose directly because of the U.S.’s war there.  In recent years the U.S. has armed MANY different factions […]

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Nuclear Weapons: Sign up now for FREE ONLINE COURSE with interesting information and actions

August 25, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

  This FREE ONLINE course has four 2-hour class sessions with fascinating, fresh information about the history and current realities of nuclear weapons.  Four well informed persons developed and present this course and include discussions among participants. People who have taken this course many times in the past have learned a lot and felt empowered to work to abolish nuclear weapons. The four presenters (from the Olympia WA Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) are offering it again in OCTOBER 2021.  You may choose either TUESDAYS or SATURDAYS. THIS DOCUMENT provides information about the course – and how you can sign […]

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Sign up NOW for FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS so you can make more progress on issues YOU care about

July 25, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

You visited this blog because you care about important issues, such as peace, climate, economics, democracy, social justice, human rights, or ___________. YOU can make MUCH MORE PROGRESS on important issues by strengthening your skills in organizing nonviolent grassroots movements! Let’s set smart goals and devise smart strategies.  Let’s reach out to the public more effectively than we have been doing.  Let’s devise ways to be more effective in how we nonviolently push the people who have the official power to serve the broad public interest. ALL OF US — new people, experienced organizers, and everybody in between — can […]

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Nuclear Weapons VIOLATE the “Just War” criteria

July 24, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Typically, people assume that if our government is fighting a war, that war is “just.”  Historically and currently, some institutional churches say they support the “Just War” criteria.  Actually, the “Just War” criteria go back for many centuries, and our wars — and specifically any use of nuclear weapons — violate the “Just War” criteria. These two documents provide solid information: Principles of the Just War Just War criteria and discussion                

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Empowering the Progressive Movement: Watch Glen’s video. Read transcript and more resources.

June 27, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The July 2021 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series helps you and other people make more progress when we work on issues you care about. Many of the issues we care about are HUGE issues in which WE are the UNDERDOGS.  Powerful forces created the unjust status quo — and powerful forces sustain the injustices we are trying to eliminate. Because we are the underdogs in these big issues, we need to empower ourselves and bring many people together so we can organize large nonviolent grassroots movements to solve the problems and create peaceful and just societies at the […]

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Nuclear weapons: Sign up now for FREE ONLINE COURSE in JULY.

June 21, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

We are offering this popular FREE ONLINE course again in JULY. People who have taken this course have learned a lot and felt empowered to work to abolish nuclear weapons. We are offering it again in JULY.  You may choose either TUESDAYS or SATURDAYS. THIS DOCUMENT provides information about the course – and how you can sign up: OCANW nuclear weapons course — JULY 2021 If you have questions, please e-mail me at glenanderson@integra.net or phone me at (360) 491-9093.   Thanks!    

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Thursdays July 8 and August 5, 2021: Discuss “Warheads to Windmills.” Abolish nuclear weapons. Use the savings to fund the Green New Deal.

June 19, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Yes!  We can ABOLISH nuclear weapons – and use the savings to fund the Green New Deal! Warheads to Windmills is a powerfully informative and inspiring (and easy-to-read) booklet just 70 pages long.  It does an EXCELLENT job of linking the movement to abolish nuclear weapons with the movement for a Green New Deal. You can read it online or print it out at this link:  https://www.nuclearban.us/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Warheads-Windmills-FINAL-single-file.pdf   Several Olympia organizations have joined together to schedule a 2-part discussion of this great booklet for the summer of 2021.  We’ll discuss the nuclear weapons part on Thursday July 8 from 6:30 […]

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The “War on Terror” keeps provoking more violence and terrorism.

June 3, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The “War on Terror” has provoked violent extremism in Africa:   https://fpif.org/u-s-counterterrorism-in-africa-has-failed-whats-the-alternative/?emci=74038a8b-dca2-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&emdi=bb38c43a-8ea3-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&ceid=3993183     Endless War Is A Feature of Our National Programming: On Pulling the Plug on the War Machine.  William J. Astore posted this on May 10, 2021:  https://www.juancole.com/2021/05/endless-national-programming.html     Biden is training an African military in “counter-insurgency” warfare:  The U.S. military has begun training Mozambican security forces to combat an insurgency in their country. It seems twenty years of failure of the military-first “counterterrorism” strategy won’t stop us from exporting it to others.  SEE THIS:  https://www.africanews.com/2021/03/15/us-forces-to-train-mozambique-s-marines-to-fight-jihadist-insurgency//     The U.S.’s “war on terror” slaughters innocent people.  […]

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“No First Use” of nuclear weapons. SEE this information. SIGN these petitions.

June 3, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

On June 16, Biden and Putin will hold their first summit.  For many years Russia has pledged NOT to use nuclear weapons first, but the U.S. has NEVER made such a pledge.  See the information here – and sign this petition – urging Biden and Putin to AGREE on a “NO FIRST USE” pledge:  https://mailchi.mp/baselpeaceoffice.org/invitation-to-endorse-a-no-first-use-appeal-to-presidents-biden-and-putin?e=dfcf1cbcd3   Many experts have been writing articles explaining how Biden’s foreign policy is largely indistinguishable from Trump’s.  Biden is supporting and funding many of the weapons – including NUCLEAR weapons – that Trump supported.  Please click to sign this message urging Biden to pledge “NO […]