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Workshop #2 (Sunday May 1) — LINKS to readings for Workshop #2 and ZOOM LINKS

April 24, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

  I’m looking forward to Workshop #2 NEXT SUNDAY MAY 1, 2022.  Workshop #2 is titled, “How to Strategize and Organize Effective Grassroots Movements.”  The 1:30 session will pertain to a variety of issues.  The 5:00 session will ESPECIALLY FOCUS ON BUILDING A MOVEMENT TO ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS. Each 2-hour workshop in this 6-part series (“Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing”) includes a lot of substantive information, inspiration, and practical usefulness.  Each workshop is supplemented with some of the best resources I have gathered (and many that I have written) in the past 50 years. Unlike school “homework” assignments that are mandatory, these […]

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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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Workshop #1 (Sunday April 24) — Links to readings for today’s workshop

April 16, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Each 2-hour workshop in this 6-part series (“Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing”) includes a lot of substantive information, inspiration, and practical usefulness.  Each workshop is supplemented with some of the best resources I have gathered (and many that I have written) in the past 50 years. Unlike school “homework” assignments that are mandatory, these are not mandatory, but I do enthusiastically encourage each participant to read these because they flesh out the substance of each workshop.  You will probably want to save some of these for later use, because they are that practical. Workshop #1 is titled, “The Power and Practicality of […]

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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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Sign up now for FREE online workshops: Strengthen your skills for ABOLISHING NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

April 1, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

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 resources to our “toolboxes” so we can make more progress in working on whatever […]

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Nonviolence is powerful! Gene Sharp explains how powerful it is.

March 25, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Many people assume that militarism and other forms of violence are powerful.  Actually, NONVIOLENCE is more powerful. We need to understand — and practice — Gene Sharp’s insights about power.  See information at www.aeinstein.org, where you can read, download and print out many resources for free. Here is a short, easy-to-read article to understand how Gene Sharp understood power:  Gene Sharp’s Theory of Power          

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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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Nonviolent resistance is effective in Ukraine and elsewhere

March 6, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Military “solutions” only make problems worse!  We need to think and act outside of the militaristic box. Smart nonviolent actions have been PROVEN effective in resisting invasion and occupation. Here are just a few recent examples about Ukraine and elsewhere.  Please contact me at glenanderson@integra.net if you want more information. https://wagingnonviolence.org/2022/02/ukraine-secret-weapon-civilian-resistance/ https://wagingnonviolence.org/2022/02/the-dangerous-assumption-that-violence-keeps-us-safe/ https://wagingnonviolence.org/2022/02/ukraine-doesnt-need-to-match-russias-military-might-to-defend-against-invasion/ https://paceebene.org/blog/2022/2/28/nonviolence-news-peace-in-ukraine-resisting-invasion-stopping-atlantas-cop-city?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=77829c74-a970-4ba2-b3eb-5d0582d42ad1 https://www.juancole.com/2022/03/nonviolent-resistance-aggression.html  

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The Poor People’s Campaign is excellent at the national level and our statewide level.

February 24, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

More and more non-profit organizations that work on important issues (peace, climate, human rights, economic justice, etc.) are aligning themselves with the Poor People’s Campaign.  Some organizations are formally deciding to become “Mobilizing Partners.”  Our Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, our statewide anti-nuclear coalition, 350 Seattle, several parts of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, and many, many other organizations are doing this. This is a good way to work for economic justice, racial justice, and a range of issues.  It is a good way for single-issue groups to make alliances with other organizations across issues and with diverse constituencies.   […]

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Let’s create a TRULY PEACEFUL foreign policy!

February 21, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

For many, many decades — regardless of which political party runs the Executive Branch or the Congress — the U.S. has had a BI-PARTISAN CONSENSUS that militarism should dominate our foreign policy.  Even when we don’t have an explicit “America First” president, our foreign policy ALWAYS seeks narrow nationalism with selfish political, economic and military domination over as much of the world as our government can manage. Politicians pay lip service to peace, but they always do what the paragraph above says. If we REALLY valued the principles of democracy, the public would have a strong voice in shaping foreign […]

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Gandhi quotation encourages underdogs pushing against the Establishment

January 21, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Mohandas Gandhi (the “Mahatma”) was a very savvy and strategic organizers of nonviolent grassroots movements. He knew first-hand what it was like to organize against a powerful Establishment, such as the racist, oppressive, exploitative British Empire. See this brief quotation, which all of us underdogs should find encouraging as we organize uphill against powerful political, social and economic oppressors: Gandhi quotation encourages underdogs fighting the Establishment