You can learn a lot about nuclear weapons by watching several interviews produced in Olympia WA by Glen Anderson. These are posted in a chronological list on the “TV Programs” part of www.olympiafor.org and in the “Nuclear Weapons” category of this website, www.parallaxperspectives.org See this short list: Watch interviews about nuclear weapons through websites
Understand Korea. Don’t bomb it. During much of 2017 Trump has vented anger and ignorance against North Korea. He has rejected diplomacy and threatened to utterly destroy the nation and kill 10 million or more of its citizens. Decent people know we must reject Trump’s terrorism. Also, we must reject the U.S.’s 65-year-long history of threatening war (including nuclear war) against North Korea. It is within this long-standing history of U.S. foreign policy’s ignorance and violence that Trump was able to vent his own ignorance and cruelty. If you want to resolve a conflict with someone, it is necessary to […]
Although Korea is in the news, most Americans do not know the real history. In the early 1950s the U.S. fought a bloody war in Korea. No peace treaty was ever signed — just a ceasefire. The U.S. military has been based in South Korea ever since the early 1950s, and the U.S. has been persistently threatening war — including nuclear war — against North Korea. What history led us up to the Korean War? What has been happening since? Neither our politicians nor our mainstream news media have told the truth to the American people, so the Olympia Fellowship […]
I have read a great many articles and one or more books by the author of this article, William Hartung. Decades ago I drove to Seattle to hear him speak. He is one of the most knowledgeable experts. The article at the link below is especially relevant to our current crisis, in which the U.S. is starting to replace its entire nuclear weapons arsenal with thousands of all-new nuclear weapons and the triad of delivery systems. This is totally unnecessary and horribly reckless. It will waste huge amounts of taxpayers’ money ($1.7 TRILLION, according to this article) that we need […]
The U.S. is suffering its most serious existential crisis ever! The .pdf document at the link below helps us understand Trumpism and take positive actions to stop it. How We Got into Our Current Crisis – And How to Get Out — THOROUGH article
Nonviolence is more than ethical. It is very practical too. Our community, nation and world have serious problems that can be solved only by Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing. Therefore, I’m offering a practical series of 6 interactive workshops with plenty of handouts. These workshops can empower you and others to organize nonviolently at the grassroots to solve problems and make our world a better place. The participants could be interested in a variety of issues, or I could adapt the series to focus on one issue (e.g., abolishing nuclear weapons, or creating universal single-payer health care, or raising the minimum wage […]
Click this link for a great resource. It is a handout for an interactive workshop I can facilitate: De-Militarize U.S. Foreign Policy — WORKSHOP Handout for Participants and Others
To watch this interview, click HERE. To read a summary more thorough than the brief summary below, click Program Description — March 2014 The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s March 2014 TV program “connects the dots” between three serious issues: nuclear weapons, nuclear power, and the climate crisis. The program also explores how human beings deal with – or avoid dealing with – these serious issues. Bernie Meyer is our guest for this hour because he deals with substantive issues in fresh ways, and with wisdom and with profound humanity. The specific context for this month’s program is that Bernie had […]
A great many organizations and other information sources can help you work to reduce the danger of nuclear war and abolish nuclear weapons together. In addition to the many resources on this blog, also see the “Nuclear Weapons” part of www.olympiafor.org
During mid-2014, Thurston Community Television (TCTV, www.tctv.net) was replacing its production equipment, so we repeated a great program that we had aired in November 2012 and was still fully relevant now in 2014 — and up to the current day. To watch this 1-hour interview, click HERE. To read the brief summary below in .pdf format, click Program Description — August 2014. Since World War II – and especially since the Soviet Union collapsed more than 20 year ago – the US has been the world’s #1 military power. And, indeed, the US has used that military power continuously since […]
The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s June 2017 TV program focuses on a crisis that Congress and Obama and Trump have been making much worse. But this crisis has been largely ignored by mainstream news media and the general public. Decades after the Cold War ended, the U.S. is recklessly provoking a new nuclear arms race! It’s bad enough that our government continues its dangerous intentions to use nuclear weapons. But now our government wants to replace our thousands of nu-clear weapons with horribly expensive new ones. Some of these are designed to be more usable – more likely to actually […]
In mid-November 2017 I compiled some recent important news and information about nuclear weapons. Read the article at this link: 2017 Autumn news
The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s October 2016 TV program critiques U.S. foreign policy, especially how – instead of providing national security – the U.S.’s military violence actually makes us less secure! The program also helps us understand why the government keeps using military violence. In our daily lives we know that violence is wrong and counter-productive, but the U.S. government routinely threatens and uses military violence all over the world. At the end of this hour we propose nonviolent and socially just ways to achieve more profound, holistic “security” not only for our nation, but for the entire world. You […]
Watch a 1-hour interview about nuclear weapons and nonviolent efforts to resist them, based at the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action (www.gzcenter.org) next to the Trident nuclear weapons base at Bangor in Kitsap County WA. Our guests are the Rev. Anne Hall, David Hall, M.D., and Brian Watson, three of Ground Zero’s very active participants. Click THIS to watch the interview.
Watch a 1-hour interview about nuclear weapons. Three guests from Olympia WA share information and insights. They are TJ Johnson, Alice Zillah, and Bernie Meyer. This was Olympia FOR’s April 2009 TV program. Click THIS to watch the interview.