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If we want “national security,” we must establish “climate security”

October 2, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

FACT SHEET: No National Security without Climate Security Environmentalists know that EVERYTHING IS INTERCONNECTED.  This is true about public policy issues too. We cannot have “national security” unless we have “climate security,” because climate disruptions makes the U.S. (and the rest of the world) INSECURE and causes global disruptions (environmental catastrophes, massive migrations of climate refugees, etc.) that endanger “national security” and result in escalating military violence. See the FACT SHEET posted below to understand how the U.S. government’s pitifully small spending to protect the climate compares to its enormously gigantically outrageous spending for the military. The National Priorities Project […]

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United Nations is warning the world about persistently hurting the environment!

September 27, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

U.N. warning #1: A U.N. report blames short-sighted economics for endangering nature.  The dominant policies focus on short-term profits from exploiting nature. Instead, we need to “value” other aspects of nature. The smart article is at this link:  https://grist.org/international/nature-is-in-crisis-a-un-report-says-short-sighted-economics-is-to-blame/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=daily   U.N. warning #2: Pay attention to economics: U.N. warns that increasing disasters are ‘setting humanity on a spiral of self-destruction’ Currently, our politicians and our economic models are FAILING TO PAY ATTENTION to the escalating disasters (environmental, climate, etc.).  The United Nations issued this warning.  We – grassroots people – need to push our politicians, big businesses, economists, etc., to […]

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Divest from fossil fuels! Let’s organize a strategically savvy grassroots movement!

September 13, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Let’s organize a savvy grassroots movement to divest from fossil fuels and protect the climate!   Divesting from fossil fuels is a powerful strategy for protecting the climate. More and more governments, pension funds, colleges, religious organizations, investment funds, and so forth are selling their fossil fuel investments. We can significantly strengthen this positive trend by organizing a bigger, more strategically savvy grassroots movement.  Let’s educate the public and various public and private entities.  Let’s build a grassroots movement to convince them to sell their fossil fuel investments. I’m offering a series of 6 FREE online workshops providing practical ways […]

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YES! We really CAN organize grassroots movements to solve big, hard, scary problems!

September 1, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Many important issues (climate, nuclear weapons, etc.) are big and scary to think about, so many people do not want to think about them.  Many people feel that those problems are so big and are imposed upon us by powerful forces (big businesses, the Pentagon, etc.).  This power imbalance causes many people feel that they are powerless to solve the problems because the problems were created and are perpetuated by forces that are so big and powerful, and that we are too small and weak to oppose them.  It’s easier to simply avoid dealing with them.  As a result, the […]

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What issues do YOU care about? FREE online workshops help you organize grassroots movements: Sept-Oct 2022. Gather online. Learn together. Organize to solve problems!

August 30, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

You have more power than you know! On issue after issue, the status quo is horribly broken. The good news is we can organize grassroots movements to solve the problems! You can strengthen your skills and strategies for organizing grassroots movements!   Here is FREE HELP for ALL of the issues you care about! Let’s choose a bold, positive future! Let’s solve the problems! Let’s build savvy grassroots movements to accomplish bold goals for whatever YOU care about: peace, social/economic justice, environment/climate, humane politics, and more!   You can significantly strengthen your skills – and gain new resources – if […]

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Trump has been EXTREMELY HORRIBLE and DANGEROUS in MANY, MANY ways!!!

August 23, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

VERY HUGE amounts of evidence show the MANY WAYS in which Trump has been a horrible problem.  Here are a few items I posted to my blog since March 2020.  I have about three times as many items.  If you want more evidence, ask me and I’ll send them to you.   Trump made the climate crisis MUCH WORSE! The Perils of an “America First” Climate Policy:  https://parallaxperspectives.org/the-perils-of-an-america-first-climate-policy New evidence shows Trump’s war on science was even worse than we thought!  https://parallaxperspectives.org/new-evidence-shows-trumps-war-on-science-was-even-worse-than-we-thought Trump’s WAR AGAINST HONEST SCIENCE is hurting our health — and hurting planet earth:  https://parallaxperspectives.org/trumps-war-against-honest-science-is-hurting-our-health-and-hurting-planet-earth   Trump made […]

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Divest from fossil fuels: Here are dozens of links to info sources.

August 20, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

I’ve been saving many articles about various aspects of divesting from fossil fuel companies.  I saved them under these topics: Pension Funds Risky Investments National, State, Local Governments Banks and Insurance Companies Universities and Colleges Religious Organizing Divestment Efforts Other Information For each topic I created a different document containing information, links to articles, etc. Here are these 8 collections of information resources: Divestment — Pension Funds Divestment — Risky Investments Divestment — National, State, Local Governments Divestment — Banks and Insurance Companies Divestment — Universities and Colleges Divestment — Religious Divestment — Organizing Divestment — Other       […]

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Biden should have declared a CLIMATE EMERGENCY a year and a half ago!!! Now he is merely considering it.

July 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

I keep accumulating information on many dozens of topics that I want to post to my blog.  My file of “CLIMATE EMERGENCY” resources has 80 items in it going back to September 2016 (a full year before I started this blog). Here are just a few HOT items: BOTH political parties have been horribly negligent in dealing with the climate crisis.  MANY candidates in BOTH political parties take bribes (“campaign donations”) from fossil fuel companies.  The Senate Democrats allow Joe Manchin — a multi-millionaire from coal companies — to CHAIR the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.  We all […]

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Supreme Court sharply limits EPA’s ability to cut carbon emissions from power plants. Other protections are in danger too.

July 5, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. Supreme Court is dominated by a 6-3 majority of radical right-wing Republican extremists.  In late spring and early summer 2022 they issued many right-wing extreme decisions that are hurting our constitutional rights.  Here is information about their assault upon the EPA’s ability to protect our environment, climate, and public health from emissions from power plants.     U.S. Supreme Court slashes EPA’s power to protect the climate from power plant emissions: “US Supreme Court Drops Carbon Bomb on the Planet” — One Democratic senator warned the high court’s right-wing majority “could unleash a new era of reckless deregulation […]

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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 […]

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Inflation: Instead of blaming workers or other excuses, recognize CORPORATE GREED as a major cause!

June 30, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

While some politicians and some powerful voices in mainstream media are blaming our current inflation on underpaid workers finally getting some modest pay increases — or vague “supply chain” problems — a very serious cause of inflation is BIG BUSINESS GREED and HIGH PROFITS and OVERPAID TOP EXECUTIVES.  This is true especially in oil companies, which are overcharging ordinary people and getting away with it. Extremely rich people and big businesses are allowed to PAY FAR LESS THAN THEIR FAIR SHARE OF TAXES (in some cases, ZERO taxes) because they fund politicians’ campaigns and corrupt Congress into giving them immorally […]

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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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The US Must End Its Economic War Against Venezuela

May 22, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. became angry at Venezuela when that nation elected Hugo Chavez, who refused to be subservient to the U.S. and U.S.-based businesses.  The U.S. retaliated against Venezuela in a number of ways.  Venezuela’s voters persist in looking out for their own best interests instead of becoming puppets of U.S. political and economic elites.  The U.S. has maintained an extremely cruel economic war against Venezuela for many years now. This article provides an update: Even the Venezuelan opposition wants Washington to ease its sanctions regime. https://www.thenation.com/article/world/venezuela-economic-sanctions/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%205.2.2022&utm_term=daily          

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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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The U.S. has been abusing Iran since 1941.

March 31, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Since 1979 the U.S. government and mainstream news media have been demonizing Iran.  This blog post provides information that they do not want you to know.   THE BAD NEWS:  This article summarizes U.S. meddling in Iran since 1941:  https://www.truthdig.com/articles/americas-sordid-history-of-meddling-in-iran THE GOOD NEWS:  Iran’s people nonviolently overthrew the U.S.’s heavily armed dictator in 1979.   In 1953 Iran’s people democratically elected a new prime minister, Mohammad Mossadegh.  Until then, Britain and other Western powers had been reaping huge profits from the oil that belonged to the Iranian people.  Big Oil’s rip-off left Iran’s people poor.  Prime Minister Mossadegh took action […]