Oil companies and the PR industry aim to demobilize environmental movements and blame consumers. Here’s what organizers can do about it.

May 27, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Besides reading the article linked shortly below here, also see my further examples below that link: The PR industry aims to demobilize environmental movements — here’s what organizers can do about it Public relations poses distinct threats to environmental movements, but activists are becoming more savvy and developing new forms of resistance. https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/04/22/the-pr-industry-aims-to-demobilize-environmental-movements-heres-what-organizers-can-do-about-it/ More information: Decades ago – when the beverage industry wanted to replace refillable bottles (for soda pop, beer, milk, etc.) with disposable containers – the beverage industry DECEIVED THE PUBLIC by shifting responsibility for the waste problem onto the public.  While the beverage industry VASTLY INCREASED disposable […]

Learn about connections between war and the environment in ONLINE COURSE beginning June 7

May 27, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

An Online Course on War and The Environment: Spreading Knowledge Builds Power   This course could not be more important. A culture of extraction and destruction is closely tied to a culture of war. Questioning that ethos of destruction and consumption is challenging, but it has belatedly begun. Challenging a culture of militarism is even harder. The 6-week online course, War and the Environment, will run from Monday June 7 to Sunday July 18, 2021. This course will provide participants an opportunity to learn from, dialogue with, and strategize for change with experts from the bold peace organization World BEYOND War (www.worldbeyondwar.org) […]

A landmark court decision hurts Big Oil because Big Oil has failed to deal with the climate crisis.

May 27, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

A court decision in the Netherlands is a huge landmark. See these links to FOUR articles.   A judge holds Shell liable for causing climate change in historic vote: The Dutch ruling is being called a first of its kind and a big “step forward for the international climate movement.” See this short — but important — article by Ashley Curtin dated May 27, 2021: https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/05/27/a-judge-holds-shell-liable-for-causing-climate-change-in-historic-vote/ This article pertains to the Dutch court decision about Shell: The pathway to critical and formidable goal of net-zero emissions by 2050 is narrow but brings huge benefits, according to a special report by […]

Click to urge President Biden to take these actions … (Updated to May 3, 2021)

May 3, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Many non-profit organizations are urging President Biden to take smart actions.  I have collected some recent ones here.  You might want to provide your own name and contact information and click to send.  For a few of these you may remove my name and contact information and substitute your own. Also, you can contact President Biden through the White House website — www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ — or through the White House phone switchboard — (202) 456-1414  Grassroots pressure has produced positive governmental actions on some issues.  Let’s keep it going!   HEALTH CARE: When Joe Biden was campaigning to be elected President, he promised to […]

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April 14, 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 […]

Click to urge President Biden to take these actions …

April 13, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Many non-profit organizations are urging President Biden to take smart actions.  I have collected some recent ones here.  You might want to provide your own name and contact information and click to send.  For a few of these you may remove my name and contact information and substitute your own. Also, you can contact President Biden through the White House website — www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ — or through the White House phone switchboard — (202) 456-1414  Grassroots pressure has produced positive governmental actions on some issues.  Let’s keep it going!   Human rights, democracy, and peace for Myanmar (traditionally known as Burma): On […]

Long trains carrying oil in tank cars are DANGEROUS! See this powerful information.

March 8, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

See these photos of oil train derailments since 2013 in Canada and U.S. Although not currently in the news, oil trains are dangerous.  See the link here for a collection of photos since 2013: A Timeline of Oil Train Derailments In Pictures Since 2013, North America has seen at least 21 oil train accidents—and counting https://www.sightline.org/2021/02/26/a-timeline-of-oil-train-derailments-in-pictures/?utm_source=Sightline+Newsletters+II&utm_campaign=30fe327c1c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_11_22_09_02_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3e1b0f73ac-30fe327c1c-296416429   Another huge oil tanker train derailed in Washington State in late December 2020. The “regulatory” agencies failed again to protect us. https://www.desmogblog.com/2020/12/23/bomb-trains-continue-put-public-risk-due-lack-regulation?utm_source=DeSmog%20Weekly%20Newsletter   Here is more information about the highly toxic oil train derailment in Whatcom County WA in December 2020: A State Patrol […]

Teenagers for Climate Action — TV interview and more information

February 19, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The March 2021 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series features two teenagers discussing the climate crisis, sharing their experiences and insights, and urging smart actions. The March 2021 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series (also watchable on your computer) helps us move ahead toward solving the climate crisis.  It helps people of all ages understand why young people are so deeply concerned – and it informs us of some of the positive ways teenagers are taking action. Our guests are two juniors at Capital High School in Olympia, Washington.  Both have been climate activists for perhaps two years […]

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February 15, 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 […]

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

January 14, 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 […]

Now We Empower Ourselves to Achieve Bold Goals

December 30, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The January 2021 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV program will help YOU make progress on the issues YOU care about. Many of our nation’s problems had existed for a very long time.  These include racial injustice, economic inequality, environmental problems, a foreign policy that is both cruel and violent, and some dysfunctional aspects of our electoral systems.  From 2017 through 2020, Trump made these and other problems even worse.  Really, this goes beyond partisanship.  Many of our nation’s problems are long-standing and bi-partisan.  The American people have values that are better, wiser, more compassionate, and more progressive than either of […]

These FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS can help you make more progress on issues YOU care about

December 27, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Every person reading this cares about important issues, such as peace, climate, economics, democracy, social justice, human rights, or other issues. We can make MUCH MORE PROGRESS by organizing nonviolent grassroots movements!  We can set smart goals and devise smart strategies.  We can reach out to the public more effectively than we have been doing — and 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 STRENGTHEN OUR SKILLS and add resources to our “toolboxes” so we can make more […]

Powerfully informative resources prove Trump’s horrible corruption, incompetence, etc.

December 15, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

We keep seeing various articles documenting various ways in which Trump is cruel, corrupt, incompetent, etc.  Recently two reputable national magazines focused entire issues on compiling such articles.  They are powerful resources.  I recommend them highly.   The July-August 2020 issue of Mother Jones focused especially on Trump’s extreme mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The front cover says:  “PLAGUED:  Grift, Greed, Gaslighting:  A Special Report on Trump’s COVID Corruption.”  Read it here:  https://www.motherjones.com/mag/2020/07/toc/   The October-November 2020 issue of The Progressive contains many articles on a wide variety of Trump’s terrible public policies and other actions.  It documents his cruelty, corruption, and […]

These smart insights can help us communicate effectively about the climate crisis.

December 9, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Please read this smart article: To Turn Fear to Action, We Must Confront the Emotions of the Climate Emergency: https://truthout.org/articles/to-turn-fear-to-action-we-must-confront-the-emotions-of-the-climate-emergency/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=07ad2511-f34a-445c-9ae6-c45fc465d001   How To Talk To People About the Climate Crisis When Scary Facts Are Not Enough: This article says starting a conversation with scary facts only frightens people away: https://www.ecowatch.com/how-to-talk-about-climate-change-2649044390.html?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1 I believe that we’re more able to make progress if we help people thing about what they need and what they value – especially for their kids and grandkids.  Yes, the climate crisis is causing very serious problems already, but nearly 100% of the public wants their kids and grandkids […]