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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 […]

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Biden aggressively promotes MORE OIL DRILLING.

March 3, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

I kept seeing many articles reporting on President Biden’s promotion of MORE DRILLING FOR OIL AND GAS.  Some people have said that he was ordered by a court to do that, but that claim was false.  Here are some articles:     Biden OK’d 34% More Oil, Gas Permits Than Trump: The Biden administration approved 3,557 permits for oil and gas drilling on public lands in its first year; in Trump’s first year the number was 2,658. Nearly 2,000 of the new permits are in New Mexico.  “Biden’s runaway drilling approvals are a spectacular failure of climate leadership,” said the Center’s […]

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The U.S. military is THE WORLD’S BIGGEST EMITTER of climate pollution.

February 22, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Recently, I have read DOZENS of articles about this.  Here are just a very few.  If you want more, e-mail me at glenanderson@integra.net     The U.S. military emits more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than entire countries such as Denmark or Portugal.  However, nobody knows exactly how much, because the Pentagon’s reporting is spotty.  A Humvee gets between four and eight miles per gallon; an F-35 requires 2.37 gallons per mile.  See this article: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/18012022/military-carbon-emissions/?utm_source=InsideClimate+News&utm_campaign=b7cb2b8041-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_29c928ffb5-b7cb2b8041-327502737     A friend added this information in response to another friend’s article about military pollution of the climate:  “The British military emits as much […]

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Insights into “climate deniers” and effective ways to deal with them

February 22, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

A strong majority of Americans are concerned about the climate crisis.  Some people are “climate deniers” or “climate skeptics.”  Some of these people have been fooled by fossil fuel company propaganda and/or right-wing propaganda.  Some simply do not understand the scientific realities. Those of us who care about the climate want to build the grassroots movement to protect the climate.  Some climate supporters are frustrated, flummoxed, or depressed by the “deniers” and “skeptics” who are polluting mass media, confusing the public, and preventing governments from solving problems. I have seen several recent articles that can help us understand those people […]

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Let’s Recognize Legal Rights for Nature

January 2, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The January 2022 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” provides a fresh perspective — and proposes a fresh solution — for some environmental problems that are serious but are not being solved by conventional methods. Glen Anderson interviewed two experts — Kai Huschke and Elliott Moffett — who have savvy insights and practical experience working to protect environments and establish legal rights for nature. Very often, when people want to protect the environment by filing appeals in governmental hearings or in courts, the environmentalists’ cases are dismissed because – even though the environment is being hurt – those individuals themselves are […]

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Sign up NOW for FREE, PRACTICAL ONLINE WORKSHOPS to help you make more progress on issues YOU care about

December 18, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

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 JAN-FEB — FLYER.docx Let’s build strong nonviolent grassroots movements that will significantly move public opinion — and change the dominant paradigms — and push governments, big businesses, mainstream media, and other entrenched entities to do […]

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COP26: Information, Analyses, Successes, Shortcomings

December 14, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The November 2021 global climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, generated a lot of news.  Some news sources thought COP26 made progress.  Other news sources criticized it from several perspectives.  Here — in no particular sequence — are a variety of reports about what COP26 did and did not accomplish, and what we need to do now: (I have a few more articles, but this is enough for now.)   COP26 Brought progress but also disappointment:  The United States released a slew of new climate commitments at COP26, last month’s international climate conference in Glasgow. Climate advocates view the results of […]

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President Reagan armed and supported Saddam Hussein

December 8, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Just like in Orwell’s novel 1984, the U.S. government and mainstream news media suppress historical facts that would embarrass the government and media. One example is the fact that during some years in the 1980s President Reagan armed and militarily supported Iraq’s Saddam Hussein — especially to help him wage Iraq’s war against Iran (1980-1988).  A million Iranians and somewhere between 250,000 and 500,000 Iraqis died in that war. When George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were issuing propaganda in order to fool the American public, media and politicians into their totally unnecessary and illegal war against Iraq (2003 and […]

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These articles criticize COP26’s shortcomings

November 13, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Leaders at COP26 are massively killing the Paris Agreement:  https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/11/12/leaders-cop26-are-massively-killing-paris-agreement-critics-say-talks-drag-past?utm_term=AO&utm_campaign=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_content=email&utm_source=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_medium=Email   The Young Climate Diplomats Fighting to Save Their Countries:  They grew up witnessing damages from climate change in Rwanda and Ethiopia and are calling on wealthy countries to fund adaptation and pay for losses already suffered:  https://insideclimatenews.org/news/13112021/young-climate-diplomats-cop26/?utm_source=InsideClimate+News&utm_campaign=d0d82f91ba-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_29c928ffb5-d0d82f91ba-327502737   In a New Policy Statement, the Nation’s Physicists Toughen Their Stance on Climate Change, Stressing Its Reality and Urgency:  The American Physical Society’s new policy is a shift from its 2015 statement, which called the magnitude of future climate impacts “uncertain” and referred to “significant” natural sources of warming:  https://insideclimatenews.org/news/11112021/american-physical-society-climate-change-statement/?utm_source=InsideClimate+News&utm_campaign=d0d82f91ba-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_29c928ffb5-d0d82f91ba-327502737   […]

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Greta Thunberg keeps speaking boldly! Watch these powerful short videos.

November 7, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Greta Thunberg’s powerful 9-minute video in early November 2021 exposes COP26’s hypocrisy.   This powerful speech really nails it:  WATCH: “It is not a secret that COP26 is a failure.” – Greta Thunberg   In another COP26 speech in November 2021, Greta Thunberg accuses world leaders of “pure madness” for climate failures at COP26:  https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/11/05/greta-thunberg-accuses-world-leaders-pure-madness-climate-failures-cop26   In late September 2021 another global climate strike occurred.  This article includes video of Greta Thunberg speaking boldly in Berlin. Click this link to read the article – and when you open this article, click the link to watch Greta Thunberg speak boldly in Berlin:  https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/09/24/hundreds-thousands-take-streets-worldwide-uproot-system-climate-strikes?utm_term=AO&utm_campaign=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_content=email&utm_source=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_medium=Email […]