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Insights into the horribly dysfunctional Republican Party

September 11, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The Republican Party used to be positioned at the somewhat conservative end of the mainstream political spectrum.  It tended to support business interests while the Democratic Party supported the working class.  Both parties wanted government to function.  But in recent years — especially with Ronald Reagan, Newt Gingrich, the Tea Party and Trump — the Republican Party has been AGGRESSIVELY DESTROYING the parts of the government that actually helped people and the environment, while AGGRESSIVELY MAKING EVERYTHING WORSE through corruption, cronyism, racism, sexism, and various kinds of oppression and brutality.  The Republican Party now actually OPPOSES DEMOCRACY and supported the […]

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In the 1940s my Dad built a SOLAR clothes dryer. Mom operated it for decades.

September 9, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

In the 1950s when I was growing up, I remember at home we had a SOLAR and WIND clothes dryer.  It used no fossil fuels and no electricity. Dad built it in the 1940s.  Mom operated it for decades. It was called a “clothesline.”  Every home’s back yard had one.  It was an upright metal pole with a smaller horizontal metal crossbar at the top.  30 to 40 feet away was another one with the same design.  Stretched between them were four long metal wires that constituted the clothesline. People would wash clothes, sheets, towels, etc., in the house and […]

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Death penalty action alerts

August 29, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Richard Glossip is an innocent man on Oklahoma’s death row inmate.  We need to prove his innocence before he is executed. Richard’s legal team has been hard at work uncovering new evidence that casts serious doubt on his conviction. Richard’s execution date could be scheduled any day now. To save Richard, we need your help again. Will you join the 8,000+ people who have signed our new petition urging Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt and the state Pardon and Parole Board to call for an independent investigation into the new evidence in Richard Glossip’s case? Executing Richard Glossip in the face […]

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Watch and/or read TV: “Debunk the Fossil Fuel Industry’s Phony Climate Remedies”

August 28, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The September 2021 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” provides fresh information and insights into some aspects of the climate crisis that most people do not adequately understand.  Our expert guest, Jim Walsh, explained some problems and some scams that the fossil fuel companies want to fool us into accepting.  Before we ended our interview, Jim proposed some real solutions. For decades the big businesses that sell oil, natural gas and coal have been denying that they were causing the climate crisis.  The scientific proof is so overwhelming that they can’t be “climate deniers” any longer, so recently the fossil fuel […]

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Nuclear Weapons: Sign up now for FREE ONLINE COURSE with interesting information and actions

August 25, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

  This FREE ONLINE course has four 2-hour class sessions with fascinating, fresh information about the history and current realities of nuclear weapons.  Four well informed persons developed and present this course and include discussions among participants. People who have taken this course many times in the past have learned a lot and felt empowered to work to abolish nuclear weapons. The four presenters (from the Olympia WA Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) are offering it again in OCTOBER 2021.  You may choose either TUESDAYS or SATURDAYS. THIS DOCUMENT provides information about the course – and how you can sign […]

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

July 25, 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 […]

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These fresh insights can help us speak more convincingly about the climate — even to conservatives.

July 4, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

These three resources can greatly increase our effectiveness when talking about the climate — including how to reach conservatives:     We can move conservatives to support the climate if we use the right kinds of wording and messaging: We can move conservatives to support the climate if we use the right kinds of wording and messaging.  Banging away on the facts won’t change the minds of people who refuse to support smart climate actions.  For the climate – just as for other issues – we need to “frame” the issue and use the kinds of wording and messaging that […]

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Resolving conflicts nonviolently: Here are several resources.

July 4, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

For many years I have appreciated — and used the methodology of — Marshall Rosenberg’s “Nonviolent Communication” as a way to resolve conflicts and move forward.  You can learn more by reading his book titled Nonviolent Communication and by searching the web for that title and for his name.  Also see some of his helpful YouTube videos.  Years ago he came to Olympia twice, and I went to hear him each time. Here is a useful quotation from him: “Three factors in why some of us respond violently and some of us compassionately in similar situations: The language we have […]

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We must declare a climate emergency. Some people already have declared one. More entities must do so.

July 3, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The first few items here were posted on July 2, 2021, in my blog post saying we really are experiencing a climate emergency, so we should declare that.  The remaining items are declarations by various entities and statements urging other entities to declare a climate emergency:   In 2020 the United Nations urged world leaders to DECLARE A CLIMATE EMERGENCY: https://www.ecowatch.com/virtual-climate-summit-2020-2649465278.html?mc_cid=d65edea624&mc_eid=58bffd4d51   In 2019 Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (AOC) urged declaring a climate emergency: https://grist.org/article/bernie-sanders-and-aoc-want-to-declare-a-climate-emergency-does-that-mean-anything/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=daily AND: https://www.ecowatch.com/aoc-sanders-emergency-resolution-2639138944.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=7aa6bb0ac0-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-7aa6bb0ac0-85369701   In 2019 Pope Francis declared a Climate Emergency in a meeting with Big Oil leaders: https://www.ecowatch.com/pope-francis-declares-climate-emergency-2638888796.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=40b456dbde-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-40b456dbde-85369701 AND: https://www.ecowatch.com/pope-francis-declares-climate-emergency-2638888796.html?rebelltitem=3#rebelltitem3 […]

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Climate Emergency: Compelling evidence WE ARE IN an emergency

July 2, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

This short (5-minute) film is worth watching; Greta Thunberg speaks directly to the audience about the links between several serious problems.  It was posted to Common Dreams on May. 24, 2021:  https://www.ecowatch.com/greta-thunberg-film-climate-covid-animals-2653092057.html   Stop climate disruption before these 7 tipping points change earth forever: Yes, we ARE experiencing a CLIMATE EMERGENCY!  Climate disruptions have moved us close to 7 “tipping points” with feedback loops that could change earth forever.  The article I linked below is very informative.  It explains the problems well so anyone can understand.  It has sections on SEA and ICE and LAND. The article is long, but […]

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THURSDAYS JULY 8 + AUGUST 5, 2021: Discuss climate & nuclear weapons: “Warheads to Windmills” booklet

July 1, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Yes!  We can ABOLISH nuclear weapons – and use the savings to fund the Green New Deal!  Warheads to Windmills is a powerfully informative and inspiring (and easy-to-read) booklet just 70 pages long.  It does an EXCELLENT job of linking the movement to abolish nuclear weapons with the movement for a Green New Deal. You can read it online or print it out at this link:  https://www.nuclearban.us/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Warheads-Windmills-FINAL-single-file.pdf Several Olympia organizations have joined together to schedule a 2-part discussion of this great booklet.  We’ll discuss the nuclear weapons part on Thursday July 8 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm and the Green […]

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Smart strategies in the movement to abolish the death penalty

June 27, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

I’m sharing some information from my July TV program, “Empowering the Progressive Movement,” so you can see examples of smart strategies for the movement to abolish the death penalty.  The information I’m linking below is relevant to ANY issue you work on, but you might enjoy seeing the excerpt here about the death penalty:   I summarized a different example of successful grassroots organizing that has been winning victories in a growing number of states and two big victories nationwide.  The death penalty is sharply declining in the U.S.! Since before 1990 I have been organizing strategically toward abolishing the […]

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Empowering the Progressive Movement: Watch Glen’s video. Read transcript and more resources.

June 27, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The July 2021 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series helps you and other people make more progress when we work on issues you care about. Many of the issues we care about are HUGE issues in which WE are the UNDERDOGS.  Powerful forces created the unjust status quo — and powerful forces sustain the injustices we are trying to eliminate. Because we are the underdogs in these big issues, we need to empower ourselves and bring many people together so we can organize large nonviolent grassroots movements to solve the problems and create peaceful and just societies at the […]

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Nuclear weapons: Sign up now for FREE ONLINE COURSE in JULY.

June 21, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

We are offering this popular FREE ONLINE course again in JULY. People who have taken this course have learned a lot and felt empowered to work to abolish nuclear weapons. We are offering it again in JULY.  You may choose either TUESDAYS or SATURDAYS. THIS DOCUMENT provides information about the course – and how you can sign up: OCANW nuclear weapons course — JULY 2021 If you have questions, please e-mail me at glenanderson@integra.net or phone me at (360) 491-9093.   Thanks!    

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Thursdays July 8 and August 5, 2021: Discuss “Warheads to Windmills.” Abolish nuclear weapons. Use the savings to fund the Green New Deal.

June 19, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Yes!  We can ABOLISH nuclear weapons – and use the savings to fund the Green New Deal! Warheads to Windmills is a powerfully informative and inspiring (and easy-to-read) booklet just 70 pages long.  It does an EXCELLENT job of linking the movement to abolish nuclear weapons with the movement for a Green New Deal. You can read it online or print it out at this link:  https://www.nuclearban.us/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Warheads-Windmills-FINAL-single-file.pdf   Several Olympia organizations have joined together to schedule a 2-part discussion of this great booklet for the summer of 2021.  We’ll discuss the nuclear weapons part on Thursday July 8 from 6:30 […]