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Military “solutions” do NOT work anywhere — including NOT in Israel-Palestine

April 3, 2024 GlenAnderson 0

Military “solutions” do not work! They only make problems worse. Each side’s violence against the other side provides an excuse for retaliation. We must stop the cycle of violence. We must understand the root causes and use honest diplomacy (not bullying and threats) to solve the underlying problems.   During the Cold War – and again now – each side’s fear of the other has led to an escalation of nuclear weapons that are more technologically sophisticated – and DESIGNED to make it easier to start a nuclear war.  I have written about practical steps toward reversing that.   We […]

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Organizing with 100% nonviolence works better than using even small amounts of violence

April 3, 2024 GlenAnderson 0

Many people assume there is a spectrum of organizing methods ranging from 100% nonviolence (nice, but not strong enough) to violence (powerful and effective.)  ACTUALLY, THAT ASSUMPTION IS FALSE!!! Actually, RESEARCH HAS PROVEN that adding any violence to an effort REDUCES the likelihood of winning.   I highly recommend the easy-to-read book by Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan – Why Civil Resistance Works – in which they researched a century of major campaigns for change.  They found that those that were scrupulously 100% nonviolent were much more likely to win than those that included some violence.  I mention this […]

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2 ways Trump’s courtroom behaviors PROVE he is GUILTY

April 3, 2024 GlenAnderson 0

Trump is in many kinds of legal trouble.  He reacts in TWO basic ways.  EACH of his behaviors PROVES that he is GUILTY! An innocent person would want a SPEEDY TRIAL in order to clear his good name.  But Trump keeps delaying, delaying, delaying, delaying.  This PROVES Trump knows he is GUILTY.  He wants to avoid accountability for his crimes.  That’s altogether different from an innocent person wanting a speedy trial to clear the defendant’s good name. An innocent person would want the judicial process to proceed fairly and honestly without unjust pressures and threats of violence.  But Trump keeps […]

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Prison Sentences — Problems and Solutions: Glen’s TV program

March 26, 2024 GlenAnderson 0

You can WATCH this through the blog link below and/or READ what we said during the interview at a different link below. The April 2024 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series provides fresh information and insights into prison sentences.  Besides discussing several problems about prison sentences, we will also discuss some solutions that deserve more public awareness, support and implementation.  He said that every program in this TV series discusses problems – and also pivots toward solutions.  He said today’s interview will pivot several times. Glen welcomed an expert guest who helped us explore this topic.  Alexandra Bailey works […]

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U.S. Empire — Watch and/or read this interview with rich info + fresh insights

February 25, 2024 GlenAnderson 0

You can WATCH this through the blog link below and/or READ what we said during the interview at a different link below. This program is so richly informative and insightful that you will want to share this with other people. The March 2024 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series provides much solid information about some parts of the world that are in the news.  Glen and his guest Khury Petersen-Smith help you understand those realities in some fresh ways.  Later in the interview, we pulled the pieces together and see how they fit into a larger – and deeper […]

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Poor People’s Campaign — WATCH and/or READ powerful interview

February 1, 2024 GlenAnderson 0

You can WATCH this through the blog link below and/or READ what we said during the interview at a different link below. The February 2024 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series provides information, insights, and enthusiasm for supporting social and economic justice through the Poor People’s Campaign. You might know that the Campaign had existed in the late 1960s.  Well, it is back and organizing vigorously for the original purposes – and for making progress on related issues. Glen said today he is interviewing one of the tri-chairs for Washington State’s Poor People’s Campaign.   Anyone anywhere can watch […]

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Americans need to understand this about Israel’s genocide in Gaza

January 23, 2024 GlenAnderson 0

Many Americans seem to accept Israel’s current cruelty to Palestinians. Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu TOTALLY REJECTED a “two-state” solution.  He wants Israelis to dominate, with NO rights for Palestinians. Just now I wrote the attached analogy, which seems compelling. I encourage people to read and share it. Native Americans — Palestinians    

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MUCH INFO documents mainstream media bias for Israel and against Palestinian people

January 14, 2024 GlenAnderson 0

Here are MANY examinations of mainstream media bias for Israel and against Palestinian people.   Posted Jan. 13, 2024:  Media Cover Up Israeli Calls To Drive Palestinians Into Permanent Exile https://popularresistance.org/mainstream-media-covers-up-israeli-calls-to-drive-palestinians-into-permanent-exile/   Posted Jan. 12, 2024:  Israel is targeting journalists in Gaza.  Sign the petition to demand an investigation into the targeted killings of journalists in Gaza NOW! https://sign.moveon.org/petitions/investigate-the-killing-of-journalists-in-gaza-now?akid=373438.57552298.swbYLv&rd=1&source=mo&t=1   Posted Jan. 9, 2024:  Coverage of Gaza War in the New York Times and Other Major Newspapers Heavily Favored Israel, Analysis Shows:  A quantitative analysis shows major newspapers skewed their coverage toward Israeli narratives in the first six weeks of […]

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Martin Luther King Was a Radical, Not a Moderate

January 13, 2024 GlenAnderson 0

King called himself a democratic socialist. He believed that America needed a “radical redistribution of economic and political power.” https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/12/25/martin-luther-king-was-radical-not-moderate?vgo_ee=k2jIECcPP24SvUHOjogvWM%2Fa8rzVrD8A28fuZdXegaA%3D            

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How the Vietnam War pushed MLK to embrace global justice, not only civil rights at home

January 13, 2024 GlenAnderson 0

How the Vietnam War pushed MLK to embrace global justice, not only civil rights at home It is a radical concept of love that demands we embrace those we know and those we don’t, to acknowledge, as King said, “that all life is interrelated, that somehow we’re caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny.” https://www.nationofchange.org/2022/01/13/how-the-vietnam-war-pushed-mlk-to-embrace-global-justice-not-only-civil-rights-at-home/            

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MLK was more radical and bold than “I have a dream.” See this.

January 13, 2024 GlenAnderson 0

Ever since the Civil Rights Movement’s era, I have appreciated King’s strong, bold, radical message. I have read his books and studied him extensively.  I know a number of people who had worked very closely with him during the Movement, including the older white man sitting next to him on the first integrated bus in Montgomery, Alabama, in December 1956. For too many years people want to water him down to the “Dream” speech, because a “dream” is something not real – something possibly for the future – something that does not compel radical change now.  That is why the […]

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MLK’s speech when receiving Nobel Peace Prize on Dec. 11, 1964

January 13, 2024 GlenAnderson 0

In case you have not read this for a while, here it is again. It is always relevant and powerful.   Martin Luther King .Jr., delivered this speech on Dec. 11, 1964, when receiving Nobel Peace Prize   The quest for peace and justice It is impossible to begin this lecture without again expressing my deep appreciation to the Nobel Committee of the Norwegian Parliament for bestowing upon me and the civil rights movement in the United States such a great honor. Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols […]

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Links to Glen’s TV programs about nuclear weapons

January 6, 2024 GlenAnderson 0

In addition to the TV programs I have listed below, I have produced many other TV programs about peace, excessive military spending, changing to a nonviolent foreign policy, grassroots organizing to make bold improvements in our society, etc.  See links to ALL TV programs since January 2018 at this part of my blog:  https://parallaxperspectives.org/category/tv-programs-parallax-perspectives-series   Here are links to the TV programs specifically focusing on nuclear weapons:   January 2024:  “U.N. Update on Nuclear Weapons Treaty”:  https://parallaxperspectives.org/u-n-update-on-nuclear-weapons-treaty   March 2023:  “Smart Strategies to Organize for Peace and No Nuclear Weapons”:  https://parallaxperspectives.org/tv-online-smart-strategies-to-organize-for-peace-and-no-nuclear-weapons   January 2023:  “Three Steps to Nuclear Disarmament”:  https://parallaxperspectives.org/three-steps-to-nuclear-disarmament […]

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Pope Francis keeps speaking BOLDLY FOR PEACE!

December 26, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

Pope Francis message for 2023 Christmas included this: “To say “yes” to the Prince of Peace, then, means saying “no” to war, to every war and to do so with courage, to the very mindset of war, an aimless voyage, a defeat without victors, an inexcusable folly. This is what war is: an aimless voyage, a defeat without victors, an inexcusable folly. To say “no” to war means saying “no” to weaponry. The human heart is weak and impulsive; if we find instruments of death in our hands, sooner or later we will use them. And how can we even […]