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Nonviolent Ways to Heal Our Society’s Dysfunction — Watch Glen’s TV program online or on cable

February 2, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

The February 2023 program on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series provides insights and inspiration to help people solve problems that have been getting worse in our society. After mentioning some serious problems, we pivot toward proposing some smart nonviolent ways to solve the problems.  This TV interview is positive, upbeat, creative and practical. Rivera Sun is the expert guest who helps us explore these topics.  Rivera Sun is an author, activist, and the Programs Coordinator for Pace e Bene / Campaign Nonviolence. People in Thurston County WA who have cable TV can watch it on channel 22 three times a […]

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How could we frame our international peace message to avoid a rhetorical pitfall?

January 27, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

We want peace worldwide.  We need to help people understand international issues with a worldwide vision and values that reach all around the globe. However, the right wing — and ultra-nationalists — have been promoting rhetoric AGAINST this worldwide view.  They denounce “globalism” (and often hatefully claim Jews are behind it).  Unfortunately, the right-wing media and many Americans — including some members of Congress — fall into the trap. This irrational mania interferes with our legitimate organizing for peace and international problem-solving (including global environmental, climate, disease, economic, and other problems). Actually, part of the problem is global CAPITALISM, but […]

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Urge WA Legislature to repeal Tim Eyman’s anti-tax propaganda on our ballots

January 27, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

The 2023 Washington State Legislature has an opportunity to do something good for democracy. For many years, Tim Eyman has CLUTTERED OUR BALLOTS WITH MEANINGLESS “ADVISORY VOTES” that are really ANTI-TAX PROPAGANDA! Some years ago he fooled voters into approving a statewide initiative to put these on the ballot.  They have NO LEGITIMATE PURPOSE.  They merely rile up voters with anti-tax hysteria.  Every time the legislature increases tax on anybody in any way — even by finally making certain kinds of businesses pay their fair share — and even by closing a stupid loophole — Tim Eyman’s stupid initiative triggers […]

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The “debt ceiling” is a Republican scam to prevent funding programs we need.

January 25, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

The media are currently obsessed with the “debt ceiling” and are grossly distorting the realities! The “debt ceiling” is NOT in the Constitution.  It’s just a law — a law that has been changed many times. Republicans keep using it to bully Democrats into cutting Social Security, Medicare, and other important programs that people really need.  Republicans NEVER call for cutting the Pentagon budget. Spending is one side of the ledger.  The other side is TAXES.  Republican who are worried about deficits and the public debt NEVER call for raising taxes on RICH PEOPLE or BIG BUSINESSES.  They want to […]

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Help young people resist pressures by military recruiters

January 24, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

Every year the U.S. military spends BILLIONS OF DOLLARS trying to recruit young people to join the military.  Some of their methods are VERY INTRUSIVE.  Some are VERY DECEPTIVE. A few organizations help young people with “consumer protection” information to help them resist the pressures.  I recommend the National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth (nnomy.org).   Also, the guests I interviewed on my September 2022 TV program mentioned counter-recruitment efforts.  You can WATCH the video and/or READ the thorough summary I typed up (with links to additional information) at this link:  https://parallaxperspectives.org/some-people-in-the-military-refuse-orders               […]

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CALENDAR of COMING EVENTS — JAN-FEB 2023

January 21, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

Every few weeks I’ll be posting a CALENDAR of COMING EVENTS. It lists a CALENDAR of SPECIFIC EVENTS during the next few weeks.  After that long list, it includes some recurring events for every day, every week, and every month, so please scroll down through the entire document to see MANY opportunities for a WIDE VARIETY of issues. Here is my calendar for JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2023: CALENDAR — 2023 JAN-FEB      

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Click to tell Congress: Cut the Pentagon Budget! Fund human needs!

January 18, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

It’s the 62nd anniversary of Pres. Eisenhower’s warning against the “military industrial complex.” Now marks an urgent moment to act. Right now, we’re hearing calls to CUT government spending, but too many in Congress think social programs should face the ax, NOT hundreds of billions for weapons and war. We cannot accept this as our fate. Let’s break this cycle and redirect resources towards programs that truly benefit ALL people.  Now is the time for action. To curb the military industrial complex’s influence in our government, tell Congress to cut the Pentagon budget, NOT funding for social programs.     […]

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Nonviolent National Defense would be BETTER than what the U.S. uses now! Watch Glen Anderson’s informative explanation.

January 14, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

I spoke to a nationwide Zoom audience about how NONVIOLENT NATIONAL DEFENSE is PRACTICAL and would provide BETTER NATIONAL SECURITY than the military and nuclear weapons.  Participants enjoyed good Q&A too.   We taped the program linked below on Wednesday January 11, 2023. The host did a little editing and posted it in two ways, so you can watch it at your convenience: The host’s website link is at https://www.theworldismycountry.com/club The Youtube link is at https://youtu.be/0zEbNmbiMuQ     What I said in this program is a shortened version of my TV program series episode from May 2022 titled, “Nonviolent National […]

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FREE online workshops will strengthen your skills for ABOLISHING NUCLEAR WEAPONS

January 13, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

Sign up now for FREE online workshops: Strengthen your skills for ABOLISHING NUCLEAR WEAPONS. We are always the underdogs in working for peace, but these FREE online workshops really can strengthen our skills and strategies so we can make truly significant progress toward abolishing nuclear weapons! 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 […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr., said these things about various issues

January 8, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

When people refer to MLK as the “Reverend Dr.,” they are recognizing that he did indeed earn a Ph.D. in philosophy in addition to completing formal theological studies and being ordained.  He thought clearly and wisely.  Below I’m sharing with you some things he said about several different issues — and always grounded in humane ethics.     On April 4, 1967, King spoke about the Vietnam war and overall U.S. foreign policy to an audience at Riverside Church in New York City.  Many of the things he said there have been quoted widely.  He explicitly denounced the injustices and […]

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Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW): 2nd anniversary of going into effect is Jan. 22, 2023

January 8, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

Yes, it REALLY IS POSSIBLE to abolish nuclear weapons!!! In July 2017, nearly 2/3 of the nations in the U.N. General Assembly (122 of 193 nations) approved the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) so it could go out to the world’s nations for ratification. By early January 2023, a total of 68 (one-third of the nations in the United Nations General Assembly) had RATIFIED a treaty to TOTALLY ABOLISH ALL nuclear weapons, so this treaty is in their national laws!!! It went into effect for those 68 nations on January 22, 2021.   Now the world is […]

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Abolish the federal “debt ceiling.” It’s a Republican scam to prevent funding to solve problems.

January 8, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

Whenever Congress is asked to fund activities that would help ordinary people (health care, education, anti-poverty programs, etc.), Republicans object on the grounds that we can’t afford to pay for them. But they ALWAYS support funding the horribly huge military budget — and tax cuts for rich people and big businesses — and NEVER ask how we would pay for those. For example, in December 2022, Congress just passed $858 billion military budget, but the GOP is blocking $12 billion to fight child poverty Republicans refused to even consider proposals to revive the Child Tax Credit expansion that lifted millions […]

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Nuclear power is DEFINITELY NOT a remedy for the climate crisis!

January 8, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

The nuclear power industry and its supporters (and some well-meaning but misinformed people) want us to consider nuclear power as a remedy for the climate crisis.  THE FACTS OPPOSE THIS.   Experts Say Nuclear Energy as Climate Solution Is Total “Fiction.”  “The reality is nuclear is neither clean, safe, or smart; but a very complex technology with the potential to cause significant harm.”  https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/01/25/experts-say-nuclear-energy-climate-solution-total-fiction   Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission chair argues nuclear power isn’t a climate solution:  https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/27/22904943/nuclear-power-climate-change-solution-gregory-jaczko   Nuclear power not feasible to tackle climate change:  https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/nuclear-energy-climate-crisis-experts-b2001076.html   Nuclear power is NOT a remedy for the climate crisis:  https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/2021/12/12/nuclear-cant-deliver-on-climate/ […]

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Martin Luther King spoke strongly against the Vietnam war — and U.S. foreign policy — on April 4, 1967

January 3, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

In January 2022, Glen Anderson spoke on the radio about Martin Luther King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech from April 4, 1967.  Several persons who heard this radio interview on Thursday told Glen that they liked it very much. You can listen to the radio broadcast at this link:  Parallel U 1-20-22.mp3 This was on Kim Dobson’s interesting weekly radio series, Parallel University.  It airs at 12 noon every Thursday on KAOS FM, 89.3.