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

May 23, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Sign up NOW for FREE, PRACTICAL ONLINE WORKSHOPS to help you make more progress on issues YOU care about 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 JUNE-JULY — FLYER Let’s build strong nonviolent grassroots movements that will significantly move public opinion — […]

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We CAN’T abolish nuclear weapons until we MAKE THE PUBLIC FACE THE PROBLEM!

May 22, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

In 1962 James Baldwin wrote an essay for The New York Times titled, “As Much Truth As One Can Bear.”  He wrote, “Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”  In 1962 Baldwin was writing about the U.S.’s extremely serious problem about pervasive and persistent racial injustice. Baldwin’s insight is still true, and it pertains also to nuclear weapons.  Since 1945 nuclear weapons have been a persistent – but largely ignored – part of the status quo.  Government propaganda fooled the American public into accepting nuclear weapons as an ongoing reality.  […]

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Workshop #2 (Sunday May 1) — LINKS to readings for Workshop #2 and ZOOM LINKS

April 24, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

  I’m looking forward to Workshop #2 NEXT SUNDAY MAY 1, 2022.  Workshop #2 is titled, “How to Strategize and Organize Effective Grassroots Movements.”  The 1:30 session will pertain to a variety of issues.  The 5:00 session will ESPECIALLY FOCUS ON BUILDING A MOVEMENT TO ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS. Each 2-hour workshop in this 6-part series (“Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing”) includes a lot of substantive information, inspiration, and practical usefulness.  Each workshop is supplemented with some of the best resources I have gathered (and many that I have written) in the past 50 years. Unlike school “homework” assignments that are mandatory, these […]

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Corruption in Congress: They own stocks in companies that profit from the wars they support.

April 22, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Voters hate corruption.  Congress keeps allowing itself to be corrupted in a few ways, including: – Allowing big businesses to donate to their campaigns and thereby pressure Congress members to do what their major donors have paid them to do – Owning, buying, and selling stock in businesses.  Congress makes decisions that can enrich the companies that they own. Nowadays a big problem is the fact that some members of Congress own stocks in companies that make military weapons, so those members of Congress get even more rich by passing bigger and bigger military budgets — and supporting more wars […]

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Ukraine: While U.S. politicians, media and NATO push for war, people need to understand this context

April 22, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Regarding the current Ukraine crisis, nearly all U.S. politicians and news media are aggressively promoting the narrowly nationalistic U.S.-centric foreign policy grounded in arrogance and hubris that refuses to understand other nations’ needs and concerns and refuses to understand the context in which the crisis emerged. The U.S. has done this over and over again in recent decades.  This led to disastrous wars in Vietnam, Central America, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and other countries.  Now our politicians and mainstream media are pushing the U.S. into war with Russia.  This could end in a nuclear war that kills billions of people and […]

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Nonviolent National Defense — A Practical Way to Be More Secure

April 16, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The May 2022 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series provides powerful information and inspiration to significantly improve the U.S.’s “national security” by – ironically — de-militarizing our “national defense.”  Instead of military violence, we could defend our nation better through carefully planned strategies of nonviolent resistance. Besides eliminating the danger of nuclear war, a nonviolent national defense would also provide better security without all of the downsides that violent militarism causes. During this hour Glen Anderson: Encourages us to think open-mindedly, boldly and creatively Explains how nonviolent national defense could actually work effectively Shares examples of nonviolent resistance used […]

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Watch video recording of “Holding Israel Accountable: Remembering Rachel Corrie”

April 7, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

You can watch the March 16, 2022, event mentioned below at this link here on YouTube! On March 16, 2003, an Israeli military bulldozer ran over my friend Rachel Corrie, a young woman from Olympia, with whom I had worked on several peace-and-justice issues.  She was in Rafah, Gaza, nonviolently protecting a Palestinian family’s home from being bulldozed down in order to ethnically cleanse the area in order to make room for Israeli settlers to expand their occupation of Palestinian lands. Her family and friends created the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice (www.rachelcorriefoundation.org), and this Olympia-based organization has […]

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Nonviolent National Defense Would Be Better in Every Way!

April 6, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

For decades I have been researching the exciting possibilities for converting to a NONVIOLENT national defense. Now I have written an article explaining WHY it would be better than a military defense and HOW it could actually work. See the article here: Nonviolent National Defense Would Be Better in Every Way                  

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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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Sign up now for FREE online workshops: Strengthen your skills for ABOLISHING NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

April 1, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

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 resources to our “toolboxes” so we can make more progress in working on whatever […]

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Are you alarmed at Putin’s threat to use nuclear weapons? The U.S. has been threatening exactly that for decades!

March 31, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

American politicians, mainstream media, and most Americans are alarmed that Putin — during his illegal war in Ukraine — has said he might launch nuclear weapons. The world should be EQUALLY ALARMED that the U.S. has been threatening to launch nuclear weapons since the 1940s (and we actually did drop atomic bombs on two civilian cities in Japan in August 1945.  For decades the U.S. has maintained a “first-strike” policy – the willingness and intention to start a nuclear war. Since the late 1960s the U.S. has been designing and building nuclear weapons NOT to retaliate against an attack, but […]

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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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Stop hypocrisy! Condemn Russia’s war and ALSO the U.S.’s MANY wars that are even worse!

March 28, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Certainly the civilized world is right in condemning Russia’s war against Ukraine.  It is illegal under international law.  It is cruel, murderous, destructive and oppressive. So also are the wars the U.S. has conducted in Vietnam, Central America, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and many other nations. The U.S. wars are even worse because we actually did invade massively, conduct massive bombings, overthrow governments, install puppet governments, and oppress the populations in many ways. Russia’s war on Ukraine is scarcely one month old.  The U.S. started its war in Vietnam in the early 1950s (helping France reclaim its colony after World War […]