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The filibuster and the deception of “bi-partisanship” prevents our nation from solving serious problems!

January 25, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

First, let’s be clear that the filibuster is NOT in the Constitution!  The filibuster is merely a rule that the Senate imposed upon itself.  This silly rule could be abolished if the Senate wanted to pass important legislation. The filibuster is a way for a minority of senators to prevent a majority (51 to 59 of them) from passing legislation to solve our nation’s problems.  The filibuster was used repeatedly to prevent the Senate from passing Civil Rights legislation long ago.  It is used now to prevent passing legislation that would solve serious problems regarding voting rights, the environment, the […]

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Martin Luther King urged a “Radical Revolution of Values” — Learn about this here.

January 17, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Our society and our whole world are in several serious crises all at once. Powerful forces keep making things worse.  They want to intimidate us — to make us sit down and shut up so they can continue to oppress us. But better values do exist, and nonviolence is actually more powerful than The Establishment.  (My free online workshop series “Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing” helps us understand and use nonviolence in clever, strategic ways.)  Ever since the Civil Rights Movement’s era, I have appreciated Martin Luther King’s strong, bold, radical message and his methodology.  I have read his books and studied […]

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Martin Luther King recognized very serious problems, but he remained hopeful. We can be hopeful too — and keep pushing ahead!

January 17, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The people reading this blog know a lot about the many problems — the many VERY SERIOUS problems — that endanger our world, our nation, and ourselves. It would be easy to sink into cynicism and despair.  Powerful forces want us to do that and to give up. But even while Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., recognized the horrible problems, he remained hopeful that we can indeed solve the problems.  We also need to stay hopeful — and stay strategically focused and active — until we win. I appreciate King’s “Testament of Hope.”  It still sounds as relevant today […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke STRONGLY AGAINST nuclear weapons

January 14, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

This information came from a great non-profit organization, the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance (www.orepa.org), which organizes against nuclear weapons.  It is located near the Oak Ridge, Tennessee, plant where the U.S. government makes plutonium pits, etc., for our nuclear weapons.   More than fifty years after his death, The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is remembered as a civil rights icon, recalled for his stirring words at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 when he declared “I have a dream!” Beyond that, for lots of people, things get blurry. When an MLK parade is led by the local high […]

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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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Understand what Critical Race Theory really is. Counter the right-wing lies about it.

November 13, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

This background helps you understand the controversy: Our nation is suffering from a number of huge problems that need huge solutions.  But instead of solving the problems, the right wing and the Republican Party keep promoting fear and hatred and ignorance.  They have no practical solutions for the problems, so they want to distract the public and promote cruelty. Recently the right wing and the Republican Party have become obsessed with denouncing Critical Race Theory.  Actually, CRT has existed for decades but was not noticed until right-wingers started publicizing it in grossly false ways. Law school professors developed Critical Race […]

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Understanding electoral losses on Tues. Nov. 2, 2021

November 6, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

When the Democratic candidate for Virginia’s governorship lost his re-election to a Trump extremists, mainstream media said — as they typically do in such cases — that the Democratic Party needs to become much more conservative.  That is a WRONG conclusion to draw from this. The Democratic incumbent was a “CORPORATE” Democrat who was already conservative.  His conservative track record as incumbent governor gave no inspiration for people to turn out.  Democrats must EARN THE VOTES by promising AND DELIVERING BOLDLY on bold issues.   Election results are SYMPTOMS of what is happening — or not happening — at the […]

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QAnon conspiracy theory: Origins, basic beliefs, infection of the Republican Party

October 23, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

You’ve been hearing about QAnon and its massive right-wing conspiracy theories that have been spreading nationwide and have infected the Republican Party.  Here are links to some articles about its origins and basic beliefs — and how it has infected the Republican Party:   Basic information and background from a few years ago: This was published in 2018:  https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-qanon-explainer-that-even-your-grandma-will-understand_us_5b62f755e4b0fd5c73d6ca23?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=__Politics__080318&utm_content=__Politics__080318+Version+A+CID_d56e265fc30133e4cae275c52c5b975a&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=What%20Is%20QAnon%20The%20Donald%20Trump-Centric%20Conspiracy%20Theory%20Isnt%20Going%20Away&ncid=newsltushpmgnews__Politics__080318   This 2018 article said the QAnon conspiracy theory has roots in the CIA:  https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/we-have-cia-thank-qanon-conspiracy-theory?src=newsletter1095081   This 2019 article exposes origins and activities of QAnon and internet conspiracy theory wackos and hackers:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/02/19/1830545/-Hidden-History:-The-QAnon-Conspiracy-Theory?detail=emaildkcs   This 2020 article reports that “Out of […]

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

October 23, 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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OCTOBER events and online opportunities

October 8, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Here is a list of many coming events and opportunities on a wide variety of in October 2021. I created the attached document today. It informs you about many events and opportunities on a wide variety of issues that are coming up in the next few weeks.  Many are online, so people EVERYWHERE can participate. The attached document includes live links to connect you with more information about these events and opportunities. CALENDAR — October 8 2021 and beyond

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Info and legislation about de-criminalizing drugs

September 11, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

A few days ago I sent this message to Congress about smart ways to deal with the drug problems.  We must DE-CRIMINALIZE drug use and use public health strategies to help people.   Nixon’s “War on Drugs” was DESIGNED TO BE RACIST AND CRUEL — a way to score political points for DEMONIZING “THE OTHER.” The “War on Drugs” has been going on for HALF A CENTURY.  It has NOT solved problems.  Instead, it has – Seriously disrupted millions of people’s lives – Broken families apart – Promoted racial injustices – Filled our jails and prisons with people who need […]

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Life sentences are horribly cruel and unjust in many ways

September 11, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The “conventional wisdom” wants you to think that long prison sentences make the rest of us safe.  That is NOT true.  Long prison sentences — especially life sentences — are horribly cruel and unjust in many ways. An excellent source of information is The Sentencing Project, www.sentencingproject.org.  They conduct excellent quality research and advocacy to reduce and eliminate the gross injustices in criminal justice sentencing.  I have read their materials and donated financial support for many years. In April 2021 they reported this:  “One in seven people in prison — over 200,000 individuals — are serving a sentence of life […]

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Right-wing extremists have radically changed U.S. politics. Now our democracy is in serious danger.

September 9, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

This article’s headline and sub-head are these: Go Ahead, Worry! A Worst-Case Scenario for American Democracy The American far right has transformed politics in unprecedented ways. Can this be reversed? This article’s author says why he wrote it:  “I offer here a tentative map of the multiple and interlocking dimensions of the threat from the contemporary far right.”  His article lists ten serious factors.  Read the article here: https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/right-coup-danger/  

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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 […]