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The “pro-life” Supreme Court says it is OK TO EXECUTE someone who might be INNOCENT

May 30, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on May 23, 2022, hurts death row defendants whose lawyers were not doing their jobs at an effective level of professional quality. Many people have been sentenced to death after their lawyers failed to raise important issues, failed to introduce crucial evidence, failed to effectively argue against police who bullied innocent suspects into confessing, etc., etc. Here is an article about this stupid, cruel decision by the Republican-dominated Supreme Court:  https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-supreme-court-just-said-in-in-shinn-v-ramirez-that-evidence-of-innocence-is-not-enough The Quaker-based American Friends Service Committee (AFSC, www.afsc.org) repeated its long-standing call to ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY once and for all: https://www.afsc.org/blogs/news-and-commentary/its-time-to-stop-federal-executions-and-repeal-death-penalty?ms=EMA22WR0528&emci=a6b4cd81-f9dc-ec11-b656-281878b8c32f&emdi=3630e9e1-81de-ec11-b656-281878b85110&ceid=882844 This is […]

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Fresh info, insights and examples: Replace police and jails with nonviolent grassroots alternatives

May 30, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

For decades I have subscribed to and read a fascinating magazine published in the UK about all kinds of issues with fresh international perspectives.  A few days ago I read the current issue, which includes a number of articles with fresh information, insights and practical examples about people who are currently replacing police and jails with nonviolent, community-based alternatives. I read the print version of this magazine issue.  Now it is on their website. Here is the link:  https://newint.org/issues/2022/03/03/jailbreak-reimagining-justice              

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ABOLISH THE FILIBUSTER in order to reduce gun violence and solve MANY other problems!

May 29, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

On MANY, MANY issues, the American people want to solve problems, but Senate Republicans (and “Democrats” Manchin and Sinema) keep using the filibuster to PREVENT the Senate from solving them!!! I remember the 1960s when racist Southern Democrats used the filibuster to prevent passing Civil Rights legislation.  In the late 1960s the parties flipped, and now it is the Republican Party that is extremely racist. Now Republican senators use the filibuster to PREVENT solving problems related to the environment, climate, poverty, racial justice, voting rights, health care, gun violence, economic justice, and many other issues. EXAMPLE:  GUN VIOLENCE:   Republicans keep […]

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ABOLISH DEATH PENALTY! Sign up for FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS from mid-June to mid-July 2022

May 24, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The death penalty has existed for a long time, so our society accepts it as the status quo.  In order to abolish the death penalty, we must organize from the grassroots up. I’m conducting FREE online workshops from mid-June to mid-July to significantly strengthen our skills and strategies to help us build a strategically savvy movement to actually abolish the death penalty! Nonviolent grassroots organizing has been proven to be effective, but everyone who cares – even experienced activists – could make much more progress by strengthening our skills.  This series of FREE online workshops (“Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing”) really can […]

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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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Republicans like to SAY they are “the party of Lincoln,” but they DO THEY OPPOSITE!

May 22, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Republicans like to SAY they are “the party of Lincoln, but actually they DO THE OPPOSITE!   Lincoln freed the slaves and fought the Civil War to end slavery, BUT: Republicans allow their party members to bring Confederate flags to Republican Party events. Republicans pass laws to prevent teaching school children about racial discrimination in U.S. history. Republicans have prevented immigrants from African nations. Republicans vigorously oppose efforts to reduce gun violence, even though Lincoln himself was murdered by a gun.   If Republicans REALLY were “the party of Lincoln, they would STRONGLY SUPPORT: Black Pride Black Lives Matter Teaching […]

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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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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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“Economic Justice and a Strong Social Safety Net”

March 31, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

In case I did not post this TV interview before, here it is now:   “Economic Justice and a Strong Social Safety Net” The August 2020 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series helps us understand some of the realities of people who experience poverty.  Three guests with first-hand experience explore problems and solutions. We provide insights about poverty and welfare from the 1930s to today.  We replace the myths and misunderstandings with valid information and smart insights.  We discuss larger economic and political contexts and nitty-gritty realities in local welfare offices.  We affirm the need for “welfare rights” and […]

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Now it’s CONFIRMED: Trump SIGNIFICANTLY DID UNDERCOUNT MINORITIES in the 2020 census.

March 12, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

In the past few years I have posted several news reports of Trump’s DELIBERATE, RACIST, PARTISAN abuse of the 2020 census in order to undercount minorities and unfairly help the Republican Party.  I have copied a few of them below — after THESE NEW CONFIRMED REPORTS that TRUMP DID INDEED SIGNIFICANTLY UNDERCOUNT MINORITIES.   NEW INFORMATION in March 2020:   A reliable source reported this on March 10, 2022:  The 2020 Census missed 18.8 million Americans – the biggest net undercount in three decades. The Census Bureau said that while the overall population total of 323 million was accurate, it […]

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The Poor People’s Campaign is excellent at the national level and our statewide level.

February 24, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

More and more non-profit organizations that work on important issues (peace, climate, human rights, economic justice, etc.) are aligning themselves with the Poor People’s Campaign.  Some organizations are formally deciding to become “Mobilizing Partners.”  Our Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, our statewide anti-nuclear coalition, 350 Seattle, several parts of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, and many, many other organizations are doing this. This is a good way to work for economic justice, racial justice, and a range of issues.  It is a good way for single-issue groups to make alliances with other organizations across issues and with diverse constituencies.   […]

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“Opportunity Zones” did NOT much help poor communities. They were another scam to give the rich another tax loophole.

January 29, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Powerful interests rip off the general public in order to serve powerful interests. The public wants to end poverty and help poor communities, but the government created “opportunity zones” that — instead of doing what they were purported to do — actually enrich businesses and rip off taxpayers. See the article at this link: Paul Constant, ‘Opportunity zones’ meant to boost poor communities did little more than give the rich another tax loophole, Business Insider. The Trump tax cuts could serve as a watershed moment for trickle-down precisely because they prove the fallacy at the heart of the idea that […]

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Look at what politicians & powerful people ACTUALLY DO. Don’t be fooled by their glib platitudes.

January 29, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Politicians, businesses, and other powerful sources keep doing bad things but try to fool people by saying glib platitudes.  Do NOT believe at face value what they say.  Look at what they ACTUALLY DO. For four years the U.S. was ruled by someone who said he would “Make America Great.”  His actual policies did the opposite. Politicians and businesses keep saying things that the people want to hear, but their actual policies violate the public’s interests. Platitudes and hypocrisies have been around for a very long time.  Jesus kept denouncing people who kept trying to impress people with their religiosity, […]