Nonviolence is MORE POWERFUL than war. Nonviolence WORKS BETTER than war.

I wrote this a few years ago.  If you have not yet read it, it will give you some insights into why nonviolence is not only ethical, but also is PRACTICAL and POWERFUL.  A Solid Case for Nonviolence as Ethical, Practical and Powerful

Workshop #1 in my 6-part series about Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing uses some of the information in the resource I linked above, plus a lot more.  I offer the series of 6 workshops several times each year.  The next series runs on Tuesdays from June 14 through July 19, 2021.  See information about the series at this blog post:

Now here is a bold proposal:  We would have BETTER NATIONAL SECURITY if we replaced the Pentagon with NONVIOLENT NATIONAL DEFENSE.  This would require training and planning, but it would SAVE HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS EVERY YEAR, so we could afford to end poverty, provide high quality housing and high quality health care for everyone in the nation, clean up all of our environmental problems, convert to a truly “green” economy, and much more.  I wrote this to make a solid case for NONVIOLENT NATIONAL DEFENSE:  Nonviolent National Defense Would Be Better in Every Way

Questions about any of this?  Contact me at or (360) 491-9093.












About GlenAnderson 1515 Articles
Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093