Nuclear Weapons and the Peace Movement

Below I’m attaching an essay I wrote that fleshes out the 6 points I made very briefly in the speaking engagement about the need for a grassroots peace movement to abolish nuclear weapons:



  1. The U.S. has been provoking nuclear weapons since 1945.


  1. Nuclear weapons exist in the overall context of U.S. foreign policy.
    We must de-militarize our foreign policy overall as well as abolish nuclear weapons.


  1. The problems came from the top down, so solutions must come from the bottom up. Only a nonviolent GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT can change our foreign policy
    and abolish nuclear weapons.


  1. We must change public policies in several ways.


  1. We can apply economic pressures in several ways.


  1. I end with some closing encouragement.




Nuclear Weapons and the Peace Movement




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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