TV: “Solutionary Rail”

Watch a 1-hour interview about an exciting and creative opportunity to accomplish many positive changes in our society by electrifying our nationwide train system and reducing the use of heavy trucks.  This is Olympia FOR’s December 2017 TV program.

“Solutionary Rail” would reduce fossil fuel use and protect our environment, climate, and public health. It would create jobs and help local communities throughout our nation.  The website promoting it – www.solutionaryrail.org – describes it as “a people-powered campaign to electrify America’s railroads and open corridors to a clean energy future.” I agree with that summary, and Solutionary Rail offers many more benefits, which we discuss during this interview.

Our guest – Bill Moyer – is a key organizer of Solutionary Rail.  He is the Executive Director of the Backbone Campaign, which is based on Vashon Island in Puget Sound in Washington State.  Bill is a very savvy organizer who thinks strategically. Bill and the Backbone Campaign help people organize strategically smart movements for social change and creative activities that he refers to as “artful activism.”

Click THIS to watch the interview.

Click Program Summary — December 2017 to read a thorough summary of what we said.

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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 https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org