Harvey Wasserman

Harvey is a safe energy activist and journalist/historian fighting for a renewable green future and restoration of democracy to the United States of America. Author or co-author of 6 books (4 on energy, 2 on US history), his latest effort is a Guide on how to build your own windfarm, co-authored with Dan Juhl (who has done just that). Harvey is senior advisor to Greenpeace USA and the Nuclear Information and Resource Service, and senior editor of The Columbus Free Press and www.freepress.org.

In 1974 Harvey coined the phrase "No Nukes" and helped organize early campaigns against the atomic power industry. He was a media spokesperson for the Clamshell Alliance, which led mass demonstrations against reactors being built at Seabrook, New Hampshire, and for Musicians United for Safe Energy, which staged 5 concerts in Madison Square Garden in 1979 shortly after the disaster at Three Mile Island. In 1994 he spoke to 350,000 semi-conscious rock fans at Woodstock 2.

He has been a frequent speaker at both Starwood and Winterstar.



The Solartopian Green-Powered Eco-Revolution

The global eco-crisis has an answer---the TOTAL conversion to renewables, efficiency and a post-pollution Solartopian planetary prosperity. We must beat King CONG (coal, oil, nukes and gas) and win the jobs, wealth and salvation that are possible with a green-powered revolution. Wind, solar, bio-fuels, tidal, geothermal, ocean thermal, wave, current and other forms of renewables, in combination with increased efficiency and revived mass transit, hold the key to an unprecedented economic boom. For millions of ordinary investors, they are increasingly profitable opportunities. They are also vital to our survival on this Earth. The proposed “renaissance” of nuke power is a cynical, doomed diversion from the need to get off fossil fuels and onto the revolutionary green-powered technologies that will make the difference between mass prosperity and a global apocalypse. Solartopia is the first holistic vision of what our world can and must become. As Robert F. Kennedy Jr. puts it, it is the “beautiful, tangible, credible, necessary & do-able” vision of our future.






How the GOP Stole the 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 Elections, and How to Stop it in 2008

The one thing America can say with pride about George W. Bush is that we never elected him president. Now we must stop the GOP from doing more of the same in 2008. As internet reporters and researchers based in Columbus, Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman have become “the Woodward and Bernstein of the 2004 election,” according to Rev. Jesse Jackson. They are the ultimate experts on the relentless GOP vote theft strategies that have brought the satanic chaos of the Bush catastrophe, and that would prolong the nightmare. Together, they have broken nearly all the major stories of the stolen 2004 Ohio vote that gave Bush a second term. They have researched and documented how presidential elections were stolen in 2000 and 2004, how the GOP stole three US Senate seats in 2002, an Ohio Congressional seat in 2003, two statewide referenda in 2005 and a number of Congressional seats in 2006. Harvey Wasserman will explain how to prevent it from happening again in 2008.






The Endless Horrors of the Failed Drug War

The “War on Drugs” in now nearly 40 years old. The only thing it has “accomplished” is the shredding of the US Constitution. Dating to the Hearst family’s need to protect its investments in tree-based paper, and to Richard Nixon’s Vietnam-era war on the counter-culture, the Drug War has been the relentless nightmare meant to bring down American democracy. Few would have believed in the 1960s that marijuana would still be illegal 40 years later. The immense financial and political stake in criminal prosecutions and incarcerations has yielded a systematic injustice with a huge institutional constituency, yet the campaigns for medical marijuana and the burgeoning demand for industrial hemp may be turning the tide. Activist/historian Wasserman will put the Drug War in its pharmacological, legal and historic context, and discuss what is happening now and what to expect in the future.






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