Harvey Wasserman

Harvey Wasserman
Harvey Wasserman's latest book, America at the Brink of Rebirth: The Organic Spiral of US History, will be published in 2016.  His Solartopia Green Power & Wellness Show is at www.progressiveradionetwork.com, and he edits www.nukefree.org.

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Friday, October 21, 2016 - 7:30am
Trump's Racist "Rigged Election" Attack Is as Old as America
Donald Trump’s demand for “monitors” at polling places to prevent a “rigged election” is an old and ugly story. It’s obviously aimed – KKK style – at stopping black and Hispanic citizens from voting. But in fact both major parties have used such terror tactics – and updated electronic ones – since...
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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:45am
How Nuclear Power Causes Global Warming
Supporters of nuclear power like to argue that nukes are the key to combatting climate change. Here’s why they are dead wrong. Every nuclear generating station spews about two-thirds of the energy it burns inside its reactor core into the environment. Only one-third is converted into electricity...
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Monday, September 5, 2016 - 8:45am
Nuclear's Last Stand? New York’s Cuomo Rushes in to Save Dying Plants
New York’s “liberal” Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to ram through a complex backdoor bailout package worth up to $11 billion to keep at least four dangerously decrepit nuclear reactors operating. To many proponents of safe energy, the move comes as a shock. Its outcome will have monumental...
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Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 3:30pm
Diablo Shutdown Marks End of Atomic Era
As worldwide headlines have proclaimed, California’s Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) says it will shut its giant Diablo Canyon reactors near San Luis Obispo, and that the power they’ve been producing will be replaced by renewable energy . PG&E has also earmarked some $350 million to “...
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 9:15am
30 Ways Chernobyl and the Dying Nuke Industry Are Killing Us All
April 26 marks the 30th anniversary of the catastrophic explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. It comes as Germany, which is phasing out all its reactors, has asked Belgium to shut two of its nukes because of the threat of terrorism. It also comes as advancing efficiencies and plunging...
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Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 2:15pm
Run, Bernie, Please Keep Running
We all win when Bernie Sanders runs. We need him to continue through the Democratic Convention and beyond. You can pardon my enthusiasm, but I’ll now be sending him my $27. That Bernie came in second in this past Tuesday’s primaries doesn’t mean much. He got more than enough votes to justify an...
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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 8:15am
7 Top NRC Experts Break Ranks to Warn of Critical Danger at Aging Nuke Plants
Seven top Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) experts have taken the brave rare step of publicly filing an independent finding warning that nearly every U.S. atomic reactor has a generic safety flaw that could spark a disaster. The warning mocks the latest industry push to keep America’s remaining...
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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 12:15pm
Corporate Pot Goes Down in Ohio
Official vote counts in Ohio indicate a major defeat for the nation’s first corporate-sponsored marijuana legalization referendum. But it’s complicated. And the ultimate issue is far from settled, as cannabis supporters are looking to 2016 to finally make pot legal here. Amidst the usual “glitches...
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Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 8:00am
Will Ohio Legalize Pot on Tuesday?
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders now says he’d end it, and would vote for legalization. He joins Rand Paul. Hillary says she’s thinking about it. On Tuesday, Ohio will vote directly on whether to take pot off the state's Drug War agenda. But the vote is not so simple. It’s actually opposed by...
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 2:00pm
Another US Nuke Bites the Dust
The chain reactor operator Entergy has announced it will close the Pilgrim nuke south of Boston. The shut-down will bring U.S. reactor fleet to 98, though numerous other reactors are likely to face abandonment in the coming months. But Entergy says it may not take Pilgrim down until June 1, 2019—...
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