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Harvey is a lifelong activist who speaks, writes and organizes widely on energy, the environment, election protection, social justice, grass-roots politics and natural healing, personal and planetary.He hosts "California Solartopia" at KPFK-Pacifica and "Green Power & Wellness" atprn.fm. He editsnukefree.org,solartopia.organd has taught history, diversity and ecology studies at numerous colleges. With Pete Seeger and David Bernz, he co-wrote the Grammy-winning "Solartopia Song."
With Dan Keller, Harvey co-wrote the award-winning "Lovejoy's Nuclear War" and "Last Resort" documentary films. In 1994, he spoke (for Greenpeace) to 350,000 rock fans at Woodstock 2. He's made major media appearances on "Today," "Nightline," "Democracy Now," "Thom Hartmann," "Phil Donahue" and more. His articles have been published at The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Nation, Progressive, Huffington Post and more.Harvey has authored or co-authored about 20 books, with introductions or endorsements from Howard Zinn, Bonnie Raitt, Dr. Benjamin Spock, Marianne Williamson, Studs Terkel, Dr. Helen Caldicott, Kurt Vonnegut, Ina Mae Gaskin, Dennis Kucinich, Lila Garrett, Ed Asner, Ralph Nader and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
He is married with five daughters and many grandchildren. His top priority is to shut all nuke reactors and help make Los Angeles the world's first Solartopian megalopolis.
It's Time to Deal With Trumputin's Second Amendment Idiocy
Trumputin and those like him are criminally insane when it comes to (among so many other things) guns. That the slumlord-in-chief has issued a statement blaming the victims, and without mentioning gun control, is par for his course.
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Will We Get Trumputin's Tax Returns Along With the Nunes Memo?
Stopping Trumputin will require the full force of the social democratic movement ignited by Bernie Sanders, riding the popular wave of BlackLivesMatter, Occupy, etc. Only a massive grassroots uprising can stop the fascist coup now taking place. It's time for the social democrat, true democracy grassroots to rise up to protect our common humanity and our Mother Earth.
"Call Me Sluggo": A Life-long Activist Sheds His Slave Name
Enough is enough. Especially when it comes to a name. Many of you have undoubtedly faced a crisis or two about your own. It can come from anywhere, like changing (or NOT) your family name when getting married. Or dumping the curse of one you never liked.
Friday, December 15, 2017(44 comments)
Fighting the Assaults on Net Neutrality and Our Economy
Trump's "tax reform" and internet assault are at the cutting edge of a suicidal war being waged by the psychotic rich against the rest of us -- and the planet. The center is not holding. Our social and ecological fabric is giving way. Our survival is at stake.
These turning-point elections in Virginia and Alabama give us hope. Like those elections, these are conflicts we cannot afford to lose.
Saturday, December 2, 2017(1 comments)
Warring Visions of Puerto Rico's Future
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have proposed a $146 billion green "Marshall Plan" to rebuild Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands as a prosperous, self-sufficient home for the indigenous citizenry. The bill is co-sponsored by Democratic Senators Ed Markey, Richard Blumenthal and Democratic Representatives Nadia Velazquez and Darren Soto along with Democrat Stacey Plaskett, the Virgin Islands' non-voting Representative.
Earthquake Risk Keeps Heat on Vulnerable Nuclear Reactors
Diablo's wind-blown emissions could irradiate the Los Angeles megalopolis in less than six hours if an earthquake destroyed the plant. The death toll could be in the millions, the property damage in the trillions of dollars. The owner of the plant, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), would not be legally liable.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017(30 comments)
Is Puerto Rico Being "Ethnically Cleansed" for the Super Rich?
Two months after the Sept. 20 landfall of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico -- like the nearby Virgin Islands -- is still in a state of horrifying devastation. The help being offered by the Trump administration is thin to the point of being cruel and unusual.
Sunday, November 12, 2017(4 comments)
Will Alabama Voters Be Next to Reject "Trumpism"?
Steve Bannon's attempted fascist putsch in Virginia and New Jersey has failed. Is Alabama next? Can the Democrats keep it from being stolen? Given the Virginia/New Jersey rejection of hate, Alabama is now in play. The Democrats have shown they can beat Trumpism. In Alabama, they also must show they've learned some lessons from recent elections.
Friday, November 3, 2017(1 comments)
Can Democrats Stop Virginia, Alabama Elections From Being Stolen?
The brain-dead corporate DNC shows no willingness to do anything. So Schumer, Pelosi and Perez need to stand down, and let independent election protection activists do their work.
Until they do, Donald Trump will once again run wild, with no effective opposition, leaving the GOP free to steal every election for the foreseeable future--with potentially apocalyptic consequences.
As a Team Owner, I Demand the Green Bay Packers Hire Colin Kaepernick
Kaepernick's pathbreaking "take a knee" before the national anthem guarantees him an historic place in the civil rights hall of fame. Begun last year, it is a carefully considered,well-timed, and very public call to pay attention to ongoing police brutality toward black people in this country.
Thursday, October 12, 2017(9 comments)
How Gore, Kerry and Clinton Put Trump in the White House
Trump's federal commission on "voter fraud," headed by Kobach, with Blackwell by his side, is escalating the Jim Crow assault on our voter rolls. Easily hacked electronic voting machines guarantee flipped outcomes. The Electoral College still lets small red states deny the duly elected presidential candidates rightful access to the White House.
Monday, September 25, 2017(2 comments)
It's A Lousy "Anthem" Anyway
Words to the Star Spangled Banner were written by Francis Scott Key, a slaveowner. He commemorated the failure of the British to conquer Baltimore in the War of 1812, an utterly useless conflict. The Brits had just burned our nation's capital, partly in response to our burning their Canadian headquarters at York, now Toronto.
Sunday, September 24, 2017(3 comments)
How to Reform the Corrupted U.S. Electoral System
We are being robbed of universal health care, decent public education, renewable energy, environmental protection, accountable policing, basic human rights, nuclear disarmament and much, much more because unelected billionaire corporatists control our government instead of dedicated, accountable public servants. The Jim Crow stripping of our voter rolls has denied millions their most basic right.
Trump's Budget Assault on the Environment Packs a Wallop
The administration's budget cuts $2.4 billion from the EPA's operating funds -- roughly 31 percent -- taking the agency's annual budget from $8.1 billion to $5.7 billion, the smallest since it was formed in 1970. These cuts will cripple regulation of air and water quality, strip oversight of a wide range of land management programs, and loosen restrictions on chemical emissions from industrial facilities.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
We Are Mourning -- But We Are Marching and Organizing for Democracy and the Earth
Trump has brought home the infection: imperial, greedy, misogynist, incompetent, uncaring, egomaniacal, sociopathic, a destroyer of the Earth. This is what we've been imposing on the rest of the world for so many decades. He is part of the price we pay for corrupting other countries and wrecking the lives of so many innocents within them.
Bonnie Raitt Just Keeps Getting Better
I continue to be amazed by the level of professionalism, heart and freshness Bonnie Raitt brings to the halls. There is never a dull moment in her shows, never a lag or a lapse. She is humble, conscientious and committed to her audiences. She laughs, she banters, she is on top of things.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
The Iconic Peace Ship Golden Rule Is Hit by a Police Boat!
Some 58 years after its maiden voyage, this legendary little boat is once again at center stage in the global struggle against the nuclear madness. In a nation bristling with atomic weapons and reactors, where innocent civilians are regularly gunned down en masse, this graceful vessel represents an ark of civility, nonviolence and hope.
Monday, June 6, 2016(5 comments)
What Will Finally Shut Down Diablo Canyon Nukes? Could a Bernie Win Help?
Since the Diablo license is soon up for renewal, and its operations depend on federal subsidies (most importantly for liability insurance), a Sanders victory in Tuesday's California primary might mark a step toward shutting Diablo. But far more important is that Sanders' supporters stick with the issue. To make a real difference, Sanders voters in California and elsewhere must escalate their activism after they vote.
New Hampshire is the Birthplace of Electronic Election Theft
As the New Hampshire primary lurches toward the finish line, the reality of electronic election theft looms over the vote count. This year in New Hampshire, we have Bernie Sanders rolling into Election Day with a very strong lead. Barack Obama did much the same (though with far smaller margins) in 2008, and emerged the loser. Could a similar outcome follow for Bernie?
Wednesday, November 25, 2015(2 comments)
Nuclear Reactors Make Isis an Apocalyptic Threat
As you read this, a terror attack has put atomic reactors in Ukraine at the brink of another Chernobyl-scale apocalypse.
Transmission lines have been blown up. Power to at least two major nuclear power stations has been "dangerously" cut. Without emergency backup, those nukes could lose coolant to their radioactive cores and spent fuel pools. They could then melt or explode, as at Fukushima.
Monday, November 2, 2015(1 comments)
Will Ohio Legalize Pot on Tuesday?
By all accounts the Drug War has had little impact on drug consumption in the US, except to make it more profitable for drug dealers. It's spawned a multi-billion-dollar industry in prison construction, policing, prison guards, lawyers, judges and more, all of them invested in prolonging the drug war despite its negative impacts on public health.
How Ohio's Energy Economy Became a Radioactive 19th Century Relic
Today Ohio's fossil-fueled, landlocked capital city is the western world's largest with neither internal commuter light rail nor access by passenger train service from anywhere else.
After being at the cusp of major solar & wind power advances, the state has all but killed the prospects for any large new green energy projects. The state may now miss one of history's biggest and most profitable technological transformations
Sunday, March 29, 2015(4 comments)
36 Years of Three Mile Island's Lethal Lies ...and Still Counting
The lies that killed people at Three Mile Island 36 years ago on March 28, 1979 are still being told at Chernobyl, Fukushima, Diablo Canyon, Davis-Besse " and at TMI itself. As the first major reactor accident that was made known to the public is sadly commemorated, and as the global nuclear industry collapses, let's count just 36 tip-of-the iceberg ways the nuclear industry's radioactive legacy continues to fester:
Activists Permanently Shut Down Vermont Yankee Nuke Plant Today
Throughout the world, nukes once sold as generating juice "too cheap to meter" comprise a global financial disaster. Even with their capital costs long-ago stuck to the public, these radioactive junk heaps have no place in today's economy--except as illegitimate magnets for massive handouts.
Corporate Personhood Is the Ebola Virus of Climate Chaos
But nothing truly lasting will happen until we eradicate the virus that's killing us all--the unrestrained corporate power over our lives and planet.
The core engine of our economy must at last be made directly accountable to humankind and our Mother Earth.
Saturday, September 13, 2014(2 comments)
Let's Bury King C.O.N.G. at People's Climate March
The corporate beast that's killing us all draws its power from a lethal mutation with no basis in law or sanity. Without a free and open internet to bring it down, our struggle to survive is in serious jeopardy. We can win.
But to do so we must preserve net neutrality, transform the corporation and bury King C.O.N.G. in the Solartopian compost heap.
Monday, July 21, 2014(4 comments)
Fukushima's Children are Dying
Some 39 months after the multiple explosions at Fukushima, thyroid cancer rates among nearby children have skyrocketed to more than forty times (40x) normal.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014(3 comments)
News Flash: Fukushima Is Still a Disaster
The corporate media silence on Fukushima has been deafening even though the melted-down nuclear power plant's seaborne radiation is now washing up on American beaches.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Fighting Our Fossil-Nuke Extinction
Our choice is not between nuclear power and fossil fuels. Either is sufficient to kill us outright or strand us alone on a dead planet. We can no more survive on a planet burned and poisoned by fossil fuels than we can on one mutated and heated by atomic energy. Time is short and the two movements must make their peace. We have the means. Now we need the will.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014(5 comments)
The Nuclear Omnicide
Burning coal spews still more radiation into our air, along with mercury and other lethal pollutants. Fracking for gas draws toxins up from the earth's crust. Industry apologists say reactors can moderate the climate chaos caused by burning those fossil fuels. But fighting global weirding with atomic power is like trying to cure a fever with a lethal dose of X-ray. The larger biospheric clock is ticking. We need to act.
Thursday, March 6, 2014(2 comments)
The USS Reagan Is Fukushima’s Unlucky Dragon
Fifty-seven years before the USS Ronald Reagan was swept with radiation from the Fukushima meltdown, a similar, terrible fate befell the crew of a small Japanese fishing boat called the “Lucky Dragon.”
Obama’s Nuke-Powered Drone Strike on America’s Fiscal Sanity
So the "all the above" energy strategy now deems we dump another $6.5 billion in bogus loan guarantees down the atomic drain. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced finalization of hotly contested taxpayer handouts for the two Vogtle reactors being built in Georgia. Another $1.8 billion waits to be pulled out of your pocket and poured down the radioactive sink hole.
A nuke-powered drone strike on fiscal sanity.
Monday, February 3, 2014(8 comments)
50 Reasons We Should Fear the Worst from Fukushima
This “see no evil, pay no damages” mindset dates from the Bombing of Hiroshima to Fukushima to the disaster coming next … which could be happening as you read this.
Here are 50 preliminary reasons why this radioactive legacy demands we prepare for the worst for our oceans, our planet, our economy … ourselves.
Pro-Nuke Scientists Should Go To Fukushima
The four scientists who have advocated more nuclear power as a solution to global warming should go to Fukushima. Atomic energy is a failed technology & the radiation now constantly gushing from that stricken site is already harming us all.
The Tokyo Electric Power Company is incapable of handling this worsening crisis. The Japanese government must turn the site over to a global task force of the world's best scientists