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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.

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Voting by mail could become the new normal amid coronavirus pandemic, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 24, 2020
Vote by Mail Could Revolutionize Our Democracy and Save Our Nation -- if Election Protection Activists Make It Happen VBM's challenges are daunting, but reasonably clear. They'll turn on the strength of grassroots election protection organizations in each key state, and how quickly they can get up and running.
From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 1, 2020
"Bleach-Waterboarding-for-All" Will Re-Open Economy Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that he will fast-track emergency legislation funding mandatory "Bleach-Waterboarding-for-All," as jointly invented by President Donald Trump and former Vice President Dick Cheney.
Nuclear Power Plant, From PixabayPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 12, 2020
Does Coronavirus Jeopardize Atomic Power Plants? The COVID Pandemic has thrown America's atomic reactor industry into lethal chaos, making a major disaster even more likely. Reports from "terrified" workers at a Pennsylvania reactor indicate vital precautions needed to protect them may not even be possible.
From InText
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Trump's Perfect Portal to Absolute Power In the ultimate election year, confusion and fear have overtaken our species. That America's Constitutional recourse for removing this de facto dictator has been plunged into chaos. That a megalomanic mobster has declared a national emergency and granted himself tyrannical dominion.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Glenn Beck Could Happen Here Now that the dust has settled from Glenn Beck's weekend revival at the Lincoln Memorial, two messages need to be delivered loud and clear. First: the United States of America has NEVER been a Christian nation, but there are those who would make it so, past and future. And second: do not discount Glenn Beck becoming president of the United States.
Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 2, 2020
California's Primary Season Comes Amid a Dramatic Battle Over Nuclear Energy California's Super Tuesday primary on March 3 comes amid an atomic struggle whose outcome will hugely impact the nation and world, including the global climate crisis, the Green New Deal and the outcome of the 2020 election.
Doomsday Preppers Aren't Prepping Anymore--Because Of Trump, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 26, 2020
Trump's Presidency Brings Us Closer to Midnight on the Doomsday Clock The legendary Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS), which tracks issues related to technology and global security, has issued a terrifying warning: We are less than two minutes to midnight on the Doomsday clock. It's very bad news, representing "the most dangerous situation that humanity has ever faced."
Nuclear Plant Owners Expand Search For Rescue To More States, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 30, 2019
Ohio's Pro-Nuke Assault Threatens American Democracy with Violence & More The nuclear industry's violent assault on democracy in Ohio has taken a surreal leap. It could seriously impact whether Donald Trump will carry this swing state-and the nation-in 2020.
Gas explosion kills 8 in San Bruno, California The cost of solar is now lower than gas. Each house in San Bruno should be rebuilt with 60 panels, so homeowners can create a surplus of energy that can then ..., From YouTubeVideos
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 8, 2019
Pacific Gas and Electric on the Brink The campaign by local governments to break up and take over the utility could become a turning point in the history of American energy.
Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Ohio, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 20, 2019
Ohio's Fascist Pro-Nuke Attack on Democracy Comes Due on Monday A terrifying series of gestapo-style assaults, petition buying, bribery, mass media manipulation and systematic intimidation has smacked into the attempt of Ohio citizens to repeal a billion-dollar bailout for two dangerously failing atomic reactors on Lake Erie.
Democratic Socialists Of America, From WikimediaPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 11, 2019
What Really Happened to American Socialism? In the face of outright fascism and corporate corruption, it's time to reclaim the legitimate mainstream acceptance of American Socialism. The idea that our citizenry is entitled to ownership of our nation's core economic institutions is as American as apple pie. So is opposition to empire and a deep, abiding commitment to real grassroots social democracy.
Cory Booker, From FlickrPhotos
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 21, 2019
Pro-Nuke-Holocaust Denier Cory Booker Must Not Be President Senator Cory Booker has become a Pro-Nuke-Holocaust Denier and must not be president or vice. As desperate mostly-young millions march worldwide for the survival of our Earth, Booker embraces explosive atomic 500-F climate killing machines that are roasting Her.
The Perry Nuclear Power plant outside of Cleveland., From Uploaded
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 2, 2019
40 Ways Ohio Now Proposes Nuclear Suicide A bought, gerrymandered Ohio Legislature has just handed a much-hated $150 million/year public bailout to two dinosaur nuke reactors primed to explode. It also bails out two filthy 50-year-old coal burners and guts programs for increased efficiency. But a possible repeal referendum could reverse all that and have a serious impact on the Trumpsters who pushed it in the 2020 election.
Seismograph, From FlickrPhotos
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 6, 2019
The Quake to Make Los Angeles a Radioactive Dead Zone Had Friday's 7.1 earthquake and other ongoing seismic shocks hit less than 200 miles northwest of Ridgecrest/China Lake, ten million people in Los Angeles would now be under an apocalyptic cloud, their lives and those of the state and nation in radioactive ruin. The likely human death toll would be in the millions. The likely property loss would be in the trillions. The forever damage to our food supply incalculable
U.S. Military forces in Afghanistan., From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 21, 2019
We Have a Trump Because We Have an Empire Donald Trump rolls along as the ultimate composite of all we've done to the rest of the world. He's not an accident, an aberration, or an outlier. He comes from the core of our multi-century global assault on all things social democratic.
In return for footing this bill, the citizens of Ohio stand to gain obsolete burners that doom their state to dirty air, above-market electric rates, and radioactive danger., From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 1, 2019
Ohio Stumbles, With a Team Trump Nudge, Toward Nuclear and Coal Defying all laws of competitive economics, climate change, and technological progress, the Ohio House has voted in a ratepayer-funded bailout for two aging nuclear power plants on Lake Erie, and two even older coal burners, one in Indiana, but owned by the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation, based in Piketon.
.The Nuclear Option., From YouTubeVideos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 12, 2019
As Reactors Shut in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, Nuke War Rages in Ohio and New York As the nuke power industry slumps toward oblivion, two huge reactors are shutting in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. The shutdowns are a body blow to atomic energy. The soaring costs of the decayed US reactor fleet have forced them to beg gerrymandered state legislatures for huge bailouts.
Russian President Putin, From FlickrPhotos
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 25, 2019
Trump's Real Russkie Running Mate Is Jim Crow ... and WAR! Putin and company will be back in 2020 on behalf of their wholly-owned asset. They'll be more powerful and sophisticated than ever, marching in lockstep with their fellow mega-corporations and terminal polluters. A victory would let them complete the fascist assault on what's left of American democracy. And they'll have two other key allies: Jim Crow, and War.
Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant., From YouTubeVideos
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 19, 2019
America's "Hole-in-the-Head" Nuke Suicide Pact Gets Court Approval Every downwind American is now threatened with deadly radiation while state after state bankrupts itself with soaring electric bills and ecological disaster, crippling the Solartopian green energy revolution. It is, in short, the "hole in the head" wave of massive state-based nuke bailouts
Electronic Voting Machine, From YouTubeVideos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Will Digital Ballot Images Help Protect the 2020 Election? As the issues of ballot marking and imaging flow into the mix, the question of how to secure a reliable, verifiable vote count in 2020 and beyond will require a huge grassroots effort. In this century, with the likes of Donald Trump in the White House, Thomas Jefferson's warning that preserving democracy requires "eternal vigilance" remains an epic understatement.

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