Harvey Wasserman
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“What the world needs now, in addition to ‘love, sweet love,’ is a regime change in Washington to restore democracy, ecological sanity and common decency to American life,” says Harvey Wasserman. Co-author of George W. Bush Versus the Superpower of Peace, he has been attending CWA since 1984 to talk about nonviolent action, solar power and the right to cast ballots and have them counted honestly.

Wasserman is senior editor of Free Press Online and senior advisor to the Nuclear Information and Resource Service as well as Greenpeace USA. He serves on the board of the Save Our Everglades Foundation and works with grassroots organizations to save central Ohio’s natural environment. This year he's working on a "count the vote" project and is promoting energy-efficient lighting fixtures for parking garages, offices and stores.

In the 1970s Wasserman helped coin the phrase "no nukes." In 1968 he was a founding member of the organic Montague Farm, which he helped pass on to the Peacemaker Community in 1993, making it one of the longest-running organic farms in U.S. history. Harvey Wasserman’s History of the United States was written at that farm and has just been republished. He also is author of The Last Energy War: The Battle over Utility Deregulation and co-author of Harvesting Wind Energy as a Cash Crop: A Guide to Locally-Owned Wind Farming. He has written articles on green energy policy for Mother Jones online. His most recent book is A Glimpse of the Big Light: Losing Parents, Finding Spirit.