Harvey Wasserman
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Harvey Wasserman is author or co-author of a dozen books, including Solartopia! Our Green-Powered Earth, the first post-corporate visioning of how our world might work after a revolution in community-owned renewable energy. Since 1973 he has been part of the grassroots No Nukes movement aimed at transcending King CONG (Coal, Oil, Nukes and Gas). The Solartopian vision has been put to song by Pete Seeger, and the book is introduced by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. In the fall of 2007, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, and Graham Nash formed the nukefree.org web site, which Wasserman edits, aimed at shutting down the nuclear power industry. Their efforts were part of a citizen's campaign that helped strip from the federal Energy Bill $50 billion in loan guarantees for building new reactors.


Wasserman co-authored with Professor Bob Fitrakis, How the GOP Stole America's 2004 Election & Is Rigging 2008. They are plaintiff and attorney in a federal civil rights lawsuit meant to guarantee that no American election is ever stolen again. Their coverage of election protection and other issues at is www.freepress.org, where they advocate automatic universal voter registration, hand-counted paper ballots, and a four-day national holiday for voting, with ballots counted by the nation's high school and college students.


Minnesota wind pioneer Dan Juhl and Wasserman co-authored Harvesting Wind Energy as a Cash Crop, a definitive guide for developing independently owned wind farms—a municipal-based model they advocate for the city of Boulder.


Wasserman teaches history and diversity at two central Ohio colleges. His recently republished Harvey Wasserman's History of the United States and A Glimpse of the Big Light: Losing Parents, Finding Spirit, were endorsed by the late, great Kurt Vonnegut. Wasserman will be attending his 21st Conference on World Affairs, which he considers a lucky number.