Author Archives: Harvey Wasserman

57 unpatriotic ways the Corp/Dems have enthroned Trumputin

As we celebrated our nation’s birth, and organize to once again overthrow an illegitimate tyrant, we might pity Trump’s classic liberal enabler, Al Dershowitz. Continue reading

Supreme Court approves fascist assault on Buddhists, Muslims, Catholics, Jews, Japanese-Americans, whoever . . . prepare for your very own concentration cam

The US Supreme Court has approved Donald Trump’s presumed dictatorial power to ban and imprison any would-be immigrant group he does not like. Continue reading

Immigrants & Muslims are Trump’s Jews . . . until he comes for the actual Jews

Make no mistake: Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions’ assault on immigrant families and their “tactic” of separating parents from their children are right out of the Nazi playbook. Continue reading

Trump has plenty of accomplices in his reckless energy policies

Some 360,000 Americans now work in the solar industry, more than in nukes and coal combined. In fact, more Americans are now working in California’s solar industry than are digging coal nationwide. And the U.S. wind business now employs more than 100,000 people. Continue reading

Puerto Rico goes back door to Solartopia and the corporate media black it out

Puerto Rico has made history by becoming—briefly—the largest US territory or state to be powered almost entirely by renewable energy. Continue reading

Trump’s ‘policies’ on guns, drugs, Puerto Rico, golf, Mueller and Russian election theft are all about mob money

Donald Trump’s sole “philosophy” is personal profit. His real “party” is the mob. His mafia “don,” Vladimir Putin, is the world’s #1 crime boss. For the pair of them, the issues of the day all boil down to one: cash flow. Continue reading

It’s time to deal with Trumputin’s Second Amendment idiocy

My beloved childhood friend, someone I’ve known since before elementary school, has lost his grandson in the latest Florida shooting. Continue reading

Warring visions of Puerto Rico’s future

Will it be Singapore or Solartopia?

Warring visions have now erupted over the energy and economic futures of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Continue reading

Earthquake risk keeps heat on vulnerable nuclear reactors

A proposal by a California administrative law judge has given safe energy advocates new hope that two Diablo Canyon nuclear reactors will be shut before an earthquake on the San Andreas fault turns them to rubble, potentially threatening millions of people. Continue reading

Fascism fails in Virginia—is Alabama next?

Steve Bannon’s attempted fascist putsch in Virginia and New Jersey has failed. Continue reading

Can Democrats stop Virginia, Alabama elections from being stolen?

Donald Trump’s primary enablers, the corporate Democrats, may be poised to blow it again in upcoming elections in Virginia on Nov. 7 and Alabama on Dec. 12. Continue reading

Swamp Tales: Puerto Rico cancels $300 million Trump crony electrical grid rebuild contract

The swampish saga would be hard to invent. In early October, Puerto Rico’s Energy Power Authority awarded a $300 million tax-funded contract to reconstruct the island’s hurricane devastated power grid to a two-person, two-year-old firm based in the small Montana hometown of Trump Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. The company is financially backed by a major donor to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Continue reading

It’s a lousy anthem anyway

The immensely powerful, deeply moving and historic protests of our nation’s athletes against the absurd rantings of our Great Dictator make one thing abundantly clear: the diversity of this nation is not going away. Continue reading

Nuclear plants plus hurricanes: disasters waiting to happen

Although the mainstream media said next to nothing about it, independent experts have made it clear that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma threatened six U.S. nuclear plants with major destruction, and therefore all of us with apocalyptic disaster. It is a danger that remains for the inevitable hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and other natural disasters yet to come. Continue reading

Goodbye nuclear power

Construction of two of four remaining planned U.S. plants just canceled

Two of the last four commercial nuclear power plants under construction in the United States—both of them at the V.C. Summer site in South Carolina—have been cancelled. A decision on the remaining two, which are in Georgia, will be made in August. Continue reading

Ohio’s anti-wind regulation comes at a serious cost

In the corporate war against renewable energy, a single Ohio regulation stands out. Continue reading

Donald Trump & Andrew Cuomo are brothers in reactor disaster

Donald Trump and New York governor Andrew Cuomo have joined forces in destroying our economy and environment. Continue reading

Three Mile Island nuke plant closure strengthens call for renewable energy future

Tuesday’s announcement that the Three Mile Island Unit One nuclear plant will close unless it gets massive subsidies has vastly strengthened the case for a totally renewable energy future. Continue reading

Tunnel collapse at Hanford Nuclear Site—harbinger of the collapse of the entire industry?

The collapse of a tunnel at the massive nuclear waste dump at Hanford, Washington, 200 miles east of Seattle, has sent shock waves through a nuclear power industry already in the process of a global collapse. Continue reading

Ohio’s crumbling nukes face judgment day

The likely explosion of an American nuclear power plant is the ultimate terror in the age of Trump. Continue reading

Crumbling reactors and other nightmares of a Trump-Perry energy policy

In the area of energy policy under the presidency of Donald Trump, two concerns loom above all others. Continue reading

King CONG vs. Solartopia

As you ride the Amtrak along the Pacific coast between Los Angeles and San Diego, you pass the San Onofre nuclear power plant, home to three mammoth atomic reactors shut by citizen activism. Continue reading

How nuclear power causes global warming

Supporters of nuclear power like to argue that nukes are the key to combating climate change. Here’s why they are dead wrong. Continue reading

Will Christy Whitman follow her 9/11 apology with one for her nuke shill game?

Soon after the 9/11 terror attacks 15 years ago this past Sunday, then-US EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman assured New Yorkers the air was safe to breathe. Continue reading

New York’s Cuomo tries to bail out dying nukes

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Are you ready for President Paul Ryan?

Why we desperately need a Plan C

The Democratic party is teetering on the brink. The green/peace/social justice community needs a Plan C. The Republicans have one. The Democrats don’t. The impacts could be catastrophic. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Another U.S 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. Continue reading

Why Bernie and Hillary must address America’s dying nuke reactors

As the first Democrat presidential debate finally approaches (on Oct. 13), America’s nuke power industry is in accelerated collapse. Continue reading

Grassroots pressure escalates to shut down Diablo Canyon nuke plant

The two reactors at Diablo Canyon are the last ones still operating in California. And the grassroots pressure to shut them down is escalating. Continue reading