Solartopia Green Power & Wellness Hour Harvey Wasserman embraces your views with a Solartopian vision of the people’s politics, ecology, holistic health and much more.

September 23, 2021  

TRUMP TERROR, GA/AZ/CA/OH ROUNDUPS, DEMOCRACY ON THE LINE

 

The great TATANKA BRICCA fires us up with an excursion into the land of TRUMP TERROR, as the deposed autocrat attacks anyone---especially moderate Republicans---who doubt his Divine Right to permanent power.

 

Joined by JOEL SEGAL we further explore the new PROGRESSIVE ACTION COALITION and its legislative companion, the SmartALEC, meant to move the legislative agenda toward the Green New Deal, Election Protection, DC Statehood and Social Justice, ending poverty, hunger, homelessness.

 

Joel also updates us on the all-important federal legislation to protect voter rights, which requires beating or end-running the filibuster. 

 

With JOHN BRAKEY and STEVE ROSENFELD we jump through the rabbit hole into the insane miasma of Arizona’s ridiculous recount.

 

Steve and GLORIA TINUBU also tell of the Georgia Miracle Project and its upcoming book and movie.

 

From California we get the inside skinny on the recalled recall…and on the Golden State’s Green New Deal.

 

From Ohio we hear battle reports on GOP gerrymandering.

 

And there is SO much more…..Join US!!

September 16, 2021  

CA RECALL, JULIAN ASSANGE, OH GERRYMANDERING, VOTING RIGHTS BILLS, DC STATEHOOD & A NEW PROGRESSIVE ACTION COALITION & Smart ALEC

 
Our Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Coalition Zoom #64 covers the lot.  We assess:
1.  The California gubernatorial recall (destined to fail) anointing Gavin Newsom as a likely Presidential candidate;
2.  The attempted extra-legal murder of journalist Julian Assange;
3.  Gerrymandering in Ohio, a GOP ritual headed for the courts because of new laws passed to curtail it;
4.  Voting Rights Bills FOR THE PEOPLE & JOHN LEWIS under intense attack, with all future elections on the line;
5.  The birth of the PROGRESSIVE ACTION COALITION, meant for unified power from the diverse but focussed humanist left;
6.  The birth of SmartALEC meant to draft and push progressive legislation;
7.  DC Statehood...a full exposition of the critical issues with some of its most powerful advocates.
September 9, 2021  
HIGH-POWERED PROGRESSIVES RESPOND TO THE ECO-CRISIS AT OUR NATIONAL JUSTICE ROUNDTABLE ZOOM!
 
In a brilliant, unique national forum on unified progressive action, legendary activists NAN FARFAN and TATANKA BRICCA convene a powerful pathbreaking forum on saving our planet.
 
This already-infamous hour-long excursion is part 2 of our broadcasts from the August 30 National Justice Roundtable zoom gathering of more than 230 major activists to network and coordinate a focused progressive movement to win social change.
 
Among the participants presenting 3-minute of green wisdom in this amazing confab are:  HEATHER BOOTH,  Founder, Citizen Action; EMILY WURTH, Food and Water Watch; JOSIAH EDWARDS, Sunrise, LA; BETSY NICHOLAS, River Keepers, Chesapeake Bay; HOPE CANOY, Indigenous Visions; ALAN MINSKY, Executive Director, Progressive Democrats of America; RUDY ARREDONDO, President, National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association; RUDY MAGDELENO, long-time legendary organizer; HARVEY WASSERMAN, No Nukes/Solartopia; Professor EVA K. LEE, renewables expert, Georgia Tech; DREW GLOVER, green activist; MOLLY BASLER, Green Dream candidate for Los Angeles City Council.
 
With focussed, hard-hitting presentations aimed at linking a unified environmental movement with DC Statehood, Election Protection and Social Justice, this is one of the most powerful hours of ecological organizing you will ever hear. Join Us!!!
September 2, 2021  

AMERICA'S FIRST NATIONAL JUSTICE ROUNDTABLE

 
For the first time in recent memory, a hugely diverse gathering of progressive activists and leaders has convened to chart a path toward a unified coalition meant to save our nation and our place on this planet.
 
This five-hour zoom has drawn together an astounding array of powerful thinkers and doers to cover (among much else) the burning issues of DC Statehood, Election Protection/Voter Engagement, Environmental/Solartopian Activism and Social Justice/Abolition of Poverty & Homelessness.
 
Convened largely by the great Joel Segal, in concert with Andrea Miller, Tatonka Bricca, “Sluggo” Wasserman and many more, the intense stream of presentations covers a huge chunk of human territory that motivates and excites the core of our progressive communities.
 
The zoom opens with the great DOLORES HUERTA, joined by CHASE IRON EYES, REP. ALAN GRAYSON, DC SENATOR MICHAEL BROWN, PRESIDENT CHRISTIAN NUNES of the National Organization for Women, and many many more.
 
This indescribable, incredibly powerful coming together has clearly bent the arc of history…toward justice, fair elections, ecological preservation, DC Statehood and much much more.
 
The first hour appears here at the Solartopia Green Power & Wellness Show.  The link to the rest can be gotten via www.electionprotection2024.org.
 
Don’t miss this uniquely powerful piece of evolutionary change.  
August 26, 2021  

WILL FEDERAL LEGISLATION PROTECT OUR ELECTIONS?

 
As Trump Republicans assault the right to vote with more than 400 bills pushed into state legislatures, we track the possibilities of the FOR THE PEOPLE ACT and the JOHN LEWIS ACT.
 
The twin attempts to use federal legal powers to protect our citizens’ ability to exercise the franchise face serious obstacles.  JOEL SEGAL and other powerful experts give us the news on what’s happening.
 
We also discuss next week’s NATIONAL JUSTICE ROUNDTABLE to take place at 1-5pm eastern time, Monday, August 30, will cover the issues of DC Statehood, Election Protection, Saving the Earth & Social Justice/Ending Poverty & Homelessness.
 
This huge gathering of progressive forces can be accessed this coming Monday via www.electionprotection2024.org.  Don’t miss it!!
 
We also get an update on the by-laws election at the Pacifica Radio Network, with reports from New York, California, Texas, Georgia and more.
 
This is the Grassroots Election Protection Emergency Coalition Zoom #62.  We are glad to have you aboard
August 19, 2021  

AFGHAN DEJA VU; A NEW GEORGIA MIRACLE?;  CA RECALL/NEW NY GOV; FOR THE PEOPLE/JOHN LEWIS ACTS; NATIONAL SUMMIT 8/30

For our 61st Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Coalition zoom we note the American flight from Kabul, replicating the one from Saigon on April 30, 1975.

HAS THERE BEEN NO LEARNING CURVE?

We ask the same of REBECCA LANDAU and RAY MCCLENDON as we confront the unlikely Georgia Senatorial campaign of former NFL bust & Trump devotee Herschel Walker. 
Rebecca and Ray discuss the major post card campaign and other grassroots tactics meant to keep hold on Georgia’s US Senate seat in 2002.

With TATANKA BRICCA and others we examine the California recall; with JULIE WIENER we face the new Governor in NY.

With JOEL SEGAL we go deep into the major national summit upcoming August 30, 1-5pm eastern, to gather top national leaders & grassroots organizations around Voting Rights/Election Protection; a Green Planet;  DC Statehood; and Justice, Homelessness & Poverty.
This monumental zoom will allow key organizers to announce their campaigns, their goals, what they need and how to get in touch.  It will be the prime unifying event for the progressive community leading up to the 2022 mid-term elections…and much more.

We also explore the critical progress of the nation’s two critical federal election protection laws, the FOR THE PEOPLE ACT and the JOHN LEWIS ACT.  Both are tied up in the complexities of Congressional maneuvering.  This report tells us how.

We finish with a round-table of front-line reports.  If you are ready to work for a democratic and sustainable future in the country, don’t miss this show!

August 12, 2021  

A COUP IN CALIFORNIA?  CRAZY IN ARIZONA?  AMERICAN FASCISM HOME TO ROOST?

Our GRASSROOTS EMERGENCY ELECTION PROTECTION COALITION Zoom Call #60 starts with TATANKA BRICCA sounding the alarm on the recall of Gavin Newsom.

California's Democratic Governor could be removed in September if he fails to get 50% of the vote.  He’d then be replaced by an extreme right-wing Trumpist who could do major damage. 

If ancient Senator Diane Feinstein leaves the Senate, control could then be shifted to the GOP.

We get a full report from the three Arizona musketeers JOHN BRAKEY, RAY LUTZ & STEVE ROSENFELD on the terminal insanity of the state that’s given us Kyrsten Sinema and the Ninja nincompoops.

We also hear from BRYNN TANNEHILL on her brilliant overview of AMERICAN FASCISM, which warns of the GOP coup that could destroy American democracy forever.

CHARLES MORELAND and JOEL SEGA update us on the impact of COVID on upcoming planned events for DC STATEHOOD, a GREEN EARTH & JUSTICE, this coming August 27-30.

We hear further reports on the spread of the COVID in the face of mass vaccination, masking and more.

In the face of an escalating attack on our basic freedoms, don’t miss this call!!

August 5, 2021  

THE HOUSING CRISIS, ANTI-DEMOCRACY ASSAULT IN GA, DREAM DRUMMING & MARCH, AN END TO AZ INSANITY?

Our very packed GREEP Zoom #59 opens with a deep, difficult descent into the terrible crisis of homelessness.  As the Democrats fail to stem the eviction crisis, we look toward 3 million Americans shelterless and on the streets.

We hear from RAY MCCLENDON of the Atlanta NAACP about the terrifying fascist assault of the gerrymandered Georgia legislature against the state’s democratic election apparatus.

MAUREEN TAYLOR tells us of the crisis in Michigan’s voting procedures and the mass marches against it.

CHARLES MORELAND lays out the major progress being made toward the upcoming August 27-30 DREAM events for DC Statehood, a Green Earth & Justice.

JOEL SEGAL describes the upcoming August 30 Summit/Roundtable for voting rights & justice at the Plymouth Church in DC.  Joel also lays out plans for SMART ALEC, the exciting new coalition for drafting progressive legislation.

CHASE IRON EYES confirms there will be a Drum Circle in Lafayette Park the morning of August 30, followed by the delivery of a solar panel and plan for a Clean/Green White House.

We end with an amazing report from Arizona and RAY LUTZ on how he, JOHN BRAKEY & STEVE ROSENFELD turned a complete fiasco into an important democracy learning event for the whole nation.

There is much more in this action-packed session on grassroots democracy.  Don’t miss it!

 
July 29, 2021  

THE FILIBUSTER, DREAM MARCH & ARIZONA INSANITY

The 58TH GRASSROOTS ELECTION PROTECTION COALITION zoom gathering begins with a hot discussion of the Senate filibuster and why a Democratic President like Joe Biden would support it.

We’re greeted by news that REV. JESSE JACKSON and others have been arrested at the office of Arizona Sen. Kirsten Sinema.

We hear from JUSTIN LEBLANC, HOWIE HAWKINS, DOROTHY REIK & other speculating on why the Democrats won’t move to restructure how our laws are made…and why they won’t come forward to protect our voting rights.

We hear from DC Statehood champion CHARLES MORELAND on the DC events upcoming August 27 (Awards Banquet), 28 (Mass Marches) and 29 (Prayer Breakfast). 

JOEL SEGAL then tells of the August 30 Summit/Roundtable bringing together 50 of the nation’s top leaders on voting rights, fighting poverty & winning a green-powered Earth.

Segal also discusses the idea of a progressive ALEC to mirror the Koch-funded American Legislative Exchange Council to draw up legislation for a just/green America.

Finally we get a mind-boggling report on the recount insanity in Arizona from STEVE ROSENFELD, JOHN BRAKEY & RAY LUTZ.  You couldn’t make this stuff up!!!

July 22, 2021  

CAN AMERICA'S VOTING RIGHTS MOVEMENT DEFEAT TRUMP’S FASCISM?

In a brilliant opening statement, North Carolina’s former Assistant Secretary of State ROBERT WILSON lays out the realities of the fascist coup we face. 

With riveting, soft-spoken prose, Wilson makes it clear that the battle over voting rights is the ultimate test of our future survival—both as a democracy and as a species on this embattled Earth.

We then hear from JAN GOODMAN about the on-going coup at the Pacifica Radio Network and the popular vote now being overturned by a failing, obsolete entrenched minority. 

No public-supported radio network that tells its listeners to DROP DEAD can expect to survive, and the battle at Pacific is far from over.

We hear from GLORIA TINUBU and RAY MCCLENDON about the uniquely powerful GEORGIA MIRACLE project, now documenting how the grassroots election protection movement beat Trump and put two Democrats from a state with a truly terrible history into the US Senate.

They're followed by TATANKA BRICCA, MYLA RESON, JOEL SEGAL, LYNNE FEINERMAN, DR. RUTH STRAUSS, HOWIE HAWKINS and many more critically important players in the movement to save our nation.

If you’re committed to our national democracy & ecological survival, don’t miss this GRASSROOTS EMERGENCY ELECTION PROTECTION COALITION zoom #57. 

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