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.

January 30, 2020  
THE GREEN PARTY, GREEN NEW DEAL & 2020

We join HOWIE HAWKINS, who’s running for the presidential nomination of the Green Party, & long-time activist JOEL SEGAL.

We cover electoral politics, the impeachment, the Green New Deal, climate catastrophe and much much more with these two spectacular game-changers.

Don’t miss this amazing discussion.

 
 
 
 
January 24, 2020  

We’re joined in Solartopia by ALAN MINSKY of Progressive Democrats of America and BOB FITRAKIS of Freepress.org to talk politics and sports.

Hillary Clinton’s latest attacks on Bernie Sanders (“Nobody likes him”) revive the split within the Democratic Party between the corporatists and the social democrats.
Bernie’s poll numbers continue to show unshakable support for an agenda that includes economic rights and social justice for the vast American working/middle class. 
He also represents the unlikely ascendence of the 1960s New Left to a position where one of us could actually become president. 
We inevitably deal with issues of election theft and Russian involvement, which has finally prompted the corporate media to deal with the reality that our elections are being stolen.
We finish with the Olympic Committee’s insane ban on political protest (lotsa luck with that one) and the all-important question of who will win this year’s Super Bowl.

January 16, 2020  

IMPEACHMENT!  ELECTION THEFT!!  A BURNING PLANET!!!

As the House walks its indictment into the US Senate, we dive into the swamp of stolen elections.

Experts BOB FITRAKIS and STEVE ROSENFELD know more about this than just about anyone.

We begin with PAUL MANAFORT, Trump crony now in prison whose nefarious thievery stretches from Ohio 2004 to Ukraine and beyond.

We then navigate from stripped voter rolls and rigged machines to the dubious Iowa caucuses, Cambridge Analytica, the Russians and more.

For a guided tour of the hellish realities of our antiquated, hackable voting system, you won’t do better than this.

January 9, 2020  

ELECTION THEFT ON A WHOLE NEW LEVEL:  CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA ET. AL. AS WAR CLOUDS LOOM

As the insanity escalates in Iran and Iraq, we face the extremely sophisticated and dangerous on-going  push to manipulate the American electorate.

We’re joined by two of America’s top election protection analyst/activists JOHN BRAKEY and SUSAN PYNCHON.

These two brilliant and powerful citizens have already made a huge difference in how we conduct our elections.

Today the give us the inside information on Cambridge Analytica, computerized ballot marking devices and the other incredibly sophisticated tools being used to manipulate our elections.

Beneath the clouds of war and ecological catastrophe, Susan and John keep their eyes on the prize of actual democracy.

If you’re concerned about the realities of 2020 election, don’t miss this show.

January 3, 2020  
FROM THE GOOD WAR TO THE FOREVER WAR

We are joined in Solartopia by the legendary H. BRUCE FRANKLIN whose astonishing career spans time as a navigator in the Strategic Air Command all the way though the core of the anti-war movement and beyond.

A long-time Professor of history at Rutgers University, Bruce has also grown to great prominence dissecting major science fiction including Star Wars and Star Trek (which he favors). 

He is author or editor of a score of books, all of them of uniquely diverse interest.

I met Bruce in Paris in 1967 at the height of the Vietnam Peace movement.  He has worked the tugs and docks of New York harbor as a laborer (where he helped pull a mafia corpse out of the water) and the streets of the Bay Area as an anti-war organizer.

It would be hard to invent a more brilliant and fascinating citizen of Solartopia.  Don’t miss this show.

 
 
 
December 27, 2019  

DO THE CORPORATE DEMS PREFER TRUMP TO BERNIE?

 
As Bernie Sanders shows escalating strength at the grassroots, we explore 2020s electoral realities with two GREAT activists:  JOEL SEGAL and BOB FITRAKIS.
 
Both long-time associates of the legendary Detroit Congressman John Conyers, Bob and Joel have unique in/outsider grasps on how the electoral system and the Democratic Party really work.
 
Bob is now an amicus attorney in the pivotal cases surrounding Ohio’s nuke bailout repeal, in which the atomic industry is conspiring to destroy the referendum process by physical force.
 
Like Bob, Joel is integral to the nationwide grassroots movement to protect the integrity of the 2020 election and prevent it from again being stolen.
 
As we ramble through the realities of the corrupt corporate Democrats and our compromised electoral process, we grapple with the fact that this campaign will determine the fate of human life on this Earth.
 
Don’t miss the outcome!!!
December 23, 2019  

VOTER RIGHTS & THE TRUMP ASSAULT ON DEMOCRACY

Nothing cuts to the core of the 2020 election more sharply than the Trump Party attack on the right to vote.

Legendary activist BARBARA ARNWINE and voting rights expert STEVE ROSENFELD inform us on the GOP's latest attempts to suppress the public franchise. 

Barbara discusses the infamous Texas attack on Crystal Mason, an African-American ex-felon facing stiff prison sentences from her attempt to vote.  As Barbara shows, the prosecution is clearly designed to intimidate voters.

Much more like it, she says, is being directed all over the country. 

Steve follows up with discussions of new voting machine technologies and much more.  From state to gerrymandered state, he says, the questions surrounding how we will cast ballots and have them counted grow ever more fierce. 

If you’re concerned about where our democracy is headed in 2020, this in-depth exploration of our crumbling democracy from two world-class experts is not to be missed. 

December 13, 2019  

BREXIT & PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS OF AMERICA

We’re joined in Solartopia by the great ALAN MINSKY, Executive Director of PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS OF AMERICA and a long-time force at the Pacifica Radio Network.

A deeply committed expert on British politics, Alan dissects the tragic catastrophe of Britain’s Brexit vote and the devastating crash of the “Corbyn Campaign” within the British Labor movement.

Deeply moved, Alan explains the complex forces that have reshaped British politics and portend extremely difficult times ahead.

He also tells of the great work being done by PDA and the Sandernista movement for social democracy and ecological sanity here in the United States. 

PDA has some 50,000 affiliate activists to go with the 5 million affiliated with OUR REVOLUTION, the grassroots uprising ignited by Bernie Sanders.

On the American scene today, there’s no one more knowledgeable, committed or effective than Alan Minsky.  Don’t miss this moving, deeply informative visit with him.

December 6, 2019  

Medical Debt and Mass Murder

We talk first with the great Jerry Ashton about his astonishing campaign to wipe out the medical bills of those in collection.

Abolishmedicaldebt.org has so far freed a half-million families from more than a billion dollars in financial liabilities.  Join us to find out how.

We then hear from Jevin Lamar who was raised impoverished and unloved in Dayton, Ohio.  His amazing story is both heartbreaking and uplifting. So is the rap song he wrote and sings about his cousin, a father of four gunned down in Dayton’s horrific mass shooting last august.

For pure pride and pathos don’t miss this show. 

November 22, 2019  

IMPEACHMENT, DEMOCRATS, DEATH PENALTY & NUKE POWER

We talk with the great anti-death penalty activist ROBERT “RENNY” CUSHING and the great safe energy activist KEVIN KAMPS about the impeachment hearings, the Democrats, the death penalty and nuke power.

Renny has just won a major award for his stellar decades-long work to abolish the death penalty, a uniquely powerful activism that has helped save countless Americans from wrongful death at the hands of a barbarian state.
Renny’s fascinating story starts with the murder of his own father, and his work to prevent the killer from being assassinated by the state.

Now a long-time member and committee chairman in the New Hampshire Legislature, Renny is also a founder of the No Nukes movement, having marched against the nearby Seabrook reactor since the 1970s.

With Kevin we discuss the current sorry state of atomic energy and the latest industry scam aimed at stuffing nuke waste into various places where people don’t want it, and where it’s bound to fail.

After determining we all support the ever-evolving Bernie Sanders, this lovely talk with two spectacular activists is a pure joy.  Don’t miss it.

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