Category Archives: ARTICLES

NEW YORK CITY MUST STOP SPRAYING TOXIC PESTICIDES IMMEDIATELY!

The City has announced it will spray dangerous pesticides in crowded residential areas in Brooklyn and Queens on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011. The No Spray Coalition is appalled by Mayor Bloomberg’s and the City’s Department of Health decision to renew the mass-spraying — no legitimate reasons given — and demands that the City stop this […]

TIPS: HOW TO RAISE ISSUES & WRITE EFFECTIVE LETTERS & FLYERS

I wrote this for students in a class I taught, “Environmentalism for Activists,” at the New School for Social Research in 1999. One of the requirements of the class was that the students had to write to local newspapers at least once every two weeks. After seeing their initial letters it became clear that they […]

END NUCLEAR POWER BEFORE IT ENDS US

by HARVEY WASSERMAN The Japanese people are now paying a horrific price for the impossible dream of the “Peaceful Atom.” For a half-century they have been told that what’s happening now at Fukushima would never occur. Our hearts and souls must first and foremost go out to them. As fellow humans, we must do everything […]

NUCLEAR RADIATION & THE DESTRUCTION OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

“In the generation of nuclear energy, manmade hazards seem unavoidable, but bankruptcy strikes us as a needless risk.” – Barron’s Weekly (the business magazine), summing up the experience of the near meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant, March 21, 1981 “The human toll here looks to be much worse than the economic […]

Z Magazine Publishes My Article On Lawrence Summers in February Issue

In February 2011, Z Magazine printed my article, Lawrence Summers, Goodbye and Good Riddance: Obama’s Winter of Neo-Liberal Discontent. You can view it at the link above or download it via the Z-Mag PDF version here: lawrence-summers-goodbye-and-good-riddance-by-mitchel-cohen. Check it out! Here’s the full article (before Z Mag edited out the parts about Al Gore and […]