Truth and Power

A collections of Interviews and Recordings related
 to the understanding of the relationship of politics and power
 in our societies and communities

Number One

001 - This is a one hour talk given by David Barsamian given on November 9th, 2010
 in Corvallis Oregon

This Talk was centered on the meaning and use of language and words.
How language is used to manipulate and control public understanding
of events and circumstances.

David is the founder and director of Alternative Radio.

Alternative Radio is a weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South Africa, Australia, and on short-wave on Radio for Peace International. AR provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media.

Established in 1986, AR is dedicated to the founding principles of public broadcasting, which urge that programming serve as "a forum for controversy and debate," be diverse and "provide a voice for groups that may otherwise be unheard." The project is entirely independent, sustained solely by individuals who buy transcripts and tapes of programs. 

Number Two

002 - This one hour talk, was given by David Cobb at the Corvallis Library on the Third of March 2011

David Cobb gives a history of corporations and of the United States as he presents a case for "Move to Amend," a process and a movement that could offer greater democracy as well as remove the legal personhood that has been granted to corporations.

 A former Green Party presidential candidate, David is an organizer with Move to, a coalition of over 100,000 people and organizations whose goal is to amend the United States Constitution to restrict corporate power. Last year, in its “Citizens United” decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations can make unlimited financial contributions to candidates for federal office.  The decision, which President Obama pointedly criticized in his State of the Union message, led to an astronomical increase in corporate spending during the mid-term elections.

Cobb’s Corvallis talk was sponsored by the Linn-Benton chapter of the Pacific Green Party and The Corvallis Chapter of Veterans for Peace.