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
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
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
a process and a movement that could offer greater
democracy as well as remove the legal personhood that has been granted
A former Green
Party presidential candidate, David is an organizer with Move to
Amend.org, 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.