I Have a Drone
AR Director David Barsamian takes us around the world of U.S imperialism and rapacious capitalism. His vehicle: a discussion of the Obama Administration’s use of drone strikes. He places the drone program in a historical context of U.S. “rules of engagement.” Barsamian opens with a send up of King’s I Have A Dream speech, and closes in full-throated song based on “Home on the Range.” Recorded at the Veterans for Peace Boulder Chapter potluck supper.
One of America’s most tireless and wide-ranging investigative journalists, David Barsamian has altered the independent media landscape. His weekly radio program Alternative Radio is now in its 36th season. His books with Noam Chomsky, Eqbal Ahmad, Howard Zinn, Tariq Ali, Richard Wolff, Arundhati Roy and Edward Said sell around the world. His latest book with Noam Chomsky is Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy. He lectures on world affairs, imperialism, capitalism, the media, and the eco-crisis. In 2017 Radical Desi in Vancouver presented him with their Lifetime Achievement Award. He has collaborated with the world-renowned Kronos Quartet in events in New York, London, Vienna, Boulder and San Francisco. David Barsamian is the winner of the Media Education Award, the ACLU’s Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, and the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. The Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its Top Ten Media Heroes.