by Joe Courter
The Civic Media Center is really pleased to have David Barsamian as the guest speaker for the annual SpringBoard fundraiser on March 21 at The Wooly (20 N. Main St.).
Barsamian is the award-winning director of Alternative Radio (www.alternativeradio. org) and author of many books. His latest is Power Systems: Global Democratic Uprisings & the New Challenges to U.S. Empire with Noam Chomsky.
One of America’s most tireless and wide-ranging journalists, he has altered the independent media landscape, both with his weekly radio program and with his many books with Chomsky, Richard Wolff, Eqbal Ahmad, Howard Zinn, Tariq Ali, Arundhati Roy, and Edward Said. His articles and interviews appear in The Progessive, The Sun, Z and other magazines and journals. A much in-demand public speaker, he lectures all over the world. He was the keynote speaker at the National Campus & Community Radio Conference in June 2013 in Winnipeg. For his work on Kashmir he was deported from India in September 2011 and has not been allowed back since.