This event was held on October 10, 2007 at Pittsfield Branch: Program Room
David Barsamian is founder and director of Alternative Radio, the independent award-winning weekly series based in Boulder, Colorado. In "Targeting Iran," Barsamian argues that Iran and the U.S. are on a collision course. Through interviews, the author presents the perspectives of three experts on Iran (Ervand Abrahamian, Noam Chomsky, Nahid Mozaffari); Iran's history, internal dynamics, competing forces and relations with Iraq and Afghanistan; and the consequences of U.S. policy. The Institute for Alternative Journalism named Barsamian one of its "Top Ten Media Heroes." This event includes a book signing, with books for sale courtesy of Shaman Drum Bookshop.
A radio producer, journalist, author and lecturer, Barsamian has been working in radio since 1978 and his interviews and articles appear regularly in The Progressive and Z Magazine. He is the winner of the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, the 2006 Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Award, and the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. His earlier books include "Propaganda and the Public Mind: Conversations with Noam Chomsky," "Eqbal Ahmad: Confronting Empire," and "The Decline and Fall of Public Broadcasting." Barsamian lectures on U.S. foreign policy, the media, propaganda, and corporate power in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, India and Europe.