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David Barsamian

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David Barsamian is the director of Alternative Radio in Boulder, Colorado, and author of “Original Zinn: Conversations on History and Politics.” 

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“Land conquest and chattel slavery are so interlinked that if you separate them, you end up with a distorted story. That link has to be at the core of a complete revision of U.S. history.” Read more

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An interview with Thomas Frank Read more

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"We're always trying to find ways that we can disturb power," says the co-founder of Code Pink. Read more

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An interview with Amartya Sen from the April 2001 issue. Read more

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Vandana Shiva is a burst of creative energy and intellectual power. Born in India in 1952, she is one of the Third Worlds most eloquent and passionate voices on the environment, womens rights, and sustainable development. Read more

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A 2004 Progressive magazine interview with Studs Terkel. Read more

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There is a high-stakes drama playing out in India these days, and the novelist Arundhati Roy is one of its most visible actors. Read more

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Corporate journalism in the United States preaches "objectivity" and scorns those who take the side of the dispossessed and disenfranchised. But the mainstream media in Britain makes a few allowances. John Pilger, the Australian-born, Londo... Read more

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Seymour "Sy" Hersh is a legendary investigative journalist. The Pulitzer Prize-winner catapulted to fame when as a freelancer he broke the story of the infamous My Lai massacre of Vietnamese civilians by U.S. Read more

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Bruce Cockburn has won practically every music award that his native country, Canada, has to offer. The recipient of multiple Junos (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys), he also has been honored with the Order of Canada. In more than th... Read more

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"The premises are accepted, and within that framework you can have criticism," he told me. He advises citizens to break down the embedded assumptions. Few have been doing that for so long and with such consistency as Chomsky. Read more

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Edwidge Danticat won the American Book Award for her 1998 novel, The Farming of Bones. Born in Haiti in 1969, she immigrated to Brooklyn in 1981 to join her parents, who had come years earlier. Her father drove a cab, and her mother was a t... Read more

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He was chain-smoking Pall Malls throughout the afternoon we spent together in his living room. When I pointed the obvious out to him, he said, “I’m trying to die. But it’s not working.” And then he laughed. Read more

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Ahmed Rashid is a journalist based in Lahore, Pakistan. Read more

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"The United States is now The Empire. There isn't an empire; there's The Empire, and that empire is the United States" Read more

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Urbane and sophisticated, Edward W. Said is in many ways the quintessential New Yorker. His love for the city is palpable. Read more

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Edward Said Interview Urbane and sophisticated, Edward W. Said is in many ways the quintessential New Yorker. His love for the city is palpable. "New York," he says, "plays an important role in the kind of criticism and interpretation wh... Read more

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