On August 17, 2004 at Town Hall Seattle, Arundhati Roy and David Barsamian held a discussion that sounds like a stump speech, an interview and a poetry reading—what with all the applause. As we here at kintespace.com “reclaim” the media, the free choice here is to not reintroduce Arundhati Roy to you. I can write, silly and unprofessional stuff like Arundhati Roy looks like the youthful aspect of the mother of the mother of my first child. When my first child was born, I was still in college, an undergrad. So when I see Arundhati Roy, I think of the nascence of my ideals. A few of these ideals did not survive to this day—but many have.

When we reclaim the media, we know that there is more than one place to understand Arundhati Roy—today I’m counting over 500 ways with a Google™ search. Here in the kintespace.com our audio presentation of “Reclaim the Media” is broken into separate tracks and freely stream-ready. This means you can jump right to the track when you need to hear Ms. Roy talk about Technicolor terror alerts, the buffalo and the bees—and that terrorism is “the privatization of war.” Moving beyond my ideals and Ms. Roy’s motherly looks, this public discussion explores the hard issues associated the day-to-day struggle with oppression. Seattle has been made famous for its spectacular public resistance events—but Arundhati Roy reminds us that these events are almost “cute” compared to what must be done in addition to public performance.

Arundhati Roy and David Barsamian are co-authors of The Checkbook and the Cruise Missile: Conversations with Arundhati Roy.


Words and Flow by . . . . . . . Arundhati Roy and David Barsamian
Sound Production by . . . . . . . Jonathan Lawson

Interface Design and Programming by . . . . . . . Bryan Wilhite