PEJ News - C. L. Cook - This week, indepedent American journalist, Jason Leopold, 'News Junkie.' Internet activist, writer, and editor, Kim Petersen and Canada's continued colonialism at home. And, Janine Bandcroft brings us up to speed with the good goings-on in and around Victoria in the coming week.
Gorilla Radio for July 10, 2006
C. L. Cook
July 10, 2006
Investigative journalists, those few still cleaving to the precepts of their craft, are well used to exposing the vice and venality of crooked politicians and their friends in big business, but rarely are the razor-sharp implements turned back on themselves. Jason Leopold is an award-winning independent journalist, who broke Enron’s now infamous California energy scam, among others, and author of the new book, News Junkie, an autobiographical account of his decent into drug addiction and petty crime. He is a former bureau chief for the Dow Jones Newswires, and past reporter for the LA Times. Jason Leopold and the story behind the news in the first half.
And; you don’t have to go to Iraq, Afghanistan, or New Orleans to experience the recent corporate mercenary phenomena; right here in Canada, the Kithcenuhmaykossib Inninuwug Ojibway First Nations’ band of Ontario are under siege. It seems Platinex, a mining company eager to exploit minerals found beneath the band’s land just won’t take “NO” for an answer. Their fight reveals the growing militancy of corporations, both in the courts, and in the field. Kim Petersen is co-editor of Dissident Voice, a progressive web news site, and contributor to the grassroots newspaper, The Dominion where he edits the Original Peoples section. Kim Petersen and Canada’s colonial occupation at home in the second half.
And, Janine Bandcroft will join us in the second half to bring us up to speed with all that’s good to do in and Victoria in the coming week. But first, Jason Leopold and an addiction to news.
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