Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook and Jason Leopold and Kim Petersen.
Jason Leopold is an award-winning independent journalist, who broke Enron’s no 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.