Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook – Lila Rajiva and Murray Dobbins Mar. 19, 2007

While both the federal and British Columbia governments are falling over themselves to hook Canada's wagon to America's star, the economy in that benighted country is set to crash. Last month, the Dow Jones Index took a precipitous dive, (the steepest since the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks), following a meltdown on the Chinese market; and it's just the beginning. Lila Rajiva is a freelance journalist and the author of 'The Language of Empire: Abu Ghraib and the American Media,' and the soon to be released 'Mobs, Messiahs and Markets,' co-written with Bill Bonner. She's also a contributor to 'One of the Guys,' an anthology collection of essays regarding women as torturers, and the book, 'The Third World – Opposing Viewpoints.' Lila Rajiva and crashing markets in the first half.
And; April Fool's British Columbia! As the Free Trade Agreement, and the subsequent NAFTA deal did for Canada, the soon to be implemented TILMA deal between Alberta and B.C. promises to do for our respective provinces; that is: Eviscerate local governance, removing protections for the environment, labour, and all those other tedious restrictions placed upon the unfettered pursuit of corporate profits at the expense of the quality of life Canadians have become accustomed. April First is the day the deal signed by Premiers Campbell and Klein is set to go into effect. Murray Dobbin is a Vancouver-based journalist and political commentator whose work is featured primarily at the local B.C. web news site TheTyee.ca, and he'll be here in the second segment on T-I-L-M-A spelling the end of municipal government in British Columbia.
And; Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with all the good things to do in and around Victoria this week. But first, Lila Rajiva and charting capital's impending disaster.

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Chris Cook

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Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Thursday, 11-Noon Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, on the internet at: cfuv.ca, and archived at: www.gorilla-radio.com. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com, which you can now support at Petreon.com. Check out the GR blog at: gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/. G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the corporate media. Some past guests include: M. Shahid Alam, Joel Bakan, Maude Barlow, Ramzy Baroud, David Barsamian, Eva Bartlett, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Michel Chossudovsky, Paul Cienfuegos, Jon Elmer, Yves Engler, Laura Flanders, Eva Golinger, Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Denis Halliday, Chris Hedges, Patrick Henningsen, Julia Butterfly Hill, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Chalmers Johnson, Diana Johnstone, Malalai Joya, Kathy Kelly, Naomi Klein, Frances Moore Lappe, Ingmar Lee, Dave Lindorff, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Janos Maté, Stefania Maurizi, Jennifer Moore, Alexandra Morton, Sharmine Narwani, Andrew Nikiforuk, Ken O'Keefe, Greg Palast, Dawn Paley, Michael Parenti, Robert Parry, John Pilger, Kevin Pina, Ted Rall, Paul Craig Roberts, John Ross, David Rovics, Joan Russow, Danny Schechter, David Schindler, Vandana Shiva, Tim Shorrock, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Linn Washington, Jr., Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.