Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Marc Loiselle, Jacques Fresco, Jan. 28, 2002

Monday, January 28th, 2002

As Canada’s monetary and political independence sink slowly into history; as our leaders sell our sovereignty, erasing our most dearly held institutions; as Canadian soldiers depart for foreign wars, led by foreign masters, we may take a winter’s moment to ponder the legacy of our great acquiescence to corporate rule. Ontario has become a toxic dumping ground, B.C. the new haven for pipelines and offshore oil derricks, the North withering under climate change, and the Atlantic fished out. And, on the great prairie, our oceans of wheat are threatened by a spill more destructive than anything Exxon could muster. On the first half of today’s show, organic farmer and member of the Saskatchewan Organic Directorate, Marc Loiselle on the fight against genetic pollution in Canada’s heartland.
And, can we change our culture? No-one can doubt, our present course is disastrous for the environment, human health, and holds no hope of achieving either justice or peace. But what to do? In the second half of the program, inventor, author, futurist, and co-founder of The Venus Project, Jacques Fresco will be here with his vision of an alternative, sustainable, new world civilization…But first, Marc Loiselle fighting genetic pollution.

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Chris Cook

Author: Chris Cook

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Wednesday, 1-2pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, on the internet at: cfuv.uvic.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, 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, Danny Schechter, David Schindler, Vandana Shiva, Tim Shorrock, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Linn Washington, Jr., Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.