Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Brewster Kneen, Mahboob Khawaja, J9, Sheila Nopper, Mon. June 30, 2008

It’s one of the planet’s biggest corporations, but is hardly known outside the business world. Chances are, just about everything you will eat or drink today, and everyday, has passed first through the hands of Cargill Incorporated. In 1995, Canadian farmer, educator, publisher, broadcaster, and author, Brewster Kneen wrote ‘Invisible Giant: Cargill and It’s Transnational Strategies,’ and at the request of Pluto Press revisited the subject for a second edition. Kneen says: “I was shocked and amazed at the changes I found since the first edition appeared.” Brewster Kneen in the first segment.

And, though less well known, Canada too has rubbished eight hundred years of Western jurisprudence in the wake of 9/11, enacting so-named “Terrorism Laws” that effectively toss out the concept of Habeas Corpus, that right to maintain the freedom of one’s own body notwithstanding a public charge, prosecuted in an open court, abiding by universal evidentiary rules, and allowing the accused be provided the opportunity to face her accusor; that in Canada today is history. Dr. Mahboob Khawaja is a Canadian university professor whose son, Momin was arrested in Ottawa March 29th, 2004 for alleged complicity in a British bombing conspiracy. Momin Khawaja’s trial began last week, more than four years after his arrest. Mahboob Khawaja and Canadian justice delayed in the second segment.

And; skyrocketing ferry fares has British Columbians crying no fair…and it’s about to get worse. While a deterent to tourism, an extra cost of doing all business on the islands, and an irritant to occassional commuters, the continued rise of fares is now threatening the viability of island life for B.C.’s coastal communities. The situation has motivated the masses to form Rock the Boat Coalition, an organization of concerned islanders determined to stem the tide of rising ferry costs. Sheila Nopper is a Denman-based writer and founder of the coalition. Sheila Nopper, rocking the boat in the third segment.

And; Janine Bandcroft will peek in from her journey to cuba from somewhere in America with the 19th Goods for Cuba Caravan near the bottom of the hour. But first, Brewster Kneen making apparent the beast with a return to the lair of the “Invisible Giant.”

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Author: Chris Cook

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing Thursdays/Saturdays, 11am/8am Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, on the internet at: cfuv.ca, and archived at: www.gorilla-radio.com. He is too the past contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com, (now defunct). Tweets @paciffreepress and the GR blog is at: gorillaradioblog.blogspot.com. 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, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Paul Cienfuegos, Yves Engler, Laura Flanders, Denis Halliday, Julia Butterfly Hill, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Chalmers Johnson, Malalai Joya, Kathy Kelly, Ingmar Lee, Dave Lindorff, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Stefania Maurizi, Greg Palast, Michael Parenti, John Pilger, Kevin Pina, Ted Rall, Paul Craig Roberts, John Ross, David Rovics, Joan Russow, Danny Schechter, Vandana Shiva, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.

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