Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Dawn Paley, Lori Wallach, Janine Bandcroft July 16, 2012

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This Week on GR
by C. L. Cook
This week: Dawn Paley is a Canadian freelance journalist, filing stories from south of south of the border on the abuses of Canadian-flagged mining corporations, and the Canadian dimension to Mexico's so-called Drug War. She recently published a groundbreaking report exposing the sordid history and true intents behind the War on Drugs.
 
'Drug War Capitalism: Militarization & Economic Transformation in Colombia & Mexico' first appeared in Detroit's Against the Current magazine and provides a startling reality check into the nature of gangsterism on both sides of the nebulous divide we call international law.
 
Dawn Paley in the first half.
 
 
And; The Trans-Pacific Partnership recently held its 13th round of negotiations down in San Diego.
 
If the TPP isn't ringing any bells with you, don't despair, all but the tiniest percentile has known the dark truth about both the style and substance of the deal-making being struck between the United States and a couple handfuls of Pacific Rim nations. Canada too has signed on to the TPP, though strangely refusing to request a central role in the talks.

Lori Wallach is the director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch division and is co-author, with Ralph Nader and Michelle Sforza, of the books, 'The WTO: Five Years of Reasons to Resist Corporate Globalization,' and 'Whose Trade Organization: A Comprehensive Guide to the World Trade Organization,' co-authored again with Ralph Nader and Patrick Woodall, and 'Mai: The Multilateral Agreement on Investment and the Threat to American Freedom' with Tony Clarke and Maude Barlow.
 
Lori Wallach and watchkeeping the TPP in the second half.
 
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with some of the goings on going on on the streetz of the city and beyond. 
 
 
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca.  He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com
 
America's unilaterally declared War on Drugs has run now for nearly two human generations, and through the administrations of eight presidents. From Tricky Dick Nixon to Barack Obama, vast resources and rhetoric have bolstered the War, feeding its expansion at home and growing its scope abroad, until today, nearly forty years after its inception, the WOD has morphed and mutated beyond recognition. Now intrinsically wound into the global economy, if the War on Drugs did not exist it would have to be invented - again. Call it the War on Drugs, Drug War Capitalism, or The Shock (Troop) Doctrine, it is now as pervasive and perpetual as its fog-shrouded global fellow War on Terror.         

Dawn Paley is a Canadian freelance journalist, filing stories from south of south of the border on the abuses of Canadian-flagged mining corporations, and the Canadian dimension to Mexico's so-called Drug War. She recently published a groundbreaking report exposing the sordid history and true intents behind the War on Drugs. 'Drug War Capitalism: Militarization & Economic Transformation in Colombia & Mexico' first appeared in Detroit's Against the Current magazine and provides a startling reality check into the nature of gangsterism on both sides of the nebulous divide we call international law.

Dawn has written for a multitude of newspapers and magazines in Canada, and worked in radio and television; her reports featuring on Democracy Now!, Free Speech Radio News, and CBC Radio. She is a contributing editor with The Dominion - Canada's grassroots newsmagazine, and a co-founder of the Vancouver Media Co-op. She is also a media educator, teaching community journalism workshops and online journalism, most recently with the Alliance for Global Justice.  

Dawn Paley in the first half.

And; as NAFTA greased the tracks for transnational operators to extract the wealth of Mexico while eroding the "little people" economy across all signatory nations, CAFTA, CETA, and a doubtless plethora of yet to be revealed acronymical trade agreements promise to undermine further the concept of national sovereignty, delivering up democracy freshly killed to a new World Corporatocracy. The first assault is already well underway.
 
The Trans-Pacific Partnership recently held its 13th round of negotiations down in San Diego. If the TPP isn't ringing any bells with you, don't despair, all but the tiniest percentile have been kept entirely in the dark about both the style and substance of the deal-making being struck between the United States and a couple handfuls of Pacific Rim nations. Canada too has signed on to the TPP, though strangely refusing to request a central role in the talks.

Despite governments' and the corporate media's fastidious secrecy, some details of the TPP have leaked into the public domain, and resistance is germinating round the Rim of Fire. The Global Trade Watch division of Public Citizen, a US-based organization dedicated to lobbying in Washington on the people's behalf, describe the TPP as a "truly horrifying" attempt to accomplish by stealth a complete corporate take-over of America and all those nation-states signing on with it.

Lori Wallach is the director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch division and is co-author, with Ralph Nader and Michelle Sforza, of the books, 'The WTO: Five Years of Reasons to Resist Corporate Globalization,' and 'Whose Trade Organization: A Comprehensive Guide to the World Trade Organization,' co-authored again with Ralph Nader and Patrick Woodall, and 'Mai: The Multilateral Agreement on Investment and the Threat to American Freedom' with Tony Clarke and Maude Barlow.
 
Lori is a Harvard-trained lawyer who left the ivied tower to defend the public interest across fora: in the US Congress, foreign parliaments, the courts and government agencies, and in the media. Wallach and Public Citizen play now a vital role in safeguarding jobs and wages, the environment, public health and safety, equality of access to social justice, and democratically accountable governance.

Lori Wallach and watchkeeping the TPP in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV Radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us newz from the city's streets and beyond. But first; Dawn Paley and Drug War Capitalism transformations in Mexico and at home.

 
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