They were singing and laughing in the car, happy to be heading home to Italy. Giuliana Sgrena, correspondent for Italy's 'Il Manifesto' newspaper had endured weeks of mortal fear, not knowing who her kidnappers really worked for, or what they might do to her. Now, less than half a mile from the airport, they were homefree. And then the shooting started.
Danny Schechter on the Sgrena Incident in the first half.
It’s no secret, Corporate Canada is a big fan of the U.S. economic model. Who, in business wouldn’t back lower wages and benefits for workers? Which among them would oppose tax cuts? The recent history of Canadian business should read as a horror story for any of those quaint old-fashioned Canadians. You know, patriots?
Murray Dobbin on the CEO Sellout of Canada in the second half.
And...Janine Bandcroft at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed on all that's good to do in and around Victoria this week.
Monday, April 25th, 5-6pm pdt
She was an old Iraq hand, having covered the invasion and occupation from a uniquely feminine perspective, living with and documenting the effects of the conflict on Iraqi women and children. And her reports were uncompromisingly critical of America and it's so-called coalition. And then the shooting started.
Danny Schecter is the founder and executive editor of MediaChannel.org, an on-line “media issues super site,” and he’s also a founder and executive producer at Globalvision Inc., an award-winning media company. Danny is one of the first and last on the “Sgrena Incident.” Danny Schechter in the first half.
And; It’s no secret, Corporate Canada is a big fan of the U.S. economic model. Who, in business wouldn’t back lower wages and benefits for workers? Which among them would oppose tax cuts? The recent history of Canadian business should read as a horror story for any of those quaint old-fashioned Canadians. You know, patriots?
Murray Dobbin is a Canadian author and journalist. His books include: ‘The Myth of the Good Corporate Citizen: Democracy Under the Rule of Big Business,’ ‘Preston Manning and the Reform Party,’ and his latest, ‘Paul Martin: CEO for Canada?’ He also writes for the B.C.-based online news site, The Tyee.ca. Murray Dobbin and the Canadian CEO Sell Out of Canada in the second half.
And; Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with all that’s good to do in and around Victoria this week. But first, Danny Schechter and shooting the messenger.
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