Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Mazin Qumsiyeh, Janine Bandcroft July 29, 2014

Date 2014-07-29

This week; befitting finale, an examination of the fast coming end to the current world order. Andrew Gavin Marshall is a Montreal-based researcher, writer, and co-editor of the book, 'The Global Economic Crisis: The Great Depression of the XXI Century' He is also project manager for The People's Book Project, serves as chair of the Geopolitics division of The Hampton Institute, and is Research Director for Occupy.com's Global Power Project and the World of Resistance Report. WoR is a fascinating chronicle of the architecture underlying the system running the world, and the people pulling the levers of power. It is too a kind of prescience compass, marking the direction globalized civilization is headed. Marshall also hosts a weekly podcast show featured at renown whistleblower, Sibel Edmonds' BoilingFrogsPost.com. Andrew Gavin Marshall in the first half. And;Mazin Qumsiyeh is a Palestinian biologist and human rights activist. He appeared here at UVic last year to provide some context for the Palestinian struggle for dignity and independence. Mazin Qumsiyeh in the second half. And; Victoria Street Newz publisher emeritus and CFUV Radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with some of what's good going on on the streets of our city, and beyond there too, in the coming week. But first, Andrew Gavin Marshall and a World of Resistance reporting. Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 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.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.

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Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Al Engler, Dave Lindorff, Janine Bandcroft July 21, 2014

Date 2014-07-22

A world on fire: If it seems these last couple weeks have been more insane than usual, you're not watching enough baseball. From the bombing of the citizenry of captive Gaza, and media-made invisible bombing of the citizenry of the captive cities of Eastern Ukraine, to typhoons, firestorms, and the mysterious fate of jetliners, (the second disaster in a row for Malaysia Airlines) it's all looking a little too apocalyptic for what's supposed to be the idle, Dog Days of Summer. But then again, we're headed into uncharted waters on a lot of fronts now, in the teenaged years of the 21st Century. Before proceeding further into that most difficult fifteenth year however, a peek back at recent history to figure out how we got into this mess we call Western Civilization is probably well-advised. Allan Engler is a Vancouver-based trade unionist, social and environmental activist, and essayist whose many articles appear online at Dissident Voice, What Really Happened, and Dystopia Earth, among other places. Listen. Hear. Al's also the author of the books, 'Apostles of Greed: Capitalism and the Myth of the Individual in the Market,' and 'Economic Democracy: The Working Class Alternative to Capitalism.' His latest article examines the recently translated book, 'Capital in the 21st Century,' a new sensation by French economist, Thomas Pikitty. Al Engler in the first half. And; it's not only in the Middle East where Canadian media fails us, but there are no more egregious examples of their incompetence, incapacity, and stubborn refusal to provide insightful coverage than in both Eastern Ukraine and Gaza right now. This glaringly obvious abrogation of responsibility to their craft, let alone the ethical failure that surrender to real politik represents, has rendered the CBC and their task masters in Stephen Harper's Ottawa complicit in the crimes Israel, and the fascist coup regime of Kiev, they support through misreporting and factual omission. Dave Lindorff is an award-winning investigative reporter, long-time muckraker, and founder of the online news site, ThisCan'tBeHappening.net. Dave's writing regularly appears online at Counterpunch.org and is featured too in some mainstream interests. Lindorff is author of the books, 'This Can't Be Happening! Resisting the Disintegration of American Democracy,' 'Marketplace Medicine: The Rise of the For Profit Hospital Chains,' 'Killing Time: An Investigation into the Death Row Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal,' and co-authored with Barbara Olshansky 'The Case for Impeachment: Legal Arguments for Removing President George W. Bush'. Dave too recently collaborated with one of America's preeminent online investigative journalism sites, WhoWhatWhy, on a three-part series on Climate Change. Dave Lindorff in the second half. And; Victoria Street Newz publisher emeritus and CFUV Radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with some of what's good going on on our streets - and otherwise, (and beyond there too) - in the coming week; but first, Al Engler and getting to know Capitalism: A System of Patrimonial Wealth. Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 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.ca/

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Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Robert Wintner, Scott Harris, Janine Bandcroft July 14, 2014

Date 2014-07-15

The creatures of our oceans are under attack like never before by the rapaciousness and stupidity of the planet's largest predator, We humans. And, it's not just the large fish floating on the brink of extinction. While it's true, the Blue Fin Tuna, Sharks, Sword and Sailfishes, and all of the Whale and Porpoise species, waver on the edge of viable survival, the small reef inhabitants of the worlds seas, fish you may find familiar sights at your doctor's or dentist's office, too face an uncertain future. The negative effects driving the extinctions are many, but central to them all is the human penchant to love the wild things of this earth to death. I wrote that introduction four years ago, and the situation in the World's oceans, and especially on its diminishing reefs, is worse now than then. Robert Wintner is an environmental defender, author, and the wildly successful entrepreneur behind Hawaii's Snorkel Bob's reef outfitter company. He is also the engine behind the Snorkel Bob foundation, whose myriad charitable projects help to bring the appreciation of the oceans and all its inhabitants to humans who would otherwise remain ignorant of the workings of the Planet's single-most essential biosphere. Some of Robert Wintner's book titles include: 'In a Sweet Magnolia Time', 'Toucan Whisper, Toucan Sing', 'The Modern Outlaws', and his latest, 'Dark Hobby: Some Fishes I Have Known.' Snorkel Bob is also the author of the popular 'Snorkel Bob's Underwater and Get Down Guide to Oahu', and it's companion 'Get Down Guide to Maui', and he's compiled several books of short stories. He is also vice-president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and skipper for its recently launched 'Operation Reef Defense.' Robert Wintner in the first half. And; nothing accommodates the despoliation of the land, air, and waters of our fragile blue home in space more than the ascendancy of corporate power. In every sphere of our lives we are connected in a web of interests we know little about, the strands of that web all inexorably connected to one corporation, or more probably a matrix of interlocked trans-national corporations. Nowhere is the power of this system more evident than in the so-called alphabet soup of "free trade" agreements. Most Canadians remember well the "national debate" over the FTA that culminated in the election of Brian Mulroney, but knowing the profound effect that agreement and subsequent agreements has had on the nature and character of our nation is a more nebulous proposition. Those citizens entirely in the dark about these dealings can be forgiven somewhat given the super secrecy with which meetings between the corporadoes and "our" representatives are conducted. Scott Harris is Trade Campaigner with the Council of Canadians, the organization formed specifically to battle that original Free Trade Agreement, and kept busy on myriad campaigns to preserve Canadian democracy from the encroachment of corporate power ever since. Scott Harris and facing the next of the corporate Hydra's heads, the Trans Pacific Partnership in the second half. And; Victoria Street Newz publisher emeritus and CFUV Radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with what's good going on, and otherwise, on Victoria's streets and beyond in the coming week. But first, Robert Wintner and the dark business behind the "dark hobby" of live fish collecting. Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 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.ca/

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Ape Goes to Victoria Stop Bombing Gaza Rally July 12, 2014

Date 2014-07-12

I joined between 40 and 50 Victorians concerned about the ongoing bombing of civilians and infrastructure in Gaza. Here's what the Victoria Peace Coalition and Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid had to say: Gaza Under Attack - Protest Rally Saturday July 12 at 12:30 mid-day There will be a rally to protest the violence in the Middle East at the BC Legislature in downtown Victoria tomorrow, Saturday July 12 at 12:30 mid-day. Please come and support the efforts to show our condemnation of the ongoing hostilities in the area and the indiscriminate killing of civilians. From CAIA Active Members Committee Learn more about Canadian complicity Canadian hands involved in Gaza bombings by Stefan Christoff http://www.mediacoop.ca/story/canadian-hands-involved-gaza-bombings/31127

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Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Mary P. Brooke, Jon Elmer, Janine Bandcroft July 7, 2014

Date 2014-07-08

We are standing today at a great media crossroads. As daily papers stagger, shutting bureaus, cutting features, and laying off thousands in an attempt to find equilibrium amid a heaving paradigm sea change, television news too is finding its undisputed domination of information dissemination challenged by a perfect storm of high costs, diminished advertising revenue, and a rising tide of online media alternatives. None of this is particularly newsworthy, these changes have long been forecast afterall; what IS new however is the emergence of independent local and street newspapers. Mary P. Brooke, is the editor in chief and publisher of the Sooke Voice News, now about to launch an expansion of their efforts in a venture they call, Vancouver Island Voice News. Mary P. Brooke in the first half. And; the worst fears of Israelis was realized last week with the discovery of the bodies of three teens who went missing while hitch-hiking in the Occupied West Bank. The search for the three boys, all of high school age, saw a massive mobilization of Israel's army and air force, manifesting on the ground in the West Bank with thousands of house raids, hundreds of arrests, and the deaths of more than a dozen Palestinians so far, many of them no older than the Israeli kids killed. It has also meant bombing and artillery shelling for Gaza and the resumption of rockets fired into Israel. As usual the Western media narrative fails to inform, leaving those dependent on state and corporate outlets knowing less of the story the more coverage they watch. Jon Elmer is a Canadian photo-journalist and writer who has lived in and reported from Occupied Palestine. His work has appeared at myriad sites on the internet, including; Inter Press News Service, Le Monde Diplomatique, The Progressive, and Al Jazeera English among others, and at his web site JonElmer.ca. Jon has reported too from more than a dozen countries from Nepal and Western Sahara, to the Basque country, and here in Canada, and he has been the most frequently appearing guest on this program over the last dozen or so years. Jon Elmer on the eve of a Third Intifada in the second half. And; Victoria Street Newz publisher emeritus and CFUV Radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us news from our city's streets and beyond. But first, Mary P. Brooke and breaking news from the Sooke Voice News. Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 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.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.

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