Solidarity Forever

The Island Solidarity Coalition invited union representatives, students, and community folk to participate in a solidarity barbeque in support of striking SUB workers at the University of Victoria.

I taped the event and made it available to the CFUV station manager for broadcast on the Winds of Change radio hour Oct 2nd. I won’t cross the picket line.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Mickey Z., Jon Elmer Mon. Sept. 22, 2008

This week, It’s said, “Truth is stranger than fiction;” but when fiction is more strangely true than truth, you know you’re in Mickey Z.’s world.Astoria-based author Mickey Z. and CPR for Dummies; Jon Elmer and Israel changing the guard. Yesterday, Ehud Olmert, Israel’s prime minister resigned his office. Olmert’s Kadima party primary delivered a clear leadership vote for Foreign minister Tzipi Livni.
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, www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Rowen Shaw, Chris Genovali, Peter Bardon, Peggy Frank, J9 S-15, 2008

This week; Rowen Shaw, Raincoast Conservation's Executive Director, Chris Genovali on British Columbia's oil future; Peter Bardon and Peggy Frank on positively Africa's community support work in southern Africa; Janine Bandcroft brings us up to speed on all that's good going on in and around the lower island in the coming week.

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, www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Dr. Bob Bowman, Nat Smith, J9 Mon. Sept. 1, 2008

This week: Retired American fighter pilot, nuclear and rocket scientist, and patriot, Dr. Bob Bowman begging the question: "Can Canada escape U.S. takeover?" Dr. Bob Bowman and Canada going down the Armageddon road with America in the first segment; Nat Smith, organizer with Critical Resistance, an organization formed ten years ago this month to fight the growth of the Prison Industrial Complex; and, Janine Bandcroft will be here to bring us up to speed with all the good goings on in and around Victoria in the coming week.

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, www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Thomas van Heyningen, J9 Aug. 25, 2008

This week, a look at Canada as Fall approaches; Thomas van Heyningen and the Diabetes Hope Foundation scholarship program for youth with the disease; Janine Bandcroft bringing us up to speed with good goings on in and around Victoria in the coming week.

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, www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com

GR-18/08/08-Olympics and Clayoquot Sound.ff

Chris Shaw recounts info from “Five Ring Circus: Myths and Realities of the Olympic Games,” two Clayoquot arrestees and a supporting Quaker recall the incident 15 years ago.

With host Janine Bandcroft, holding the fort at Gorilla Radio while Chris Cook enjoys a day off.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Phil Rockstroh, Zack and Joseph Borkavic July 30, 2007

Phil Rockstroh is a self-described auto-didactic, gasbag monolist, poet, lyricist phiolosopher, and author of numerous articles and essays published across the internet and one I pulbished at Pacific Free Press.com I titled: 'American Reichstag,' while its author calls 'Tales of Angst, Alienation and Martial Law: Roasting Marshmallows on the American Reichstage Fire to Come.' Phil Rockstroh in the first segment.

And; is there transcendance from the Sturm and Drang of the times we happen to live in? Is there a way we can make of our short lives lived here and now, more meaningful than we are so far doing? Are we hurting the world through our daily actions, and if so, can we do things in another way, so we don't hurt the planet and the creatures on it? Yes, there is; and we are; and we can! Joseph and Zach Borkovic are the father-son force behind Earth Spirit, a Cowichan Bay-based endeavor to make a difference. Joe and Zach Borkovic and getting the earth spirit in the second half.

And; Janine Bancroft can't join us this week, but she'll be full of stories when she gets back from her summer travels next week. But first, Phil Rockstroh and tales of angst, alienation, and martial law.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Robert Jensen, Brewster Kneen, J9 Mon. Aug. 11, 2008

This week; author and media educator, Robert Jensen and the prophetic challenge: “Who is guilty,when all are responsible?” Brewster Kneen uncovering the invisible giant, Cargill Inc. And, Janine Bandcroft on her recent travels through America in support of Goods for Cuba and breaking the blockade with the Pastors for Peace.

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, www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, John Ross, Jon Elmer Aug. 4, 2008

This week: journalist, poet and author, John Ross on the return of Gunboat Diplomacy in Latin America; Jon Elmer on recent Israeli atrocities in Occupied Palestine.

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, www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ray Zimmerman, Taylor Davis July 28, 2008

This week: Taylor Davis and Taking a Stand Against Greed, an artist collective doing what artists do best, keeping the rest of society honest; Ray Zimmerman of Vancouver Island’s Sea to Sea Green Belt Society, trying to save the best of the island for now and the future.

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, www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com

Senior Centre in Havana

A tour of a senior centre, plus some comments from Caravanistas as the 19th Pastors for Peace Caravan reaches its end.

Got to be Free – Cuban American Hip Hop

During the 2007 Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba, some American Hip Hop artists collaborated with some Cuban musicians to produce this song.

Gorilla RAdio with Chris Cook, Vincent Mosco, Zoe Blunt, J9 Mon. July 21, 2008

This week: Vincent Mosco and begging the question, “Will media’s sheep look up?” Zoe Blunt chronicles the wee peoples’ fight on the south island; and, Janine Bandcroft from sunny Texas.

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, www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com