Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ingmar Lee, Kevin Pina, J9, Feb. 25, 2008

On this week’s show: Ingmar Lee and the first Battle of Bear Mountain; Kevin Pina and Haiti’s stolen democracy; and Janine Bandcroft brings 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. You can check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook and Oliver Schmidtke on Kosovo – May 1999

With Kosovo again in the news, a look back to one of Gorilla Radio’s first programs. In May of 1999, while the bombs were still falling on Belgrade and other places constituting the Former Republic of Yugoslavia. I recorded this interview with professor Oliver Schmidke, then of the University of Victoria. The interview was meant to be intercut with a live discussion, the tape of which has gone missing. – lex

Tree sit bust first person

Word came early this morning: Royal Canadian Mounted Police tactical teams and support officers from the Westshore detachment, moved in on a half-dozen protesters occupying a tree-sit in a small forested area slated for destruction to make way for a highway overpass. Three arrests were made and there are, as yet unconfirmed, reports of injuries sustained by the arrestees. The tree-sit has been continuously occupied since April of last year in efforts to raise public awareness and bring pressure to bear against what the activists say is the needless destruction of an area of unique geological and environmental importance and cultural significance to First Nations.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Katherine Hughes, Stephen Marshall, J9 Feb. 11, 2008

This week: Justice activist, Katherine Hughes following the persecution of Dr. Rafil Dhafir, still imprisoned nearly five years after his bogus arrest; award-winning film maker and author, Stephen Marshall on the betrayal of the left and Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing; and Janine Bandcroft brings us up to speed with all that’s good to do in and around Victoria in the coming week.

GR with Chris Cook, Stephen Marshall May 16, 2005

During last summer’s Republican National Convention in New York City, Canadian filmmaker, Stephen Marshall took his camera and crew to the streets to shoot scenes for his theatrical production, This Revolution. The crew soon found themselves arrested. Like the many hundreds arrested arbitrarily by heavy-handed law enforcers, the crew was later released and their film finished. This Revolution will air tonight here at 7pm in UVic’s David Strong Building. Stephen Marshall too will be here to take questions after the film. Marshall is co-founder of Guerrilla News Network, one of the best online sources for news and information, and he’s the creator of Channel Zero television. His last film, BattleGround: 21 Days on the Empire’s Edge won the Silver Hugo Award for best documentary at the 2004 Chicago International Film Fest. Stephen Marshall and This Revolution

GR 32-02i Luciana Bohne

Luciana Bohne is a professor, teaching women’s literature, cinema, and classical literature at Edinboro University, Pennsylvania. Following the 9/11 attacks, and witnessing the media reaction, she decided to become a “citizen journalist,” presenting analysis of world and national events, she says, “as a defence mechanism against paralysis, isolation, and fear.” Luciana Bohne in the first half.
[from GR 03-02 May 16, 2005]

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook and Jon Elmer, Justin Podur, J9 Feb. 4, 2008

This week; Jon Elmer on the dramatic escape from Gaza, and the subsequent re-imposition of the wall breached; Justin Podur on Canada’s theatrical border security; Janine Bandcroft brings us up to speed with all that’s good to do 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 . And, you can check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook – Jon Steinman, Eloise Charet, J9 Jan. 21, 2008

This Week on GR: Jon Steinman, deconstructing more than just dinner; Eloise Charest Bear Clan and the plundering of B.C.’s rivers run; Janine Bandcroft brings us up to speed with all that’s good going on in and around Victoria in the coming week; and more…
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 . And, you can check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com

Gorilla RAdio with Chris Cook – David Swanson, Richard Boyce, and J9 Jan 21, 2008

This week: American activist David Swanson on election year politics at home and abroad, Vancouver Island documentary filmmaker, environmental activist, and campaigner for the homeless, Richard Boyce on the back room deals delivering public forest lands into the hands of Big Timber; and, Janine Bandcroft brings us up to speed on good local goings-on in the coming week.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook – Tim Shorrock Jan. 14-08ii

Today, technology has added some disturbing wrinkles to the surveillance society. Tim Shorrock is an American journalist whose work has appeared at the Nation, Salon, Mother Jones, Harper's magazines, among other places, and his latest major piece is 'Domestic Spying, Inc.' a timely expose of the radical expansion of the surveillance of American society the Bush administration hopes to enact. Tim Shorrock and who's watching who in the second half.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook – Naomi Wolf, J9 Jan. 14-08 i

Naomi Wolf is an American author, social critic, political acitivist and feminist. Her book ‘The Beauty Myth’ was a landmark moment for gender discourse in America, and was cited, when released in the early 1990’s, by the New York Times as “one of the most important books of the 20th Century.” Wolf’s latest book may prove too to be of equal value to the 21st Century, if in the future books of its nature are to be allowed reviewed in the Times, or anywhere else. ‘The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot’ is an urgent rallying cry to arms to all that would save American, and world democracy. Naomi Wolf in the first segment.

Gorilla Radio New Year’s Eve 2007

Year’s end is nigh. And what a relief it would be to send off bloody 2007, as we did its bloody predecessors, happily, if only 2008 looked to be an improvement.

But the war will grind wearily on in darkness, as electoral politics command the corporate media lime-light in the United States.