Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Jon Elmer, Ingmar Lee, Janine Bandcroft July 20, 2009

Despite George Galloway’s and the Viva Palestina – USA crossing from Egypt into Gaza last week, Israel’s pitiless stranglehold on the population of the besieged territory, more resembling an open air prison than anything else, continues unabated. Canadian freelance photojournalist, Jon Elmer has made the crossing into Gaza a half-dozen times since the beginning of the Second intifada, but today his efforts from Egypt have been stymied. Jon Elmer from Egypt, waiting for a Gaza crossing in the first segment.

And; “Science” claimed trump over the safety of locals, the environment, and wildlife recently in Shearwater, B.C. Ingmar Lee, a local wildlife researcher and world famous ecology defender, stepped in to defuse a bomb secreted into the middle of his community when he discovered its clock was counting down to detonation.

Dr. Andy Hole is a science teacher from Virginia. He’s part of the team of science teachers and their students whose summer lark is called the Batholith Project.

We come into the unfolding story as Ingmar Lee replies to comments made in the press by the good Dr. Hole, and takes the media offensive.

(In the spirit of full disclosure, a concept the “scientists” involved in this controversial project seem unfamiliar with, Ingmar Lee is a long-time friend of Gorilla Radio, and you can catch up with the background to this unfolding story at Pacific Free Press.com under the heading: Monkeywrenching the Batholiths.)

Ingmar Lee and pulling the plug on the bomb in the second segment.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will check in from somewhere in America, along the 20th Pastors for Peace blockade-busting caravan to Cuba at the bottom of the hour. But first, Jon Elmer reporting from the Gaza fence-line.

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Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Thursday, 11-Noon Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, on the internet at: cfuv.ca, and archived at: www.gorilla-radio.com. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com, which you can now support at Petreon.com. Check out the GR blog at: 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. Some past guests include: M. Shahid Alam, Joel Bakan, Maude Barlow, Ramzy Baroud, David Barsamian, Eva Bartlett, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Michel Chossudovsky, Paul Cienfuegos, Jon Elmer, Yves Engler, Laura Flanders, Eva Golinger, Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Denis Halliday, Chris Hedges, Patrick Henningsen, Julia Butterfly Hill, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Chalmers Johnson, Diana Johnstone, Malalai Joya, Kathy Kelly, Naomi Klein, Frances Moore Lappe, Ingmar Lee, Dave Lindorff, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Janos Maté, Stefania Maurizi, Jennifer Moore, Alexandra Morton, Sharmine Narwani, Andrew Nikiforuk, Ken O'Keefe, Greg Palast, Dawn Paley, Michael Parenti, Robert Parry, John Pilger, Kevin Pina, Ted Rall, Paul Craig Roberts, John Ross, David Rovics, Joan Russow, Danny Schechter, David Schindler, Vandana Shiva, Tim Shorrock, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Linn Washington, Jr., Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.