Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Kevin Neish, Jon Elmer, Janine Bandcroft Dec. 14, 2009

Today, tales of prisons. Beyond the prison-world western power has brought to Afghanistan, in Colombia a bitter class war has raged for generations. Once declared a war on communism and Marxist rebellion, now it is called a drug war. But Colombia’s “drug war” bears strange casualties; its prisons are full of detained activists, and unionists, and indigenous rights proponents, not the dope dealers you would expect. In fact, Colombia’s war today is against the underclass and indigenous, as it always has been.

Kevin Neish is just returned from a trip he took down Colombia way to bear witness to the trial of friend Liliany Obando, a social rights activist wrongly imprisoned for more than a year, and finally preparing to face Colombia’s version of justice. Kevin Neish in the first half.

And; Canadian freelance journalist Jon Elmer, living in and reporting from Occupied Palestine on a deeper newer wall for Gaza, and stirrings of a massive prisoner exchange from Israel in the coming weeks.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUv broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour to keeps us current with Christmas on the streetz. But first, Kevin Neish and bearing witness for Liliany Obando.

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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, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Paul Cienfuegos, Yves Engler, Laura Flanders, Denis Halliday, Julia Butterfly Hill, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Chalmers Johnson, Malalai Joya, Kathy Kelly, Ingmar Lee, Dave Lindorff, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Stefania Maurizi, Greg Palast, Michael Parenti, John Pilger, Kevin Pina, Ted Rall, Paul Craig Roberts, John Ross, David Rovics, Joan Russow, Danny Schechter, Vandana Shiva, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.