Gorilla Radio Year Ender with Chris Cook and Janine Bandcroft Dec. 27, 2010

We leave the usual show format for today’s special look back at the year that has been in this country, and take a peak at a few things we might expect for the coming year. There will be music and blatherskyting, and Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will drop by too.

You needn’t be a soothsayer to see; Canada as we know it today has changed mightily since joining America and its “International Community” declaration of war against all the Peoples living either above, or along the transport routes of, coveted mineral wealth. It is a necessarily perpetual war, or at least, one that will last until either that mineral wealth is depleted, or the expense of taking and defending it militarily breaks the economic back of the new Imperium.

Hope that any kind of American moral renaissance might change its martial course abroad, or amend its ruthless economic policies at home under Barack Obama’s administration, has withered in the bare light of the Democrats’ complete corruption, and revelations of their leader’s intransigent pragmatism.

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, Loretta Napoleoni, Soumya Natarajan, Janine Bandcroft, Dec. 20, 2010

This week: Loretta Napoleoni, is an expert on finance, best-selling author, and advisor to governments around the world. She says the nature of finance has radically changed over the last decade, seeing a growing interdependence between states, criminals, and terrorists that reaches to the very heart of the global economy.

Napoleoni warns; since 9/11 that interdependence has, quote: “[E]xtended the bounderies of a shadow world that threatens to replace our own if we do not break away from the legacy of the war on terror.”

Loretta Napoleoni, and following the money in The Global War on Terror in the first half.

And; Soumya Natarajan is a recent resident of this beautiful west coast, and she’s a new contributor to CFUV’s public affairs broadcasts. She’s just completed a documentary on the collaboration of two local Victoria organizations to promote the concept of Zero Waste.

Soumya Natarajan and refusing to surrender our pristine pacific to garbage and the odious effluent of corporate and government propaganda in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft at the bottom of the hour to bring us the latest newz from the city’s streets and beyond. But first, Loretta Napoleoni bringing to bear the focus on the true cause of the War on Terror, and following its lifeline; the money.

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:

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Terry Wolfwood, Mehdi Najari, Janine Bandcroft Dec. 13, 2010

Local human rights and social justice activist, Terry Wolfwood attended an Algerian conference on Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli captivity. Terry has travelled to the West Bank and Jordan to participate in meetings and actions to further Palestinian dignity and national self-actualization on numerous occasions, bringing news of their struggle back to Victoria. Terry Wolfwood in the first half.

And; all signs point to a spring election in B.C., where the economy, and sudden introduction of the so-called, Harmonized Sales Tax promises to be a big issue. But there’s more going on in the province, and within the two leading parties, than just the HST.

Mehdi Najari is an on again off again member of the NDP, who ran against Carole James for the party’s leadership in 1988 because, he says he was “fed up with [the] corporate lackeys and impostors” controlling the NDP. Mehdi Najari and the NDP’s latest chance to get it right n the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with the latest newz from the city’s streets and beyond. but first, Terry Wolfwood and internationalizing the plight of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel.

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

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Jon Elmer, Susan Lindauer, Janine Bandcroft Dec. 6, 2010

This week on GR: Jon Elmer is a Bethlehem-based Canadian photo-journalist who has lived in and reported from Palestine for more than a decade. He writes for the Inter Press Service and al Jazeera among others, and can be found on the internet at JonElmer.com. Jon is also the singlemost often appearing guest on Gorilla Radio, and is our main source for legitimate news from Occupied Palsestine and Israel.

Jon Elmer in the first half.

And; Susan Lindauer was an American intelligence asset from 1996 right up until the day “that changed everything.” In the days and weeks following 9/11, she witnessed her government and the press excoriate the “intelligence community” for its failure to protect the homeland, and ridicule hers and her colleague’s service to the nation.

Outraged, she demanded her side of the story be told, applying to be included in Congressional Hearings, only to find herself to be the first non-Arab American arrested and imprisoned under the newly-enacted PATRIOT Act. Susan Lindauer is out now, and as determined as ever that her story be told. She is the author of the book, ‘Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq.’

Susan Lindauer in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with newz from the streets of Victoria and beyond.

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, Amy Goodman Oct. 28, 2006

This is one from the archives. Due to one of the many hacker attacks Pacific Free Press has suffered as consequence of airing views unpopular with the goals of the dominant order, we lost many of Gorilla Radio’s original files. It’s been a slow process replacing them, and here is one from October 28, 2006 I recorded with Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman. I reached her on her cel, as she sped towards a speaking engagement in Victoria.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Danny Schechter, David Eby, Janine Bandcroft Nov. 29, 2010

This week on GR: Danny Schechter the News Dissector is a long-time media interpreter, film maker, radio and internet pioneer, and author, whose book titles include: ‘Plunder: the Crime of Our Time,’ its companion, ‘The Crime of Our Time: Why Wall Street is NOT Too Big to Jail,’ ‘Embedded: Weapons of Mass Deception,’ ‘Media Wars: News at a Time of Terror,’ and ‘The More You Watch, the Less You Know.’ His latest film release is, ‘Plunder: The Movie.’

And; David Eby, Executive Director of BC’s Civil Liberties Association in the second half on ‘The Mysterious Case of the Elusive RCMP Audit.’

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us newz from Victoria’s streets and beyond. But first, Danny Schechter, dissecting the news from Tehran and back again.

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, April McNeil, Saje Fitzgerald, Ezili Danto, Janine Bandcroft Nov. 22, 2010

This Week: April McNeil has been working with local African organizations like: Camosun College's African Awareness Committee, the UVic-based, African Partnerships Network, and now Congo Rising, and Saje Fitgerald is a Master's Candidate for Interdisciplinary Studies – University of Victoria Women's Studies, International Law and Human Rights, and she is founder of Shaker Jewel Film Productions.

April McNeil and Saje Fitzgerald and Congo Rising in the first half.

And; Ezili Danto is a Haitian-American playwright, performance poet, and author. She's also a social and political activist and commentator, and human rights attorney. She is the founder and president of the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network and serves as managing editor of the on-line journal, Haitian Perspectives. She also publishes the Ezili Danto Newsletter.

Ezili Danto and Haiti's time of cholera in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour to recap some of the stories emanating Victoria's streetz and beyond at the bottom of the hour. But first, April McNeil and Saje Fitzgerald.

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

Ape Goes to David Barsamian November 18, 2010

Esteemed radio man, David Barsamian came out for a CFUV Radio fundraiser at the University of Victoria’s David Lam Auditorium tonight, speaking with passion and eloquence on a range of topics spanning the globe and his thirty years of political and intellectual engangement.

He appeared earlier this week on Gorilla Radio, where I introduced him thusly.

David Barsamian is the multi-award winning director of Alternative Radio, which airs weekly across North America and beyond, (including right here at CFUV every Wednesday afternoon at 1:00pm pacific time) and remains an entirely independent voice of reason and humanity, an island of sanity in a toss’d sea of shlock jocks, puerile morning “mad men,” and aspiring dime store mass media demagogues.

That interview is here:
http://www.pacificfreepress.com/news/1/7360-gorilla-radio-with-chris-cook-david-barsamian-janine-bandcroft-nov-15-2010.html

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, David Barsamian, Janine Bandcroft Nov. 15, 2010

This week on GR: David Barsamian is the multi-award winning director of Alternative Radio, which airs weekly across North America and beyond, (including right here at CFUV every Wednesday afternoon at 1:00pm pacific time) and remains an entirely independent voice of reason and humanity, an island of sanity in a toss’d sea of shlock jocks, puerile morning “mad men,” and aspiring dime store mass media demagogues. He is co-author of numerous books, his collaborators some of the foremost thinkers and social justice activists of our time; like: Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Arundhati Roy, Edward Said, Tariq Ali, and more. His latest books are ‘What We Say Goes,’ and Targeting Iran.’

David Barsamian in the first half.

And; the week past marked the observance of Remembrance Day here in Victoria, (Veteran’s Day south of the 49th) and I went down to the memorial to the MacKenzie-Papineau Brigade, located off the main grounds of the Legislature, to remember those Canadians killed fighting the fascists in Spain during that country’s calamitous civil war.

Ape at the Mac.-Pap. memorial in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us newz from the city’s streets, and a follow-up on the attack on the mayor’s house and property and that attack’s aftermath.

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

Ape Goes to Armistice Day

November 11th at Victoria’s MacKenzie-Papineau Brigade memorial near the B.C. Legislature Buildings around fifty peace stalwarts met as they do every year to wish Canada take another course, and move away from militarism and its attendant destruction.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ken Wu, Helen Landsdowne, Janine Bandcroft Nov. 8, 2010

This week: Chinese journalist and dissident writer, Dai Qing will be here (7:30pm at the University of Victoria’s Law Faculty, in the Fraser Building) to present ‘China’s Three Gorges Dam: The most environmentally and socially destructive project in the world,’ a lecture detailing her decades-long efforts to bring sober second thought to the planning and building of the Three Gorges Dam project.

The ninth annual Media Democracy Day event drew hundreds of journalists of both the “new” and “old” variety to take in lectures and take part in workshops and interactive panels focused on critical analysis of media and media policy in Canada. One of the panels I attended was ‘Spinning the Environment, Greenwashing the Message’ with Ken Wu of the Ancient Forest Alliance.

And Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with what has been an eventful week past for both the city’s unhoused and the politicians charged with addressing that issue. But first, Dai Qing and “the most environmentally and socially destructive project in the world.”

Ape Goes to Media Democracy Day Vancouver 2010 – Fox News North

Saturday, November 6th marked Media Democracy Day 2010 in Vancouver. A variety of speakers gathered at the architecturally resplendent Vancouver Public Library. This discussion of the current and possible future media landscape in Canada called, ‘Fox News or Democratic Communication? Media at the Crossroads’ featured Senior Executive Director of the America’s for Al Jazeera English, Tony Burman, Adjunct Professor of Communications at Simon Fraser University, Donald Gutstein, and Chair of the Department of Communication Studies at York University, David Skinner.

Ape Goes to the Media Democracy Day Vancouver 2010 – Greenwashing

Saturday, November 6th marked Media Democracy Day 2010 in Vancouver. A variety of speakers gathered at the architecturally resplendent Vancouver Public Library. The lecture panel featured here was ‘Spinning the Environment, Greenwashing the Message’ with Ken Wu of the Ancient Forest Alliance, independent environment and alternative energy journalist Colleen Kimmet, and author Richard Littlemore.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Carmen Cheung, Janine Bandcroft Nov. 1, 2010

Carmen Cheung is a lawyer with the BCCLA, where she works on litigation and legal reform. She is the author of the BCCLA’s just released report: ‘The UN Security Council’s 1267 Regime and the Rule of Law in Canada.’

Listen. Hear.

Carmen Cheung and the UN’s rule beyond the law in the first half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with goings on happening among Victoria’s unhoused community, who this weekend saw the City Hll end funding to some of the familiar shelters in Victoria. Is the homeless problem here then solved? Not exactly. Janine and a turning down of the city’s shelter beds at the half.

But first; Carmen Cheung on Canadian justice and the UN’s 1267 Regime.

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

Ape Goes to Razan Zuayter Oct. 26, 2010

I went down to hear Razan Zuayter, the president and founder of The Arab Group for the Protection of Nature (APN) give a presentation on the destruction of Palestinian farms and orchards, and assorted other atrocities. The Amman-based APN organization is behind the ‘One Million Trees Campaign,’ an attempt to replace trees destroyed or removed by Israel in Palestine. Ms. Zuayter is currently on the cross-Canada ‘One Woman, One Million Trees’ tour to raise awareness of the issues and garner support.