Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Jon Elmer, Kevin Pina, Janine Bandcroft Jan. 18, 2010

This week: Dispossession, arbitrary detention, beatings, and death at the hands of Israeli authorities, or Zionist mobs is an ever-present threat for Palestinians living in the remnant West Bank. This past week, as every week preceding it, has witnesses an array of all of these crimes against the people of Palestine and more. Jon Elmer is a Canadian freelance journalist who has frequently lived in and reported from Palestine. He’s also the single-most frequently appearing guest on this show, and joins us again today; Jon Elmer, live from Occupied Palestine in the first half.

Unlike last week’s singularly destructive natural calamity, the cruelty and injustice Haitians must endure is a daily reality, designed and enforced by the same “international community” that now fashions itself as Saviour to the afflicted. Kevin Pina is an indepedent journalist and filmmaker who is no stranger to Haiti’s suffering. His latest film, ‘We Must Kill the Bandits’ chronicles the abuse of Haitian democracy at the hands of the United Nations and its American, Canadian, and French sponsors, the same powers behind the 2004 Coup D’Etat that sent populist priest and president Aristide into exile. Kevin Pina and Haiti’s shaky foundations in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour to keep us current with the dire need existing still on Victoria’s streets. But first, Jon Elmer and keeping an eye on Palestine while the world looks away.

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.

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Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Wednesday, 1-2pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, on the internet at: cfuv.uvic.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, 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, Danny Schechter, David Schindler, Vandana Shiva, Tim Shorrock, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Linn Washington, Jr., Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.