Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ken O’Keefe, Kevin Neish, Erik Andersen, Janine Bandcroft July 5, 2010

This week: Ken O’Keefe is an ecology and human rights defender, environmental entrepreneur, and dedicated direct activist. Ken is a former member of the United States Marine Corps, who renounced his American citizenship in protest of his country’s policies.

He was also aboard the Mavi Marmara when it was attacked in the pre-dawn hours of May 31st, 2010. Ken was arrested, along with the roughly seven hundred human rights activists on the Mavi Marmara, charged, incarcerated, and brutalized while in Israeli custody.

Ken O’Keefe in the first half.

British Columbia and Ontario awoke Canada Day with the government’s hand sunk deeper into their pockets. Yes, the Harmonized Sales Tax, or HST, went into effect July 1st. It’s a tax hike for the majority of us, even as government services decline, or are cut entirely.

Erik Andersen is retired economist who has remained active in his retirement watching the squander of our money perpetrated by the government of Canada’s shadowy tax Czars.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV Radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour to bring us newz from Victoria’s street and beyond.

All this and more today; but first Ken O’Keefe and maintaining pressure on Israel’s illegal siege of Gaza.

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

Chris Cook

Author: Chris Cook

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. 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.