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.

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

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Christopher White, Andrew Nikiforuk, Janine Bandcroft, Jan. 11, 10

Christopher White is a University of Alberta alumnus who does, despite Mr. Harper’s assurances to the contrary, care about the operation of democracy in Canada. He cared enough in fact to set up ‘Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament,’ a Facebook site that has in the two weeks since Harper’s unilateral move signed up scores of thousands of Canadians who insist they do care about Canadian democracy.

Christopher White in the first half.

Andrew Nikiforuk is a Canadian journalist and author whose titles include: ‘Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent, ‘The Fourth Horseman,’ ‘Pandemonium’ and the Governor-General’s Award-winning Saboteurs: Wiebo Ludwig’s War Against Big Oil’. He is also the recipient of eight National Magazine Awards and an Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy.

Andrew Nikiforuk and back to big oil’s future in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster Janine Bandcroft will join us to keep us current with the cruelest month on the city’s streets. But first, Christopher White and Prorogued: The Harper Parliament That Couldn’t.

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, Jamie Kneen Jan. 4, 2010

This week: Long-time friend of the show, and champion of the environment here in B.C. and further afield, Ingmar Lee. Ingmar is a world traveller, who between journeys spent 20 years planting trees in this province, more than a million of them by his estimation. He recently ascended the sixty meter flag pole on the legislature lawn to raise a banner decrying the provincial governor, Gordon Campbell’s feting as force for Green at Copenhagen; and he stands charged for the crime of disrupting another bombing campaign, subterranean blasting done, it is suspected, to provide a complete resource map for the drillers of the oil and gas industry. Ingmar Lee in the first half.

Jamie Kneen is the communications and outreach coordinator with MiningWatch Canada, specializing in land use planning, and environmental assessment, with a focus on African and Latin American regional programs. Jamie Kneen and mining making a killing in El Salvador in the second half.

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 news from Victoria’s streets.

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, Ingmar Lee, Janine Bandcroft Jan. 4, 2010

This week: Long-time friend of the show, and champion of the environment here in B.C. and further afield, Ingmar Lee. Ingmar is a world traveller, who between journeys spent 20 years planting trees in this province, more than a million of them by his estimation. He recently ascended the sixty meter flag pole on the legislature lawn to raise a banner decrying the provincial governor, Gordon Campbell’s feting as force for Green at Copenhagen; and he stands charged for the crime of disrupting another bombing campaign, subterranean blasting done, it is suspected, to provide a complete resource map for the drillers of the oil and gas industry. Ingmar Lee in the first half.

Jamie Kneen is the communications and outreach coordinator with MiningWatch Canada, specializing in land use planning, and environmental assessment, with a focus on African and Latin American regional programs. Jamie Kneen and mining making a killing in El Salvador in the second half.

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 news from Victoria’s streets.

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