Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, John Ross August 4, 2008

Monday August 4, 2008
John Ross is an American journalist, poet and author who has lived in and reported from Mexico for more than three decades. Some of his many book titles include: ‘The Annexation of Mexico: From the Aztecs to the IMF One Reporter’s Journey Through History,’ ‘Mexico in Focus: A Guide to the People, Politics, and Culture,’ the American Books Award winning, ‘From the Roots: Indian Uprising in Chiapas.’ His latest release is, ‘Zapatista!: Making Another World Possible; Chronicles 2000-2006.’ He recently published ‘Fourth Fleet Steams South: Return of the Gunboat’ an article about the announced deployment; John Ross in the first half.

And; last week, a video of the punitive shooting of a bound and blind-folded Palestinian protester in the town of Ni’ilin hit the internet. Within hours, the images circled the planet, receiving more than a million views. Reacting to global outrage, the Israeli government announced an investigation of the incident, promising to punish any wrong-doing, but these are hollow reassurances considering intensive on-going attacks against Palestinians across Gaza, the West Bank, and within Jerusalem.

Jon Elmer is a Canadian freelance photojournalist who has lived in and reported from Occupied Palestine. He publishes the website ‘From Occupied Palestine.org, and features news at his site, JonElmer.com. Jon Elmer and the quickening erasure of Palestine in the second half.

And; Janine Bandcroft will again be missed, as she continues her travels across America; you can follow her progress at ‘Cuba Journey.blogspot.com.’

But first; John Ross from Latin America, and the return of the Gunboat.

5:03:00 25:00 Discussion w/ John Ross

“Welcome back to the show, John. We’re seeing a more “muscular” approach to U.S. policy in both Mexico and across Latin America; what do you think is behind this approach?”

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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, 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.