Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Jon Elmer, Ingmar Lee, Janine Bandcroft(2) Feb. 28, 2011

This week: Across North Africa and throughout the Middle East, the long suffering citizens of dictatorships and authoritarian monarchies are standing in defiance, willing so far to brave impossible odds and the prospect of death at the hand of their tyrants for a better life for themselves today, and the chance of an egalitarian society in the future. For now, they are buoyed by the wind of change that has seen the heads of the military regimes in Tunisia and Egypt roll, but can the momentum of the tempest be ridden to real reform? Jon Elmer is a Canadian photo-journalist living in, and reporting from Occupied Palestine. Jon is this program's most often appearing guest and the first we go to for news in the region. Jon Elmer in the first half. And; Ingmar Lee is a long-time B.C. environmental defender, whose various campaigns have highlighted the industrial-scale destruction of the province's forests and waterways, the extirpation of native species dependent on those forests and rivers, the role transnational corporations have played in designing the environmental policies of both parties in the province, and the prospects of the British Columbia wilderness becoming a super highway for Asia-bound Tar Sands bitumen. Ingmar Lee and the chance of change for the better for B.C.'s wild legacy 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 what's current on and beyond the city'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, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com

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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.