Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Robert Massoud, Dru Oja Jay, Janine Bandcroft Mar. 7, 2011

This week: Robert Massoud is a Canadian whose family emigrated from Occupied Palestine when he was a child. He is the founder of Zatoun, an organization begun to import Olive Oil from the West Bank to provide market opportunities for Palestinian goods, and a chance to bring to the outside world a more accurate and humane representation of Palestinian life today.

Robert Massoud is currently on the road presenting ‘The Taste of Peace: From Palestine to Canada,’ a cross-country tour that hopes to, quote; “…[B]ring the reality of life in Palestine, turn it into hope in Canada and return it as peace.” Robert will be here in Victoria this coming Thursday, March 10th at the University of Victoria Graduate Student Centre’s George and Ida Halpern room, just behind the Student Union Building, at 7:30pm.

Robert Massoud in the first half.

And;Dru Oja Jay is a freelance journalist, researcher, and activist. He is a co-founder of the Dominion newspaper and The Media Co-op, and author of the report, ‘Offsetting Resistance: The Effects of Foundation Funding from the Great Bear Rainforest to the Athabasca River.’

Dru has thrown his hat into the upcoming Mountain Equipment Co-op’s board elections to better foster, quote; “democratic participation of the membership; effective environmental advocacy; support for cooperatives; and, social justice [while] strengthening MEC’s commitment to ethics.”

Dru Oja Jay climbing the mountain in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us news from the city’s streets and beyond. But first, Robert Massoud and The Taste of Peace: From Palestine to Canada.

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 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.