This week: It was May 31st last year, when Israeli military commandos attacked the Mavi on the high seas, in international waters, as it took part in a five ship aid convoy headed for the blockaded Gaza Strip. As of today, there is yet no official sanction, charges, or accounting for Israel’s operation that ultimately saw nine, unarmed activists murdered in cold blood.
Kevin Neish is a long-time, Victoria-based activist who has traveled as a peace observor to Palestine, borne witness to elections in South and Central America, and who has, on numerous occasions made the arduous journey through the Colombian legal system to bear witness too to that country’s persecution of union activist, Liliany Obando imprisoned without trial for her human rights work for nearly two years now. Kevin is readying himself now to return to the Mediterranean to again board the Mavi Marmara in the second of what activists promise to be an annual attempt to try the Israeli embargo.
Kevin Neish in the first half.
And; two weeks ago, iconic Democracy Now! host, Amy Goodman paid a visit to the Salt Spring Forum, for a wide-ranging address billed as “The Importance of Independent Media in a Time of War.”
Amy Goodman from the Salt Spring Forum 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 news from the city’s streets and beyond. But first, Kevin Neish and setting sail again for 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, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com