Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Kevin Neish, Ken OKeefe, Janine Bandcroft May 16, 2011

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

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. 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.