Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, John Perkins, Steve Anderson, Janine Bandcroft May 21. 2011

This week: John Perkins is a spiritual seeker, world traveller, educator, author, and self-confessed former “economic” hitman. His best-selling book, ‘Confessions of an Economic Hitman’ offers a rare insider’s look at the rude underbelly lying beneath the polished veneer of sophisticated operatives who define and decide the fate of nations.

The purpose of Bill C-51 is to quote: “[T]o modernize certain offences in the Criminal Code and the Competition Act to take into account new communications technologies and to equip law enforcement agencies with new investigative tools…” end quote. But that is only a partial description of what C-51’s next incarnation promises for online Canada.

Steve Anderson is founder and National Coordinator of OpenMedia.ca. He’s a multi-discipline media producer and social media consultant, ho advocates for net neutrality, among other things. He has worked for the upstart net media company, The Real News, and he’s also worked with The Center for Media and Democracy, FreePress, and Free Speech TV. Steve Anderson and what Harper means to do with your internet in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV 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, John Perkins and who is doing what to the financial system, and how we can stop them.

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.