Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Erik Grafe, David Swanson, Janine Bandcroft Aug. 15, 2011

This Week: Erik Grafe is an attorney with Earthjustice, a non-profit, public interest law organization that is, quote: "[D]edicated to protecting the magnificent place, natural resources, and wildlife of this Earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment."

Earthjustice evolved from the Sierra Legal Defense Fund, and is the largest environmental law organization in the world. Erik Grafe works out of the Earthjustice Anchorage office, and is especially focused on issues related to the expansion of offshore oil and gas leasing and exploration in the American-claimed Chukchi and Beaufort Seas.

Erik Grafe and the looming conservation fight at the top of the world in the first half.

And; David Swanson is a long-time peace and social justice activist, journalist, and the author of the books, 'Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union,' and 'War is a Lie.' He's also founder and co-founder of numerous political organizations and campaigns, including: ConvictBushCheney.org, AfterDowningStreet.org, andWarisaCrime.org, an organization that believes, quote: "Exposing fraudulent basis for war, [is] key to ending it."

David Swanson and The Military: Closer to You Than Your Family in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will be joining us from not far from CFB Nanoose at the bottom of the hour to bring us news from Victoria's streets and beyond. but first, Erik Grafe and fighting to spare the Arctic from the next great oil spill disaster.

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 Thursday, 11-Noon Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, on the internet at: cfuv.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.