Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Jon Elmer, Janine Bandcroft, David Cobb Aug. 22, 2011

This week: Crowds in the Egyptian capital reacted to Israel’s encroachment of their territory and the killing of five Egyptian soldiers by surrounding the Israeli Embassy, with one intrepid scaling the highrise housing it and pulling down the Israeli flag. Typically, there was no international condemnation of the Israeli attacks in Gaza, or the killing of civilians there. In fact, Israel has lobbied the United Nations to draw up a Security Council Presidential Statement condemning the attack in Eilat.

Saturday, Israel issued an apology to Egypt for the attack, but the press, and most notably the Jerusalem Post, is condemning the Egyptians for allowing terrorists passage across the Sinai. Now, the Israeli regime and its allies in the press are calling into question the Sinai agreement with Egypt, hinting at a re-annexation of the so-called ‘Peninsula of Peace.’

Jon Elmer is a Canadian journalist and photographer living in and reporting from Occupied Palestine. Jon’s reports are carried by Al Jazeera, the InterPress Service, and are featured at other online forums. His work can also be found at his website, JonElmer.com. Jon Elmer and Israel under attack in the first half.

And; over the weekend, the Vancouver Sun featured the leaked “minutes” of an internal BC Hydro conference call, where Hydro CEO, David Cobb reportedly criticized the government’s IPP, or Independent Power Producers policy. Also known as the Run of Rivers program, or “Ruin of Rivers” to its many opponents, the controversial plan was rammed through the Legislature by the former Campbell government and effectively divided what exists of an “environmental activist community” in British Columbia. I spoke to David Cobb in July, asking directly about contracting out power production in the province. Me and David Cobb in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher, and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft is back from her foray into the wilds of Vancouver Island’s retirement country, and will join us with harrowing tales of her survival at the bottom of the hour. But first, Jon Elmer and Assassins Across the Sinai.

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.