Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Brad Slade, Smart Meter Rally Sept. 19, 2011

This week: The tax the less-than-dearly-departed former premier Gordon Campbell sprung on the populace after his narrow Spring 2010 election victory is now history. Or is it? You may notice, nearly every time you open your wallet, 14% of your cash still flies off to who knows where, to pay for who knows what. So, did BC kill this thing, or what?

Brad Slade is a long-time labour activist and served as the Regional Organizer for the South Island and Gulf Islands with Fight The HST campaign. Brad Slade and putting the stake finally through the heart of the HST beast in the first half.

And; listening in on Victoria’s Smart Meter rally.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will not be appearing on the show tonight, as she makes the arduous journey home from the hinterland of Vancouver Island’s retirement Mecca, Qualicum Beach. So, first up, Brad Slade and whither the future of the HST, and what for we who pay it still?

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

Liked it? Take a second to support Gorilla Radio on Patreon!

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, 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.