Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Maude Barlow, Michael Riordon, Janine Bandcroft Nov. 21, 2011

This week: Maude Barlow was here at UVic in October, speaking out against another brick in the corporate-rule agenda wall, CETA, or the Canada-European Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. It was the first leg of a cross-Canada tour still underway.

Maude Barlow and Canada’s Communities Are Not for Sale in the first half.

And; to watch the nightly news, you’d be forgiven for believing the only way to settle disputes is through violence or threats of violence. From the not so deftly veiled promises of president Obama that “no options will be taken off the table” of this or that international dispute, to the police riot squaders spraying peaceful men and women, old and young, with tear gas and rubber-encased steel bullets, it seems might makes right in this world.

But, beyond the glare of television lights, past the bleeding leading stories of the day, millions work diligently, without pause, for peaceful solutions to apparently intractable conflict.

Michael Riordon is one of those. Author, documentary film maker, playwright, and lecturer, Riordon has written five books, the latest of which is, ‘Our Way to Fight: Peace Work Under Siege in Israel-Palestine.’

Michael is at the University of Victoria tonight, in the David Strong Building, presenting, ‘Let My People Speak: Hear the repressed voices of peace workers in Palestine and Israel’ Of his work, Riordon says, “A primary goal is to recover voices and stories of people who are silenced and relegated to the margins and written out of the ‘official’ version of events.”

Michael Riordon 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 an eventful week past on Victoria’s streets for the People’s Assembly, and beyond our borders too. But first, Maude Barlow, standing on guard for Canada where the government will not.

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.