This week: Paul Cienfuegos is an intrepid activist citizen, who had been in the trenches, fighting numerous single-issue battles for the environment, and indigenous peoples’ rights, and for sane alternatives to disastrous war and energy policies for decades when he says he realized, quote; “[A]lmost every issue I had ever worked on was a mere symptom of corporate rule.”
Since that epiphany, Paul Cienfuegos has worked to rally individuals and communities that they, while continuing to pull the babes from the water, venture upstream and arrest at the headwaters the source of social and environmental outrage.
Paul Cienfuegos in the first half.
And; where the name Chernobyl still resonates today, the nearer and many times more dire nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility is hardly acknowledged not nine months after a calamitous earthquake and tsunami sent three of the reactors there into meltdown.
Alex Roslin is a freelance journalist, television news producer, and the current president of the Canadian Centre for Investigative Reporting. He’s a three time winner of the Canadian Association of Journalists awards for reporting, and has received numerous more nominations for both CAJ and National Magazine Awards. He recently published, ‘What Are Officials Hiding About Fukushima?’ an expose into that disaster’s silent aftermath.
Alex Roslin and perhaps the greatest nuclear disaster you never heard about 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 our city’s streets and beyond. But first, Paul Cienfuegos and separating the baby from the (industrially contaminated) corporate bathwater.
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