Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Rashid Sumaila, Joan Russow, Janine Bandcroft Apr. 16, 2012

This week: Earlier this month, the University of British Columbia’s Fisheries Centre, in concert with the Global Footprint Network released a new economic and environmental index. The Eco2 Index is designed to gauge the threat of climate change on ecological and economic security. Rated were the most and least healthy national economies based on this new model’s values.

Rashid Sumaila is the director of the UBC Fisheries Centre and he joins us in the first half.

And; is a sustainable world possible under the capitalist economic system; and if not, how else can we organize our societies? For a growing number, cooperatives are the viable alternative.

Joan Russow is former leader of the Green Party of Canada. Since stepping down from the Greens, Joan has worked as a reporter and film maker, recording the climate change conferences in Copenhagen and Cancun, and more recently working on the film, ‘Cooperatives: Counterpoint to Capitalism.’

She’ll be traveling down to Venezuela later this month to chronicle the groundbreaking progress cooperatives have made there since the Bolivarian Revolution.

Joan Russow, looking south to the future in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us from the road somewhere in Manitoba at the bottom of the hour to bring us newz from our city’s streets and beyond.

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.