Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Greg Palast, Robert Bateman, Janine Bandcroft, Apr. 23, 2012

Last Friday, trans-Atlantic reporting investigator, Greg Palast held a press conference. Coinciding with the second anniversary of the disastrous BP Deepwater Horizon oil platform blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, Palast reports; BP knew they had major problems with the Deepwater Horizon, knew it was an environmental time-bomb certain to go off, and yet did nothing to prevent the predictable catastrophe that followed.

Greg Palast’s latest book recording the everyday depravity that is the modern world is, ‘Vultures’ Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores.’

‘Vultures’ Picnic’ joins Palast’s previous best-sellers, ‘The Best Democracy Money Can Buy,’ and ‘Armed Madhouse’ completing a chilling trilogy chronicling corporate malfeasance and personal moral turpitude endangering all life on Earth. It is, quote: “a journey into the corrupt heart of Big Oil, and behind it, Bigger Finance, exposing once and for all the corporate vultures who feed on the weak and poison our planet.”

Greg Palast in the first half.

And; I went down to the Creatively United for the Planet Festival in Victoria yesterday to hear famed Canadian naturalist painter, Robert Bateman give a keynote address. Bateman famously smeared in black one of his paintings in a Youtube video famously protesting the proposed Gateway Pipeline project that he believes will certainly result in the destruction of British Columbia’s rich coastal environment. Bateman’s retrospective, ‘The Art of Robert Bateman,’ recently toured Canada and the USA, and his one-man show toured cities in Russia.

Robert Bateman in his own words in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz producer and CFUV radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us newz from the city’s streets and beyond. but first, Greg Palast and what BP knew about Deepwater and when, and why they did nothing about it.

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

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. 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.