This week: Welcome back Tyranny! It's been some hundreds of years since the West emerged the Dark Ages, where religious zealots ruled the land, sequestering science to dusty vaults, and consigning those who would search out knowledge to dungeon and flame. In the famously religious American state of Utah, a young American took a stand against egregious illegality, stopping a crime against both the people and nature, and therefore a crime against Creation. And, for this courageous act that young man languishes today in a prison, subject to all the degradation, humiliation, and mindless abuse that so typifies such medieval structures.
Beth Gage is a documentary film maker who, with her husband George, left the advertising and commercial feature film world to found Gage & Gage productions. The Gage's latest film is the just released, 'Bidder 70' chronicling an American outrage, the story of 'Bidder 70,' Tim DeChristopher.
Beth Gage in the first half.
And; America has no monopoly on either outrage or the vast despoilation of nature; Canada too has been outrageously profligate in that regard, but never so much so as under the current Stephen Harper regime.
Andrew Nikiforuk is an award-winning journalist and author who has spent more than 20 years studying and writing about Canada's oil and gas industry. Andrew is also a columnist with The Tyee online publication, where his most recent article is titled, 'Understanding Harper's Evangelical Mission.'
Andrew Nikiforuk in the second half.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us news from the city's streets and beyond. But first, Beth Gage and 'Bidder 70,' Tim DeChristopher's "journey from economics student to incarcerated felon."
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