Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Beth and George Gage, Andrew Nikiforuk, Janine Bandcroft June 4, 2012

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

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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.