The two best known pipeline project proposals for British Columbia are the so-called "twinning" of the existing Kinder Morgan pipeline, that has until now quietly issued Tar Sands product all the way from Alberta's Satanic Mills, disgorging at Vancouver, and the proposed creation of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline that hopes to see the Tar Sands goo transported to Kitimat, where it will then be shipped through the treacherous fjords and inland islands en route to China's insatiable industrial monstrosities, and perhaps to car mad California.
Lesser known than these though is the Pacific Trail Pipeline, designed to facilitate gas fracked from B.C.'s Northeast.
Last week, the Caravan to Wet'suwet'en launched from towns and cities across B.C. and North America, to converge at the Pacific Trail/Enbridge Northern Gateway right-of-way.
Rod Mariner is a long-time environment defender, a co-founder of Greenpeace International, navigator of the Sea Shepherd vessels Farley Mowat and Steve Irwin, among others, Chair of the BC Environmental Network, Listserve manager for the Landwatch Campaign, and Coordinator for PATH, or People's Action for Threatened Habitats. Rod departed with the Caravan to Wet'suwet'en from the lower mainland last week, and joins us in the first segment.
And; last week, details about the source of Mitt Romney's great wealth broke. Mitt it turns out accepted millions to set up his vulture capital fund from the first families of El Salvador at the height of the dirty wars there in the 1980's. A footnote in U.S. policy atrocity now perhaps, but the death squad terror supported by Ronald Reagan, George Bush, and businesses like Mitt Romney's Bain Capital set the stage for the horror to follow in Iraq, and across the middle-east.
Robert Parry is an old-time investigative journalist and founder of the news website, Consortium News. Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. His latest book, Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush, was written with two of his sons, Sam and Nat, and can be ordered at neckdeepbook.com. His two previous books are: Secrecy & Privilege: The Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq; and, Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press & ‘Project Truth’. Revisiting Robert Parry and the death squad legacy of Latin America in the second segment.
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 Victoria's streetz and far beyond. But first, Rod Mariner, the Caravan to Wet'suwet'en, and resistance in an age of environmental madness.
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