Ape Goes to Kim Ives Jan 27, 2012 Pt 2

Kim was in Victoria recently at UVic. Here’s what we produced. Kim Ives is one of the founders of the weekly newspaper Haiti Liberté, where he is a writer and editor. The paper has offices in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Brooklyn, NY. Previously, he wrote and photographed for Haïti Progrès newspaper for 23 years. Mr. Ives was the lead writer and editor of a series of articles published in Haiti Liberté and The Nation magazine based on U.S. diplomatic cables on Haiti from 2003 until 2010. The cables were entrusted to the two publications by the Wikileaks organization.

Ape Goes to Kim Ives Jan 27, 2012 Pt 1

Kim was in Victoria recently at UVic. Here’s what we produced.

Kim Ives is one of the founders of the weekly newspaper Haiti Liberté, where he is a writer and editor. The paper has offices in
Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Brooklyn, NY. Previously, he wrote and photographed for Haïti Progrès newspaper for 23 years.

Mr. Ives was the lead writer and editor of a series of articles published in Haiti Liberté and The Nation magazine based on U.S.
diplomatic cables on Haiti from 2003 until 2010. The cables were entrusted to the two publications by the Wikileaks organization. His articles are being compiled in a forthcoming book to be published by The Nation. You can read an archive of many of the Wikileaks articles he authored or co-authored by following the Canada Haiti Action Network link below.

Mr. Ives has travelled five times to Haiti since the January 12, 2010 earthquake. On two of those visits, he worked with the host and
broadcast crew of the Democracy Now! syndicated news program. Two other trips were film shoots with Crowing Rooster Arts, a film production collective in which Mr. Ives is a collaborator. He has also appeared frequently on Al Jazeera news broadcasts.

Mr. Ives is a filmmaker who has directed and collaborated on many documentary films about Haiti including Bitter Cane (1983), Killing the Dream (1992) and Rezistans (1997). He is a founding member of the International Support Haiti Network (ISHN), formerly the Haiti Support Network (HSN), and has led numerous delegations to Haiti to investigate human rights conditions, trade union struggles, peasant land conflicts and efforts to oppose state-enterprise privatizations.

Kim Ives is a co-host of the weekly radio program Haiti: The Struggle Continues, which airs on WBAI 99.5 FM in New York, and a weekly Haitian TV show, produced by Haiti Liberté, entitled Kafou Verite. He has contributed to several books on Haiti including Dangerous Crossroads published by NACLA (1994); The Haiti Files, edited by James Ridgeway (1993); and Haiti: A Slave Revolution, published by the International Action Center (2004), and most recently Tectonic Shifts, due out in January 2012.

To read the articles by Kim Ives on the Wikileak files
http://canadahaitiaction.ca/wikileaks

Kim Ives on an Al Jazeera panel on the second anniversary of the earthquake, January 12, 2012.
http://canadahaitiaction.ca/content/haiti-earthquake-second-anniversary-panel-discussion-al-jazeera

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, David W. Johnston, Richard Boyce, Janine Bandcroft Feb. 6, 2012

This week: David W. Johnston is a biological oceanographer and conservation biologist at Duke University’s Marine Lab. His focus is on framing ecology and the habitat needs of marine animals in relation to conservation. He is currently working on projects studying marine vertebrates, and the design and utility of marine protected areas for them, emphasizing the effects of climate change on marine animals and the sustainability of incidental mortality and directed harvests of marine animals.

Johnston is lead author on the newly published paper, ‘The Effects of Climate Change on Harp Seals (Pagophilus groenlandicus),’ and if its conclusions are correct, continuing the east coast commercial seal hunt, (or “cull”, as it is often characterized by governments) could stress targeted populations beyond recovery.

David W. Johnston in the first half.

And; former Gorilla Radio guest, Richard Boyce will present his new film, ‘Rainforest – The Limit of Splendour’ at this year’s Victoria Film Festival. Richard is a long-time island social justice and environment activist, whose kayak trip through Vancouver Island’s pristine East Creek and Klaskish Inlet with Ingmar Lee led to the seven year odyssey of exploration culminating in the film. He has been touring festivals across the country, with ‘Raincoast,’ screening in Montreal, Vancouver, and winning the Mountain Culture Film Award at Whistler.

Richard Boyce and the limits of splendour in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us newz from our city’s streets and beyond. But first, David W. Johnston and the effects of climate change, and political policy stagnation, on Canada’s east coast Harp Seals.

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

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Kim Ives, Don Staniford, Janine Bandcroft Jan. 30, 2012

This week: Kim Ives is founder of, and contributing editor to Haiti Liberté, a newspaper with offices in Haiti and New York, and has more than twenty years experience reporting with the paper, Haiti Progrès, and hosts the weekly, WBAI New York radio program, ‘Haiti: The Struggle Continues.’ Kim also hosts Haitian TV’s ‘Kafou Verite,’ produced by Haiti Liberté, and is a filmmaker who has collaborated on many films documenting human rights abuses, trade struggle, and conflicts between the island’s peasant farmers and corrupt State enterprises, and has contributed to the books, ‘Dangerous Crossroads,’ ‘The Haiti Files,’ and Haiti: A Slave Revolution.’ His most recent is ‘Tectonic Shifts.’ Kim Ives in the first half. And; it’s a case that could break new ground in the titanic battle to remove Atlantic Salmon fish farms from the waters of the coast of B.C. Right now, Don Staniford is being sued by Mainstream Canada, a subsidiary of Cermaq, a fish farm trans-national whose single majority stock-holder is the Norwegian government. Mainstream lawyers assert Staniford “disseminated and published defamatory and false statements about the company”on the Global Alliance Against Industrial Aqauaculture, or GAAIA site. GAAIA’s web server dropped the site under pressure, but it has now been replaced by the less noxious(?) Salmonfarmingkills.com. Don Staniford and B.C.’s “Salmon versus Goliath” in the second half. And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with the goings on on Victoria’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. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Silver Donald Cameron, Brandy Gallagher, Janine Bandcroft Jan. 23, 2012

This week: Silver Donald Cameron is a Canadian educator, activist, playwright, journalist, long-time columnist for the Halifax Sunday Herald, and the author of scores of radio and television scripts. Among his 17 book titles are: ‘A Million Futures,’ ‘Sailing Away from Winter,’ ‘Sniffing the Coast,’ as well as ‘The Living Beach,’ and ‘The Education of Everett Richardson,’ both recognized as being among Atlantic Canada’s 100 Greatest Books. Silver Donald Cameron’s latest venture is The Green Interview, an innovative web journalism site focusing on the environment, and he’s currently on a Nova Scotia-wide lecture tour promoting energy efficiency and consumer best practices.

Silver Donald Cameron in the first half.

And; almost everyone can talk a good green game, but what happens when it comes to following up the palaver?

OUR Ecovillage is where the bicycle rubber meets the bike trail. A 25 acre sustainable living demonstration site and education centre, located in Shawnigan Lake, just up the road from Victoria, OUR Ecovillage has been living the green dream, while training countless others in the ways of living they can employ to lessen their load on the environment. From food security and alternative building models, to teaching people how to live and work cooperatively, the project emphasizes it is; “by community, for community, through community.” It all sounds ideal; but, there’s a problem in paradise.

Brandy Gallagher is co-founder and developer of OUR Ecovillage, and is a member of TOPIA, The Sustainable Learning Community Institute. Brandy Gallagher and saving a village to save US in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us from up in the beautiful Cowichan Valley environs at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with some of the stories from our city’s streets and beyond occurring over the past week. But first, Silver Donald Cameron and the Green Interview; conversations with people, and encounters with ideas that are re-inventing the World.

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

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Larry Hannant, Gilad Atzmon, Janine Bandcroft Jan. 16, 2012

This week: It's a story that may well have been lost. History instructor and award-winning author, Larry Hannant discovered the nearly forgotten manuscript for 'Champagne and Meatballs: Adventures of a Canadian Communist,' a compendium of journalist Bert Whyte's articles, letters, and remembrances over the most politically turbulent decades of the 20th Century, bringing to light a unique angle on a period of this country's history that resonates with an eerily familiar ring today.

Larry Hannant in the first half.

And; Gilad Atzmon's new book, 'The Wandering Who? A Study of Jewish Identity Politics' has received raves and rages.

Its publisher says 'The Wandering Who?' raises; "[S]ome of the most difficult and contentious issues of today…" examining; "[T]ribal aspects embedded in Jewish secular discourse, both Zionist and anti Zionist; the 'holocaust religion'; the meaning of 'history' and 'time' within the Jewish political discourse; the anti-Gentile ideologies entangled within different forms of secular Jewish political discourse and even with the Jewish left."

It's a book, international jurist and UN Special Rapporteur for Occupied Palestinian Territories, Professor Richard Falk calls; "A transformative story told with unflinching integrity that all (especially Jews) who care about real peace, as well as their own identity, should not only read, but reflect upon and discuss widely."

Gilad Atzmon and 'The Wandering Who? A Study Of Jewish Identity Politics' in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV 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 Larry Hannant and the memoir of political activist extraordinaire, Bert Whyte, 'Champagne and Meatballs: Adventures of a Canadian Communist.'

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

Ape Speaks with Gilad Atzmon Jan. 15, 2012

Gilad Atzmon’s New Book: The Wandering Who? A Study Of Jewish Identity Politics

Jewish identity is tied up with some of the most difficult and contentious issues of today. The purpose in this book is to open many of these issues up for discussion. Since Israel defines itself openly as the ‘Jewish State’, we should ask what the notions of ’Judaism’, ‘Jewishness’, ‘Jewish culture’ and ‘Jewish ideology’ stand for. Gilad examines the tribal aspects embedded in Jewish secular discourse, both Zionist and anti Zionist; the ‘holocaust religion’; the meaning of ‘history’ and ‘time’ within the Jewish political discourse; the anti-Gentile ideologies entangled within different forms of secular Jewish political discourse and even within the Jewish left. He questions what it is that leads Diaspora Jews to identify themselves with Israel and affiliate with its politics. The devastating state of our world affairs raises an immediate demand for a conceptual shift in our intellectual and philosophical attitude towards politics, identity politics and history.

You can now order the book on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Briony Penn, Steve Anderson, Janine Bandcroft Jan. 9, 2012

This week: I spoke last month with Briony Penn about her article appearing in Victoria’s Focus Magazine exposing Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans’, (those same that brought you Canada’s East coast cod collapse not so many years ago) mismanagement of West coast herring quotas.

Briony Penn and putting a net around the Honourable James Ashfield, the minister supposedly responsible, before it’s too late in the first half.

And; Canada too is introducing legislation allowing the Canadian government, (and its unnamed friends) creep into your computer to find out just about everything it thinks it needs to know about you.

Naturally, it’s all for the safety of the little children. Called ‘Lawful Access,’ the bills soon to be before the House will, in the words of Open Media, “make online spying the norm in Canada and seriously threaten the privacy and security of all Canadians.”

Steve Anderson is founder and Executive Director of OpenMedia.ca, an open internet advocacy collective behind the Stop Online Spying campaign.

Steve Anderson on the growing resistance to codified government surveillance in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with what’s going on on Victoria’s streets and beyond. But first, reprising Briony Penn on the state of B.C.’s coastal herring.

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

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Jon Elmer, Ann Emmett, Janine Bandcroft Jan 2, 2012

This week: According to the Palestine Liberation Organization, Israel killed more than 180 Palestinians last year, and dispossessed thousands more. The PLO also credits the Israel Occupation Authority with green lighting the construction of 26,837 new settlement units on Palestinian lands, while confiscating thousands of acres of land, and razing to the ground nearly 500 homes.

Those sobering figures will set the stage this week for meetings between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in Amman, where they hope to set an agenda for peace talks. Meanwhile, the Israeli daily, Ha’aretz reports the Israeli Defense Force is planning a successor to 2008’s infamous Operation Cast Lead, where as many as fifteen hundred Palestinians perished.

Jon Elmer is a Canadian writer and photojournalist specializing in the Middle East and Canadian foreign and military policy. He’s reported from more than a dozen countries throughout the Arab world, and has lived in and reported from Bethlehem, Occupied Palestine for the better part of the last decade. His writing and photographs can be found at his site, JonElmer.ca.

Jon Elmer in the first half.

And; while the collapse of the world’s banking system made headlines last year, little is reported about the state of Canada’s banks, or the role played in banking by the Canadian State. Shortly before the holidays, the Committee for Monetary and Economic Reform, or COMER, filed suit in Federal Court, charging the government of Canada restore the role of the Bank of Canada to its intended purpose, and challenging the federal government’s accounting methods and calculations as pertains to the tabling of the budget and issuing of “tax credits” to big business and other select taxpayers.

Ann Emmett is named as a co-plaintiff with COMER. Confronting global finance in the Canadian courts with Ann Emmett in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us to bring newz from the City’s streets and beyond. But first, Jon Elmer and a very New Year in an ancient land.

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