April Fools Day marked the opening of British Columbia’s bi-annual Grizzly hunt in the Great Bear Rainforest. Kiff Archer and Jason Moody both live within the Great Bear, located along the mid-coast of BC, and they’re both with the newly formed, Central Coast Grizzly Patrol.
I spoke with them at the start of last Fall’s hunting season to talk about the beginnings of the Coastal First Nations Coalition and its unilaterally declared ban on trophy hunting within their collective territories.
The provincial government however neither recognizes the authority of the First Nations to do this, nor does it honour their demand for a ban on the hunt.
Kiff Archer and Jason Moody still standing tall in defense of the bears and other “trophy” targets in the Great Bear Rainforest in the second half.
And; the first funeral of a victim of the Boston Marathon bombings was held this morning, but that untimely death is not the only thing being mourned in the United States. The behaviour of the authorities in the aftermath of the attack too marks a further departure from the founding concepts that made America the exemplar in a world hungry for a just society.
Dave Lindorff is a long-time, award-winning investigative reporter and founder of the 3-time Project Censored Award-winning web news site, This Can’t Be Happening.net. His journalistic writings are featured at sites as diverse as CounterPunch, BusinesWeek, The Nation, and Rolling Stone. He is also an author, whose titles include: ‘This Can’t Be Happening: Resisting the Disintegration of American Democracy,’ ‘Market Medicine: The Rise of the For Profit Hospital Chains,’ ‘Killing Time: An Investigation into the Death Row Case of Mumia Abu Jamal,’ and ‘The Case for Impeachment: Legal Arguments for Removing George W. Bush from Office,’ that co-authored with Barbara Olshansky.
Dave Lindorff and an American Police State on view 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 up to speed with some of what’s good to do in and around Victoria for the coming week.
But first, Kiff Archer and Jason Moody dogging the bear killers in the Great Bear Rainforest.
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 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.ca/