Well, heeeee's baaack! With the vengeful whine of chainsaws, and the awe-inspiring thunder in the woods accompanying orchestrated clearcut operations, Ender Ilkay, frustrated West Van. wildland developer, the same who once promised hundreds of luxurious "cabin" abodes abutting the Juan de Fuca Provincial Park just west of Sooke, is returned like an ancient day prophesy of pestilence to come, fulfilling his promise to clearcut what he was forbidden to pave. For the record; Ender says he's sorry to see it, but that's the way it goes. And, he promises more clearcut logging to come.
Zoe Blunt is a long-time South Island-based environmental defender and activist/organizer. Zoe's past campaigns with Wild Coast, VicFAN and other organized manifestations include: an attempt to forestall the so-called Bear Mountain development, (a failed effort that culminated spectacularly in a massive SWAT team assault on three tree-sitters at the site of the long-derelict but soon-to-be-revived Spencer Road overpass); the successful turn-around of mega-developer at large, Ender Ilkay's Marine Trail Resort; conducting activist and non-violent resistance workshops; and participation with the Caravan to Wet-suwet-'en, an annual congregation at the planned site of the pipeline confluence for the controversial Pacific Trail Pipeline project.
Blunt was also instrumental in convincing VanCity's ethical investments arm to disinvest itself of Enbridge-related investment vehicles.
Zoe Blunt has appeared on this show many times over the years, and joins us again in the first segment.
And; he's waited in custody, sometimes under appalling conditions, for more than three years, but Private Bradley Manning's espionage and aiding the enemy trial began finally Monday at Fort Meade, Maryland. Manning has already admitted to being the source of hundreds of thousands of files released to Wikileaks. The Manning case has sparked protest around the world, and while some consider Bradley a hero comparable to Daniel Ellsberg, the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers during America's war againt Vietnam, others condemn him as a traitor who put his comrades in arms in harm's way.
David Swanson is an activist, organizer, prolific essayist, journalist, broadcaster, and author whose book titles include: 'The Military Industrial Complex at 50,' 'When the World Outlawed War,' and 'War Is a Lie' among others. He's the host of Talk Nation Radio, and blogs from DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org.
David Swanson and Bradley Manning's, sort of, day in court in the second half.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV Radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with some of what's good to do in and around the capital city, and beyond. But first, Zoe Blunt and the Ender of days in the woods near Juan de Fuca Provincial Park.
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/