Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Dahr Jamail, Jesse Freeston, Janine Bandcroft Jun 30, 2014

Time passes, and things change, but somehow things seem the same too. Last week we featured Grant Wakefield’s 2002 recording, The Fire This Time, a chronicle of America’s 1991 invasion of Iraq. Wakefield’s opus of pain and suffering was released in the weeks preceding America’s 2003 invasion of Iraq. Eleven and a half years on, America is again sending in troops to a chaotic Iraq, but more importantly, it is feeding the maw of endless war with bullets, bombs, intelligence and micro-chipped gadgets; all the essentials to keep the killing going. Dahr Jamail is a freelance journalist and author, whose book titles include: ‘The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan,’ ‘Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Iraq,’ and he contributed the chapter, “Killing the Intellectual Class” to the anthology, ‘Cultural Cleansing in Iraq: Why Museums Were Looted, Libraries Burned and Academics Murdered.’ Listen. Hear. Jamail was one of a very few unembedded journalists reporting from Iraq in the early days of the onset of war there in 2003, and he has returned to file Dispatches from Iraq in the years since; his last assignment being in 2013. Among Dahr’s many journalism awards are: the 2008 Martha Gellhorn Award for Journalism, The Lannan Foundation Writing Residency Fellowship, the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, the Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage, and four Project Censored awards. His work has appeared at Truthout, Inter Press Service, Tom Dispatch, The Sunday Herald in Scotland, The Guardian, Foreign Policy in Focus, Le Monde, Le Monde Diplomatique, The Huffington Post, The Nation, The Independent, Al Jazeera, and at his own website, DahrJamail.net. Dahr Jamail in the first half. And; Jesse Freeston is a Montréal-based filmmaker and video-journalist. He was seminal member of the Real News Network, and has gone on to make the feature-length documentary film, ‘Resistencia,’ a chronicle of Honduran palm oil plantation barons’ attempts to dislodge occupying workers in the Aguán Valley, and produce documentaries and file reports for teleSUR’s USA de Verdad program. His latest project takes him again to Honduras to document, alongside fellow filmmaker, Beth Geglia ‘Revolutionary Medicine: A Story of the First Garifuna Hospital.’ Jesse Freeston and Revolutionary Medicine in the second half. And; Victoria Street Newz publisher emeritus and CFUV Radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us news from our city’s streets and beyond. But first, Dahr Jamail and returning to Iraq. 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/ G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the corporate media.

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Chris Cook

Author: Chris Cook

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.