Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Kim Ives, Janine Bandcroft, 25th Women’s Memorial March Feb. 25, 2015

Next week marks another of Haiti’s too many “days that live in infamy.” Before the February 29th, 2004 sun rose on Port-au-Prince, soldiers sat in the shadow waiting for the signal to overthrow a president. As sun set Jean Bertrand Aristide, the most popular of all popularly elected presidents in the Americas, would be a prisoner on a plane high above the Atlantic Ocean; destination unknown.

Kim Ives is founder of, and contributing editor to, Haiti Liberté, a newspaper with offices in Haiti and New York. The Haitian-born Ives also has more than twenty years experience reporting with the paper, Haiti Progrès, and currently hosts the weekly WBAI New York radio program, ‘Haiti: The Struggle Continues.’ Ives is too a filmmaker who has collaborated on many films documenting human rights abuses, trade struggles, and conflicts between the island’s peasant farmers and corrupt State enterprise.

He’s contributed to the books: ‘Dangerous Crossroads,’ ‘The Haiti Files,’ and Haiti: A Slave Revolution,’ and appeared on many international news programs promoting the cause of Haiti’s disenfranchised, travelling Canada and the U.S to deliver lectures on the persistently dire situation there.

Kim Ives in the first half.

And; Valentine’s Day has for the last 25 years marked a more sombre remembrance than romance; it’s the day Canadian women and their supporters march in memory of those afflicted by physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual violence. These women are the killed and disappeared and the march is an effort to bring to them “courage and committment to end the violence.”

Sounds from the 25th Annual Women’s Memorial March in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher emeritus and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with some of what’s going on in and around our city in the coming week. But first, Haiti eleven years after Aristide.

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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.