Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Roger Annis, Divest Victoria Rally, Janine Bandcroft Aug. 5, 2015

Last week, a resolution was presented at the United Nations Security Council that would have a new tribunal created to investigate the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17 over Ukraine.

Coinciding nearly with the first anniversary of the tragedy, the resolution was vetoed by Russia for reasons not made clear in western media reports. Instead, the press used the rejection to insinuate Russian complicity in either the attack, or to protect the villain framed to take the fall for the killing of the almost three hundred passengers and crew aboard MH-17, resisters of the Kiev coup in eastern Ukraine. So, why did Russia stand against the proposal, knowing full-well it would be presented as having, at the very least, some nefarious secret to hide?

Roger Annis is a contributing editor at the website New Cold War, where he’s written extensively on Ukraine. His articles can also be found at his website, A Socialist in Canada, Rabble.ca, and Counterpunch.org. Roger visited Crimea last year, and his assignment to the Eastern Ukrainian city of Donestk earlier this year resulted in his lecture for Simon Fraser University’s Institute for the Humanities, ‘Eyewitness Report from the War Zone of Eastern Ukraine.’

Roger Annis in the first half.

And; famously successful in bringing an end to South Africa’s vile Apartheid regime, the sanction, boycott and divestment movement has grown to include personal and institutional financial dealings with fossil fuel companies. Last month, Victoria City Council was presented with a motion to divest its investments in industries recognized as contributing to climate change. As the motion was being readied for presentation to the Mayor and Council, scores of activists with Divest Victoria rallied outside City Hall to voice their support.

Sounds from the Divest Victoria Climate Action Rally 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 up to speed with some of what’s good to do in and around our town in the coming week. But first, Roger Annis and dissecting the UN Security Council’s resolve in getting to the bottom of the MH-17 mass murder.

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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.