Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, David Swanson, Cleanse Our Waters, Janine Bandcroft Sept. 7, 2016

America’s corporate media is doing its level best to crucify Colin Kaepernick, without making a Spartacus of him. The president and the Clinton camp too are playing it cool, because they, and the thin white line at FOX News, and the networks, know “from small embers, great fires grow.” Especially true in a tinder-dry election year like this; one so parched of civic optimism, none alive remember its match. And so for now, Mr. Obama and VP hopeful, Tim Kaine can send backhanded support for the upstart 49ers’ “constitutional right” to voice his opposition to a national “shoot first and shoot to kill” policing policy by sitting out the national anthem, but you can bet Great Caesar’s ghost, FIX News and the Washington consensus will see Kaepernick and his growing retinue of rebel sports figures line the Via Appia before election day.

David Swanson is a most active peace and political justice activist, journalist, radio host, and author whose book titles include: ‘War No More: The Case for Abolition,’ ‘When the World Outlawed War,’ ‘War Is a Lie,’ and ‘The Military Industrial Complex at 50,’ among others. He’s director of WorldBeyondWar.org, campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org, and blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He too hosts Talk Nation Radio, and is a 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.

David Swanson in the first half.

And; last week the Dzawada’enuxw nation united, traveling down the coast of Vancouver Island, linking up with other nations as they went, in their quest to protect the web of life by removing salmon farms from their traditional waters, the place colonists named the Broughton Archipelago. I went down to the demonstration in Victoria Saturday.


Voices of the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw raised against fish farms in their territory in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher emeritus and CFUV Radio host, Janine Bandcroft enjoins us to bring newz of good goings-on planned for the streets of our city and beyond in the coming week. But first, David Swanson and America’s racing pulse in a hotting election season.

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Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Thursday, 11-Noon Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, on the internet at: cfuv.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, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Paul Cienfuegos, Yves Engler, Laura Flanders, Denis Halliday, Julia Butterfly Hill, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Chalmers Johnson, Malalai Joya, Kathy Kelly, Ingmar Lee, Dave Lindorff, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Stefania Maurizi, Greg Palast, Michael Parenti, John Pilger, Kevin Pina, Ted Rall, Paul Craig Roberts, John Ross, David Rovics, Joan Russow, Danny Schechter, Vandana Shiva, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.