Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, John Lefebvre, Bonny Glambeck, (Michelle Shephard), Janine Bandcroft July 12, 2017

Lawyer, busker, internet entrepreneur, felon, and philanthropist king; though the life story of my first guest presents biographers an embarrassment of anecdotal riches, ironically, their telling deepens rather than reveals the enigma of the subject. Better then the man tell his own tale.

In his time, John Lefebvre has been and done all those things and more, so when friends urged he record his extraordinary life story he began, but found he “quickly tired of writing sentences that started with “I” and ended with “me”.”

But still, there was a story to tell, and to that end comes Lefebvre’s debut book, ‘All’s Well. Where Thou Art Earth and Why‘, a biography of the human species through a lens that contends,

“We are the Universe’s vessels of consciousness, of astonishment and of love.”

John Lefebvre in the first half.

And; twenty years after Clayoquot Summer ’93, arguably the peak of environmental activism not only in the Sound, but on Vancouver Island, kayak guides and naturalists Dan Lewis and Bonny Glambeck shifted oars and founded Clayoquot Action, an organization dedicated to keeping “Clayoquot Sound clean and green for future generations, to preserve the diversity and integrity of the ecosystems, and to maintain and develop community and cultural richness.” While they’ve been educating and activating people living in and visiting to Clayoquot for a long time, this Summer they launched Clayoquot 2.0, an “all-new weekly, multi-media journey through the visually stunning landscape, wildlife and culture of Clayoquot Sound.”

Bonny Glambeck and Clayoquot 2.0 in the second half.

And; CFUV Radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will be here with a Left Coast Events update at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with what’s good going in and around here in the coming week. But first, John Lefebvre and asking not for whom the Zen bell tolls.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Wednesday, 1-2pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.ca.  He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: https://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/

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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, 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.

  • GuiltyOfSilence

    Sorry to say this, but I was glad, when Mr Lefebvre had gone off the line. I could not have listened to his interventionst-talk any minute longer. Who are those people he calls WE, who cannot ignore inhumanity in other countries? You, Chris, were absolutely right to question the existence of any institution fit to do this. He’s right, that we must stop treating people like it’s done with 2/3 of humanity and the environment. The biggest crimes against the freedom of other peoples by waging war or killing their hopefull leaders go on the account of the colonial and neo-colonial countries especially the us empire. As long as those crimes are unpunished in my opinion no one in the so called west should raise a finger and call for interventions. Change in any form must start here. I do not count myself to those people he calls WE if it contains US/NATO and who else could he mean. You’ve seen how he slammed your argument about China as a power to intervene off the table. We both know that this would not be a solution but it showed how he, much like many others in the “west” sits on a high horse, where we still see all the bad in other countries/society and refuse to acknowledge all the bad the current neo-liberal- economy/finance/industrial-system is doing and how it is enforced onto the peoples by OUR countries (I’m from germany). So this man in my opinion totally misses the point of the whole system behind the world’s problems, that he wants to empower even more. It reminds me of a guy who said, “ok iraq war may have been wrong but at least we got rid of saddam” (you can enter any other country/guys-name there).. No sense for the big picture. At least If sovereignty of countries was worth something, which he totally recjects, the wars in syria, lybia, yougoslawya and many others would not have been possible. We must start with stopping the warmongers within our countries and those we directly support (for example saudiarabia) and find a we to prosecute those criminals, but if waging a war disregarding other countries sovereignty is not considered a crime (if you give some nice reasons for it) this process will never start and the history of the past decades will just repeat itself..