Gorilla Radio Flashbacks with Chris Cook, Julia Butterfly Hill March 1, 2002

There is within us a need for the wild, an innate recognition that the fine world we’re making, straight lined, tidy, ordered, and smooth, cannot sustain our souls; there is a knowledge that our dream of dominion over nature will ultimately destroy us and yet, we suppress ourselves, madly manicuring human nature to confirm and conform to an homogenized, sanitized, commodified vision of paradise. But, there is an awakening around the world. Millions are shedding the delusion we can successfully exist extant from nature and are working to reconnect with our only home, planet Earth.

Two years ago, Julia Butterfly Hill, came to ground after the longest tree-sit since homo erectus first ventured into the African savannah. And since returning to terra firma she’s been busy planting seeds. She founded the Circle of Life Foundation, an organization dedicated to a sustainable culture of life; published, ‘The Legacy of Luna’ a book chronicling her fight to save California’s disappearing redwoods; and has traveled around the world meeting and speaking with thousands about her experiences. In the first half of the program, featured speaker at UVic’s upcoming, ‘Women and Wildness’ forum, Julia Butterfly Hill…

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Chris Cook

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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, Stefania Maurizi, 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, Joan Russow, Danny Schechter, David Schindler, Vandana Shiva, Tim Shorrock, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Linn Washington, Jr., Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.