Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Susan Power, Maximilian C. Forte, Janine Bandcroft April 25, 2019

After a year and a month of bloody conflict at the barriers separating Gaza from the World, The Great Return March continues yet.

Every Friday Palestinians demanding an end to their dispossession and forced isolation have faced Israel’s military, for the most peaceably, and suffered mightily for it.

And though hundreds have been killed, shot down bare-handed by soldiers with sniper rifles, and thousands more gassed and wounded in other ways, the “international community” of nations has largely remained silent.

The run-up to Israel’s recent elections occasioned harder lines on the “Palestine Problem” in Gaza by politicians on all sides, while one prominent among them even promised, should he be elected, he would too annex the settlements, bringing a Gaza of sorts to the West Bank.

Dr. Susan Power is Head of the Legal Research and Advocacy Department at Al-Haq, a Palestinian human rights NGO based in Ramallah. Established in 1979, Al-Haq’s mission is to protect human rights and promote the rule of law in the Occupied Territories both individually and collectively, while seeking to end breaches of international law “irrespective of the identity of the perpetrator.”

Susan Power in the first half.

And; April 11th, a date that will for many live in infamy, Ecuador’s president, Lenin Moreno delivered from its embassy in London into the hands of the British government, political asylee and WikiLeaks publisher, Julian Assange. Miles of newsprint, and terabytes of misinformation has been produced regarding Assange and the nature of the case manufactured against him, but at its heart are some basic facts vital for both his just treatment and the future fairness of the planet the rest of us will inhabit.

Dr. Maximilian C. Forte is a scholar, educator, author, and creator of the Zero Anthropology Project, a “Canadian anthropological approach to the study of empire and the human condition” and its website, ZeroAnthropology.net.

Max Forte teaches full time in Anthropology and Sociology at Concordia University in Montréal, at the rank of full Professor, and is a member of the Concordia University Faculty Association, the trade union body for full-time faculty, and the Canadian Association of University Teachers.

Forte also publishes The New Imperialism series, which features research by students in his advanced seminar in the field, and his own research. Max is too a past finalist for the Quebec Writers Federation Mavis Gallant Prize for Nonfiction, and his book titles include: ‘Ruins of Absence, Presence of Caribs: (Post)Colonial Representations of Aboriginality in Trinidad and Tobago’, and ‘Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO’s War on Libya and Africa’.

Max Forte and untying the media tangle to find a coherent explanation of what the Assange arrest says about the state of the Empire and fate of democracy in the second half.

And; Victoria-based activist and long-time Gorilla Radio contributor, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour with the Left Coast Events Bulletin of some of the good things to be gotten up to in and around our town in the coming week. But first, Susan Power and Palestine’s prospects in an extended Netanyahu era.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Thursday between 11-Noon Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca.  He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, John Helmer, Antony C. Black, Janine Bandcroft April 18th, 2019

With the surrendering of Julian Assange by Ecuador to London’s Metropolitan police, the WikiLeaks publisher’s long embassy asylum ends, and a new phase of his persecution begins.

But is that a bad thing? Assange is in poor health, and his erstwhile “protectors” proved unable, or unwilling, to provide proper medical attention. The British prison system should be capable of better.

Moreover, his arrest pushes the case so far made against Assange past the pages of a curiously unsympathetic press and into the English courts, where claims of fact must meet the test of proof.

John Helmer is a journalist, former academic, government policy advisor, author, broadcaster and principal behind the news website, Dances with Bears, where his recent article, ‘The Julian Assange Case Now Puts the US on Trial in a British Court: Is There a GET-OUT-OF-JAIL Card for Assange?‘ explores the likely tangled path to justice Julian Assange and his lawyers must now navigate.

Some of John Helmer’s book titles include: ‘The Deadly Simple Mechanics of Society’, ‘Drugs and Minority Oppression’, (with Claudia Wright) ‘The Jackal’s Wedding – American Power, Arab Revolt’, ‘Grand Strategy for Small Countries, Case Studies in Transforming Weakness into Power,’ and his latest is the newly out political and personal memoir, ‘The Man Who Knows Too Much About Russia’.

John Helmer in the first half.

And; murderous criminality is not the sole purview of the American state; its friends and allies are remorseless killers too. In the 1990’s, details of Operation Gladio emerged from the testimony of former Italian prime minister, Giulio Andreotti during a special investigation into the 1980’s terrorist bombings initially blamed on that country’s infamous Red Brigades.

What was revealed next as chronicled in Paul L. Williams’ book, Operation Gladio: The Unholy Alliance Between The Vatican, The CIA, and the Mafia, should have provoked outrage fervid enough to tear out root and branch the fascist tendrils permeating Europe, and America’s power structures. Should have.

Antony C. Black is a long-time freelance essayist devoted to, among other topics, “debunking one aspect or another of US and Western imperialism”. His efforts have found purchase in print in the past at the Toronto Star, Hamilton Spectator, and Canadian Dimension Magazine, as well as online at Z Mag, Swans, ICH, and Global Research. Antony’s latest, a review of Williams’ Operation Gladio, ‘Operation Gladio: The Unholy Alliance‘ I found at Off-Guardian.org. Black is too a former steelworker, psychotherapist, and retired school teacher.

Antony C. Black and the “far-right figures in the intelligence, military, government, media, Church and corporate sectors … [and] motley assortment of unreconstructed WW2 fascists, psychopaths and criminal underworld types” also known as, “Gladio” in the second half.

And; Victoria-based activist and long-time Gorilla Radio contributor, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour with the Left Coast Events Bulletin of some of the good things to be gotten up to in and around our town in the coming week. But first, John Helmer and putting the United States in a British dock, courtesy of… Julian Assange.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Thursday between 11-Noon Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca.  He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Molly Wickham, Steph Glanzmann, Janine Bandcroft April 11, 2019

Last month, the provincial NDP sent for second reading its bill that would provide subsidies of some six billion dollars for a proposed LNG mega-project in B.C.’s north.

The proffered subsidies are on top of provincial sales tax breaks and “preferred industrial electricity rates” already doled over.

Though BC Premier, John Horgan says the province can have this massive fossil fuel project and keep its climate target commitments too, the BC Greens disagree, saying the bill amounts to “subsidization of climate change.”

Likewise, First Nations along the proposed pipeline route for the “largest private sector investment in Canada’s history” say it would be disastrous for their communities, destroying any hopes of maintaining traditional livelihoods, and ruining the environment.

April 1st, UVic hosted ‘Voices from the Sacrifice Zone: Fracking in BC’s North‘. LNG means fracking, and the “ushering in [of] dramatic changes to the health of … lands, waters and peoples” that necessarily entails. Residents effected by the industry went on a province-wide tour, telling their experiences of fracking, and warning about the consequences to come should Mr. Horgan’s bill be passed.

Molly Wickham is spokesperson of Gidimt’en Clan of Wet’suwet’en Nation, and she talked about the massive and myriad negative effects of the fracking industry.


Molly Wickham in the first half.

And; from the #Enough gun control demonstrations and demands for an economic paradigm shift in the United States, to Greta Thunberg’s devastating J’accuse at last year’s COP24 UN Climate Conference, and school strikes for climate everywhere, it’s clear; global leadership is being challenged in ways unseen since the 1960’s. A new generational divide is becoming increasingly evident, as so-called Millennials, (and their children) sharpen the focus of the political debate from the uncertainty of our times to the future viability of human civilization and survival of the biosphere itself.

Stephanie Glanzmann is Campus Organizer for Future Majority, a newly formed “national nonpartisan non-profit” organization, grassroots mobilizing young Canadians ahead of the October federal elections here. Steph’s a UBC grad who’s been organizing around climate justice issues and fossil fuel divestment campaigning for the past 5 years on unceded Coast Salish territory.

Steph Glanzmann and entraining the next generation of social change leaders for their future majority in the second half.

And; Victoria-based activist and long-time Gorilla Radio contributor, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour with the Left Coast Event Bulletin of some of the good things to be gotten up to in and around our town in the coming week. But first, voice from the Sacrifice Zone, Molly Wickham and opposition to fracking and the proposed Coastal GasLink fracked gas pipeline. 

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Thursday between 11-Noon Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca.  He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Tosca Lee, Steve Stewart, Janine Bandcroft April 4th, 2019

Floods, heatwaves, drought and forest fires; extreme weather events, spiraling in ever-tightening cycles of vicious, relentless destruction; food systems frayed, and vital infrastructure battered beyond operational capacity; war, famine, pestilence, and death; O! is it The End Times come at last?

Nope, just the six o’clock news.

But seriously folks; Monday a new government of Canada collaborative project between scientists from Environment and Climate Change Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and a hodgepodge of university experts released the first Canada’s Changing Climate Report. And the news ain’t good for those thinking about the future.

Tosca Lee is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author, global traveler, and International Studies degree holder. Her tenth novel, ‘The Line Between‘ is newly released from Howard Books and tries through fiction to address the increasingly strange reality of our pre-apocalyptic times.


Tosca Lee in the first half.

And; Canada’s prime minister has made his position, and that of most of his government clear, Nicolás Maduro, the democratically elected president of Venezuela is merely pretender to that oil-rich South American nation’s throne, illegitimate, and according to Justin Trudeau, a dictator in fact. It’s an opinion commonly held among the Anglo-American Axis and its coalition of fifty-odd colluding countries. For the rest of the World however, national sovereignty is the accepted rule of law, and leadership still dependent on the will of the people.

Steve Stewart is Executive Director of CoDevelopment Canada, a Vancouver-based NGO working to build partnerships between organizations in Canada and throughout Latin America in support of women’s, workers’, and human rights. CoDev also supports and promotes sustainable economic development.

Stewart is too a former journalist who’s covered civil wars and the land, labour, and human rights struggles in Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador for the CERIGUA news agency, and he’s active with BC CASA/Cafe Justicia and the Mining Justice Alliance. Steve was in Victoria last week presenting, ‘Canadian Foreign Policy in Latin America with Venezuela, Honduras and Beyond‘ at the Central America Solidarity Association’s monthly, Cafe Simpatico.

Steve Stewart and Canada’s “Back Yard” policies in the second half.

And; Victoria-based activist, and long-time Gorilla Radio contributor, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour with the Left Coast Events Bulletin of some of the good things to be gotten up to in and around our town in the coming week. But first, Tosca Lee and The Line Between.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Thursday between 11-Noon Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca.  He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/

Molly Wickham Speaks: Voices from the Sacrifice Zone UVic April 1, 2019

Voices from the Sacrifice Zone: Fracking in BC’s North

Fracking has rapidly spread across the Peace Region of BC over the last two decades, ushering in dramatic changes to the health of its lands, waters and peoples. Join us to hear candid, first-person perspectives from a diverse range of northern BC residents on their experiences with the LNG industry—and the promise of a renewable alternative.

Speakers include:

Karen Leven, Environmental Scientist, Dawson Creek

Dr. Ulrike Meyer, Family Physician, Dawson Creek

Pat and Jim Strasky, Third-generation farmers, Farmington

Molly Wickham, Gidimt’en Spokesperson, Wet’suwet’en Nation

Dr. Warren Bell, Panel moderator, Founder of CAPE

…and more

[Below exerpted from: Media Advisory: Molly Wickham, Spokesperson of Gidimt’en Clan of Wet’suwet’en Nation will speak to media about opposition to Coastal GasLink fracked gas pipeline

Under ‘Anuc niwh’it’en (Wet’suwet’en law) all five clans of the Wet’suwet’en have unanimously opposed all pipeline proposals and we have not provided free, prior, and informed consent to Coastal GasLink to do work on Wet’suwet’en lands. Coastal GasLink is proposing a 670-kilometer fracked gas pipeline that would carry fracked gas from Dawson Creek, B.C. to the coastal town of Kitimat, where LNG Canada’s processing plant would be located. LNG Canada is the single largest private investment in Canadian history.

Molly Wickham says, “We will not be forcefully removed from our territories. This is our home. Our medicines, our berries, our food, the animals, our water, our culture are all here since time immemorial. We are obligated to protect our ways of life for our babies unborn.”

Ape Goes to Voices from the Sacrifice Zone: Fracking in BC’s North at UVic April 1, 2019

Voices from the Sacrifice Zone: Fracking in BC’s North

Fracking has rapidly spread across the Peace Region of BC over the last two decades, ushering in dramatic changes to the health of its lands, waters and peoples. Join us to hear candid, first-person perspectives from a diverse range of northern BC residents on their experiences with the LNG industry—and the promise of a renewable alternative.

Speakers include:

Karen Leven, Environmental Scientist, Dawson Creek

Dr. Ulrike Meyer, Family Physician, Dawson Creek

Pat and Jim Strasky, Third-generation farmers, Farmington

Molly Wickham, Gidimt’en Spokesperson, Wet’suwet’en Nation

Dr. Warren Bell, Panel moderator, Founder of CAPE

…and more

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Kim Ives, David Swanson, Janine Bandcroft March 28, 2019

Last month, a curious arrest came and went in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The incident surrounded the “catch and release” of a band of American mercenaries, allegedly nabbed in flagrante not in the boudoir, but the national bank.

In what sounds like a Mack Senate two-reeler, this Keystone Operation would be slapstick but for the deadly serious political situation in Haiti now, and its long history of foreigner-engineered disasters.

Kim Ives is a contributing editor at Haiti Liberté, a weekly newspaper published in French, Kreyol, and English,and veteran reporter, editor, and photographer for Haïti Progrès.

He’s also a past host of WBAI Radio’s Haitian news program, Lanbi Call, and documentary film maker whose projects include: ‘Bitter Cane’, ‘Ayisyen Leve Kanpe’, and ‘The Coup Continues’ among others.

Ives too is a founding member of the International Support Haiti Network (ISHN), formerly the Haiti Support Network (HSN), and has led numerous delegations to Haiti since 1986 to investigate human rights violations, union struggles, peasant land conflicts, and state-enterprise privatization campaigns.

Kim’s recent article, ‘American Mercenaries Arrested in Haiti Were Part of a Half-Baked Scheme to Move $80 Million on Behalf of Embattled President‘, (published in cooperation with The Intercept) broke the story of the hapless gang who couldn’t loot straight.

Kim Ives in the first half.

And; can any war be called “just”. It’s a concept not questioned enough, with most people assuming wars of self-defense are clearly defensible. While Afghanistan never attacked the United States, or anyone else, America and its “coalitions of the willing”, while invoking UN Article 51 and the “self-defense” doctrine, bombed, invaded, and continue to occupy that nation 18 years after the first bombs fell. All this in defense of what?

David Swanson is an author, activist, tireless promoter of pro-peace networks and websites, and co-founder of World Beyond War, an organization making the case for the abolition at last of that ultimate expression of human destructiveness. His book titles include: ‘Curing Exceptionalism’, ‘A Global Security System’, ‘War Is Never Just’, ‘War Is a Lie’, ‘Killing Is Not a Way of Life’, ‘War No More: The Case for Abolition’, and many more. He’s also the host of Talk Nation Radio, linked through his website, Let’s Try Democracy, and a devastatingly effective debater, especially on the topic of war and peace.

I came across a recording of David’s February 13th, 2018 debate with Pete Kilner, a military ethicist, at Eastern Mennonite University on the question, “Is War Ever Justifiable?” and it’s as succinct a refutation of the tropes of war and war making you’re likely to hear.

David Swanson, refuting the ‘Just War Doctrine’ in the second half.

And; Victoria-based activist and long-time Gorilla Radio contributor, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour with the Left Coast Events Bulletin, bringing us up to speed with some of what’s good going on in and around our town in the coming week. But first, Kim Ives and a half-baked Haitian heist hitting the fan.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Thursday between 11-Noon Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca.  He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Janine Bandcroft CFUV Funding Drive 2019 March 21, 2019

10-06 101.9 FM ‘cfuv.ca’

Funding Drive

 

11:00:00 3:00 Welcome to GR, etc. And welcome to Gorilla Radio’s Funding Drive show! Next month marks the 20th anniversary of this show. That translates to more than a thousand episodes, two thousand studio interviews or so, and an uncounted number of streeters, demos, and assorted event recordings. Why do I do it? It’s a fair question; and I’ll try answer it over the next 57 minutes.

But for now, I’d like to introduce two of the people that make the continuance of the show possible. Janine Bandcroft has been providing Left Coast Events Bulletins, and much more besides, for the show for almost as long as it’s been on the air. And Christina Nikolic has stepped in for the Events Bulletin, appeared as an expert guest on soil health and horticultural issues, and provided administrative, logistical, and moral support for more than a decade. And, both Janine and Christina are here again today for the umpteenth Funding Drive program. Hello Janine and Christina!

11:03:00 1:00 Pitch/How to’s of donating, etc.
11:04:00 4:00 Music – Hawksley Workman – “Teenage Cats” – Old Cheetah (disc)
11:08:00 3:00 20 Years Monkeying Around – (Music – Soma – “Get Thee Behind Me” – The Fire This Time –
background – disc)

Believe it or not, when this show’s first episode aired, way back in 1999, people over here in the Western democracies believed bombing distant countries for the good of the people living there was a legitimate form of international diplomacy. Some people, anyway. This bizarre logic was not limited to the United States alone. Even in places like Canada, the leaders of Parliament said they believed blitzkrieging modern, perfectly functional cities into a pre-industrial state, difficult as it may be for those beneath the barrage, was a case of short-term pain for long-term gain. “They would come to thank us for it, in time”, we were assured.

It was the Former Yugoslavia being destroyed at that moment in the way back, long ago, thanks largely to Bill Clinton’s winning ways, and the eagerness of NATO to prove its continuing usefulness in a post-Cold War World. But, to be fair to Slick Willy, he was merely following the tenor of the times set by his New World Order predecessor, George H. W. Bush, and there would be so much more to come.

The music behind me is from The Fire This Time, a project undertaken by Briton, Grant Wakefield. He produced it as both a historical record of George, the first Bush’s destruction of Iraq, and monument to the inauguration of the Forever War. He says it’s dedicated to, “the estimated 1.5 million Iraqis killed by the US led bombing and sanctions from the years 1990-2001.”

11:11:00 5:30 Transglobal Underground – “Radio Unfree Europe” – Impossible Broadcasting (disc)
11:16:30 2:00 Pitch and Updates with Janine and Christina
11:18:00 1:00 Intro…(Music – Arcade Fire – “Electric Blue” – Everything Now background – stick)

Of course, it’s not all war and rumours of the same here at GR. This year, and every year for the last twenty years, the show has provided a platform for people doing great, positive things singly and in groups locally, regionally, nationally, and around the World: Providing a venue for people and issues not adequately covered in state and corporate media.

11:19:00 5:00 Paolo Nutini – “Iron Sky” – Caustic Love (disc)

11:24:00 7:00 Update/Pitch & Left Coast Events Bulletin… (Music – Arcade Fire – “Electric Blue” – Everything Now – background – stick)


11:31:00 4:00 Music – Macka B – “Wha Me Eat” – More Knowledge (stick)
11:35:00 2:00 Pitch and Such – Music – 2raumwohnung – “Melancholisch Shon” – Putumayo – background – disc)


11:37:00 5:00 Music – Los Lobos with La Marisoul – “Nothing Can Be Done” – Youtube from PBS Joni 75 Live (Twitter feed Mar. 17)


11:42:00 3:00 Pitch & Such (with Jane’s Addiction – “Ted, Just Admit It” – Nothing’s Shocking background (disc)

Imagine, after living somewhere for a long time, even through childhood, discovering a place you’d no idea existed. A place always there, for those with eyes to see, and the ears to hear. CFUV, this great latter day Tower of Babel was erected in 1984 and has since been administered by an ever-changing cadre of acolytes, true believers in the power of radio to change moods and minds. It’s ever been the place where the sounds of an entire World congregate and coagulate, before emanating out to Victoria, (and whichever way the wind blows) through a minuscule, 22-hundred watt transmitter.

That’s how it was for most of the station’s history. Our little signal now hitches a global ride on the world-wide-web, capable of sending back to the far-flung corners of the planet what we’ve for so long taken. But, though the World change some things stay constant. Just so with CFUV, where the passions of programers for beauty and the truth of music and sounds to present to you, dear listener, has and will always remain constant, as long as there be ears to hear it…Whether you’ve been along for the ride from the beginning, or hearing CFUV for the first time, remember: We’re always here for everyone.

11:45:00 1:00 Chris Chandler promo (stick)
11:46:00 3:00 Parry Farrell – “Did You Forget” – Song Yet to Be Sung (Twitter feed Mar. 18)


11:49:00 2:00 Pitch and Such wrapping it up totals, etc.
11:51:00 3:00 The Plugz – “Reel Ten” – Repo Man soundtrack  – background (stick)
11:54:00 4:00 Arcade Fire – “Good God, Damn” – Everything Now (stick)

11:58:00 1:00 Thanks to J9, Christina, Donors, and you, dear listener.
11:59:00 –:– Out with – Tom & Joy – “Meditation” – Putumayo Presents Bossa Nova Around the World (disc)

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Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Yves Engler, William S. Geimer, Janine Bandcroft March 14th, 2019

Justin Trudeau’s government began the new year much as it left the old; mired in the mess of bad decision-making, and a foreign policy devoid not only of a moral compass, but lacking any coherent direction at all.

The scandale du jour surrounding the Liberals’ blind-eyeing of SNC/Lavalin’s Libya bribes and kickback schemes has Trudeau’s enemies seeing their opportunity to sunset at last the seemingly impervious prime minister; but are they and the hounds of the Ottawa press corps missing the real scandal?

Yves Engler is a Montréal-based activist, essayist, and author. Some of his ten book titles include: ‘A Propaganda System-How Canada’s Government, Corporations, Media and Academia Sell War and Exploitation’, ‘Canada in Africa – 300 Years of Aid and Exploitation’, ‘The Ugly Canadian – Stephen Harper’s Foreign Policy’, and his latest is, ‘Left, Right: Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada’.

Yves’ numerous articles appear at his site, YvesEngler.com, Dissident Voice, The Palestine Chronicle, and Pacific Free Press among other places.

Yves Engler in the first half.

And; Wednesday night UVic hosted, Human Rights in Israel and Palestine: Canada’s Response and Responsibility. The expert panel, sponsored by the University’s Social Justice Studies, Independent Jewish Voices, KAIROS Victoria, and the Vancouver Island Peace and Disarmament Network questioned this country’s unquestioning support of Israel as no party in Parliament, or Big Media is willing to do.

William S. Geimer is an author, peace activist, Professor Emeritus of Law at Washington and Lee University, and military veteran who resigned his 82nd Airborne commission in opposition to the war against Vietnam. He’s gone on to represent U.S. conscientious objectors of subsequent wars, and advised peace groups near Fort Bragg, North Carolina, long the focus of peace demonstrations. William serves too as advisor on peace and war policy issues for the Green Party of Canada, and his book, ‘Canada: The Case for Staying Out of Other People’s Wars‘.

William Geimer, arguing for peace in the second half.

And, Victoria activist and long-time Gorilla Radio contributor, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour with the Left Coast Events Bulletin of some of the good things to be gotten up to in and around our town in the coming week.

But first, Yves Engler and SNC/Lavelin bringing Canada’s corrupt foreign policy practices coming home to roost.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Thursday between 11-Noon Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca.  He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/

Ape Goes to the Human Rights in Israel and Palestine UVic Panel March 13, 2019

Human Rights in Israel and Palestine: Canada’s Response and Responsibility

by Vancouver Island Peace and Disarmament Network

March 12, 2019

Where: UVic David Turpin Building A102

When: March 13, 7-9 pm

Bring your questions and concerns

An expert panel discussion featuring:

William Geimer, a US army veteran, retired trial lawyer and law professor; author of “Canada:The Case for Staying Out of Other People’s Wars

– Adrian Fine, retired medical specialist: 11 years active member of Independent Jewish Voices(IJV)

– Michael J. Carpenter, a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Global Studies, UVic; author of “Palestinian Popular Struggle: Unarmed and participatory” (Routledte 2019)

Sponsors:
Social Justice Studies UVic
Independent Jewish Voices
Vancouver island Peace and disarmament Network
KAIROS Victoria