Gorilla Radio Presenting Andre Vltchek PRESENTE! October 10, 2020

On today’s program a remembrance of a long-time guest of Gorilla Radio, and even longer champion of all this program professes and much more too. Itinerant, globe-trotting journalist, Andre Vltchek died in September, on the first day of Autumn, fittingly while still in motion, careening through an exotic city on the far side of the … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio Presenting Andre Vltchek PRESENTE! October 10, 2020”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Nils Melzer, Steve Poikonen, Andre Vltchek, Janine Bandcroft February 27th, 2020

The extradition hearing for WikiLeaks publisher, Julian Assange began Monday in London. Assange was dragged, listeners may recall, from Ecuador’s embassy in that city last April 11th following a nearly seven years-long asylum there. He’s been held since in Britain’s Belmarsh Prison, or “Britmo” in conditions so appalling, UN Rapporteur for Torture, Nils Melzer demanded … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Nils Melzer, Steve Poikonen, Andre Vltchek, Janine Bandcroft February 27th, 2020”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Andre Vltchek raw Feb. 23, 2020

Nevermind Venice; in a decision that will prove practically momentous, Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo floated the idea of relocating the country’s capital, Jakarta from Java to Borneo. It seems, not only is the current capital polluted, corrupt, and holding top spot on the Human Misery Index of World cities, but at a mere 9 meters … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Andre Vltchek raw Feb. 23, 2020”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Andre Vltchek, Janine Bandcroft January 2nd, 2020

Welcome to our 2020 inaugural show. Today, an interview I recorded just before Christmas with Andre Vltchek. Andre’s been on the show a number of times over the years, but no matter how many times I’ve introduced him – listing his many accomplishments as a writer of plays, poetry, novels, documentary film scripts, or his … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Andre Vltchek, Janine Bandcroft January 2nd, 2020”

Gorilla Radio 2019 Year Ender Show with Chris Cook, Andy Worthington, John Helmer, Nils Melzer, Andre Vltchek Dec. 26, 2019

Well, it’s another year come and gone, and this – the twentieth for Gorilla Radio – has spun faster than all the rest. Naturally, that’s what the older set always say; and to the youngsters out there, their eyes all a-roll I say, “You’ll see!” Or will you? If the climate crisis is what is … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio 2019 Year Ender Show with Chris Cook, Andy Worthington, John Helmer, Nils Melzer, Andre Vltchek Dec. 26, 2019”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Andre Vltchek Hong Kong (raw) December 22, 2019

Welcome to GR, etc. And welcome to our last show of 2019. Hard to believe time has flown so quickly, etc. Today, an interview I recorded over the weekend with Andre Vltchek. Andre’s been on the show a number of times over the years, but no matter how many times I’ve introduced him – listing … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Andre Vltchek Hong Kong (raw) December 22, 2019”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Andre Vltchek, John Helmer, Janine Bandcroft December 12, 2019

Exactly one month ago the overwhelmingly popular president of Bolivia was overthrown in a coup d’Etat. Since then, the far-right usurpers have moved quickly to undo all progressive legislation and reforms favouring the poor Evo Morales has enacted over the last 14 years. As well as terrorizing the population, the regime recognized by Canada and … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Andre Vltchek, John Helmer, Janine Bandcroft December 12, 2019”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Dahr Jamail, Andre Vltchek, Janine Bandcroft Nov. 9th, 2017

If popular culture is good for anything it’s for providing a window on the zeitgeist; that ineffable yet immediately recognizable “spirit of the times.” Following my TV’s guidance then, the pervading essence defining us in this moment seems to be… the zombie. Brainless and soulless, devoid of imagination or self-awareness, though the maelstrom may rage … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Dahr Jamail, Andre Vltchek, Janine Bandcroft Nov. 9th, 2017”

Chris Cook with Andre Vltchek November 8, 2017 (RAW)

Sat down to talk with Andre Vltchek about his newly released book, ‘The Great October Socialist Revolution: Impact on the World and the Birth of Internationalism’ (please see blurb below). On 25 October (7 November, New Style) 1917, the day the battleship “Aurora” fired its symbolic  salvo at the Winter Palace in Petrograd (now St. … Continue reading “Chris Cook with Andre Vltchek November 8, 2017 (RAW)”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Andre Vltchek, Christina Nikolic May 10, 2017

When thinking of war, pictures of soldiers marching, bombs falling, and missiles launching may spring to mind. Less frequently imagined are the destinations of those departed soldiers, dropped bombs, and sent missiles and what they do upon arrival over there. More rarely contemplated still, by those who do consider the ramifications of the whens and … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Andre Vltchek, Christina Nikolic May 10, 2017”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Andre Vltchek May 10, 2017 (raw)

When thinking of war, pictures of soldiers marching, bombs falling, and missiles launching may spring to mind. Less frequently imagined are the destinations of those departed soldiers, dropped bombs, and sent missiles and what they do upon arrival over there. More rarely contemplated still, by those who do consider the ramifications of the whens and … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Andre Vltchek May 10, 2017 (raw)”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Andre Vltchek, David Swanson, Janine Bandcroft April 1, 2015

We here in the West, that first among worlds, like to believe ourselves, if not the perfection of creation, then the next thing to it. We are, in our rosy self-imaginings, the smartest, strongest, bravest, and most morally advanced people of not only our time, but of all times. Pity it’s all delusion; and worse, … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Andre Vltchek, David Swanson, Janine Bandcroft April 1, 2015”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, David Swanson, Andre Vltchek, Janine Bandcroft Aug. 20, 2014

The war drum tempo in Western capitals has quickened. For the citizens of Ukraine, Iraq, Palestine, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen, and the other places where the Global War on Terra’s horrors are felt, hopes for a normal life are dimming by the day. But even as Ferguson, Missouri roils in scenes all too familiar … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, David Swanson, Andre Vltchek, Janine Bandcroft Aug. 20, 2014”

Gorilla RAdio with Chris Cook, Andre Vltchek, J9 Mon. June 23, 2008

despite Canada’s place as one of the largest Pacific nations, we hear very little about the rest of our partners on the shores of the world’s largest ocean, or how our neighbours live. Andre Vltchek is a freelance journalist, author, and filmmaker specializing in the Pacific region. He’s a senior fellow at the Oakland Institute, … Continue reading “Gorilla RAdio with Chris Cook, Andre Vltchek, J9 Mon. June 23, 2008”