Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Terry Wolfwood, Jon Valentine, Christina Nikolic Sept. 20th, 2018

With neo-colonialism’s second wave currently rolling across Africa, it serves well to remember, for one People the first wave never crested. Western Sahara is home to the Saharawi, who have fought, and continue to fight for their independence, first from Spanish, then Moroccan occupiers. Their self-declared Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic is recognized by more than … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Terry Wolfwood, Jon Valentine, Christina Nikolic Sept. 20th, 2018”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Terry Wolfwood, Gary Charbonneau, Janine Bandcroft Feb. 24, 2016

Far from the media spotlight, nestled on the western reaches of Africa, a bitter drama is daily enacted. For more than forty years, the Saharawi people have lived in desperation, caught in an enforced limbo, imprisoned by circumstance. Worse perhaps than the stunted existence imposed upon them is the relative obscurity of their plight; while … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Terry Wolfwood, Gary Charbonneau, Janine Bandcroft Feb. 24, 2016”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Scott Renyard, Jon Elmer, Janine Bandcroft Oct 1, 2014

Yesterday, the World Wildlife Fund’s biennial Living Planet Report reported: “World populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52 percent between 1970 and 2010.” Imagine; within most of our lifetimes, half of the world’s non-human inhabitants are no more, primarily due to anthropogenic activities. And yet, human desires are demanding ever … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Scott Renyard, Jon Elmer, Janine Bandcroft Oct 1, 2014”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Mary P. Brooke, Jon Elmer, Janine Bandcroft July 7, 2014

We are standing today at a great media crossroads. As daily papers stagger, shutting bureaus, cutting features, and laying off thousands in an attempt to find equilibrium amid a heaving paradigm sea change, television news too is finding its undisputed domination of information dissemination challenged by a perfect storm of high costs, diminished advertising revenue, … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Mary P. Brooke, Jon Elmer, Janine Bandcroft July 7, 2014”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Jon Elmer, Dave Lindorff, Janine Bandcroft Jun 16, 2014

While much of Western Asia is roiled by the instability created by wars within their borders, (wars largely created from beyond those borders by the policies of the United States and its allies in NATO and Israel) the temperature of the ever-volatile situation in Occupied Palestine is heightened today due to the disappearance Friday of … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Jon Elmer, Dave Lindorff, Janine Bandcroft Jun 16, 2014”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Theresa Wolfwood, Jon Elmer, Janine Bandcroft Apr. 21, 2014

Tucked into the Northwest corner of the African continent, a desperate struggle for national recognition continues, largely overlooked by the outside world. The people of the Western Sahara, the Saharawi, have suffered annexation, colonization, and occupation at the hands of a variety of malefactors, and their decades-long privation continues today. As with other oppressed populations, … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Theresa Wolfwood, Jon Elmer, Janine Bandcroft Apr. 21, 2014”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Brian Czech, Jon Elmer, Janine Bandcroft Jan 27, 2014

As 2014 begins, we in British Columbia are standing on the precipice of a familiar conflict; one pitting the interests of nature against the forces of economy. Each side has staked its respective positions: Jobs before scenery versus sustained natural survival over short-term profit. The “War in the Woods” this time though is of a … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Brian Czech, Jon Elmer, Janine Bandcroft Jan 27, 2014”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Theresa Wolfwood, Barbara Hay, Jon Elmer, Janine Bandcroft Oct. 21, 2013

War and Peace: In our modern world, the black and white prospect of these seemingly diametrically opposed states of being is often convoluted and obscured into a grey area we’re assured we can’t come to grips with. We’re told, nuance and complexity has transited War far from the Hell of our conventional understanding into a … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Theresa Wolfwood, Barbara Hay, Jon Elmer, Janine Bandcroft Oct. 21, 2013”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Bailey Lamon, Mike Roy, Jon Elmer, Janine Bandcroft Aug. 19, 2013

It was sweltering in London, Ontario the day of their arrest. The city had issued a humidex advisory warning for the vulnerable; people very young, very old, and those with medical conditions told to stay indoors. Mike Roy, Bailey Lamon, and Bailey’s boyfriend Dan were cooling it at home when the knock came. Opening the … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Bailey Lamon, Mike Roy, Jon Elmer, Janine Bandcroft Aug. 19, 2013”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Alexandra Morton, Jon Elmer, Janine Bandcroft May 13, 2013

Welcome to GR, etc. With BC’s provincial election less than 24 hours away, there’s one issue that we can cover without fear of trespassing on media elections gag orders. Neither of the two parties likely to lead the next government oppose open-pen fish farming in the province. Despite mountains of evidence suggesting the folly of … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Alexandra Morton, Jon Elmer, Janine Bandcroft May 13, 2013”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ray Mesaud Behri, Bob Simpson, Janine Bandcroft Mar 4, 2013

Two weeks ago, the European Union’s Parliament approved a Free Trade deal with Morocco, promising to extend duty-free status to more of that country’s agriculture and fisheries exports. It’s a deal that, if ratified, would strengthen economic and political ties with the North African nation. While garnering bumper profits for transnational corporations and a handful … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ray Mesaud Behri, Bob Simpson, Janine Bandcroft Mar 4, 2013”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Jon Elmer, Terry Wolfwood, Janine Bandcroft Aug. 6, 2012

This week: Last week, the European Union came through for Israel, upgrading special trade status, strengthening economic ties on myriad fronts, and reversing trade penalties for the Gaza massacre of 2008. Most incredibly, all this was undertaken in violation of the EU’s own European Neighbourhood Policy that requires “preferred trading partner” status be reserved for … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Jon Elmer, Terry Wolfwood, Janine Bandcroft Aug. 6, 2012”