Ape Goes to the Annual Golden Corporate Piggy Awards for 2010

The annual Golden Corporate Piggy Awards for 2010 were held in Victoria today. As usual, the most deserving swine were recognized for their contribution to the state of the world.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Jon Elmer, Janine Bandcroft Mon. Apr. 5, 2010

This Week: Jon Elmer is a Canadian freelance journalist and photojournalist who has lived in and reported from Palestine on numerous occasions since the beginning of the Second Intifada there. He is the author of the websites, From Occupied Palestine.org and JonElmer.ca. Jon is recently returned to Canada from the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and he joins us today from Toronto.

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And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will be here in the second half to bring us newz from Victoria's street community. But first, Jon Elmer, out of Occupied Palestine for the holidays.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com.

Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Carmen Cheung, Dana Frank March 29, 2010

This week: Today, prisons provide where hospitals once did, and the care they administer falls far short of the Just Society we had so recently striven for. The situation is serious enough, that the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association has mounted a campaign to bring change to the way prisons here treat inmates, especially those fallen through the mental health cracks. Carmen Cheung is a lawyer with the BCCLA, where she works on litigation and legal reform. Before coming here, she worked on criminal and regulatory defense in private practice in New York City. Carmen Cheung in the first half.

And; Dana Frank is a history professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the author, among other books, of Bananeras: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America, which focuses on Honduras. She is writing a book on the AFL-CIO’s cold war intervention in the Honduran labor movement. Dana Frank and Hondurans’ “Great Awakening” in the second half.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Jason Hribal, David Williams, Janine Bandcroft Mar. 8, 2010

This week: Jason Hribal is an author, whose book, ‘The Cry of Nature: An Appeal for Mercy on Behalf of Persecuted Animals’ deals with the nature of human/animal relations. His latest book, ‘Fear of the Animal Planet’ due out in the Fall follows the theme. Jason Hribal in the first half. And; David Williams is president and executive director of the Friends of the Nemaiah Valley, an organization working to protect the jewel of B.C.’s interior. David is also president of R.A.V.E.N., an organization dedicated to providing financial resources to assist Aboriginal Nations’ legal battles against industry and other “developers” that would threaten their traditional way of life. David Williams and saving Fish Lake in the second half. And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to keep us current with Victoria’z street scene. Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Yves Engler, Dru Oja Jay March 22, 2010

This week: Yves Engler is a freelance journalist and author whose book titles include: the Mavis Gallant Award nominated, ‘The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy,’ ‘Canada in Haiti: Waging War on the Poor Majority,’ co-authored with Anthony Fenton, and his latest, ‘Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid,’ in which he poses the question: “How did Canada become the most pro-Israel country in the world?” Yves will be in Victoria, speak to the thesis of his book this Thursday March 25th here at the University of Victoria. Yves Engler in the first half.

Dru Oja Jay is a Montreal-based activist, researcher, journalist, member of the editorial collective, The Dominion, and author of the report, ‘Offsetting Resistance: The Effects of Foundation Funding from the Great Bear Rainforest to the Athabasca River.’ Dru Oja Jay and resisting the “Offsetting” of the environmental movement in the second half.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Janine Bandcroft FunDrive 2010

Once a year, CFUV, from where Gorilla Radio emanates, holds FunDrive, and attempt to raise capital for our campus/community station. You can check us out, and donate, at the station’s site, http:cfuv.uvic.ca

And tell ’em Gorilla Radio sent you.

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Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Anthony Fenton march 1, 2010

Vancouver-based freelance journalist, author and researcher, Anthony Fenton will be here in the second half. Anthony’s book, ‘Canada in Haiti: Waging War on the Poor Majority,’ co-authored with Yves Engler, explores the western aid paradigm and what it has meant for the people of Haiti and beyond. Friend of the show, Anthony Fenton in the second half.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Riki Ott Feb. 22, 2010

This week: Riki Ott is an American marine biologist and fisher, who found herself nose to nose in a fight with one of the world’s largest corporations and biggest defiler of the environment, Exxon. Ott was at the center of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster in Prince William Sound, Alaska, and lessons learned during that fight convinced her; the power of corporations must be curtailed if accountability is to be brought to their many crimes against humanity and the environment. She is now involved with the Campaign to Legalize Democracy, a part of the Movement to Abolish Corporate Personhood. Riki Ott and birthing the nation’s 28th Amendment in the second half.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Katherine Hughes, Janine Bandcroft Feb. 22, 2010

This week: artist and activist, Katherine Hughes. Hughes attended most every day of Rafil Dhafir’s three and a half month trial, bearing witness to the abrogation of justice by lawyers, witnesses, and the judges of his case. She has, in the long interim since his kangaroo court trial worked diligently to educate the public about Dr. Dhafir’s case, the criminalization of Islamic charities, and the threat to American democracy inherent in the persecution of those supporting them. Hughes is currently working on a documentary film exploring the case of the good doctor done wrong. Katherine Hughes in the first half.

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Gorilla Radio promos by the Vancouver-based folkster, Joey Only

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Kevin Neish, jon Elmer Feb. 15, 2010

Today two long-time friends of the show: Victoria-based social activist, Kevin Neish, again returned from Colombia bearing witness to the trial of union activist, Liliany Obando, imprisoned now nearly two years while waiting for her case to be heard. Kevin Neish in the first half.

And; Bethlehem-based freelance journalist and photojournalist, Jon Elmer reporting from the West Bank while the world watches sport, broadcast from his home-base in Vancouver, Canada. Jon Elmer has lived in and reported from occupied Palestine many times; his experiences there published at al Jazeera, and news websites across the internet. He’s also the author of the websites, From Occupied Palestine.org, and Jon Elmer.ca. Jon Elmer live from Occupied Palestine in the second half.

Listen here to raw interview with Jon Elmer – Feb. 14

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will possibly be here at the bottom of the hour, or maybe not. Janine is over in Vancouver, documenting some of the myriad protests occurring there over the weekend. But first, Kevin Neish and news from killer Colombia’s kangaroo court system.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com

Gorilla Radio with Jon Elmer in Bethlehem (raw10)

Raw audio interview with Jon Elmer from Occupied Palestine Feb. 14, 2011

Bethlehem-based freelance journalist and photojournalist, Jon Elmer reporting from the West Bank while the world watches sport, broadcast from his home-base in Vancouver, Canada. Jon Elmer has lived in and reported from occupied Palestine many times; his experiences there published at al Jazeera, and news websites across the internet. He’s also the author of the websites, From Occupied Palestine.org, and Jon Elmer.ca. Jon Elmer live from Occupied Palestine

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ezili Danto, Mary Desmond, Janine Bandcroft Feb. 8, 2010

This week: Ezili Danto is a Haitian-American playwright, performance poet, and author. She’s also a social and political activist and commentator, and human rights attorney. She is the founder and president of the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network. She also serves as managing editor of the on-line journal, Haitian Perspectives, and publishes the Ezili Danto Newsletter. Ezili Danto and Day 27 in New Haiti in the first half.

Mary Desmond is president of the Shawnigan Lake Watershed Watch Association, and says the fight to save the watershed is about more than losing natural habitat and a rural lifestyle. Mary Desmond and staying the vandal’s hand in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour to bring us newz straight from the streetz of Victoria and environs. But first Ezili Danto and Haiti: Year One.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Anthony Fenton, Anti-Prorogue Rally, Janine Bandcroft Feb 1, 2010

This Week: Anthony Fenton is a Vancouver-based freelance journalist and author, whose book, ‘Canada in Haiti: Waging War on the Poor Majority’ explores the western aid paradigm and what it has meant for the people of Haiti and beyond. Anthony Fenton and looking at a disaster’s back-story in the first half.

I went down to the Victoria demonstration to get my fair share of your views, where more than a thousand of our city’s finest came out to let Stephen Harper know, in one instance at least, his absence has not made their hearts grow fonder of him. Into the streets with the No Prorogue mob in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom hour to keeps us current with the goings on going on on Victoria’s streets.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Damien Gillis, Jean St.-Vil, Janine Bandcroft Jan. 25, 2010

This Week; Independent B.C. filmmaker and environmental defender, Damien Gillis. He has, in tandem with former broadcaster and politician Raif Mair, travelled the breadth and length of British Columbia giving presentations of his film and imploring the public of this province act before the salmon are driven to extinction.

Now, Gillis and Mair are partnering again to create Common Sense Canadian, a synergy of multi-media aimed at providing you the people an alternative to a media that has abandoned its responsibilities to inform fairly.

Damien Gillis and bringing back sense to the commons in the first half.

Nearly two weeks since the devastation of the Caribbean nation of Haiti, and despite countless hours of media coverage, the real story behind that devastation is hardly known.

Canadian Jean St.-Vil is a Haitian born social justice activist who has long championed the cause of the country of his birth, decrying the criminal usurpation of its democracy and continued impoverishment of its people by an unholy alliance of the American, Canadian, and French governments and the trans-national corporations they serve.

Jean St.-Vil and the undermining of Haiti in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour to highlight, among other things, the latest news from Victoria’s activist Kevin Neish and his attempts to bear witness to the kangaroo court trial of Colombian union activist, Liliany Obando.

But first, Damien Gillis, Common Sense Canadian.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com