Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Mel Hurtig, Janine Bandcroft Dec. 1, 2008

This week, Canadian author, publisher, entrepreneur, Canadian economic nationalist, and social critic Mel Hurtig on the turmoil roiling the nation's capital; Janine Bandcroft brings us up to speed on good goings-on around the south island in the coming week, and introduces a new feature, State of Emergency: Bulletins from Victoria's Street.

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, Dave Lindorff, Rainey Hopewell, Margot Johnston, J9 Nov 24, 2008

This week: Investigative reporter and author, Dave Lindorff and progressives standing up an Obama administration; Victoria permaculture gardeners and local food security proponents Rainey Hopewell and Margot Johnston putting the people back in the commons; Janine Bandcroft brings us up to speed with good goings-on in and around the south island.

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, Jon Elmer, Christopher Parsons, J9 Nov. 17, 2008

This week, Canadian photo-journalist Jon Elmer on the latest atrocities committed by Israel against the civilian prisoners of Gaza and the rest of Occupied Palestine; UVic PhD student Christopher parsons on Ontario's proposed "enhanced" driving license and its "Big Brother" connotations; Janine Bandcroft brings us up to speed with the goings-on in and around the south island.

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, Steve Filipovic, David Swanson, J9 Nov. 10, 2008

Elections season is not over yet for British Columbia. Next week, citizens around the province will be charged with their civic duty to bring in representatives on the municipal level. Steve Filipovic is one of Victoria's many mayoral candidates running to take up the post. Steve is a local boy, an accomplishment in itself in a city where 90% of the population comes from somewhere else, and is making his first foray into elected municipal service. Steve Filipovic in the first half.

And; that other election is done. Following a nearly two year-long campaign for the presidency of the United States of America, democrat Barak Obama is the new president-elect. Obama is scheduled to take up his post January 20th, 2009 in what millions around the world hope will be a paradigm-changing appointment. David Swanson is a long-time political activist and campaigner for change in his native America. He is founder of numerous activist websites, and has served as a campaign organizer for myriad campaigns, including a stint as chief organizer for Dennis Kucinich, and he's Gorilla Radio's first source on American politics. David Swanson on hope and disappointment in America's near future in second half.

And; Janine Bandcroft will be here to bring us up to speed with the Victoria political and cultural scene at the bottom of the hour. But first, Steve Filipovic and finding hope in our local political future.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Rob Butler, Glenda Ferris, J9 Nov. 3, 2008

This week, scientist and author, Rob Butler on the eradication of North America's birds; Glenda Ferris, a B.C. rural homesteader threatened by encroaching pipelines; Janine Bandcroft brings us up to speed on goings-on in and around Victoria in the coming week.

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, Conn Hallinan, Andrew Nikiforuk, J9 Oct. 27, 2008

This week, journalist Conn Hallinan on the Colombian government's open season on union and indigenous activists; Canadian journalist and author Andrew Nikiforuk on Canada's environmental nightmare Tar Sands; Janine Bandcroft brings us up to speed on all the goings-on in and around Victoria in the coming week.

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

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Canadians for Peace and Justice at Home and in Afghanistan Rally and March Oct. 18/08

Gorilla Radio went down to the demonstration: Seven years, billions of dollars, and thousands of dead, maimed, and dispossessed later, the situation in Afghanistan is worse now than when Canadian troops entered the country to assist America's revenge for the 9/11 attacks. Across Canada, citizens opposed to the continued carnage the occupation of Afghanistan necessitates gathered and marched yet again in hopes of rallying the rank and file of the country to put a stop to this ongoing crime against humanity.

At home too, more Canadians than ever are homeless, and now find themselves targeted by police for the crime of making their poverty visible. Despite a recent ruling by British Columbia's Supreme Court upholding the right to shelter, Victoria City Police continue to arrest the poor and steal and destroy their meagre belongings.

Gorilla Radio Thanksgiving Special Oct. 13, 2008

Canada spends today waiting; waiting on the Fates of the economy, and waiting for an election that could determine no less than the ultimate survival of the nation. Tomorrow, the federal polls will open, the stock markets will open, and the country will cast itself into the future. The direction this nation will take for the remainder of the century, or perhaps the very survival of Canada as we know it, hangs in the balance.

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

Solidarity Forever

The Island Solidarity Coalition invited union representatives, students, and community folk to participate in a solidarity barbeque in support of striking SUB workers at the University of Victoria.

I taped the event and made it available to the CFUV station manager for broadcast on the Winds of Change radio hour Oct 2nd. I won’t cross the picket line.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Mickey Z., Jon Elmer Mon. Sept. 22, 2008

This week, It’s said, “Truth is stranger than fiction;” but when fiction is more strangely true than truth, you know you’re in Mickey Z.’s world.Astoria-based author Mickey Z. and CPR for Dummies; Jon Elmer and Israel changing the guard. Yesterday, Ehud Olmert, Israel’s prime minister resigned his office. Olmert’s Kadima party primary delivered a clear leadership vote for Foreign minister Tzipi Livni.
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, Rowen Shaw, Chris Genovali, Peter Bardon, Peggy Frank, J9 S-15, 2008

This week; Rowen Shaw, Raincoast Conservation's Executive Director, Chris Genovali on British Columbia's oil future; Peter Bardon and Peggy Frank on positively Africa's community support work in southern Africa; Janine Bandcroft brings us up to speed on all that's good going on in and around the lower island in the coming week.

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, Dr. Bob Bowman, Nat Smith, J9 Mon. Sept. 1, 2008

This week: Retired American fighter pilot, nuclear and rocket scientist, and patriot, Dr. Bob Bowman begging the question: "Can Canada escape U.S. takeover?" Dr. Bob Bowman and Canada going down the Armageddon road with America in the first segment; Nat Smith, organizer with Critical Resistance, an organization formed ten years ago this month to fight the growth of the Prison Industrial Complex; and, Janine Bandcroft will be here to bring us up to speed with all the good goings on in and around Victoria in the coming week.

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