LIVE BLOG: Democracy Now! Reports On Manuel Zelaya’s Historic Return to Honduras
Amy Goodman is reporting today on the return of President Manuel Zelaya as he returns to Honduras after a 23-month exile following the coup d’etat that began June 28, 2009. It was the first military coup in Central America in a quarter century. Democracy Now! will report on Zelaya’s return to Honduras from Saturday, May 28th through Monday, May 31, 2011. Check this space for audio reports, photos and more.
This week: Jon Elmer is a Canadian freelance journalist who lives in, and reports from Occupied Palestine. He has, over the nearly last decade contributed dozens of reports to this program in an effort to bring a greater understanding of the issues in Palestine to Canadians, and has filed innumerable reports to the InterPress Service, al Jazeera, and other international news services, as well as hosting his own site, JonElmer.com.
Jon Elmer in the first half.
And; over the weekend, famed Democracy Now journalist, Amy Goodman paid a visit to the Salt Spring Forum just across the water from Victoria on Salt Spring Island. She spoke at length to a packed house, detailing her experiences last year at Canada's border, and a host of other issues of both current and personal affairs.
Amy Goodman at the Salt Spring Forum in the second half.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the break to bring us news from Victoria's streets and beyond. But first; Jon Elmer and keeping a media light on Palestine in turbulent times.
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, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com
Went over to beautiful Salt Spring Island to catch Amy at the the Forum. The organizer's promo below: www.saltspringforum.ca.
On April 30, the Salt Spring Forum welcomes one of the world’s most courageous investigative journalists to Salt Spring Island. As the co-founder and host of DemocracyNow!, Amy Goodman’s broadcasts are carried on more than 900 television and radio stations across the United States and Canada. She was the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ for “developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media.”
Her fearless investigative journalism has earned her many awards, and also many enemies. She was badly beaten by the Indonesian troops in East Timor, arrested at the Republican National Convention, and detained by officials at the Canadian Border. She speaks truth to power – and does so with inspiring eloquence, passion, and intelligence.
On Salt Spring she will be speaking on “The Importance of Independent Media in a Time of War”. Her talk will be followed by a moderated discussion and book-signing.
This is one from the archives. Due to one of the many hacker attacks Pacific Free Press has suffered as consequence of airing views unpopular with the goals of the dominant order, we lost many of Gorilla Radio's original files. It's been a slow process replacing them, and here is one from October 28, 2006 I recorded with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman. I reached her on her cel, as she sped towards a speaking engagement in Victoria.
A couple weeks ago, Democracy Now! presenter Amy Goodman was detained at Canada's Douglas Crossing as she traveled to Vancouver with her 'Breaking the Silence' book tour. The Canada Border Service demanded she and her colleagues surrender notes and their laptop computers after she denied her scheduled talk had anything to do with the upcoming Vancouver Olympics.
Though delayed, Goodman made it to Vancouver, and appeared in Victoria at the University of Victoria afterward, where she related her experience to a packed house.
Today, Amy Goodman (almost live) from the Michele Pujol Room, right here at the Student Union Building.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour with goings on from Victoriaz streetz.
But first, Amy Goodman on the border of a fascist Kanada.
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