Every year, a group of stalwarts stand at the statue, 'Spirit of the Republic' to honour the memory of those Canadians who faced the Fascist threat in Spain. It is in the spirit of peace and hope for the end of militarism the commemorators brave the chill winds of November and give speeches remembering their, and their family's experiences of war.
This week on GR: David Barsamian is the multi-award winning director of Alternative Radio, which airs weekly across North America and beyond, (including right here at CFUV every Wednesday afternoon at 1:00pm pacific time) and remains an entirely independent voice of reason and humanity, an island of sanity in a toss'd sea of shlock jocks, puerile morning "mad men," and aspiring dime store mass media demagogues. He is co-author of numerous books, his collaborators some of the foremost thinkers and social justice activists of our time; like: Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Arundhati Roy, Edward Said, Tariq Ali, and more. His latest books are 'What We Say Goes,' and Targeting Iran.'
David Barsamian in the first half.
And; the week past marked the observance of Remembrance Day here in Victoria, (Veteran's Day south of the 49th) and I went down to the memorial to the MacKenzie-Papineau Brigade, located off the main grounds of the Legislature, to remember those Canadians killed fighting the fascists in Spain during that country's calamitous civil war.
Ape at the Mac.-Pap. memorial in the second half.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us newz from the city's streets, and a follow-up on the attack on the mayor's house and property and that attack's aftermath.
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
November 11th at Victoria's MacKenzie-Papineau Brigade memorial near the B.C. Legislature Buildings around fifty peace stalwarts met as they do every year to wish Canada take another course, and move away from militarism and its attendant destruction.
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