Gorilla Radio – Ad Libs and Ned Djilali – January 22, 2007

Gorilla Radio for Monday, January 22, 2007

PEJ News – C. L. Cook – This week on GR: Professor Ned Djilali and the Common Energy promise at the University of Victoria; Janine Bandcroft on good things to get up to in and around Victoria in the coming week; and rants and raves from the Ape.

The Ticking Clock

by Tom Chartier<br><br>Mankind invented the damned thing and has used it twice. Sooner or later mankind will use it again. <br>
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We all know what the damned thing is, The Bomb. Despite <a href="http://www.fas.org/nuke/control/index.html">multifarious efforts</a> to <a href="http://www.atomicarchive.com/Docs/Deterrence/index.shtml">contain and control</a> nuclear weapons through a variety of treaties, the <a href="http://www.wagingpeace.org/articles/2002/03/00_krieger_stopping.htm">promise of a mushroom cloud</a> looms ominously on the horizon.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook- Mike Palecek J-9 Valerie Lannon Jan 16-06

Gorilla Radio for Monday, January 15th, 2007

PEJ News – C. L. Cook – This week on GR: Canadian journalist, commentator, author, and foreign policy analyst Eric S. Margolis and the blunders of Empire; Vancouver-based journalist and author, Monte Paulsen with solutions to Canada's burgeoning homelessness crisis; and, Janine Bandcroft brings us up to speed on the good things to do in and around Victoria in the coming week.

Gorilla Radio – Laura Flanders (exrpt) – Ingmar Lee January 8, 2007

Gorilla Radio for Monday January 8, 2007

PEJ News – C. L. Cook – This week, Ingmar Lee returned with his family from India and South East Asia, on environment here, environment there. And, Janine Bandcroft bringing us up to speed with good things to do in and around Victoria, and more.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook – Eric S Margolis January 15th, 2007

Gorilla Radio for Monday, January 15th, 2007

PEJ News – C. L. Cook – This week on GR: Canadian journalist, commentator, author, and foreign policy analyst Eric S. Margolis and the blunders of Empire; Vancouver-based journalist and author, Monte Paulsen with solutions to Canada's burgeoning homelessness crisis; and, Janine Bandcroft brings us up to speed on the good things to do in and around Victoria in the coming week.

Bush and the F – Word Part Two

The Bush administration’s overall record in 2006 was one of public manipulation for the benefit of crony capitalism and imperial overreach. Can the 110th Congress stop them in 2007?<br><br>

The pessimistic view is that Bush has nothing left to lose anyway, so will crash and burn the country in the next two years, much as he did many business ventures in the past.<br><br>

He’ll let the economy melt and watch as Americans struggle to stay afloat. He’ll attack Iran, increase troop presence in the Middle East and bring back the draft. He’ll roll back more civil rights in the name of national security, women’s rights in the name of God. He’ll pin all of the above on the Democrats come 2008.<br><br>

Pessimistic? Yes.

Bush and the F – Word Part one

by Heather Wokusch

It's not overstating the case to say that 2007 could be make or break for US democracy.<br><br>

The Bush administration's cutbacks and rollbacks in 2006 were so frequent and so egregious that many Americans stopped paying attention, gave up hope or else failed to see the onslaught as part of a larger pattern.<br><br>

Which brings up the f-word.

I Smell A Rat!

by Tom Chartier<br><br>

Can you smell it too? For a moment I thought it was the mangrove swamp.
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Time to find out what’s polluting the shades of America. It’s been stinking up the U.S…. and the world… for six years now. How could anybody miss it? It’s reeking to high Heaven. Behold: a monstrous Rodentia Giganticus that chews glass and eats its young.
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Folks, what we have here is a massive scam that’s just like all the others our government has been pulling on the taxpayers since… well, let’s just go back as far as 2000 when our Dear Leader, Bush 43 (George W. Bush), was handed the presidency by Bush 41’s (that would be Bush The First, George H.W.) supreme court.
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We have been — and are still being — scammed.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook – Mickey Z. live from TExas Jan. 1, 2007

Gorilla Radio for New Year's Day '007

C. L. Cook

PEJ News
January 1, 2007

Happy New Year, in keeping with a GR tradition, my first guest of this new year is the self-educated author, activist, martial artist, and vegan, New York City's own Mickey Z.

Mickey's book titles include: ‘The Seven Deadly Spins,’ ‘A Giant Mistake: Articles and Essays for Your Intellectual Self-Defence,’ and ‘The Murdering of My Years.’ and his latest, ‘50 American Revolutions You’re Not Supposed to Know: Reclaiming American Patriotism.’

According to Mickey's Cool Observer website, he enjoys sunsets, rainbows, and anarcho-syndicalism, but dislikes mean people, traffic, and factory farming. Mickey Z. in the first half.

Gorilla RAdio with Chris Cook – Jon Elmer live from Palestine Jan 1, 2007

PEJ News – C. L. Cook – This week on GR: author and activist, Mickey Z. on the year that was; Canadian journalist Jon Elmer reporting from occupied Palestine; and Janine Bandcroft on good things to do in and around Victoria in the coming week<br> <br>

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 at the progressive web news site: http://www.pej.org. You can check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com <br> <br>

Gorilla Radio for New Year's Day '007 <br> <br>

C. L. Cook <br> <br>

PEJ News
January 1, 2007<br> <br>

Happy New Year, in keeping with a GR tradition, my first guest of this new year is the self-educated author, activist, martial artist, and vegan, New York City's own Mickey Z. <br> <br>

Mickey's book titles include: ‘The Seven Deadly Spins,’ ‘A Giant Mistake: Articles and Essays for Your Intellectual Self-Defence,’ and ‘The Murdering of My Years.’ and his latest, ‘50 American Revolutions You’re Not Supposed to Know: Reclaiming American Patriotism.’ <br> <br>

According to Mickey's Cool Observer website, he enjoys sunsets, rainbows, and anarcho-syndicalism, but dilikes mean people, traffic, and factory farming. Mickey Z. in the first half.<br> <br>

And, as we atone the sins of over-consumption this first day of the Christian new year, Palestinians continue to suffer in atonement for sins they never committed. <br> <br>

Yesterday I reached Canadian journalist and long-time friend of both the Palestinian struggle and creator of the website From Occupied Palestine, Jon Elmer. Jon is back in Gaza, reporting on developments there. <br> <br>

Jon Elmer in the second half.<br> <br>

And, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with some of the good things you can get up to in the coming week. <br> <br>

But first, the year that was with Mickey Z.

Roulette by Tom Chartier

International wheelings and dealings are like a complex game of poker where the nations playing don’t know how many cards are in the deck. Everybody hides aces up their sleeves. <br><br> Everybody bluffs. Double-dealing is rife. Some sit quietly with their poker faces and wait for the best time to call. Others posture and strut. Some players excel and some can’t tell their ace from a hole in the ground.

Spot the Dictator by Tom Chartier

<p>Well, now that we have established a Democratic Dictatorship there seems to be some confusion. This is America! Constitutional Monarchy? It can&rsquo;t happen here! We learned that in the third grade. </p>
<p>It has happened here! With the passing of the Military Commissions Act of 2006, America has its very first bona fide dictator! The Silver Spoon Kid from Texas has made good. Yee ha! Ride &lsquo;em cowboy! Oops, excuse me, that phrase best fits Rep. Mark Foley…</p>

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook – Peace Streeters, and Amy Goodman October 30, 2006

It’s been a big weekend for little Victoria just passed: Wrapping up today, the inaugural Victoria International Arts Symposium that played host to artists and activists from around the city and around the world. The theme this first year is “Artists of Conscience,” and with war and injustices of all description reigning freely these last half-dozen years, the time could not be riper for the culture-makers to focus their talents on those that would destroy all of humanity to serve their own base needs. <br><br>

While Victorians were treated indoors to visions of the better world possible, on the streets more than a thousand Victorians marched to mark the fifth anniversary of the Canadian military’s collusion in the rape and occupation of Afghanistan. I went down to the demonstration with a tape recorder to get the views of some of the participants at the march. Marching streeters in the first segment. <br><br>

And; yesterday more than seven hundred Victorians came out to hear Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of the wildly popular Democracy Now! news broadcast – heard daily at noon here on CFUV deliver a keynote speech titled, ‘Documenting Dissent.’ Goodman is at the end of an eighty city tour promoting here latest book, ‘Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back.’ I had the chance to interview Amy Goodman as she sped from one event to another Saturday. Amy Goodman fighting back in the second half.<br><br>

And; Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with some of the good things to do in and around Victoria in the coming week.