Today, technology has added some disturbing wrinkles to the surveillance society. Tim Shorrock is an American journalist whose work has appeared at the Nation, Salon, Mother Jones, Harper's magazines, among other places, and his latest major piece is 'Domestic Spying, Inc.' a timely expose of the radical expansion of the surveillance of American society the Bush administration hopes to enact. Tim Shorrock and who's watching who in the second half.
Naomi Wolf is an American author, social critic, political acitivist and feminist. Her book ‘The Beauty Myth’ was a landmark moment for gender discourse in America, and was cited, when released in the early 1990’s, by the New York Times as “one of the most important books of the 20th Century.” Wolf’s latest book may prove too to be of equal value to the 21st Century, if in the future books of its nature are to be allowed reviewed in the Times, or anywhere else. ‘The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot’ is an urgent rallying cry to arms to all that would save American, and world democracy. Naomi Wolf in the first segment.
Year’s end is nigh. And what a relief it would be to send off bloody 2007, as we did its bloody predecessors, happily, if only 2008 looked to be an improvement.
But the war will grind wearily on in darkness, as electoral politics command the corporate media lime-light in the United States.
A few minutes at the Bear Mountain tree-sit with forest defender, Luke. The Langford mayor’s accusations of poaching wildlife in and around the forest were published in the local newspaper Friday. Does this mark the first shots in the effort to clear the environmentalists out?
Gorilla Radio Number One Xmas Special 2004 – First and Finest
LeXmas ’07 with Ingmar on the determined tree-sit versus the rapacious maw of Victoria developers, and Janine Bandcroft bringing us up to speed with local happenings.
This week on GR: Anthony Lappe and Shooting War, hanging at the tree-sit demo. in langford; J9 and more…
A day at the Bear Mountain Highway connector protest at Langford City Hall. Southern Vancouver Island is under intense development pressures. Property values are sky high and the usual grasp for lucre at all cost has become a stampede of building, forest eradication, and speculation, threatening what little wildlife, rural, and agricultural land remains. Citizen resistance is coming to a head, and the battle ground will be a small forested patch of woods in the path of a planned highway expansion. See http://treesit.blogspot.com for more, or search ‘Bear Mountain.’
This week on GR: activist, scholar, educator, and author of numerous articles, reviews, medical papers, and books, Joel Kovel on his latest book, ‘Overcoming Zionism;’ freelance journalist and author, Dahr Jamail and ‘Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq.’
Eds. note: Karlheinz Shreiber managed to stave off yet again extradition from Canada to his native Germany, the former arms trader and emissary for German industry, refused to testify explicitly today (Nov. 29, ’07) on matters of interest to the Parliamentary committee struck to hear his allegations of deals cut with the former sitting prime minister, Brian Mulroney before being let out of jail, and allowed to gather his pertinent materials. The state allowed he be held in house arrest pending the outcome of the growing scandal hearing. Shreiber, a Canadian citizen, has fought the extradition proceedings launched by Germany for his alleged involvement with political crimes committed in that country more than a decade ago.
Here’s how GR covered the initial press discovery of the connections between Brian Mulroney and Karlheinz Shreiber back in 2001.
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Monday, April 23rd, 2001
5:00:00 2:00 Welcome to GR etc., Whether you call it Baksheesh, graft, payola, or the spoils of office, it all means the same thing: greasing the palms of government. And no-one knows the language of schmiergelder better than German cum Canadian lobbyist, Karlheinz Schreiber. Schrieber was at the centre of the financial scandal that chased venerable German Chancellor, Helmut Kohl out of office, but few in Canada are aware of the man who changed the face and future of Canadian politics. On today’s show, best-selling author, editor, and Canada’s foremost investigative reporter, Stevie Cameron. Ms. Cameron is currently on a book tour promoting her latest, “The Last Amigo: Karlheinz Shreiber and the Anatomy of Scandal”…
The Gorilla Radio Xmas show for 2005
This week on Gorilla Radio: Freelance photojournalist Jon Elmer on the prospects of the Annapolis peace talks; Canadian author and journalist William Marsden and ‘Stupid to the Last Drop,’ Alberta’s environmentally disastrous Tar Sands project; J9 brings us up to speed on Victoria goings-on this week.
GR 01-10 – A snapshot of the world with Vandana Shiva, renown scientist and activist, recorded two days before THE supposed day that "changed everything."
This week on GR: Dave Radies saving British Columbia’s Snow Forests; Jim Harding taking Canada’s nuclear skeletons out of the closet; Janine Bandcroft on good local goings-on.
“Give me Liberty or give me Death.” To put this famous saying attributed to Patrick Henry somewhat differently, we easily recognize that death is not the worst thing that can happen to us. Indeed, there seems a large class of worse circumstances, though we generally don’t categorize them or, perhaps more importantly, often lack adequate language to describe them. <i>Worse than death</i>: it’s a subtle difference that doesn’t lend itself to formulation in terms of rules. <br /><br />Perhaps that’s why, when we find such rules, we elevate them to preeminent positions in international law. Here, George Kenney talks with <a href=”http://www.univie.ac.at/bim/php/bim/index.php?output_id=4″>Manfred Nowak</a>, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, to get a better sense of what the world is thinking, and doing, about a most peculiar abomination. And, no, the U.S. is not off the hook. It was extremely generous of Prof. Nowak to take time to talk with George Kenney. Please pay close attention and help redistribute widely. Total runtime an hour and eight minutes.