Gorilla Radio from Pacific Free Press

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By: Chris Cook

Gorilla Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the corporate media. Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Thursday, 11am-Noon Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, on the internet at: cfuv.ca, and archived at: www.gorilla-radio.com. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/ and @Paciffreepress on Twitter. Some past guests include: M. Shahid Alam, Joel Bakan, Maude Barlow, David Barsamian, Luciana Bohne, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Paul...

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Stefan Christoff, Ken Jones May 22, 2022
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Welcome to Gorilla Radio, recorded March 21st, 2022 In February of 2020, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police launched assaults against indigenous land defenders resisting TC Energy's plans to run the Coastal Gaslink pipeline across their Yintah, or traditional territory. The raids came as organized solidarity actions across Canada - and outside the country too - had garnered broad support, and forced government concessions. The burgeoning campaign however was abruptly derailed by the emergence of Covid just as it was proving most effective. But despite the rude interruption the Wet'suwet'en's fight never stopped, and it continues still. Stephan Spirodan Christoff is a Montréa...


Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Dimitri Lascaris, Dave Lindorff May 14, 2022
05/14/2022

Welcome to Gorilla Radio, recorded May 14th, 2022 Niccolo Machiavelli, were he alive today, would likely beam with pride viewing the political progress of Justin Trudeau; recognizing at once the seed of his most famous work, The Prince bearing full fruit in the person of Canada's current prime minister. Five centuries since his seminal work, Machiavelli's name has added an "ism" and come to epitomize cold-hearted deceit, manipulation, and the zero-sum pursuit of ones goals irregardless of law, custom, or the plague of moral conscience. Last week, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau traveled to Kiev to meet up with post-Maidan Ukraine...


Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Yves Engler, John Helmer May 9, 2022
05/09/2022

Welcome to Gorilla Radio, recorded May 7th and 8th, 2022. Though most Canadians don't know it they and their country are at war. And, it's not merely a war against "Putin's Russia" (started in response to the invasion of Ukraine). While it's true, Canada has been actively engaged in undermining Russia, it has not been doing so exclusively - at the same time it has in turn tried to undermine China, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Iran, Syria, and a host of other nations, (all conveniently catalogued for it by our friends and neighbours south). Only difference is, now the military aspect of Ottawa's...


Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Jeremy Kuzmarov, Jonathan Latham April 30, 2022
04/30/2022

Welcome to Gorilla Radio, recorded April 24th and 30th, 2022 God knows there's plenty to be afraid of on this planet of mad apes, not least of which are the agents of doom who would use the power of government agencies to create fear and panic in the public mind to further their political agendas, or merely line their own pockets. An abject case in point is the 2020 plot to kidnap and murder Michigan governor, Gretchen Whitmer by a hapless gang of local stooges on the eve of the presidential election. But all was not as advertised by the prosecution, or...


Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Dan Kovalik, Gary Charbonneau April 23, 2022
04/23/2022

Welcome to Gorilla Radio, recorded April 23rd, 2022 The principle behind America's infamous military industrial complex isn't complicated. The formula is as predictable a process as making brunch; a simple recipe anyone can replicate - given the right ingredients. Step 1. Identify an enemy and stir up the people against him. Step 2. Set temperature to boil and allocate money through congress to fight enemy. Step 3. Cycle said funds through baked-in process of weapons procurement, and voila! It's so simple a child could do it. Thursday, Joe Biden announced a further 800 million dollars worth of U.S. military aid for the Ukraine pot...


Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ramzy Baroud, Azza Rojbi April 16, 2022
04/17/2022

Welcome to Gorilla Radio, recorded March 16th, 2022. Israeli forces stormed Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque during Friday prayers last week. It was the culmination of attacks against Palestinians in towns, villages, and cities across the West Bank during Ramadan. Palestinian attacks within Israel since the beginning of the holy fasting month have too increased. As of writing, thirty people are dead on both sides, and it's feared this could be a prelude to a larger conflict. Mustafa Barghouti, secretary-general of the Palestinian National Initiative says the confrontations over these two weeks "could become a wide-ranging Intifada." Last year, military raids against worshipers...


Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ken Stone, Eddie Petrashyn April 9th, 2022
04/09/2022

Welcome to Gorilla Radio, recorded April 9th, 2022. The Trudeau administration has again demonstrated the elasticity of its commitment to the "international rules-based order" extends too to domestic jurisprudence. This time, the federal Liberals are turning a blind eye to the blatant recruitment of Canadians to fight in Ukraine. This flies in the face of the Foreign Enlistment Act, which clearly specifies those engaging in such activities are breaking the law, but as of this writing no arrests have been made or charges filed. Ken Stone is a long-time antiwar activist whose served as an executive member of both the Syria...


Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Colin Stuart, Glenn Michalchuk April 2, 2022
04/02/2022

Welcome to Gorilla Radio, recorded April 2nd, 2022 Mid-March marks the anniversary of what's been called the World's greatest humanitarian crisis. While that somber appellative may be moot, the war against Yemen continues into its eighth year with exactly the same horror and heartbreak you've seen amply depicted coming from Ukraine these past weeks - and rightly so - the difference though being the dearth of media coverage of Yemeni suffering. Pictures of schools and hospitals bombed, or the stories of parents and children maimed, killed, and rendered homeless still find little purchase in Canadian media. But just because Canada's business...


Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Yves Engler, Steve Poikonen March 26, 2022
03/26/2022

Welcome to Gorilla Radio, recorded March 26th, 2022 Fortified with the assurance of a majority government, Canada's prime minister jetted off to Europe for "emergency" meetings at NATO's HQ in Brussels last week. It's fitting too in this instance that Justin Trudeau's political mandate, like that of the Kiev regime, was neither poll earned, nor an expression of the country's confidence in his leadership, but rather wrested from an NDP leadership too weak to defend democracy. In Ukraine, power was seized the old-fashioned way - from the barrel of a sniper rifle - as democrats bled in the streets. For Canadians...


Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Johnny Vedmore, Nils Melzer (September 2019) March 24th, 2022
03/20/2022

Welcome to Gorilla Radio, recorded March 19th and 20th, 2022 Two years along and the Covid-19 epidemic is deemed done, by omission. Though the sickness goes on, Big Media has dropped the topic like a hot, rotten potato. But, before moving on, there's still a few questions of interest yet to be answered about the Sars-CoV-2 outbreak and its provenance; questions demanding more than an empty declaration of victory and tantalizing suggestions of a brand-spanking new war to follow, "after these brief messages from our sponsor". Johnny Vedmore is an Investigative Journalist, Musician, Activist, Presenter of the Fungi Monkey Podcast, Video...