Gorilla Radio with Greg Palast and Elizabeth de la Vega

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Gorilla Radio for Monday, April 16th
by C. L. Cook 
This week: Reporting investigator, Greg Palast and taking the Armed Madhouse on the road;
 
Elizabeth de la Vega and Alberto Gonzales' desperate danse macabre ;
 
and Janine Bandcroft brings us up to speed with all the good things going in and around Victoria this week.
  
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and streaming live on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com, where you can find GR podcasts.
You can also check out the GR blog at:  http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com   


What a ride we've had; and all thanks to George W. Bush and his troupe of circus clowns masquerading as public servants. Through gerrymandered elections, rigged courts, and a single-minded devotion to devolving democracy, the phoney war president has undone in his short time in office hundreds of years worth of judicial and legislative progress, taking America and her coalition of cowed "allies" back to the edge of the Dark Age. Though not entirely without precedent, venality and corruption have long been staples of the Washington scene, the sheer scope of  just what we know of the Bush administration's mendacity is unparalleled in the American experience; nevermind the skeletons yet to emerge the Whitehouse closets.
 
Greg Palast is author of the New York Times bestseller, 'The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: An Investigative Reporter Exposes the Truth about Globalization, Corporate Cons, and High Finance Fraudsters,' 'Democracy and Regulation: How the Public Can Govern Essential Services,' and his latest, and recently reissued, 'Armed Madhouse.' Greg's ocean and media-spanning journalism include exposes for BBC television's flagship news program, Newsnight, and writing for the London Guardian's Sunday Observer newspaper, and he's the recipient of numerous awards, including his story 'Lobbygate' on Tony Blair's biggest scandal to appear to that date, being named "Story of the Year," by his British press colleagues.
 
Greg Palast and touring the Madhouse in the first half.
 
And; few of George's accomplices are free of investigative attention these days, but none are feeling the heat more acutely than long-time Bush devotee, Alberto Gonzales. The Attorney General is in a corner over the firings last year of handful of federal States' Attorneys for apparently political reasons. It's not the firings per se creating problems for Gonzales, but the sordid way in which he and his office handled the affair that has even some Republican legislators calling for his resignation.
 
 
 
Elizabeth de la Vega is a former federal prosecutor, journalist, and author. Her articles appear in the Nation Magazine, L.A. Times, and Salon.com, among other places, and her book, 'United States v. George W. Bush et al' is a theoretical prosecution of President Bush, and his cadre of extra-legal help-meets.
 
 
Elizabeth de la Vega and the danse macabre of the Loyal Bushies in the second half.
 
 
And; Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with all that's good to do in and around Victoria in the coming week.
 
 
 
 
G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the corporate media.

Some past guests include: M. Junaid Alam, M. Shahid Alam, Joel Bakan, Maude Barlow, David Barsamian, Rhoda Berenson, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, William Bowles, Vincent Bugliosi, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Michel Chossudovsky, Diane Christian, Juan Cole, David Cromwell, Murray Dobbin, Jon Elmer, Reese Erlich, Anthony Fenton, Jim Fetzer, Laura Flanders, Chris Floyd, Connie Fogal, Glen Ford, Susan George, Stan Goff, Amy Goodman, Robert Greenwald, Denis Halliday, Chris Hedges, Sander Hicks, Julia Butterfly Hill, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Diana Johnstone, Kathy Kelly, Naomi Klein, Anthony Lappe, Frances Moore Lappe, Jason Leopold, Jeff Leys, Dave Lindorff, Jim Lobe, Jennifer Loewenstein, Wayne Madsen, Stephen Marshall, Linda McQuaig, George Monbiot, Loretta Napoleoni, John Nichols, Kurt Nimmo, David Orchard, Greg Palast, Mike Palecek, Michael Parenti, Robert Parry, Kevin Pina, William Rivers Pitt, Justin Podur, Jack Random, Sheldon Rampton, Paul Craig Roberts, Paul de Rooij, John Ross, Danny Schechter, Vandana Shiva, Norman Solomon, Starhawk, Grant Wakefield, Paul Watson, Bernard Weiner, Mickey Z., Dave Zirin, and many others.

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