Gorilla Radio for May 21, 2007

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Gorilla Radio for May 21, 2007
by Chris Cook
Way back in 1981, the early days of Ronald Reagan's reign of error, when Soft Cell's 'Tainted Love' was number one, and the first DeLorean, all stainless steel, gull-winged sports car rolled off the assembly line, Mumia Abu-Jamal was arrested for the murder of Philadelphia Police Officer, Daniel Faulkner.
 
Abu-Jamal, a local journalist, known to police as an active member of the Black Panthers, has spent every day since in prison, most of that time waiting execution on death row. Last week, another in the long series of appeals and court proceedings for Mumia Abu-Jamal opened session in Philadelphia that could see an order for retrial, or the reinstatement of the death penalty, previously overturned on appeal.
The interview is archive in the PFP podcast section.
 
Dave Lindorff is a Philadelphia-based, award-winning journalist and author of 'This Can't Be Happening! Resisting the Disintegration of American Democracy,' with Barbera Oshansky, 'The Case for Impeachment: Legal Arguments for Removing President George W. Bush from Office,' and 'Killing Time: An Investigation into the Death Row Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal,' among others. Dave Lindorff is following the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals hearings in Philadelphia, and he'll join us here in the first segment.

And; the situation in Palestine is dire, and worsening by the moment. Internecine fighting, fomented largely by American weaponry supplied to the opposition Fatah, and enabled by Israeli security control of Gaza's borders, they allowing access of fighters loyal to Fatah. Meanwhile, the Israeli Defense Force Air Force is actively assassinating high-ranking members of the governing Hamas Party. Laxt week, I spoke with intrepid Canadian freelance journalist, Jon Elmer about the situation on the ground in Palestine, and in the second half, exerpts of our discussion last week.

And, Janine Bandcroft will be here to bring us up to speed with what's going on in and around Victoria in the coming week; but first, Dave Lindorff and ending Mumia Abu-Jamal's long struggle with American justice.
 
 
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. And, you can check out the GR blog at:  http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com   

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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