Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Robert Parry, Jon Elmer, J9

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This Week on GR
by C. L. Cook
This week, freelance journalist, author, and creator of Consortium News, Robert Parry looking back to the seedy beginnings of the disastrous presidency George W. Bush; and, Canadian journalist, Jon Elmer and the news coming out of Occupied Palestine; and, Janine Bandcroft brings us up to speed with all that's good to do in and around Victoria in the coming week.
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 .  Hear the podcast here.

A perusal of the personnel files of the current Bush administration reveals an inordinate number of names drawn from the rolls of another Bush presidency, that of George Herbert Walker Bush. The similarities between the two administrations isn't limited to old familiars serving both father and son Bush, or the policy prioritites shared by both, but extends too to those deemed enemies. One such former foe, imprisoned by George the first, is due soon to be released from a Miami jail, and how his case is handled could have profound impact on the current regime. Seventeen years after his globally televised arrest from Vatican embassy grounds, former Panama strongman, Manuel Noriega's debt to society for drugs trafficking and conspiracy will be deemed paid in full early next month, but Bush junior is not sure yet how to deal with the man that knows so much about the dealings of the senior. Robert Parry is an American journalist who broke many of the Iran-Contra stories of Pere Bush's time for the Associated Press and Newsweek, and author of Secrecy & Privilege: The Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq, Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press 7 Project Truth, and the recently released, Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush. Robert Parry checking in on the "Pineapple's" progress in the first half.

And; the tragedy of the Palestinian people continues on its ordained path to extinction. Shunted to shrinking reserves without access to water, and deprived of contact and trade with the outside world, Palestinians routinely die and are killed by the forces of Israel. This past week, fuel supplies to Gaza's only remaining power plant were refused passage by the Israeli Defense Force, meaning a weekend of darkness for most Gazans. It's simply another in a long list of privations suffered in Palestine, and unreported in the corporate media. Jon Elmer is a freelance Canadian journalist who has lived in and reported from the Occupied Territories. Jon Elmer and Gaza's dark days in the second half.

And; back from her far-flung summer travels, Janine Bandcroft will rejoin us at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with all that's going on in and around Victoria for the coming week. But first, Robert Parry, and the disastrous deja vu days of the presidents Bush.
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, Chalmers Johnson, 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, David Robb, Paul de Rooij, John Ross, Danny Schechter, Vandana Shiva, Norman Solomon, Starhawk, Grant Wakefield, Paul Watson, Bernard Weiner, Mickey Z., and many others. 

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