This Week on Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Yves Engler, Dawn Paley, Janine Bandcroft March 26, 2012

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This Week on GR
by C. L. Cook
"Stephen Harper's foreign policy resembles that of [Lester] Pearson [the father of the Canadian Peacekeeper model] more than any Liberal would ever admit." Or so claims Canadian author and journalist, Yves Engler.
 
 
Some of Engler's book titles include: 'Stop Signs — Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay' (with Bianca Mugyenyi),'The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy,' 'Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid,' 'Canada in Haiti: Waging War on the Poor Majority (with Anthony Fenton), 'Playing Left Wing: From Rink Rat to Student Radical,' and his latest, 'Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping — The Truth May Hurt.'
 
Yves Engler will be launching "Lester," appearing at both Camosun College's Lansdowne campus and up here at UVic this Wednesday March 28th.
 
Yves Engler in the first half. 
 
And; less than a fortnight ago, Bernardo Vásquez Sánchez, a Zapotec community activist in San José Progreso, Oaxaca, Mexico was gunned down with his cousin, Rosalinda Dionicio Sánchez, and his brother Andres Vásquez Sánchez as they drove home. Bernardo recently told a Canadian journalist what he thought the crux of the growing tensions between Canadian listed, Fortuna Silver and locals was.

Dawn Paley is a Vancouver-based journalist who has written for a multitude of newspapers and magazines in Canada. She has worked in radio and television too, her reports featuring on Democracy Now!, Free Speech Radio News, and CBC Radio. Dawn is also a contributing editor with The Dominion - Canada's grassroots newsmagazine, and is a co-founder of the Vancouver Media Co-op.

Dawn Paley and a Death in Oaxaca in the second half.

And, Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV radio broadcaster Janine Bandcroft will join us to bring us up to speed with some of the things making newz on our city streets and beyond. But first, Yves Engler and homespun hurtful truths for Canadians.
 
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, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com
 
"Old-time Canadians" are shocked at the turn the country has taken in recent years. "Peacekeeper Canada" is no more; today, the Canadian Forces is the philosophical clone of the United States military in method, if not means; projecting foreign policy objectives through the exertion of naked aggression, while paying lip service to the widely discredited R2P, or Responsibility to Protect doctrine.
 
This great turning away from the nation's once noble place in foreign affairs cannot be laid at the feet of the Harper government; no, the Liberals too endorsed bombing villages and cities, (and all the people and infrastructure within) to save them long before Stephen Harper and his Neo-Republican agenda made the scene.
 
It's sad, but the Canada we social democrats of the Sixties' and Seventies' vintage pine longingly for to return is gone forever. At least, that's how the familiar narrative goes. The only thing is: None of it is true.

"Stephen Harper's foreign policy resembles that of [Lester] Pearson [the father of the Canadian Peacekeeper model] more than any Liberal would ever admit." Or so claims Canadian author and journalist, Yves Engler. Some of Engler's book titles include: 'Stop Signs — Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay' (with Bianca Mugyenyi),'The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy,' 'Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid,' 'Canada in Haiti: Waging War on the Poor Majority (with Anthony Fenton), 'Playing Left Wing: From Rink Rat to Student Radical,' and his latest, 'Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping — The Truth May Hurt.'
 
Yves Engler will be launching "Lester," appearing at both Camosun College's Lansdowne campus and up here at UVic this Wednesday March 28th. Yves Engler in the first half.

And; less than a fortnight ago, Bernardo Vásquez Sánchez, a Zapotec community activist in San José Progreso, Oaxaca, Mexico was gunned down with his cousin, Rosalinda Dionicio Sánchez, and his brother Andres Vásquez Sánchez as they drove home. Bernardo knew his life was in danger; he is not the first person opposing foreign mining companies in his ancestral territories to die violently.
 
Bernardo recently told a Canadian journalist what he thought the crux of the growing tensions between Canadian listed, Fortuna Silver and locals was, saying;
 
"For us the idea of development is a battle of concepts. The government has one idea of development and the people have another idea of development."
 
On March 15th, the government's idea of development saw removed a vocal obstacle to their ambitions outside San José Progreso.

Dawn Paley is a Vancouver-based journalist who has written for a multitude of newspapers and magazines in Canada. She has worked in radio and television too, her reports featuring on Democracy Now!, Free Speech Radio News, and CBC Radio. Dawn is also a contributing editor with The Dominion - Canada's grassroots newsmagazine, and is a co-founder of the Vancouver Media Co-op. She is also a media educator, teaching community journalism workshops and online journalism, most recently with the Alliance for Global Justice. Dawn is currently south of the border, in Mexico.

Dawn Paley and a Death in Oaxaca in the second half.

And, Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV radio broadcaster Janine Bandcroft will join us to bring us up to speed with some of the things making newz on our city streets and beyond. But first, Yves Engler and homespun hurtful truths for Canadians.
 
 
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