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Since 2006, Pacific Free Press has engaged in the Sisyphean task of providing an alternative to the dominant narrative of the corporate/state media nexus. Hived whole from the head of Mother-site, Atlantic Free Press, PFP follows Richard Kastelein's model of seeking out first the willing participation of like-minded authors, educators, scientists, essayists, and opinon makers of all sorts opposed to war and planetary despoliation as social and economic paradigm before adding their names to our distinguished roster of contributors. After a decade, that roster numbers more than 500 writers, providing more than 10,000 articles.

Managing editor, Chris Cook has included too on the site the last ten years of the near twenty-year run of his weekly public affairs radio program, Gorilla Radio. G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the corporate media. Pacific Free Press features more than a thousand of those interviews with some of the World's most prominent dissident voices, some of whom include: M. Shahid Alam, Joel Bakan, Maude Barlow, Ramzy Baroud, David Barsamian, Eva Bartlett, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Michel Chossudovsky, Paul Cienfuegos, Jon Elmer, Yves Engler, Laura Flanders, Eva Golinger, Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Denis Halliday, Chris Hedges, Patrick Henningsen, Julia Butterfly Hill, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Chalmers Johnson, Diana Johnstone, Malalai Joya, Kathy Kelly, Naomi Klein, Frances Moore Lappe, Ingmar Lee, Dave Lindorff, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Janos Maté, Jennifer Moore, Alexandra Morton, Sharmine Narwani, Andrew Nikiforuk, Ken O'Keefe, Greg Palast, Dawn Paley, Michael Parenti, Robert Parry, John Pilger, Kevin Pina, Ted Rall, Paul Craig Roberts, John Ross, David Rovics, Danny Schechter, David Schindler, Vandana Shiva, Tim Shorrock, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Linn Washington, Jr., Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.

Gorilla Radio, airs live every Wednesday, 1-2pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, on the internet at: cfuv.uvic.ca, and archived at: www.pacificfreepress.com. You can check out the GR blog at: gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/

Here's how our mission statement originally appeared: Pacific Free Press is a Google News Source, and not a simple news aggregator. All of our writers have been contacted, have joined the site and said they will contribute their editorials that appear on their own blogs or are syndicated elsewhere - and - some have stated they will provide original work that will be initially exclusive to Pacific Free Press.

We comb the net, hunting down articles, that we would 'like' to appear in our publication and have been working for over a year to put together a core team of people to work with us.

The mission of Pacific Free Press is simple: Dig out nuggets of truth from the slag-heap of lies, ignorance and witless diversion that has buried public discourse today. Pacific Free Press provides a new venue for disseminating hard news and insightful, fact-based analysis of the harsh realities too often ignored or distorted by the mainstream press. We have over a dozen Ph.D's on our writer's list - from all parts of the globe.

Key writers who are onboard and will provide original work include:

Some of our other writers include Andrew Bard Schmookler, Anwaar Hussain, Chris Floyd, Craig Murray, Dave Lindorff, David Swanson, Doug Mitchell, Frank Pitz, Ingmar Lee, James Kunstler, James Petras, Jason Miller, Jennifer Matsui, Jeremy R. Hammond, Joel S. Hirschhorn, Joshua Frank, Katherine Hughes, Kevin Harris, Larry C. Johnson, Linda Milazzo, Manuel Valenzuela, Mark Crispin Miller, Mel Seesholtz, Michael Wills, Mickey Z, Mike Whitney, Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, Nicola Nasser, Norman Solomon, Paul J. Balles, Paul Lehto, Paul William Roberts, Phil Rockstroh, Ramzy Baroud, Richard Kastelein, Richard Marsden, Robert Jensen, Rod Amis, Rosemarie Jackowski, S. Artesian, Sam Welch, Seth Sandronsky, Shahid Alam, Shepherd Bliss, Stephen Lendman, Tom Chartier, Tom Engelhardt, Walter Brasch, Weldon Berger, Will Durst, William Bowles, William A. Cook, William Blum, and many others.

Our strategy for Pacificfreepress.com is to provide pennings from dissident and alternative writers (Libertarian and Left) whose work does not appear in Google News due to the lack of solid, reputable sources for work of this kind.


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Peter B. Collins is a well-known broadcaster, voice-over talent, entrepreneur, and media consultant based in San Francisco.

He started in radio in Chicago in the 1970's, as an air personality and talk show host at ABC-owned WLS-FM, where his nightly program was rated number one. He moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1976, and hosted talk programs on ABC's KGO-AM, the market leader. He spent most of the 1980's hosting a top-rated morning show on CBS-owned KRQR. In 1989, he moved back into talk radio with an afternoon program on KNBR, and crossed the street to KSFO in 1993 for afternoon drive when that station adopted a talk format. At KNBR, Peter B. co-hosted a daily one-hour food and wine show, featuring many acclaimed winemakers and chefs.

His distinct and authoritative voice has been heard in hundreds of radio and TV commercials, as well as station promos for TV and radio, non-broadcast sales and training programs, CD-ROM's and voice mail systems. He is host of Behind the Wheel, a new-car review that airs on radio stations and on the Internet.

Since 1986, he has served as board president of the Freedom Foundation, a nonprofit based at San Quentin Prison, which provides legal and investigative assistance to wrongfully convicted inmates in California. He is an officer of the San Francisco Local of AFTRA, the American Federation of TV and Radio Artists, and serves on AFTRA's national board.

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Who is Mike Malloy?

Mike Malloy came to talk radio by accident. Writing for CNN in 1987, a friend at an Atlanta radio station told him there was an opening for a talk show host on the weekends. Malloy gave it a try and found a home.

Since then, his radio experience has included WSB-AM in Atlanta, and WLS-AM in Chicago. Additionally, Mike's nationally-syndicated program was carried for three years on affiliates of the former IE America Radio Network. He joined Air America Radio Network in August, 2004. In October, 2006, Mike signed on with the new Liberal radio network, Nova M.


In addition to writing for CNN (1984-87) and CNN-International (2000), his professional experience included newspaper columnist and editor, writer, rock concert producer and actor. It is not difficult to pigeon-hole Malloy politically. Generally speaking, he is a traditional Democrat working to return the Democratic Party to its historic liberal roots.
He is married, with six children - the youngest of whom was born in 2004 - and five grandchildren.

Who is Kathy Bay?

Married to Mike in 1997, Kathy never expected a career in radio as a talk show producer. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Kathy was completing her nursing degree when she was given the opportunity to fill-in temporarily as producer of the Mike Malloy Show. Within a few weeks she knew she'd found more than a temp job; she'd found a new career.

A life-long "talk radio junkie," Kathy takes her job seriously and thoroughly enjoys producing a talk show that's intelligent, factual, informative, and most of all entertaining. She now takes great pride -- and has great fun – in the two biggest joys in her life: Her now two-year-old daughter Molly, and continuing the fight against the political Flying Monkey Right.


About the Doc

Dr. Mike Newcomb is known in the media as a progressive political commentator. He is a regular contributor to the Arizona Republic newspaper, and the charismatic host of the smash hit liberal radio talk show"The Mike Newcomb Show"

Mike is also a medical doctor who specializes in caring for the elderly and impoverished. He has a strong belief in the value of human health and dignity, and often treats his patients in the comfort and convenience of their own homes.

Guided by his passion for public service, Dr. Newcomb threw his hat into the political ring – running for Governor of Arizona in 2002. In his first campaign for public office, Mike was the youngest major party candidate for Governor in any of the 50 states. His progressive message -- “investing in our greatest asset, our people” -- clearly resonated with voters. In the 2002 Arizona Democratic Gubernatorial Primary, Mike garnered more votes per dollar than any candidate in the field.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Mike’s parents are lifelong railroad employees who spent a portion of their youth on welfare. Mike is grateful that Federal Government programs were able to provide his family with “a bridge to a brighter future.” The first one of his kin to attend college and to become a physician, Mike believes that education is “the great equalizer of society.” He earned his undergraduate degree in Philosophy at New York University, received his medical degree from Hahnemann University and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Arizona.

Dr. Newcomb has served as Chairman and CEO of multiple healthcare companies. In addition to his fervor for politics and medicine, he is an avid historian on the life of Benjamin Franklin, and also enjoys reading, chess and sports. He lives with his wife Maritza and their two children in Phoenix.


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Are you a creative interested in contributing to Pacific Free Press? We are always on the lookout for established, emerging, and new dissident writers and artists. 


No, we can't pay - this is costing us money... but can offer some other perks such as real estate on the site to publicise your books/websites.  


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Compliments of Maps of War
5000 years of Middle East History in 90 seconds.

Good Will Hunting - NSA


Brilliant monologue from the movie

The Death Squads In Iraq


The Death Squads In Iraq

HBO SPECIAL Hacking Democracy



Stay the Course George?



Olbermann's GOP Fearmongering


I hope he doesn't fly small planes...

George Galloway Shreds Sky Reporter


Galloway on Israel and Lebanon.

Henry Rollins Rips

Henry lets loose. Language warning.


Olbermann on Habeas Corpus


Keith is one of the first MSM presenters to really let loose.

Olbermann on Bush's media policy


One of Olbermann's first harsh attacks on Bush.

Veterans against the war


Wrong. He's right.


We Can't Make It Here Anymore - by James Mcmurtry


Brilliant. Period.


Keep  your Jesus off my Penis.  


Eric Swartz lets loose.

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Mosaic TV - World News from the Middle East


Mosaic features selections from daily TV news programs produced by national and regional broadcasters throughout the Middle East. The reports are presented unedited and translated, when necessary, into English. Mosaic includes news from Egypt, Lebanon, Israel, Syria, the Palestinian Authority, and Iran, among others. Some of the broadcasters are state controlled and others are private networks, often affiliated with political factions. Mosaic offers a window into what 280 million people across the Middle East watch. Viewers can find unique insight into the diversity of perspectives in the region.


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