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Canadians for Peace and Justice at Home and in Afghanistan Rally and March Oct. 18/08

Gorilla Radio went down to the demonstration: Seven years, billions of dollars, and thousands of dead, maimed, and dispossessed later, the situation in Afghanistan is worse now than when Canadian troops entered the country to assist America's revenge for the 9/11 attacks. Across Canada, citizens opposed to the continued carnage the occupation of Afghanistan necessitates gathered and marched yet again in hopes of rallying the rank and file of the country to put a stop to this ongoing crime against humanity.

At home too, more Canadians than ever are homeless, and now find themselves targeted by police for the crime of making their poverty visible. Despite a recent ruling by British Columbia's Supreme Court upholding the right to shelter, Victoria City Police continue to arrest the poor and steal and destroy their meagre belongings.

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Author: Chris Cook

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing Thursdays/Saturdays, 11am/8am Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, on the internet at:, and archived at: He is too the past contributing editor to the web news site,, (now defunct). Tweets @paciffreepress and the GR blog is at: 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. Shahid Alam, Joel Bakan, Maude Barlow, Ramzy Baroud, David Barsamian, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Paul Cienfuegos, Yves Engler, Laura Flanders, Denis Halliday, Julia Butterfly Hill, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Chalmers Johnson, Malalai Joya, Kathy Kelly, Ingmar Lee, Dave Lindorff, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Stefania Maurizi, Greg Palast, Michael Parenti, John Pilger, Kevin Pina, Ted Rall, Paul Craig Roberts, John Ross, David Rovics, Joan Russow, Danny Schechter, Vandana Shiva, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.

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