Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Jon Elmer, Ingmar Lee, Janine Bandcroft July 20, 2009

Despite George Galloway’s and the Viva Palestina – USA crossing from Egypt into Gaza last week, Israel’s pitiless stranglehold on the population of the besieged territory, more resembling an open air prison than anything else, continues unabated. Canadian freelance photojournalist, Jon Elmer has made the crossing into Gaza a half-dozen times since the beginning of the Second intifada, but today his efforts from Egypt have been stymied. Jon Elmer from Egypt, waiting for a Gaza crossing in the first segment.

And; “Science” claimed trump over the safety of locals, the environment, and wildlife recently in Shearwater, B.C. Ingmar Lee, a local wildlife researcher and world famous ecology defender, stepped in to defuse a bomb secreted into the middle of his community when he discovered its clock was counting down to detonation.

Dr. Andy Hole is a science teacher from Virginia. He’s part of the team of science teachers and their students whose summer lark is called the Batholith Project.

We come into the unfolding story as Ingmar Lee replies to comments made in the press by the good Dr. Hole, and takes the media offensive.

(In the spirit of full disclosure, a concept the “scientists” involved in this controversial project seem unfamiliar with, Ingmar Lee is a long-time friend of Gorilla Radio, and you can catch up with the background to this unfolding story at Pacific Free Press.com under the heading: Monkeywrenching the Batholiths.)

Ingmar Lee and pulling the plug on the bomb in the second segment.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will check in from somewhere in America, along the 20th Pastors for Peace blockade-busting caravan to Cuba at the bottom of the hour. But first, Jon Elmer reporting from the Gaza fence-line.

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Author: Chris Cook

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, broad/webcasting since 1999. The show is archived at: www.gorilla-radio.com. The GR blog is at: gorillaradioblog.blogspot.com, and you can find and support the program at GRadio.Substack.com. Financial support is also possible through the Patreon site: https://www.patreon.com/PacificFreePress. He's too the past contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com, (now defunct) and tweets at @paciffreepress. 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, Sam Husseini, 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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