Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Jon Elmer, Amy Goodman, Janine Bandcroft May 2, 2011

This week: Jon Elmer is a Canadian freelance journalist who lives in, and reports from Occupied Palestine. He has, over the nearly last decade contributed dozens of reports to this program in an effort to bring a greater understanding of the issues in Palestine to Canadians, and has filed innumerable reports to the InterPress Service, al Jazeera, and other international news services, as well as hosting his own site, JonElmer.com.

Jon Elmer in the first half.

And; over the weekend, famed Democracy Now journalist, Amy Goodman paid a visit to the Salt Spring Forum just across the water from Victoria on Salt Spring Island. She spoke at length to a packed house, detailing her experiences last year at Canada’s border, and a host of other issues of both current and personal affairs.

Amy Goodman at the Salt Spring Forum in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the break to bring us news from Victoria’s streets and beyond. But first; Jon Elmer and keeping a media light on Palestine in turbulent times.

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

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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: cfuv.ca, and archived at: www.gorilla-radio.com. He is too the past contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com, (now defunct). Tweets @paciffreepress and the GR blog is at: gorillaradioblog.blogspot.com. 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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