Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Jon Elmer, Mike, Janine Bandcroft Oct. 24, 2011

Last week, Israeli prisoner of war, Gilad Shalit was released in exchange for more than a thousand Palestinians held in Israeli jails. Shalit was an army sergeant captured over five years ago in a night raid of a Gaza outpost.

Jon Elmer is a Canadian journalist/photographer living in and reporting from Occupied Palestine. Elmer has spent the better part of the last decade filing for the Inter Press Service, Al Jazeera English, and various online publications. He’s also the author of the website, JonElmer.ca.

Jon Elmer from Bethlehem in the first half.

And; the People’s Assembly convergence last week at Victoria’s Centennial Square has continued in the form of a tented encampment in the heart of the city. I went down there yesterday and spoke with Mike, a volunteer at the Media liaison tent to get a feel for what’s happening, and what the movement’s manifestation here means.

Mike and messages from Victoria’s frontline of the growing global movement for economic and social justice in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFVU broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to keep us current with some of the goings on going on on our city’s streets and beyond. But first, Jon Elmer and the prisoners released in the Middle East.

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, 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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