Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Patrick Henningsen, Tria Donaldson, Janine Bandcroft Feb. 20, 2012

This week: International pressure for regime change in Syria mounted last week, as a majority in the UN General Assembly voted in support of the Arab League’s call that president Bashar al-Assad step down on “humanitarian grounds.”

It was essentially the same motion stymied by Russian and Chinese vetoes in the UN’s Security Council the week before. The move is seen by some as a stepping-stone to military intervention by NATO and the West a la Libya. Since that vote, Iran has sent two warships into port in Syria, even as rhetoric from the US and its allies heightens against both Syria and Iran.

Last week too, I hosted on-line journalist and Infowars.com associate editor, Patrick Henningsen to talk about his recent articles on the unfolding situation in Syria.

Communication complications unfortunately shortened our interview, so I will remedy that this week in the first half with journalist, editor, and founder of the web news site, 21st Century Wire, Patrick Henningsen.

And; the office of British Columbia’s Auditor-General last week released a withering report on the BC Liberal’s handling of the province’s forest resource and wildlife management. In its audit, three fundamental questions were put to test the government’s performance: 1. are timber objectives clearly defined. 2. are appropriate management practices being adhered to. And, 3. are “timber results” being properly monitored and reported.

Tria Donaldson is Pacific Coast Campaigner with the Wilderness Committee, billed as the largest membership-based wilderness preservation organization in B.C. Tria Donaldson and how Christy Clark’s BC Liberal’s scored with their Auditor-General in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with the goings on going on on Victoria’s streets and beyond. But first, Patrick Henningsen and a humanitarian intervention too far in Syria?

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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