Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Rashid Sumaila, Joan Russow, Janine Bandcroft Apr. 16, 2012

This week: Earlier this month, the University of British Columbia’s Fisheries Centre, in concert with the Global Footprint Network released a new economic and environmental index. The Eco2 Index is designed to gauge the threat of climate change on ecological and economic security. Rated were the most and least healthy national economies based on this new model’s values.

Rashid Sumaila is the director of the UBC Fisheries Centre and he joins us in the first half.

And; is a sustainable world possible under the capitalist economic system; and if not, how else can we organize our societies? For a growing number, cooperatives are the viable alternative.

Joan Russow is former leader of the Green Party of Canada. Since stepping down from the Greens, Joan has worked as a reporter and film maker, recording the climate change conferences in Copenhagen and Cancun, and more recently working on the film, ‘Cooperatives: Counterpoint to Capitalism.’

She’ll be traveling down to Venezuela later this month to chronicle the groundbreaking progress cooperatives have made there since the Bolivarian Revolution.

Joan Russow, looking south to the future in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us from the road somewhere in Manitoba at the bottom of the hour to bring us newz from our city’s streets and beyond.

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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