Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Nikolas Barry-Shaw, Alexandra Morton, Janine Bandcroft May 28, 2012

Nikolas Barry-Shaw is a Montreal-based independent researcher affiliated with the Canada-Haiti Action Network, who has spent more than three and a half years digging into the actions of Canadian NGO’s operating in Haiti and elsewhere. The fruit of that research is the newly released book, ‘Paved with Good Intentions: Canada’s development NGO’s from idealism to imperialism.’ Testing just how “non-governmental” these NGO’s are, ‘Paved with Good Intentions’ also begs the question: “Just who benefits most Canadian NGO ministrations?” Nik is also finishing his post-graduate studies at McGill and finds himself in the middle of Quebec’s student uprising, or the “Maple Spring.” Nikolas Barry-Shaw in the first half. And; two weeks ago, Mainstream, one of the largest fish farm operators in B.C. waters, reported a mass outbreak of infectious haematopoietic necrosis, or (IHN) at one of their operations in Clayoquot Sound. It is a disaster necessitating the destruction of thousands upon thousands of infected, and possibly infected, fish and another in a growing list of disasters for the fish farming industry as a whole. Alexandra Morton is founder of the Raincoast Research Society, Director of the Salmon Coast Field Station, and co-founder of the activist organization, Salmon are Sacred. She is famously based in the Broughton archipelago, where her studies of Orca, Salmon and other fish have advanced human knowledge of the iconic West Coast species for decades. Among her many awards, she was named Conservationist of the Year by the BC Wildlife Federation. Alexandra Morton and British Columbia waking to the fish farm nightmare 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 newz from our city’s streets and beyond. But first, Printemps in Montreal with Nikolas Barry-Shaw, and; following the NGO road, paved with good intentions. 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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