Gorilla Radio Flashbacks with Chris Cook, Harry Rankin May 15th, 2001

The most interesting facet of the gem that is B.C.’s looming election is the fate of the left. With the long awaited pendulum swing away from neo-liberalism, if the paid pollsters are to be believed, at least four years away for British Columbia, the NDP and Greens fighting over the official opposition bone, the poor lefty is left to decide whether to vote with conviction, or sour pragmatism.

But why has it come to this; And what can the citizen do?

On today’s program, two views of politics British Columbia style. Harry Rankin is no stranger to the politics of the left, and no stranger to the taciturn Premier in waiting, Gordon Campbell. Rankin rankled Vancouver Mayor, Gordon Campbell as a Vancouver City councilor throughout Mr. Campbell’s disastrous tenure as Mayor.

From 2001, legendary lefty, Harry Rankin…

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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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