Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Rosa Addario, Kathy Kelly May 3, 2023

Welcome to Gorilla Radio, recorded May 3rd, 2023

A generation in to the communications revolution begun by the internet, governments around the World are busy devising ways to limit, throttle, or eradicate entirely the ability of the citizenry to freely share their opinions, or express political dissent. And, Canada is no exception.

Last week, Bill C-11 received ratification from the Senate, despite the government rejecting crucial amendment proposals put forward by that body.

Rosa Addario is a Canadian telecommunications technology researcher. She’s currently Communications Manager at OpenMedia, a quote, “community-driven organization [working] to keep the Internet open, affordable, and surveillance-free“.

Rosa Addario in the first half.

And; the current conflict in Ukraine is proving to be the engine of a technological acceleration in both the methods and means of prosecuting war. Fortunately, those working for peace are too engaging new strategies and technologies to help bring the insanity of this, and the next, war to a halt.

Kathy Kelly is a long-time peace and justice activist, essayist, author, and recipient of numerous awards for her peace service, including multiple nominations for the Nobel Peace prize. These days she’s serving as Board President at World BEYOND War, where among other things, she’s busy co-coordinating the November 2023 Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal.

Kathy’s many articles appear at sites across the web, including WorldBEYONDWar.org, where I found her recent piece, ‘To End All Wars, Close All Bases‘.

Kathy Kelly and World BEYOND War’s latest tech. tools in the struggle to end the madness in the second half.

But first, Rosa Addario and what Bill C-11 portends for Canadians’ freedom to read, write, and speak online.

Song: Work for Peace

Artist: Gil Scott-Heron

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, broad/webcasting since 1999. Check out the Archive at Gorilla-Radio.com, GRadio.Substack.com, and the GR blog at: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.com/

Gorilla Radio with Mickey Z. and Me, Kim Goldberg January 15, 2023

Welcome to Gorilla Radio, recorded January 14th and 15th, 2023.

My old friend and frequent interview victim, Mickey Z. proposed turning the tables and interviewing me for his excellent Substack podcast, Post-Woke. The entire interview is available at https://mickeyz.substack.com/

Mickey Z. talking to an Ape in the first half.

And; it’s been three years now since the great global unraveling wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic began. In Canada, part of that meant changes to the laws of the land – changes Canadians are yet to resolve properly in Parliament and the courts, or among a polity divided in unprecedented ways.

Kim Goldberg is a Nanaimo-based poet, journalist, and author. She’s written 8 books of poetry and nonfiction, including her most recent collection ‘DEVOLUTION: poems and fables of eco-pocalypse‘. She covered BC current affairs for Canadian Dimension Magazine for many years, most recently on the Fairy Creek blockade. Kim’s writing is featured at Substack, and can be found again, after some rude interruption, on Twitter @KimPigSquash.

Kim Goldberg and emerging the emergency in the second half.

But first, me and Mickey Z. talking about alternative media and Gorilla Radio at twenty-four.

Song: Pure Mirror of the Beloved

Artist: Siddartha Corsus

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, broad/webcasting since 1999. Check out the Archive at Gorilla-Radio.com, GRadio.Substack.com, and the GR blog at: https://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.com/

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Kim Goldberg January 14th, 2023

Welcome to Gorilla Radio, recorded January 14th, 2023.

It’s been three years now since the great global unraveling wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic began. In Canada, part of that meant changes to the laws of the land – changes Canadians are yet to resolve properly in Parliament and the courts, or among a polity divided in unprecedented ways.

Kim Goldberg is a Nanaimo-based poet, journalist, and author. She’s written 8 books of poetry and nonfiction, including her most recent collection ‘DEVOLUTION: poems and fables of eco-pocalypse‘.

Kim’s also covered BC current affairs for Canadian Dimension Magazine for many years, most recently on the Fairy Creek blockade, and now her writing is featured at Substack. @KimPigSquash can too be found again, after some rude interruption, on Twitter.

Kim Goldberg and emerging the emergency.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, broad/webcasting since 1999. Check out the Archive at Gorilla-Radio.com, GRadio.Substack.com, and the GR blog at: https://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.com/