Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Conn Hallinan, John Ross, Janine Bandcroft October 30, 2020

Welcome back to Gorilla Radio’s home edition, recorded “live-to-tape” via Skype from our home-based … studios on this date, October 27th, 2020.

An added caveat for today’s Friday edition; I recorded this program in 2011, just weeks before the murder of Libyan revolutionary and long-time national leader, Muammar Gaddafi. Colonel Gaddafi’s Libya was attacked by NATO forces nine years ago, and he murdered by NATO-supported fighters; cornered, mobbed, and stabbed to death in the most gruesome fashion. More vile though than the facts of Gaddafi’s slaughter is the fate of his country since. Once the richest country in Africa, benefactor to it’s neighbours and dedicated to Pan-Africanism, Libya is today a wrecked and war-torn disaster.

Conn Hallinan is an American educator and independent journalist. Hallinan is a columnist at Foreign Policy in Focus, and is author of the news analysis site, ‘Dispatches from the Edge, where he bravely opposed the accepted wisdom of the time, writing ‘Juan Cole: Ten Myths About Libya?’ challenging the University of Michigan professor’s support for NATO’s intervention in Libya.

Conn Hallinan and getting behind the myths of the destruction of the Gaddafi regime in the first half.

And; in January of 2011 the legendary journalist and author, John Ross died in Mexico.

Remembering John Ross, rebel to the roots in the second half.

And; CFUV Radio broadcaster and host of Plant Powered Radio, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour with the Left Coast Events Bulletin of some of the good things to be gotten up to in and around our town, and virtually, for the coming week. But first, Conn Hallinan and a Libyan regime change rejoinder.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Thursday, 11am-Noon Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.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

Gorilla Radio Flashbacks with Chris Cook, James Petras April 4th, 2005

The Bush administration is busily preparing yet another front in its War on Terra. Far from the sands of the middle-east, the Bushistas have set into motion their plan of conquest in Latin America. It’s no secret, U.S. interests have long wanted to see an end to Cuba; an operable alternative example to the neo-liberal economic paradigm currently dominating the world is intolerable to the chosen few inhabiting the thin upper-strata of that system. And, their great fear of a Caribbean domino-effect, where poor and oppressed majorities throughout the hemisphere look to Castro and ask, “Why can’t we have dignity and health care? Why can’t we keep more of the fruits of our labour? Why can’t we be free of death squads and gangster terror?” seems to be unfolding.

The survival of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, despite every CIA regime-change trick in the book, and his subsequent alliance-agreements with Fidel Castro have left only one option left for the New Conquistadors: War.

James Petras is a former Sociology professor who now advises the landless and jobless in Brazil and Argentina. He’s also a free-lance writer and editor, and co-authored the book, ‘Globalization Unmasked.’