Gorilla Radio Flashbacks with Chris Cook, Harry Rankin, John Ross September 5, 2020

Today a Gorilla Radio flashback to a 2001 interview with iconic Vancouver councilor, Harry Rankin on the prospects of a new neoliberalism era in British Columbia politics.

And; a 2000 interview with author and journalist, John Ross on his life in Mexico and the release of his then new book, The War Against Oblivion.


Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Thursday between 11-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.ca/

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…