Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Alicen Grey, Grahame Russell September 10, 2022

Welcome to Gorilla Radio, recorded September 10th, 2022

The mantra, “A Better World is Possible” emerged in the early days of this century. Then it was a call to action to make manifest that promise by challenging those busy making the worst of Creation – destroying Nature, debasing humanity, and threatening even the survival of the planet – for the benefit of a few. I answered that clarion in this small effort, and after more than twenty years I wonder if perhaps another way to a better World is possible!

Alicen Grey is a creative polymath; novelist, playwright, poet, musician, and author of HologramPress.com, “publisher of mystical musings about the paranormal, the occult, aliens, magick, the metaphysical nature of reality, and other spiritual themes… Alicen’s solo music project, When Humans Had Wings has just released ‘Run Rabbit Run,’ an album she describes as “synchro-mystic”, and a chronicle of her “in-progress self-liberation process.”

Alicen Grey in the first half.

And; the 38th Annual BC and Yukon Book Prizes Gala is hosted in Vancouver September 24th. This year, Testimonio: Canadian Mining in the Aftermath of Genocides in Guatelmala has been selected as a finalist for the “Jim Deva Prize for Writing That Provokes”. The book is the collaborative effort of editors Catherine Nolin of the University of Northern British Columbia, and Grahame Russell of Rightsaction.org. In anticipation of the Gala evening, both Catherine and Grahame are talking about the book and the ongoing harmful impacts of Canadian companies’ activities on the people of Guatemala.

Grahame Russell is co-founder of RightsAction, and part-time adjunct professor at UNBC. The non-practicing lawyer has lived and worked in Mexico and Central America, contributing his talents to CODEHUCA, the Commission for the Defense of Human Rights in Central America, among other positions performed for a variety of rights organizations in the region.

Grahame Russell and Testimonio in the second half.

But first, Alicen Grey and exploring paths to the possible.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing since 1999; in Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: cfuv.ca.  Check out the GR blog at: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.com/

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ken Stone, Eddie Petrashyn April 9th, 2022

Welcome to Gorilla Radio, recorded April 9th, 2022.

The Trudeau administration has again demonstrated the elasticity of its commitment to the “international rules-based order” extends too to domestic jurisprudence. This time, the federal Liberals are turning a blind eye to the blatant recruitment of Canadians to fight in Ukraine. This flies in the face of the Foreign Enlistment Act, which clearly specifies those engaging in such activities are breaking the law, but as of this writing no arrests have been made or charges filed.

Ken Stone is a long-time antiwar activist whose served as an executive member of both the Syria Solidarity Movement and Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War. Ken and the Coalition have released the statement on the government’s latest failure to uphold the law, ‘Illegal Recruitment of Canadians for War in Ukraine’.

Ken Stone in the first half.

And; as British Columbia’s helicopter-assisted wolf culling season picks up, questions again are being raised about both the efficacy of the program and veracity of its claim to be necessary for saving the endangered Northern Caribou.

Eddie Petrashyn is an East Kootenay conservationist with Wildsight, an organization working to quote, “protect biodiversity and encourage sustainable communities in Canada’s Columbia and Rocky Mountain regions“. Eddie’s investigation into BC government-approved forestry practices in the Wood River basin, north of Revelstoke challenge the logic behind the BC NDP’s conservation practices.

Eddie Petrashyn and saving northern caribou habitat in the second half.

But first, Ken Stone and Canada’s would-be foreign legionnaires.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio and serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/