Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Glenn Michalchuk, Jeremy Kuzmarov July 19, 2023

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Welcome to Gorilla Radio, recorded July 19th, 2023.

In the early hours Monday local time, the bridge connecting the Crimean peninsula to Russia was targeted for a second time – again killing civilians, and forcing traffic closures. The first attack was done via suicide bomber in a large truck. This latest assault is more sophisticated, naval drones reportedly being used. Kyiv security sources have claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes as Russia’s Black Sea Grain Initiative agreement with Ukraine expires; guaranteeing – if Russia had a mind to – renewal will not happen.

Predictably, the European Union, United Nations, and the NATO countries all rolled out media releases condemning Russia, blaming it for “using food as a weapon” and threatening “emerging nations'” food security.
Glenn Michalchuk is President of both Peace Alliance Winnipeg, and the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians, or AUUC. He’s been active in the peace movement for forty years, going back to Ronald Reagan’s Dirty Wars in Latin America of the 1980’s.

Glenn Michalchuk in the first half.

And; Daniel Ellsberg, the man Richard Nixon once declared the “most dangerous” in America, died last month. Ellsberg famously leaked the so-called Pentagon Papers, revealing to the World the true face of America’s war against Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. This month, a special Whistleblowers Summit & Film Festival and Legacy Tribute to Dan Ellsberg is slated for Washington, D.C. CovertAction Magazine, founded by the almost equally famous agent of revelation, Philip Agee, will be taking part, hosting the festival’s final day event, ‘Blowing the Whistle on Covert Warfare & Coercive Economic Sanctions Bonus Day’.

Jeremy Kuzmarov is a journalist and author who also serves as Managing Editor at CAM. Jeremy’s book titles include, ‘Obama’s Unending Wars’, and ‘The Russians Are Coming, Again’, written with John Marciano. He’s also one of the star-studded Blowing the Whistle panel honouring “Daniel Ellsberg’s commitment to uncovering U.S. crimes against humanity“. His latest article at CAM, ‘House Foreign Affairs Committee Marks Anniversary of Cuba’s July 2021 Uprising With Renewed Calls For Regime Change‘ examines America’s ongoing war against the country that sheltered the magazine’s founder.

Jeremy Kuzmarov and blowing a horn for the whistleblowers in the second half.

But first, Glenn Michalchuk and NATO’s determination to stop peace breaking out anywhere at all costs.

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, Colin Stuart, Glenn Michalchuk April 2, 2022

Welcome to Gorilla Radio, recorded April 2nd, 2022

Mid-March marks the anniversary of what’s been called the World’s greatest humanitarian crisis. While that somber appellative may be moot, the war against Yemen continues into its eighth year with exactly the same horror and heartbreak you’ve seen amply depicted coming from Ukraine these past weeks – and rightly so – the difference though being the dearth of media coverage of Yemeni suffering. Pictures of schools and hospitals bombed, or the stories of parents and children maimed, killed, and rendered homeless still find little purchase in Canadian media.

But just because Canada’s business, government, and media elite ignore the suffering of those in that benighted place does not mean Canadians don’t care. Last week, members of the Victoria Peace Coalition took part in the Canada-Wide Peace and Justice Network event, Canada Stop Arming Saudi Arabia. It’s an effort to end Canada’s role in “fueling the war in Yemen”, as the United Nations has repeatedly charged.

Colin Stuart is with the Victoria Peace Coalition, and is a supporter too of the Canadian Friends Service Committee, and a serving board member of World Beyond War.

Colin Stuart in the first half.

And; the wars in Yemen and Ukraine are not the only ways Canada’s new self-understanding as a ‘warrior nation’ manifest. Right here at home the militarization of the nation is moving forward on the double. Last week, the Trudeau government, newly reinforced by the party formerly known as the New Democratic Party, announced it would go ahead with its plan to spend billions on Lockheed Martin’s F-35 attack jet. The purchase guarantees monies needed for the health and well-being of Canadians will instead be devoted to enriching one of the World’s biggest purveyors of death and misery – for generations to come. And, it couldn’t come at a worse time.

Glenn Michalchuk is chair of Peace Alliance Winnipeg. He’s been active in the peace movement going all the way back to the era of Ronald Reagan’s Dirty Wars in Latin America.

Glenn Michalchuk and Canada becoming a force against the people internationally in the second half.

But first, Colin Stuart and Canada’s part in Yemen’s “forgotten war”.

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/