Sunday, October 23, 2005

Gorilla Radio for Monday, October 23, 2005

This week on GR: Film maker and journalist Kevin Pina and 'Haiti: The Untold Story.

And; Janine Bandcroft bringing us up to speed on all that's good to do in and around Victoria this week.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: He also serves as a contributing editor at the progressive web news site:

Gorilla Radio for Monday,
October 23, 2005
C.L. Cook

In April of 2004, the duly elected President of Haiti, Jean Bertrand Aristide was ousted from office and sent into exile. Since, the poorest nation in the Americas has suffered an occupation similar in style if not scope to that experienced by the unfortunate citizens of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Today, Haitians live in fear of brutal “government” repression aided by a ruthless “coalition” of willing foreign soldiers and mercenaries. What differentiates the Haitian occupation from those in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Palestine is the participants.

Of course, the United States is playing the leading role and is, in reality, the de facto ruler of Haiti; but the “boots on the ground” are filled with the Blue Helmeted soldiers and police of the United Nations; a contingent which includes Canadians.

Kevin Pina is an American film maker and journalist living in Haiti. He was in Victoria last week to screen his film, ‘Haiti: The Untold Story,’ a grim and gripping look at the reality of international intervention in Haiti’s democracy, and the complicit role the United Nations and Canada have played in atrocities occurring there.

On today’s show, Kevin Pina and a special one hour examination of Haiti: The Untold Story.

And, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with all that’s good to do in and around Victoria this week.

But first, Kevin Pina, telling Haiti’s story.

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