Gorilla Radio for Monday, April 4th, 2005
Chris Cook produces and hosts, Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 102FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca And, check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com
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?” does now seem 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.’ James Petras in the first half.
And; The latest outrage emanating from our troubled neighbour to the south is an all-out media assault on academic freedom. Over the last few months, a concerted campaign to target, muzzle, or otherwise remove university professors outside the blinkered, lock-step “reality” of George Bush’s America is being conducted by right wing radio-reactionaries and echoed in formerly respected newspapers.
Kurt Nimmo is a New Mexico-based photographer, multimedia developer, blogger, and author. He’s a contributor to CounterPunch.org’s book, ‘The Politics of Anti-Semitism,’ and authored his own compilation book of essays, ‘Another Day in the Empire.’
His blog, Kurt Nimmo.com is one of the most vociferous opponents to the Bush administration’s neo-Medieval approach to public discourse, and he too has been pilloried and threatened by that element of American society that would usher in the next dark age. Kurt Nimmo in the second half.
And; Janine Bandcroft will be here 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, James Petras and the coming War Next Door.
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