Thursday, November 26, 2020

Jim Crow on Wheels: Georgia's One Car, (Registration) One Vote Rule

No Car, No Vote: "Emergency" Georgia Registration Roadblock

by Greg Palast - Palast Investigative Fund

November 25, 2020

On Monday, Georgia’s Board of Elections issued a directive that allows county election supervisors to block new registrations of voters who do not have a car registered in Georgia.

This is a new impediment to low-income, urban voters and students, groups that vote overwhelmingly Democratic, just prior to the January 5 run-off election for Georgia’s two US Senate seats.

Biden's Great Dismal Cabinet Taking Form

“Superheroes” and “Nice” Guys: Coverage of Biden’s Hawkish Cabinet Picks is Predictably Lacking

by Alan Macleod - MintPress News

Despite President Trump’s insistence that he, in fact, won the election, President-elect Joe Biden is already filling many of the top positions in his administration, and corporate media — who Americans rely on to stand up to state power — are in raptures over his choices.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Bombs in the Garden: Afghanistan's Continued Despair

Like a Rocket in the Garden: The Unending War in Afghanistan

by Kathy Kelly -

November 25, 2020

People in the United States continue to pretend that the despair and futility we’ve caused isn’t our fault.

 Abdulhai Darya: A Kabul child street laborer studies while on the street

Late last week, I learned from young Afghan Peace Volunteer friends in Kabul that an insurgent group firing rockets into the city center hit the home of one volunteer’s relatives. Everyone inside was killed. Today, word arrived of two bomb blasts in the marketplace city of Bamiyan, in central Afghanistan, killing at least fourteen people and wounding forty-five.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ken Stone, John Philpot, Janine Bandcroft November 26, 2020

This Week on GR

by C. L. Cook -

November 26, 2020

Welcome back to Gorilla Radio’s home edition recorded on this date, November 26th, 2020.

Eighteen years ago this month, a group of Hamiltonians joined together in efforts to avert a calamitous war. The Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War were not alone in that; in cities around the World tens of thousands fretted and strategized and organized, trying to stand between the United States and the object of its next “war this time”, Iraq.

That collective effort to belay the disaster failed, but the Coalition has continued working to bring to a halt the “generational wars” George W. Bush promised following the 2001 attacks on New York City and the Pentagon.

Ken Stone is a long-time antiwar activist, serving as an executive member of both the Syria Solidarity Movement and Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War. 


Listen. Hear.

In 2016 Ken participated in the Second International Tour of Peace to Syria, sending back home his column, Dispatch from Syria. Those dispatches are now collected in the book, ‘Defiant Syria: Dispatches from the Second International Tour of Peace to Syria’.

Ken Stone in the first half.

And; On December first 2018, Meng Wanzhou, Huawei executive and daughter of the Chinese telecom giant’s chairman, was detained, interrogated, and arrested at Vancouver International Airport. She has been living ever since under house arrest in one of her Vancouver properties as the courts there hear arguments for her extradition to the United States for fraud.

John Philpot is a Montreal-based defence attorney in International Criminal Law. Long active in Palestinian and African support organisations, and the peace movement, Philpot is too a distinguished panel member of the Cross-Canada Campaign to Free Meng Wanzhou.

John Philpot and Canadians standing up for Canadian Justice in the Meng Wanzhou case in the second half.

And; CFUV Radio broadcaster and host of Plant Powered Radio, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour with the Left Coast Events bulletin of some of the good things ou can get up to in and around Victoria, and virtually, in the coming week.

But first, Ken Stone and searching still for a Canadian route to peace.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Thursday between 11-Noon Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, Check out the GR blog at:

Monday, November 23, 2020

Trying Canadian Justice, Freeing Meng Wanzhou


by Hamilton Coalition To Stop the War

November 23, 2020

The Hamilton Coalition To Stop The War (HCSW) is proud to co-sponsor a cross-Canada online panel discussion on the case of Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Huawei Technologies, who was arrested in Vancouver on December 1, 2018. 

The panel discussion will take place on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 7 pm EST with simultaneous translation from English to French and is part of a cross-Canada campaign to organize a Canadian day of action to free Meng on December 1, 2020, the second anniversary of her arrest.

Panelists include MP Niki Ashton; MP Paul Manly; John Philpot, international lawyer, Montreal; Dr. Atif Kubursi, Emeritus Professor of Economics, McMaster University; Cathy Walker, retired CAW rep.; and KJ Noh, journalist, author, and peace activist. These experts will discuss Meng’s legal case, deteriorating relations with China, and the rise of Sinophobia in Canada.