Saturday, July 03, 2021

Making Sh*t of It All

We Make Everything Good Things Sh!t

The Australien Government (via JuiceMedia)

July 2, 2021

The Australien Government has made an ad about how it makes everything good, shit - and it’s surprisingly honest and informative.


Friday, July 02, 2021

For the Wizard

The Wizard (For Julian)

by Caitlin Johnstone - Rogue Journalist

July 3, 2021 
 Multimedia piece I made for Assange's 50th birthday:

Thursday, July 01, 2021

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Dave Lindorff, Dimitri Lascaris July 1, 2021

This Week on GR

by C. L. Cook -

July 1, 2021

Welcome back to Gorilla Radio’s Home Edition, recorded June 26th, 2021

Listen. Hear.

America’s Democratic Party may not be the “War Party”, but it certainly is NOT an agent of peace. The Biden war budget, or National Security Budget, was quietly announced late on Friday, May 28th fully four months into his administration. The war spending leaves Trump’s Republicans standing in the dust, setting new records for both peace and war time military largesse. But, even more worrying than the fantastical dollar amounts devoted to war and its preparation is where much of that money is earmarked to go – straight into Next Gen nukes development.

Dave Lindorff is a longtime, Izzy Award-winning journalist, author, and co-producer of the documentary film in-progress on Ted Hall, the American who may well have saved Russia and the World from nuclear conflagration. Dave’s also the founder of the web news site, This Can’t Be, where his latest piece, ‘Building more atomic bomb triggers is the ‘pits’: Time to Stop Modernizing America’s Nukes and to Start Negotiating Peace‘ appears.

Dave Lindorff in the first half.

And; seven score and fourteen years or so ago our forebears brought forth an agreement with the Crown of England wherein the entity now often known as “Canada” came into being. Just what is the state of that state now, 154 years later?

Dimitri Lascaris is a Montreal-based activist lawyer/journalist, and past Green Party of Canada leadership contender. Dimitri fell just short of securing the Green’s top spot in last year’s leadership contest; ultimately taken by Annamie Paul.

Dimitri Lascaris and whither Canada 2021? in the second half

But first, Dave Lindorff and the Biden administration getting the new nuclear arms race running.

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:

Media Whites Out Key Assange Witness Recantation

A Remarkable Silence: Media Blackout After Key Witness Against Assange Admits Lying

As we have pointed out since Media Lens began in 2001, a fundamental feature of corporate media is propaganda by omission. Over the past week, a stunning example has highlighted this core property once again.


A major witness in the US case against Julian Assange has just admitted fabricat­ing key accusati­ons in the indictment against the Wikileaks founder. These dramatic revelations emerged in an extensive article published on 26 June in Stundin, an Icelandic newspaper. 


Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Needles for Cuba: Continued U.S. Embargo Hinders Island's Covid Fight

Cuba Solidarity News 

by Victoria Friends of Cuba

June 28, 2021
Because of the U.S. blockade, Cuba is having a hard time acquiring enough syringes to vaccinate all of its citizens against the pandemic. Our campaign to send syringes to Cuba continues. We are still accepting donations to purchase syringes to ship to Cuba. 

Last Wednesday, June 23, the resolution proposed by Cuba at the United Nations General Assembly, calling for “the necessity of ending the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba,” was overwhelmingly passed by 184 countries, with the usual U.S. and Israel voting against it and three abstentions from Colombia, Ukraine, and the United Arab Emirates. Once again, for the 28th year, the world has opposed and condemned it and calls for the end of it. 


Tuesday, June 29, 2021

A Toxic Business Model: New Report Rings Warning on Pesticide Threat to Biodiversity

Toxic Corporations are Destroying the Planet’s Soil

by Colin Todhunter - CounterPunch

June 28, 2021

A newly published analysis in the journal Frontiers in Environmental Science argues that a toxic soup of insecticides, herbicides and fungicides is causing havoc beneath fields covered in corn, soybeans, wheat and other monoculture crops. The research is the most comprehensive review ever conducted on how pesticides affect soil health.


Photograph Source: CGP Grey – CC BY 2.0

The study is discussed by two of the report’s authors, Nathan Donley and Tari Gunstone, in a recent article appearing on the Scientific American website. The authors state that the findings should bring about immediate changes in how regulatory agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assess the risks posed by the nearly 850 pesticide ingredients approved for use in the USA.


Monday, June 28, 2021

The Truth Outing: Canada's Inescapable Residential School Legacy

Sorrow, Shame and Rage: the Wretched Legacy of Canada’s Residential Schools

Canada is in the midst of a serious crisis of sorrow and shame. Recently ground-penetrating radar was used to locate the remains of 215 children, some as young as three, buried at the site of the intimidating Kamloops (Tk’emlups te Secwepemc) Residential School in BC’s dry interior.

Residential school group photograph, Regina, Saskatchewan, 1908.
Photograph Source: John Woodruff – Public Domain. 

Many Canadians know that many Indigenous children died while attending residential schools: estimates range from 4000 to 6,000. But many Native leaders query this number. It is simply too low. Now the terrible revelation of the unnamed 215 deaths in the intimidating Kamloops Residential School (1893-1973), run by the Roman Catholic church, has fueled sorrow, rage and released an angry spirit of vigilante justice into society. 


Heat Day: University of Victoria Issues First Ever Closure Due to 'Extreme Heat'

University closed Monday due to extreme heat

by University of Victoria

Alert sent: Sunday, June 27, 2021
Stay safe during extreme heat. The University of Victoria will be closed Monday, June 28 due to extreme temperatures.

People will not be required to work on campus or remotely except in limited situations and to maintain services necessary for the continued operation and safety of campus. Cancellations include online classes. The Student Wellness Centre will be available for limited access to clinical health services only. Please call in advance to confirm availability and appointment times.

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