Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ramzy Baroud, Paul D. Thacker October 7th, 2021

This Week on GR

by C. L. Cook -

October 7, 2021

Welcome to Gorilla Radio, recorded September 26th and October 2nd, 2021

Last week the last of six escapees from Israel’s notorious Gilboa prison was recaptured in the West Bank, but despite triumphal reports from Israeli media, the daring tunnel escape has inspired all Palestinians, and galvanized anti-prison activists across the Occupied Territories and Gaza.

Zakaria Zubeidi is one of those six prisoners whose brief taste of freedom ended too quickly. More than merely another of the thousands of Palestinians held and cycled through Israel’s prisons Zakaria is, my first guest explains, also emblematic of a whole generation that has known nothing but oppression and dispossession.

Dr. Ramzy Baroud is a journalist, author, and editor of The Palestine Chronicle. He’s also a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Islam and Global Affairs and at the Afro-Middle East Center. His book titles include, ‘My Father Was a Freedom Fighter’, ‘The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story’, and his latest, ‘These Chains Will Be Broken: Palestinian Stories of Struggle and Defiance in Israeli Prisons‘. Ramzy’s articles appear across the internet and at his website,, where I found his recent piece, ‘One Man As a Whole Generation: The Unfinished War of Zakaria Zubeidi’.

Ramzy Baroud in the first half.

And; last week, Columbia University professor Jeffrey Sachs reported he’d closed the task force he chaired, tasked with discovering the source of the virus. More than a year after the Lancet Covid-19 Commission’s initiation, Sachs said, “I just didn’t want a task force that was so clearly involved with one of the main issues of this whole search for the origins, which was EcoHealth Alliance.”

The real story of how Daszak and EcoHealth managed to stay at the heart of the investigation this long can’t be told, according to my second guest, without, “pointing out how science writers at multiple outlets–New York Times, Nature, Science, National Geographic, etc…–willfully ignored the financial links between Peter Daszak and the Wuhan Institute of Virology“.

Paul D. Thacker is an investigative journalist who has reported on scientific ethics and campaigns to distort science for the New York Times, the Journal of the American Medical Association, Washington Post and others. He’s also the lead investigator and founder of the web news site, The DisInfomation Chronicle where I found his recent article, ‘Leaked Department of Defense Documents Show Anthony Fauci and EcoHealth Alliance’s Peter Daszak Cannot Be Trusted on Dangerous Virus Research‘.

Paul D. Thacker and the battle for truth in science in the second half.

But first, Ramzy Baroud and Zakaria Zubeidi, prisoner again of an unfinished war.

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:

Paint By Numbers: Cuba's Next Colour Revolution on the Easel

Private Facebook Group that Organized the July Protests in Cuba Plans Bigger Ones Soon

by Alan MacLeod - MintPress News

October 5, 2021

The involvement of foreign nationals in the domestic affairs of Cuba is on a level that can scarcely be conceived of in the United States.

After gaining access to their private Facebook group, MintPress can reveal that the people who sparked the July 11 protests in Cuba are planning similar actions for October and November.

Monday, October 04, 2021

Fairy Creek Comes to the BC Legislature: All-Day Vigil; Sit-in & Speak Out

 All-Day Vigil; Sit-in & Speak Out

All-Day Vigil: Sit-in & Speak-out
For the endangered ancient forests, climate justice, biodiversity, for an end to the endless talk and log, for Indigenous rights and landback!
Doors of the BC Legislature
Monday, October 4th, Beginning of the Fall Legislative session
8:30 am- 6:30 pm ( Stay for the whole day or drop-in when you can)

N.B. At 5:30 pm, community members who cannot make it during the work day are being asked to join the sit-in at the NDP west wing of the building to form a circle of hundreds of people joining hands (by strips of fabric) around the entire building in a prayerful statement of collective strength and unity for the protection of the old-growth forests, once and for all. Please bring a strip of coloured fabric!

Facebook event link