Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Jeremy Kuzmarov, Dimitri Lascaris September 20, 2023

This Week on GR

by C. L. Cook -

September 20, 2023 

Welcome to Gorilla Radio, recorded September 20th, 2023.

Yesterday, the American president took the podium at the United Nations to perform his annual liturgical duty, repeating the lies and hypocrisies defining his nation. Yes, the United States is – as it wreaks havoc across the planet – really keen for a World where “…our children do not go hungry and everyone has access [to] quality healthcare, where workers are empowered and our environment is protected… where conflicts are resolved peacefully and countries can chart their own course.”

If that doesn’t bring the bile to your mouth, you need to know more about what America does to countries who try charting their own course. Especially if that course includes feeding the hungry, providing healthcare to the sick, and empowering workers.

There are many examples to choose from, including Nicaragua; a nation that has felt the Yankee boot on its neck for very nearly two centuries.
Jeremy Kuzmarov is a journalist and author who also serves as Managing Editor at His book titles include, ‘Obama’s Unending Wars’, and ‘The Russians Are Coming, Again’, written with John Marciano. His latest article at CAM, ‘Biden Has Relaunched Reagan’s Murderous War Against Nicaraguan Democracy–How Many Is He Willing to Kill to Win?‘ examines America’s ongoing campaign against the country that still will not bend a knee to Empire.


Jeremy Kuzmarov in the first half.

And; America’s persistent historical interference in Nicaragua and its more recent machinations in Ukraine differ only in scale. And though the ruination being made out of the latter is fast becoming total, still the NATO alliance and its international collaborators say, “push on”.

Dimitri Lascaris is a Montreal-based activist, journalist, and lawyer. He served as Justice Critic in the Shadow Cabinet of the Green Party of Canada and likewise for the Green Party of Quebec. Dimitri’s interviews for TRNN are at Dimitri’s articles appear at various sites online and at his website,, where I found his latest piece, ‘Ukraine’s Worst Enemies Are Those Who Demand Russia’s Strategic Defeat‘.


Dimitri Lascaris and Ukraine’s ‘friends like these’ in the second half.

But first, Jeremy Kuzmarov and Biden ridin’ the legacy of Reagan in Nicaragua.



Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, broad/webcasting since 1999. Check out the Archive at,, and the GR blog at:


Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ken Stone September 20, 2023

This Week on GR

by C.L. Cook -

September 20, 2023 

Welcome to Gorilla Radio, recorded September 20th, 2023


Listen. Hear.

Earlier this year, Britain decided to include depleted uranium shells with its deliveries of their Challenger II tanks gifted to Ukraine. Russia charged the so-called CHARM3 munitions are in effect “dirty bombs” and would decision effectively “nuclearized” the war there.

DU munitions were first used in the Gulf War of 1991, again in the Former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and Syria. The deleterious, long-term effects of DU is well documented, yet still contested by NATO and America, who recently announced it too would send depleted uranium weaponry to Ukraine.

Ken Stone is an activist and author working for peace with the Syria Support Movement International and Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War. His book, ‘Defiant Syria: Dispatches from the Second International Tour of Peace to Syria’ is a compilation of his dispatches from the Second International Tour of Peace which visited Syria from April 12-18, 2016.

Ken and the Hamilton Coalition are hosting the webinar, ‘Cluster Bombs & Depleted Uranium Weapons in Ukraine: 2 More Reasons to End the War Now’ today, September 20th.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, broad/webcasting since 1999. Check out the Archive at,, and the GR blog at:

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, John Helmer, Dave Lindorff September 13, 2023

This Week on GR

by C.L. Cook -

September 13, 2023

Welcome to Gorilla Radio, recorded September 13th, 2023.


Listen. Hear.

As the Ukraine front of the West’s war against Russia continues its collapse – by all accounts, save Zelenskyy’s – the battle to defeat the recalcitrant energy giant continues. Not content with attaching bank accounts and confiscating airplanes, agents of the West have taken too to piracy, seizing oil-laden Russian registered tankers on the high seas. But even that age-old tactic of America’s maritime empire and its English predecessor pales beside the backroom buccaneering being employed to wrest from Russia the richest prize, the World’s greatest tanker fleet.

John Helmer is a journalist and author who’s spent decades living in and reporting from Russia. Principle behind the web news site, Dances with Bears, Helmer has too been a professor of political science, sociology, and journalism, and served as advisor to governments at the highest levels.
Among his many book titles are: ‘Skripal in Prison,’ ‘The Man Who Knows Too Much About Russia,’ ‘The Jackals’ Wedding: American Power, Arab Revolt’, ‘The Lie That Shot Down MH-17’, ‘Australian Fascism: How It Destroyed the Courts’, and his latest, still steaming hot of the presses, ‘SOVCOMPLOT: How Pirates Tried to Capture the Treasure of the Russian Seas, and Were Caught Out’.

John Helmer in the first half.

And; America has been at war with Russia much longer than most people today appreciate. In 1944, though allies in the fight against the Axis Powers, the United States planned, after Hitler’s fall, to turn its super secret super-weapon the A-bomb on its “friend” the Soviet Union, killing tens of millions of its people, and crippling its society. The plan was to send Russia back to the Stone Age.

And the plan may have succeeded but for the Soviet’s miraculous development of its own super weapon, promising any such action against it would provoke a mutual response. Mutually Assured Destruction, the MAD Doctrine, has hung over the heads of us all at varying degrees of imminent catastrophe ever since.

But, how did the Soviets manage their miracle of atomic deterrence?

Dave Lindorff is an Izzy Award-winning investigative journalist, author, founder of the web news site, This Can’t Be, and documentary producer whose now released film, ‘A Compassionate Spy‘ tells the tale of Ted Hall, wunderkind physicist and spy who may well have saved Russia and the World from nuclear conflagration. Dave’s been working on a companion book of sorts for the film titled, ‘Spy for No Country’, due out any day.

Dave Lindorff and Ted Hall saving Russia, saving the World in the second half.

But first, John Helmer and Russia beating too the high seas picaroons.

John Helmer’s Dances with Bears

John on Gorilla Radio

Dave Lindorff’s This Can’t Be Happening

Dave on Gorilla Radio


Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, broad/webcasting since 1999. Check out the Archive at,, and the GR blog at: