Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Dave Lindorff, Viviana Herrera May 15th, 2024

This Week on GR

by C. L. Cook -

May 15, 2024
Welcome to Gorilla Radio, recorded May 15th, 2024

The Gaza genocide is accelerated. Now at the gates of the southern city of Rafah, heavy bombing over the weekend, described by refugees of Israel’s seven-plus months-long razing of the walled enclave as the most intense experienced yet. As hundreds of America’s largest bombs rained on the estimated one and a half million Palestinians driven into Rafah, the Israeli military bombed too areas in north and central Gaza, where many have returned to the ruins of their homes, after finding no safety in the south. Protest against Israel’s blatant criminality has come from every quarter of international governance, and on the streets of cities and college campuses around the World; and yet the slaughter continues.

Dave Lindorff is an Izzy Award-winning investigative journalist, author, founder of the web news site, This Can’t Be Happening, and co-producer of the documentary, ‘A Compassionate Spy’. The film tells the tale of Ted Hall, wunderkind physicist and spy who may well have saved Russia and the World from nuclear conflagration, and it’s the subject of Lindorff’s companion book for the film, ‘Spy for No Country’. Dave’s latest article at This Can’t Be Happening covering America’s reaction to the Gaza Genocide is, ‘The Protesters on the Nation’s Campuses are Winning!’

Dave Lindorff in the first half.

And; the late American poet, Maya Angelou famously said, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” In Canada’s case, behind its liberal-humanist rhetoric what it has shown time and again is a ruthless devotion to capitalist ventures at home and abroad. Whether bankrolling the laying of pipelines over the lands and bodies of indigenous resistance in British Columbia, or vouchsafing the corporate plunder of Asia, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean, Canada consistently reveals itself; and you can believe the people in those places trod underfoot know what they’re looking at, even if Canadians largely don’t see it.

Viviana Herrera is Latin America Program Coordinator for MiningWatch Canada, and what they’re looking at right now is the “Surging violence surrounding Canadian mining projects in Ecuador“, and ongoing free trade talks between the two countries underway.

Viviana Herrera and watching Canada’s efforts to set up a new Investor State Dispute Settlements with Ecuador in the second half.

But first, Dave Lindorff and the “draconian tactics of corrupt and gutless college leaders to try and shut down protests against Israeli genocide in Gaza”.


Artists: David Rovics; Macklemore

Songs: ‘Once the Last Palestinian is Killed’; ‘Hind’s Hall’


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


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