Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Laith Marouf, Joe Emersberger April 10th, 2024

This Week on GR

by C.L. Cook -

April 10, 2024

Welcome to Gorilla Radio, recorded April 10th, 2024

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Over the weekend Israel announced a withdrawal of troops from Gaza, leaving only a brigade along the recently created divide in the centre of the Strip. It says the retreat, or retrenchment, is a temporary measure in preparation for the long-threatened ground invasion of Rafah. Meanwhile, one refugee now able to return to the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis – site of a major battle last week – reports her city in ruins, saying “There isn’t a house without a martyr, wounded, or destroyed.”

Laith Marouf is the Palestinian-Canadian founder of FreePalestine.Video. The long-time multimedia consultant and producer is currently chronicling the Palestine disaster from his base in Beirut. Free Palestine Video says it’s meant to fill a “large gap” in media coverage, “…in the absence of media supporting the resistance forces in the English language due to the ban in the West.

Laith Marouf in the first half.

And; there’s no knowing if Israel’s destruction of Iran’s Damascus Embassy last week inspired Ecuador’s infamous violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations over the weekend, but the storming of the Mexican Embassy in that country and kidnapping of Ecuador’s former Vice President and asylee, Jorge Glas certainly reiterates the erosion of International Law.

Glas, who served in Raphael Correa’s administration and was convicted for corruption, says charges against him are politically motivated. He’d been in the Embassy since December, and was promised safe passage out of the country last week. Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador blasted the Noboa administration for the breach, saying the arrest of Glas constitutes an “authoritarian act” and is a “flagrant violation of international law and sovereignty of Mexico”.

Joe Emersberger is a Canadian-Ecuadorian engineer, journalist, and co-author with Justin Podur of the book, ‘Extraordinary Threat: The US Empire, the Media and 20 Years of Coup Attempts in Venezuela‘. Joe’s many articles focusing on Western media coverage of the Americas can be found at, CounterPunch, and Telesur English among other places.

Joe Emersberger and Jorge Glas getting ‘Assanged’ in Quito in the second half.

But first, Laith Marouf and the vital work of supporting and conveying the voice of the resistance to the entire world.


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