Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Dai Qing, Ken Wu, Janine Bandcroft Nov. 8, 2010

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This Week on GR
by C. L. Cook
This week: Chinese journalist and dissident writer, Dai Qing will be here (7:30pm at the University of Victoria's Law Faculty, in the Fraser Building) to present 'China’s Three Gorges Dam: The most environmentally and socially destructive project in the world,' a lecture detailing her decades-long efforts to bring sober second thought to the planning and building of the Three Gorges Dam project.
 
 
The ninth annual Media Democracy Day event drew hundreds of journalists of both the "new" and "old" variety to take in lectures and take part in workshops and interactive panels focused on critical analysis of media and media policy in Canada. One of the panels I attended was 'Spinning the Environment, Greenwashing the Message' with Ken Wu of the Ancient Forest Alliance.
 
And Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with what has been an eventful week past for both the city's unhoused and the politicians charged with addressing that issue. But first, Dai Qing and "the most environmentally and socially destructive project in the world."
 
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca.  He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com
 
Welcome to a very special edition of the show; in a couple of hours from now, internationally renown author, journalist, and thorn in the side of the Chinese government, Dai Qing will be here (7:30pm at the University of Victoria's Law Faculty, in the Fraser Building) to present 'China’s Three Gorges Dam: The most environmentally and socially destructive project in the world,' a lecture detailing her decades-long efforts to bring sober second thought to the planning and building of the Three Gorges Dam project.
 
Ms. Dai gained world-wide recognition for her fearless opposition to her government's grand water scheme, and continued despite its attempts to silence her. She is the author of dozens of books in both Chinese and English, and her work has been translated into other languages as well. Her book, 'Yangtze! Yangtze! which details the lives of peasants displaced by the mega-project earned her a ten month stay in a maximum-security prison. But even from there, the undaunted author managed to have dissident essays smuggle outside the walls.

Dai Qing and China's dammed in the first half.

And; over the weekend the Vancouver Public Library along with SFU, and OpenMedia.ca hosted Media Democracy Day 2010. The ninth annual event drew hundreds of journalists of both the "new" and "old" variety to take in lectures and take part in workshops and interactive panels focused on critical analysis of media and media policy in Canada.
 
One of the panels I attended was 'Spinning the Environment, Greenwashing the Message' with Ken Wu of the Ancient Forest Alliance, independent environment and alternative energy journalist Colleen Kimmet, and author Richard Littlemore.

Ken Wu watching the Greenwash and spin cycle from the MDD 2010 in the second half.

And Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with what has been an eventful week past for both the city's unhoused and the politicians charged with addressing that issue. But first, Qai Ding and "the most environmentally and socially destructive project in the world."
 
G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and
providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the corporate media.

Some past guests include: M. Junaid Alam, M. Shahid Alam, Joel Bakan, Maude Barlow, David Barsamian, Mark and Rhoda Berenson, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, William Bowles, Mordecai Briemberg, James J. Brittain, Vincent Bugliosi, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Michel Chossudovsky, Diane Christian, Juan Cole, David Cromwell, Ezili Danto, Murray Dobbin, Jon Elmer, Yves Engler, Reese Erlich, Anthony Fenton, Jim Fetzer, Laura Flanders, Chris Floyd, Connie Fogal, Glen Ford, Susan George, Stan Goff, Amy Goodman, Robert Greenwald, Denis Halliday, Chris Hedges, Sander Hicks, Julia Butterfly Hill, Scott Horton, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Chalmers Johnson, Diana Johnstone, Malalai Joya, Kathy Kelly, Naomi Klein, Brewster Kneen, Betty Krawczyk, Anthony Lappe, Frances Moore Lappe, Jason Leopold, Jeff Leys, Dave Lindorff, Jim Lobe, Jennifer Loewenstein, Wayne Madsen, Stephen Marshall, Linda McQuaig, George Monbiot, Loretta Napoleoni, John Nichols, Kurt Nimmo, Ken O'Keefe, David Orchard, Riki Ott, Greg Palast, Mike Palecek, Michael Parenti, Robert Parry, John Pilger, Kevin Pina, William Rivers Pitt, Justin Podur, Lila Rajiva, Jack Random, Sheldon Rampton, Paul Craig Roberts, David Robb, Paul de Rooij, John Ross, David Rovics, Danny Schechter, David Schindler, Vandana Shiva, Norman Solomon, Starhawk, Grant Wakefield, Harvey Wasserman, Paul Watson, Bernard Weiner, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.
 

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