This Week on GR
by C. L. Cook
ow much do we citizens want to know? How much "truth" of the matter of just what underpins our comfortable lives can we "handle?" Jack Nicholson's infamous Colonel Nathan R. Jessep, in the film 'A Few Good Men,' lays out what has become in the real world a real doctrine for the Bill O'Reillys and his Scream TV adherents.
The colonel says, "You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall."
It's the classic iteration of the "rough," but not necessarily good men George Orwell invoked when he reportedly said, "We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."
But what happens when those rough men get too rough? And what happens when the violence they visit is visited not upon those others, but upon us?
is a Vietnam War veteran who covers the war and peace beat for This Can't Be Happening.net, the five-time project Censored awarded web news site. His recent article, 'The Killer Elite, at Home and Abroad' is a necessary reflection on, and cautionary reminder of the fate of societies who lionize the rough men on the wall. John Grant in the first half.
And; while we have our rough men, other nations have theirs; at least nationhood is what the Islamic State is aiming for - or as they would have it, The New Caliphate.
is a best-selling author, columnist, and economist whose long-study of and expertise on terroirsm and its funding is sought by big media players like CNN, the BBC, and Sky News. Loretta's book titles include: 'Modern Jihad,' 'Terror Inc.,' 'Insurgent Iraq,' 'Terror Incorporated,' 'Rogue Economics,' 'Terror and the Economy,' 'Maonomics: Why Chinese Communists Are Better Capitalists Than We Are,' and her latest is the best selling 'Islamist Phoenix.'
Loretta Napoleoni and rising from the ashes of a shattered middle east in the second half.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher emeritus and CFUV Radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft
will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us news of what's good to do, and otherwise, in and around our city's streets, (and beyond there too) in the coming week. But first, John Grant, tracking the Killer Elite.
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Wednesday, 1-2pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. And now heard at Simon Fraser University's http://www.cjsf.ca . He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/
Read more: Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, John Grant, Loretta Napoleoni, Janine Bandcroft Jun 17th, 2015
Created on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 22:05
Written by Democracy Now!
Bombing the Arctic: US Navy War Games in Gulf of Alaska Threaten One of World’s Most Pristine Areas
by Democracy Now!T
he U.S. Navy is set to begin a major war exercise in the Gulf of Alaska amid protests from local communities concerned about environmental damage. The Navy is reportedly unleashing thousands of sailors, soldiers, airmen, marines and Coast Guard members along with several Navy destroyers, hundreds of aircrafts, untold weaponry and a submarine for the naval exercises.
We are joined by Dahr Jamail, staff reporter at Truthout, whose latest piece is
"Destroying What Remains: How the US Navy Plans to War Game the Arctic."
Created on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 21:39
Written by Jonathan Cook
Israel’s race to economic (and moral) bankruptcy
by Jonathan CookT
wo recent reports suggest that Israel could face catastrophic consequences if it fails to end the mistreatment of Palestinians under its rule, whether in the occupied territories or in Israel itself. The Rand Corporation’s research shows that Israel could lose $250 billion over the next decade if it fails to make peace with the Palestinians and violence escalates.
Ending the occupation, on the other hand, could bring a dividend of more than $120 billion to the nation’s coffers.
Meanwhile, the Israeli finance ministry predicts an even more dismal future unless Israel reinvents itself. It is likely to be bankrupt within a few decades, the finance ministry report says, because of the rapid growth of two groups who are not productive. By 2059, half the population will be either ultra-Orthodox Jews, who prefer prayer to work, or members of Israel’s Palestinian minority, most of whom are failed by their separate education system and then excluded from much of the economy.
Created on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 21:03
Written by The Real News
Judge Says Probable Cause for Charging Officers Who Killed 12-Year Old Tamir Rice
June 16, 2015
lack Agenda Report's Glen Ford says the officers who killed Tamir Rice must be charged for his death or new political leadership is needed in Cleveland if #BlackLivesMatter.
[T]he audience will remember he's the 12-year-old boy in Cleveland who was shot down by a cop while he was playing with a toy gun in a neighborhood park.
Glen Ford is a distinguished radio-show host and commentator.
Read more: Judge Recommends Charges in Tamir Rice Police Killing
Created on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 20:47
Written by David Swanson
Explaining the Ukraine Crisis
June 16, 2015
’m not sure if there’s been a better written book published yet this year than Ukraine: Zbig’s Grand Chessboard and How the West Was Checkmated, but I’m confident there’s not been a more important one.
With some 17,000 nuclear bombs in the world, the United States and Russia have about 16,000 of them.
The United States is aggressively flirting with World War III, the people of the United States have not the foggiest notion of how or why, and authors Natylie Baldwin and Kermit Heartsong explain it all quite clearly.
Go ahead and tell me there’s nothing you’re now spending your time on that’s less important than this.
This book puts all the relevant facts — those I knew and many I didn’t — together concisely and with perfect organization. It does it with an informed worldview. It leaves me nothing to complain about at all, which is almost unheard of in my book reviews. I find it refreshing to encounter writers so well-informed who also grasp the significance of their information.
Nearly half the book is used to set the context for recent events in Ukraine.