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Gorilla Radio for Monday, February 27, 2006

PEJ News - C. L. Cook - This week: Journalist, author, and co-editor of the web news site, ConsortiumNews.com, Robert Parry on Secrecy and Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq.

Freelance photojournalist and creator of fromoccupiedpalestine, Jon Elmer, on the road with pictures and stories from the occupation.

And, Janine Bandcroft bringing us up to speed with all that's good to do in and around Victoria this week.

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 
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Gorilla Radio for Monday,
February 27, 2006

C. L. Cook
PEJ News

Disdain for the First Amendment is merely another piece jig-sawed from America's Constitution by the Bush administration. When placed beside other eviscerations of that seminal document, like security of the person, and the right to legal representation and public trial, the loss of freedom of the press seems almost benign; but dove-tailing as it does with announcements of a massive "detention centre" contract, designed to "house" swarms of immigrants and others the White House expects to descend on the United States following a hypothetical natural disaster, the proposed erasure of freedom of the press takes on a more ominous meaning. Donald Rumsfeld recently attacked internet, and other, ?news providers,? comparing those who would blog against the Bush regime to terrorists, and as Rumsfeld himself might say: ? An imminent threat to the nation.?

Robert Parry is a journalist, author, who?s books include, ?Trick and Treason,? an examination of the dirty trick behind Ronald Reagan?s 1980 election defeat of Jimmy Carter, ?Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press & Project Truth,? and his latest, ?Secrecy and Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq.? Robert Parry also serves as the co-editor of Consortiumnews.com, a blog site that fits perfectly within the ?enemy of the state? parameters drawn by Mr. Rumsfeld.

Robert Parry and the rise and rise of the Bush dynasty in the first half.

And;  the international corporate media were abuzz last month over the victory of the Hamas party in Palestine. Now, expect to be treated in same media to howls and hair rending from Israel and her allies as to the impossibility of peace in the Middle East, thanks to the ignorance of the Palestinian populace.

?But how, (the media line goes) could they be so blind as to elect a government that doesn?t have the best interests of the people in mind?? Jon Elmer is a Canadian journalist and creator of the website, ?fromoccupiedpalestine.org.? He?ll be appearing this Thursday at the University to present the pictures and stories he experienced while living and reported from the occupied territories.

Jon Elmer in an interview we taped last month in the second half.

And; Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with all that?s good to do in and around Victoria this week. But first, Robert Parry and Bush?s upside down media enablers.


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Last Updated on Sunday, 26 February 2006 13:25