May criticised, misleading parliament over Tory ‘housing success’ statistics – PressCoin – new cryptocurrency to fund investigative journalism

Friday 15th December 2017

BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling

At five – discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six –
 straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers

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First hour: news review: with Green councillor for Redland Martin Fodor. Correction to interview with Stephan Lebanowski – a study into beliefs about death of Lady Diana –  ‘Dead and Alive’ report – only 2 people thought Diana staged her own death, so not applicable. Bristol Full Council Meeting, and Q & A with Mayor Rees – surplus from resident’s parking to be put into transport? Parking schemes generally, austerity; Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees told he is ‘blackmailing’ the city and favouring Government over residents in open letter – A section of the UNITE union has taken a vote of ‘no confidence’ in the elected mayor – Council Tax Reduction Scheme, infrastructure money from central government, Marvin to China for investment in building: Concern as ‘rising Bristol rents’ portrayed as investment opportunity in Marvin Rees’ China brochure – only budget for care and waste systems by 2020; PMQs  Corbyn – home ownership under Tories gone down – Theresa May says statutory homeless down by 50% – Theresa May faces investigation after ‘misleading Parliament about scale of homelessness’ – Universal Credit;  80 new homeless people a month in Bristol as family breakdowns the most common reasonBristol’s Housing Crisis blog at The Bristol Post;  if house prices fall… whole economy crashes; Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees promises to increase protection for music venues – housing with sound proofing – Agent of Change principle;  Bristol wants to be the first city to use electronic voting to elect its politicians – Darren Jones MP is leading the charge for e-voting in the city – and the city council backs the move – hacking?;  PMQs RBS closing 259 branches – banking online;  PMQs Caroline Lucas – disabled workers responsible for fall in productivityTory rebels explain why they defied the Government: ‘We had to make clear hard Brexiteers are not running the country’More than 75,000 sign petition calling for Richard Branson’s Virgin Care to hand settlement money back to NHS – Anger grows at reported £328,000 payment to business tycoon’s private healthcare company; LINK TO PETITION: Richard Branson and Virgin Care: return the NHS’s money, and never sue the NHS again – Princes William and Harry could REFUSE Charles request to let Camilla be Queen.
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Second hour: Investigative reports: Presscoin – new cryptocurrency to fund investigative journalism. US jets intercept Russian planes over Syria and fire warning flares.  U.S. military to indefinitely delay ban on cluster bombsUK foreign aid money ‘diverted to extremists’ in Syria.  Interview with Nafeez Ahmed – investigative journalist – about PressCoin, a new crypto currency to fund investigative journalism – he got sacked from Guardian for his story ….Nafeez’ ‘offending’ article about Gaza gas reserves IDF’s Gaza assault is to control Palestinian gas, avert Israeli energy crisis  – @RealPressCoinarticle about how he got sacked: ‘Palestine is not an environment story’  – Nafeez Ahmed’s 7/7 book: The London Bombings: An Independent Inquiry – Are you fed up with the media? Do you realise that much of the mainstream press is broken? That alternative media is often ineffective, confused or even insane? Without a strong, independent press, democracies erode. No matter what side of the political spectrum you’re on, this is obvious — and it’s obviously happening right now. If the above hits a nerve, then you know that something is deeply wrong. That something needs to change. You have an opportunity, right here, right now, to be this change. We are launching PressCoin: an opportunity for you and those around you to fundamentally transform the media landscape – Dr. Watson and the Communist Plot play – thespians amateur and professional Mal Sainsbury and Joe Hall discuss radio play they are performing live tonight and tomorrow – money going to Feed Bristol food charity.  US military agency invests $100m in genetic extinction technologies  – could be transferred to people?  F.C.C. Repeals Net Neutrality Rules‘Netanyahu At War – PBS Frontline documentary from 2016 – Yitzhak Rabin’s Oslo accords with Arafat September 1995, smaller far right Likud protest a few days later lead by Netanyahu with Rabin effigy dressed as Hitler – peace rally in Jerusalem draws 100,000 making Palestinian towns self-governing in Israel – Rabin assassinated.
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12 fold increase in Bristol street homeless since 2010 Tory election win – Reading between the Fake News lines with Bristol University Prof. Stephan Lewandowsky

BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling

Was suspended from the BCfm schedule for two weeks, last available show and 1st December internet only special, back on FM today on… Friday 8th December 2017

At five – discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six –
 straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers

Listen live http://www.bcfmradio.com/player or http://stream.bcfmradio.com:7017/live.mp3

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First hour: Christmas homelessness special and City Council house-building update: with cabinet member for homes and housing Paul Smith: Marvin Rees as Mayor;  his cabinet with other Parties in it;  Bristol’s Council House building – 56 built so far; housing associations, affordable housing;  Bristol’s Housing Development Company; funding of public services – community centres;  evictions – Universal Credit and working poor; twelve times more rough sleepers in Bristol since 2010 – 5 in 2010, 69 now; homelessness – changes to welfare;  immigration – living longer; Bristol and Bath Regional Capital – community schemes of house building;  Council dealing with homelessness – Guardianship, Churches, St. Mungos, container housing; Homes Board think tank; Bristol Council has lost £200m year since 2010; Peoples QE; Council Tax subsidising business; Brexit – taking up lots of time and energy – the power is in EUs hands; EU has let Catalonia down over referendum; Brussels wanting a United States of Europe – we need a more democratic accountable EU; Mayoral Systems in Europe and centralisation; Marvin Rees in China for the money, banks don’t do human rights – public transport; Trump statement about Jerusalem being capital of Israel: Jerusalem: Trump move prompts negative world reaction. Tram crash in Croydon Croydon tram crash could have been prevented, says widow – 7 died, 50 injured – drivers wouldn’t report problems because of threat of getting the sack – Bristol Metrobus to be run by same people. Social mobility commission including Conservative minister resigned en masse – Theresa May is too busy to help the poor because of Brexit. Manchester attack – intelligence not acted on.
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Second hour: Investigative reports: Reading between the ‘Fake News’ lines with Bristol University Cognitive Science Professor Stephan Lewandowsky. Interview with Stephan Lewandowsky, Professor of Cognitive Sciences from Bristol University – he discusses fake news:  fake news and post truth world rocketed with rise of technology and internet – ‘village idiot’ can find others and form a community;  news wires and same stories;  loss of gatekeepers – editors – positive and negative; WMD in Iraq – fake news – governments conspired; competing versions of reality and ‘truth’; people don’t care what truth is anymore says Katie Hopkins – leads to fascism; conspiracy theory – telling the difference between truth and nonsense – look at record of people involved – Edward Snowden legitimate – conspiracy theorists happy with incoherence; deliberate disinformation from governments and private organisations; US elections and Russian influence; CIA influencing elections in past – National Endowment for Democracy; how to detect interference – look for fake social media and twitter accounts (2011); The Fake News Debunking Handbook by Stefan and John Lock: http://sks.to/debunk
The Debunking Handbook: now freely available for download – Post Truth – we knew truth more before? – ‘I can believe anything I want’ precursor to fascism – Totalitarianism in the age of Trump: lessons from Hannah Arendt
The political theorist who wrote about the Nazis and ‘the banality of evil’ in the 60s has become a surprise bestseller. Should we heed her warning that protesting just feeds the chaos? said this about Nazi regime; mainstream media versus alternative media for truth; clip from The BBC Media Show – interview with Channel 4 News editor Ben de Pear about politicians blacklisting news and current affairs programmes; Fox News and being misinformed;  where does he get his news from – different medias from around world: The Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald, Der Spiegel, The Age. Canada’s Globe & Mail; New York Times; Washington PostSlaughter Bots film – Prof. Stuart Russell from Berkeley University, California – lobbying UN to stop them. PMQs Ben Bradshaw – Trump and moving capital of Israel to Jerusalem – was PM consulted? Saudi Arabia not happy, building of 3rd Temple – clashes erupting in Israel/Palestine. ‘Netanyahu: the early years’ documentary by PBS FrontlineNetanyahu looked at for corruption by police – changing law so those in office not prosecuted. Philippines: Dengue vaccine could worsen disease – Philipines prepared for ‘worst-case scenario’ after 733,000 given dengue vaccine that could worsen disease in government school immunisation programme. Russia to launch independent internet for BRICS countries. Russians announce there are no ISIS no strongholds left – but reappearing elsewhere.
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Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees ‘unable to accept any sort of criticism, constructive or otherwise’ – 1700 US soldiers in Syria, no US or UN mandate, China sending troops to Syria? NATO’s Libyan slave markets

BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling

Has been suspended from the BCfm schedule for two weeks, last available show, back on FM, hopefully, next Friday, 8th December 2017

Now available as podcasts -> First Hour: local and national stories, Second Hour: international stories and Third Hour: Did MI6 persuade Hitler’s Deputy Fuhrer Rudolf Hess fly to Scotland in May 1941?

Live internet only PRSC Politics Show 17:00 to 19:00 GMT Friday 1st December 2017 – followed by interview with author of Rudolf Hess: Treachery and Deception (2015)’, John Harris up to 20:00 at https://www.internet-radio.com/station/prsc/

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First hour: news review: With Bristol’s LibDem leader Gary Hopkins. Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees fires opposition cabinet members‘Marvin the hissy fit mayor’. pay off of former CEO Anna Klonowski, Bristol Council’s former Chief Exec. – sign a petition to get this looked at properly: Anna Klonowski originally came to Bristol as a temporary appointment to cover the position of Strategic Director Resources in mid-2016. She was then appointed, after a controversial recruitment process, to be the chief executive of Bristol City Council at a salary of £160,000 a year plus benefits. In early September 2017 the Mayor announced that she was leaving for personal reasons. It later emerged through Private Eye (rotten boroughs) and other media, including the BBC and the Bristol Post, that Ms Klonowski had received a large pay out on leaving (£70,000, with some rumours saying more). The total cost of this to the Bristol tax payer appears to be just short of £100,000. The Mayor has so far failed to satisfactorily explain the reasons for the Chief Executive’s departure and the circumstances under which the pay-out was made, on “confidentiality” grounds. What has been revealed, following public questioning, is that the contract of employment did not specify that any additional payment had to be made if the Chief Executive resigned. Given the substantial cost to the tax payer, councillors from across political parties have asked for a full disclosure of how much public money has been spent, what the legal authority was for such a payment and who authorised it.  Link to petition at www.taxpayersmoney.weebly.com; changing back from a Mayoral system? Mayoral system generally; Marvin Rees’s ‘fragile ego’, ‘running the City as if it were a business’; PMQs Thangham Debonair – BBC film Drugsland set in Bristol – change to drug’s law? – Iran Contra affair; Marvin Rees appoints two new Labour cabinet members – Anna Keen and Kye Dudd;  Colston Primary School has voted to change it’s name;  PMQs Emily Thornbury and Damien Green – NHS has a chronic funding and staffing crisis;  Damien Green and pornography on office computer – smear campaign?;  £1bn funding shortfall may force UK care homes to close, says watchdog;  Question Time – Yannis Varoufakis talking about QE into a Public Bank to pay for public infrastructure and services;  Rail boost for Britain by reopening lines axed in the 1960s – Portishead line and Henbury Loop – Beeching closing railways because of oil lobby?;  More than 80% of students won’t repay their loan in full – Taxpayers face massive bill to cover graduate debtAlmost a third of graduates say degrees were ‘pointless’- more than half (58 per cent) felt they could be in the same position without a degree – according to Able Skills survey of students in south;  Grad jobs flop – Only half of university leavers get graduate level jobs six months after getting degree;  Mal Sainsbury said Mayor Marvin should be ‘whipped into shape’ and told her language was racist;  cuts to Bristol’s libraries – further economic crash – Brexit divorce bill; Austerity linked to 120,000 needless deaths as policy is branded ‘economic murder’BBC use ‘independent’ organisation funded by Daily Mail and UK government as fact checkers to deny 120,000 deaths due to cuts;  Joe Glenton from Veterans for Peace (VFP) gives his advice to new Defence Secretary Gavin Williams – criticises aircraft carriers, F-35 purchase and the Bahrain base. United States Pentagon has 800 bases abroad, including six openly declared here in UK.
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Second hour: Investigative reports: Ex-prisoner reveals how war criminal Slobodan Praljak could have smuggled poison into The Hague before using it to kill himself – history of war in Yugoslavia and its break up – is International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia (ICTY) a kangaroo court? – NATO and International Criminal Court (ICC) system.  Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa gives key cabinet jobs to military figures – politics and history of Zimbabwe. The Crocodile bites back: Deposed vice-president who has seized power from Mugabe is a London-educated former spymaster who orchestrated 1980s massacre of 20,000 opponents. Honduras election – live feed went off line – when it came back on the losing candidate was ahead –  Political Unrest Grips Honduras After Disputed Election. British Psychological warfare unit set up by army officer James LeMesurier, the White Helmets on TV again providing anti-Assad propaganda for the masses. New British Naval Base in Bahrain. Yemen: EU banning weapon sales to Saudi Arabia; PMQs Ian Blackford MP – The SNP’s Westminster Leader Ian Blackford MP demanded during yesterday’s Prime Minister’s Questions that UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia are suspended. The sales totalled £4.6bn since the war in Yemen began – stop UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia – Saudis backed by UN Security Council; British troops helping Saudi troops in Yemen. Turkey issues arrest warrant for ex-CIA officer over coup attempt – 50,000 arrested, 150,000 sacked over coup.  Trump retweeting Britain First tweets – I know the sad truth about the video Trump shared from Britain First. This is what really happened – and getting rid of Rex Tillerson. 1700 US troops illegally in Syria without Congress or UN permission: The Pentagon Sent 1000s More Troops to Iraq and Syria and Is Lying to Us About It. China to deploy troops to fight alongside president Assad in SyriaMedia erase NATO role in bringing slave markets to Libya. Gunmen attack Mosque in Sinai, Egypt at Friday prayers – did the Israelis have the means and motive?
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St Paul’s civil rights leader who says mayor’s father helped drive him out of Bristol, wishes his son ‘good luck’ – Saudi Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, king soon, joining Israel’s war on Iran?

Friday 17th November 2017

BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling

At five – discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six –
 straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers

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First hour: news review: with Esther Giles and Ras Kuomba Balogun. Interview with Nana Kwaku Agyemang formerly known as Kuomba Balogun, an activist in Bristol from the 1980s, who had to leave and live in Ghana after what: Bristol riots in 1980 – how they got fired up – police racism and harassment;  why him and others fire bombed a Nottingham police station;  he organised black political activism and rallies in Bristol;  cocaine coming to the black community; Oliver North and Iran Contra running cocaine from ColombiaHollywood film Kill The Messenger – he is now one of leading media sports commentators in Ghana; he linked up with Sinn Fein, got hate mail and had to leave Bristol. Esther Giles, part of Labour Party and Finance Officer for NHS, discusses Momentum’s document about how to deal with cuts – ‘Defending Bristol’s Communities and Services – A Progressive, Anti-Austerity Response to Local Government Cuts’: the 19 points and ideas in document on how to do this; event tomorrow, 1pm at Baggator on All Hallows Road, Easton; do Bristol staff have enough knowledge of accountancy; Mayoral system and democracy;  Marvin Rees’s ‘State of the City’ speech – about the budget and cutsPMQs Corbyn – sprinklers in social housing tower blocks – Universal Credit and rent arrears.
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Second hour: Investigative reports:  Saudi Arabia King to step down and 32 year old son to take over:  Israel and Saudi Arabia see Iran as an enemy; war with Iran. UN: Yemen Blockade Must End or 1000s Will DieIsraeli Military Chief Gives Unprecedented Interview to Saudi Media: ‘Ready to Share Intel on Iran’. Briton’s returning from ISIS territory ‘DO NOT justify prosecution’ says terror watchdog. EXPLOSIVE: BBC admits US “coalition” working with ISIS, providing safe passage to terrorist fightersIraq’s Kurds beef up, move back defence line around oil-rich Kirkuk.  Lebanon PM accepts invite to France. Russia makes 9 media channels, connected to Radio Free Europe, foreign agents – in retaliation to US doing the same to RT America. Theresa May talking about Russia interfering with elections. On Monday, Theresa May said Vladimir Putin’s government was trying to “undermine free societies” and was “planting fake stories” to “sow discord in the West”. Although on Wednesday, the Prime Minister appeared to soften her language. She told parliament: “if [Labour MPs] cared to look at the speech I gave on Monday they will see that the examples I gave of Russian interference were not in the United Kingdom.” – West intervening in elections with ‘The National Endowment for Democracy’.   Another False Flag Terror Admission: Snipers in the 2014 Kiev Maidan “Protests”US Commander in Japan: North Korea Diplomacy Requires ‘Military Power’. BBC journalist deletes tweet about UK’s ‘corrupt’ relationship with IsraelHomeless ex-soldier, 82, dies hours after being evicted from squat. Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett are wealthier than poorest half of USTo protect John Redwood’s job as an investment manager, he warned his wealthy clients to get their money out before the disaster hits.  To me, this smacks of disaster capitalism. Engineer a crash while ensuring your own interests are protected, then cleanPhilip May has ‘questions to answer’ over Paradise Papers – The Prime Minister’s husband’s company is linked to investments made via offshore tax havens in the Paradise PapersJacob Rees-Mogg: We must give NHS £350m a week post-Brexit. Carl Sargeant not given natural justice, family says. From January on will UK banks be sharing your details with organised crime? Fears grow that ‘open banking’ will increase fraud threat – getting rid of cash.  Blacklisted News – Is America Becoming A Police State Where Churches Can’t Feed The Homeless And Kids Can’t Set Up Lemonade Stands?   PMQs Dennis Skinner – HS2 – most expensive rail ever – £403m a mile – £250,000 a yard – £111bn all together.  Jean Pierre de Smet discussing Albert Pike and his predictions – WWIII – atheists vs nihilists.
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Merchant Venturer academy schools failing 1000s of children – MI5 Manchester mistakes: 7/7 victim’s father calls for new UK anti-terror agency

Friday 10th November 2017

BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling

At five – discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six –
 straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers

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First hour: news review: Complaints about anti WW1 poster in Bear Pit – part of Art Exhibition ‘Journey to Justice’ about civil rights – history of Walter Ayles; Remembrance Sunday – Poppy now linked to unpopular wars like Iraq and Afghanistan, Royal British Legion sponsored by arms manufacturers, Red poppies and the arms tradeCharter Day for Merchant Venturers at Bristol Cathedral – Bristol schools run by Merchant Venturers, problems with Academies; Why Bristol needs to face up to its past before it can enjoy its future – editor’s comment ; Paradise Papers –  Revealed – Queen’s private estate invested millions of pounds offshore – Prince Charles lobbying for carbon trading and making money on it; should Merchant Venturers’ assets/financial information be declared? Priti Patel and her parallel foreign policy  – meetings with Israel PM Netanyahu and other Israeli officials  – Liam Fox and Adam Werritty similar – does Theresa May have any authority left? Why not French or Italian? Is Bristol Christmas Market too German? – Brexit, EU too German? More local market stalls? Mum of four dies cold and alone after benefits were blocked for missing meeting – will Universal Credit be a success? Bristol council puts £123m arena project on hold – moving to Filton? – from Growth Deal money – Local Enterprise Partnership and Greater Bristol Partnership have lots of money with Merchant Venturers on boards; Student flat developers in Bristol exploiting ‘tax loophole’ to get out of paying business rates – City MP Thangam Debbonaire is calling for the law to be changed so the council has more money to spend.
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Second hour: Investigative reports: MI5 chiefs ‘missed key warnings’ about Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi: father of bomber worked with MI6; Lee Rigby killers brought into UK by MI6; Libyan Islamic Fighting group based in Manchester – links with MI6. London terrorist is Kent-born violent criminal Khalid Masood – probed by MI5 for extremismISIS recruiter who radicalised London Bridge attackers was protected by MI5.  London 7/7 bombings – no public inquiry – interview with Graham Faulkes,  dad to David who died in 7/7: Phone hacking – 7/7 victim’s father ‘filled with horror’; the four bombers were well known to security services – authorities denied they said they were ‘clean skins’; if dots had been joined attacks may well have been prevented; security services haven’t learnt lessons; Martin McDaid former Special Services soldier – training some of the 7/7 London bombers including Mohammad Sidique Khan (MSK) – ‘informer’ working for MI5 has now vanished; Prevent Strategy; far right terrorists; should Chief Constables deal with terrorism. Manchester attacks – Dawn Waddy [NOT Kirsten Pollard – ed.] on Sky News about suspicious lady in concert hall. Phone hacking: 7/7 victim’s father ‘filled with horror’: Graham Foulkes asks to meet Rupert Murdoch to discuss ‘horrendous’ allegations, saying police knew for some time about hacking. Saudi Arabia: Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) purges; Lebanese PM. Saad Hariri, resigns on Saudi TV or threatened with execution – he supposedly owes loads of money to Saudi government, destabilising Lebanon. Israel is not envisaging attacking Hezbollah again since it is well aware of the military and diplomatic risks of such an operation. But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing Saudi Arabia to attack the Lebanese resistance in its place and is preparing international public opinion for this. – RT America has to register – as a hostile force. How Harvey Weinstein Used Mossad Agents to Try and Shut Down His Accusers. $5.6 trillion spent on war on terror so far: The U.S. has spent $5.6 trillion since 2001 on the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Pakistan, according to a new study. That figure, according to The Wall Street Journal, is more than triple the Pentagon’s narrow estimate of $1.5 trillion, which was released by the Defense Department this year. The Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs at Brown University conducted the study, which aimed to reflect the costs of war not considered by the Pentagon – BBC World Service.  Italian mafia & ISIS collaborate under EU’s nose to traffic drugs: Millions of opioid tablets bound for Libya seizedJean Pierre de Smett interview with Albert Pike about 3 world wars being orchestrated and part of a plan for world domination.  Chillingly accurate 200-year-old letter predicts WW3 and final battle against Islam: A LETTER written more than 200 years ago by Confederate officer Albert Pike chillingly predicted the two world wars – before warning of a final “bloody” battle with Islam.

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Slave trader Edward Colston’s ‘sacred’ hair/nails on display in Merchants Hall – Conjunction of Luther, Balfour and Lenin’s planets 500 and 100 years ago

Friday 3rd November 2017

BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling

At five – discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six –
 straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers

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First hour: news review: with Green councillor for Clifton Down Carla Denyer, Christine Townsend from Counter Colston group and Dr. Roger Ball from Bristol Radical History Group – Bristol mayor Marvin Rees’s father Valentine was one of the biggest gangsters in Bristol, running the unlicensed ‘Crystal Dove’ club and machete attacked St. Pauls’ Republican sympathiser, Bristol West Labour party chairman and 1980s civil rights leader Kuomba Balogun. Valentine somehow escaped from custody after being charged, believed to have moved to London. Could this ‘skeleton in Marvin’s cupboard’ be used against him? Marvin as Mayor – talks and campaigned about openness but his door is not always open, library closures, how to deal with cuts – borrow money and illegal budget? Increase in Executive pay; Marvin Rees has defended the decision to keep details of a “huge pay-off” to a former city director private – saying “we have been transparent”. Has £92,000 bung to Anna Klonowski been reported to the police? – leaving Chief Exec.; selling off Bristol Council public space to fill holes in budget;  Private firms may be given powers to arrest people: Companies would be able to hold individuals who fail to pay fines imposed by courts – Private security firms such as G4S could be empowered to arrest fine dodgers ;  privatising our schools – Academisation – Bristol schools now worsening under system and many ‘inadequate’; moving Bristol City Library to The Galleries or Colston Hall; Bristol businesses asked to pay for Christmas lights; Christine Townsend, form Counter Colston Group, went to Colston Society service on anti-slavery day in St. Mary Redcliffe church; Merchant Venturers’ Charter Day next Friday on November 10th; Colston Girls School won’t change it’s name but all of Bristol’s Academies have changed school’s names; has Colston been canonised? Part of Edward Colston’s body, his ‘sacred’ hair and nails have been kept in cabinets up at Merchants Hall; pagan ancestor worship? PMQs Corbyn – rich paying less tax, HMRC ‘dismal’ fallen from £4.4bn to £3.5bn since 2009 but being given help by HMRC to avoid tax – cuts – debt interest payments £50bn every year – Tories supported bank bailout in 2008;  Years of austerity ‘have left UK with same level of public spending as it had 10 years ago’ says IFS – what’s point of paying Council Tax?
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Second hour: Investigative reports: with Manfred Petritsch, Edwin Black and Shulamit Aloni: US release of the ‘JFK Files’: 7 things that aren’t in the JFK files but probably should be : the Fleet Street FOx in the Daily Mirror – Here’s what Donald Trump’s not telling us about the world’s biggest mystery – 1. The Files fileJames Files 2002 confession – scores (40) journalists favourable to CIA were agents in the US media spinning the assassination, multiple shooters; Our 50th anniversary show all about LBJ, FBI, CIA and the JFK assassination;  theories and motives for assassination; James Files, ex Mafia hit man, confessed to shooting JFK – why not in mainstream media? New York attack, Las Vegas attack, Yemen attack, Iraq attack. 500 years since Martin Luther started Protestant Church:  Martin Luther’s Unintended Reformation Today; the 1521 ‘Diet of Worms’ justification by faith or works? Reformation meant you only had to say you believed in God to go to heaven, actually the Bible says its about how you act. So the reformation was either a theological mistake or a confidence trick by the up-and-coming merchant classes. Religion and the Rise of Capitalism by R. H. Tawney. A classic of political economy that traces the influence of religious thought on capitalism. Making money was suddenly a ‘good’ under the protestants and the monasteries were an obstacle to pure capitalism. The monks didn’t spend the money they made, they provided hospital and education services to local people and reinvested it. Henry VIII privatising Britain’s monasteries to his mates: Martin Luther’s Unintended Reformation Today: Scholar Brad Gregory Addresses the 500-Year Split. The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society. and many clergy were against Protestantism eg. 1536 Pilgrimage of Grace. 100 years since Balfour Declaration: Swiss-German former banker and blogger Manfred Petritsch, ‘All Smoke and Mirrors’ blog, discusses how Zionists told British they would help them win WWI; Edwin Black, author of ‘IBM and the Holocaust’, discussing many Balfour deals – UN Charter – Palestinian State offered but they didn’t want itNetanyahu in London to celebrate Balfour and talk IranTheresa May wants British people to feel ‘pride’ in the Balfour Declaration. What exactly is there to be proud of?   100 years since Russian Revolution:  history of this and why it happened.  Amnesty Turkey Chair kept in jailIf you ridicule Chinese National Anthem in China you will be put in prison for 3 yearsChinese historian calls Xi’s consolidation of power “dangerous”Craig Murray in trial for libel – he has crowd funding site. Michael Fallon steps down over ‘sex pest’ scandal. Former Israeli Education Minister, Shulamit Aloni, says anti-Semitism slur used to further Israeli cause and weaken Palestine.
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Vote Labour in Bristol to double the cuts – Facespook and Ghoulgle: NSA’s criminal ‘Tech Giants’ – Belgium’s Brabant killers worked for NATO

Friday 27th October 2017

BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling

At five – discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six –
 straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers

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First hour: news review: with former mayor of Bristol George Ferguson: What George has been up to, jetting around the world to speaking engagements; present Labour Mayor Marvin Rees not replying to invites to appear on this show – his State of the City address last week – his promised slavery memorial, slavery generally, George’s ‘Museum of Slavery and Civil Liberties’ idea, history of nineteenth century Bristol Whig MP Edmund Burke “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”; Brexit – pros and cons of referendums; Catalonia declares independence as Spain prepares to impose direct rule – EU won’t let them stay in, Franco and the mass graves in Spain – Paul Preston’s book ‘The Spanish Holocaust’The Eurozone has likely entered its final calendar year, contraction on The Saker;  ex Chief Exec. Of Bristol Council and her £70,000 pay off – disruption, library cuts, cuts of Bristol Council, Marvin Rees is supposed to be in charge but is he really in charge or is it back to ‘rule by committee’ under his director of communications Kevin Slocombe? Some of Marvin’s State of the City address – about young people and education; Marvin endorses corporate sponsorship of education, eg. EDF energy; Marvin Rees stumbling over his words and misreading the autocue; Bristol’s Merchant Venturer run Academies breaking the law and failing Ofsted standards; Bristol City Council will put forward ANOTHER £25million worth of cuts almost doubling that of previous announcements – The figure is on top of the £33million already cut this year – austerity doesn’t work, devolution – Metro Mayor; Marvin Rees’ devastating Bristol library cuts – charities run them? PMQs Corbyn – low pay – Brexit and run on the Pound, Tories good with economy? Big business runs things.
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Second hour: Investigative reports: Kevin Cahill, author of ‘Who Owns Britain’, ‘Who Owns The World’, journalist, and analyst of PRISM – US CIA surveillance, joins the show to review the news. 100 years since the Balfour Declaration: problems Britain has created;  why was deal signed?; Suez Canal being protected; Zionism.  Cyber attack on NHS – blamed on N.Korea – anti-Russian news bias.  PRISM – US mass surveillance system running also in UK – StuxNet virus on Iran nuclear plant, malware.  Crimea was Russian. Ukraine coup backed by West.  Kenya rerun of elections and violence.  Break up the Google-Facebook-Amazon web monopoly. – laws to stop monopolies.  Mainstream media has lost balanced reporting, advertisers affecting media.  Congestion charge in London – old diesels must pay an extra £10 – regressive tax. Google searches affected by media bias. RT and Sputnik stopped from using Twitter to promote their channel. No evidence that Russia hacked US election – National Endowment for Democracy spends lots of money influencing elections.  Criminally intercepted e-mails – Barack Obama didn’t know what PRISM was doing was illegal.  Class Action against Google – didn’t work.  Courts judged PRISM illegal – why haven’t governments acted on thisWatching terrorist propaganda online to become a criminal offence, says Tory Home Secretary Amber Rudd‘Crazy Killer’ confession may end 30-year-old Belgian mysterydeath bed confession on Brabant MassacreGladio filmsTerrorist attacks in UK before elections – to influence?
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