BCfm’s weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling
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First hour: news review including Ashton Gate stadium bid, Bristol City Council budget passed this week with £27m of cuts, Credit Default Swap insurance derivatives ruled ‘invalid’ when Greece defaults, network of cash in hand informers, many on the payroll, when will we see charges for corrupt police? David Cameron ‘too close’ to News International? Prime Minister’s Questions, petrol & diesel prices, Housing benefit reform’s new ‘bedroom tax’, squatters in Clifton, will Bristol Labour group confiscate houses & property from people they don’t agree with? Two people arrested over alleged Avon & Somerset police release of Christopher Jefferies name to the press. All public statements from Avon & Somerset police should go through Portishead HQ Media Relations Manager (most recently Victoria Tag) and her boss, Head of Corporate Communications (most recently Amanda Hirst). They answer directly to Chief Constable Colin Port. ‘This week’s Leveson revelations with Conservative Councillor Mark Weston.
Second hour: Bristol Radical Film Festival with Shaun Dey from independent political filmmakers Reel News. News blackout on Electricians Union dispute. ‘No More Fukushimas’ demonstration next weekend, 10th & 11th March 2012, on 1st anniversary of Japan’s nuclear disaster. Latest developments on possible new nuclear power station being built at Hinkley Point by French firm EDF with Crispin Aubrey from Stop Hinkley. Outside interference in Syrian Civil War – EU/NATO/Israel have no desire for peace, French and British close their embassies in Damascus. Finally getting the full picture of Islamic terrorism – it leads back to Western intelligence services. Voting fraud is more common than you think, Bush cheated both times he was ‘elected’. Anonymous target CIA linked Strategic Intelligence firm Stratfor, target of latest mass Wikileaks. The Obama administration’s war against truth by Amy Goodman. Stratfor’s Intelligence-Industrial Complex. Onscreen apology from BBC World News for showing a whole series of advertising programmes but pretending they were documentaries. Author of Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq. Susan Lindauer’s CIA handler Richard Fuisz told her, “tell Saddam Hussein to do what we say” or the US are “going to declare war on Iraq and bomb it back to the stone age”. Threat originated above the Director of the CIA and above Secretary of State – comes directly from president Bush, Vice-President/arms manufacturer Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld. Every crime requires motive and opportunity: “9/11 was like a magician’s trick”. Were WTC Twin Towers pre-wired with explosives? Nightly between 23rd August and 3rd September 2001, between 3-5am, parking garage cameras filmed 3 or 4 suspicious minivan trucks, this evidence all allegedly captured on CCTV over two weeks. Were individuals in these vehicles laying explosive charges in the buildings ready for 9/11?