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BCfm’s weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling
RT Op-Edge: Syria Crisis: From ‘Free’ West to fascist fire-starters in 60 yrs: Where did we go so wrong? The seeds of the West’s succession of bloodbaths in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and possibly Syria were sown in the final days of World War II.
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First hour: news review with Labour Councillor for Southmead Jenny Smith. saving Charlton Common, in between Filton and Southmead, Bristol; the ‘Bedroom Tax’ is causing misery and forcing housing benefit up; child poverty is going up, and macro-economics related to this, sack present bank directors, new managers for Britain’s banks; Syria, Britain’s decision not to attack, and who was behind the chemical attack? The Somerset badger cull and the police shooting ranged being torched by anarchists or possibly agents-provocateurs?
Second hour: Fracking in the Mendips; Round up of international news with Martin Summers. More in-depth discussion on Syria – will the US now attack or not? Israel selling the oil concessions on Syria’s Golan Heights and rights to (Rupert Murdoch and Jacob Rothschild’s) Genie Energy, which is on occupied Syrian land; this is illegal under international law; the Bahrain Independence Meeting as covered on Press TV but banned in Britain. Mike Birkin, from South West Friends of the Earth, discusses Fracking in the Mendips, the problems with it, including radioactive waste, and extra tax breaks given to these companies by George Osborne in 19 secret meetings. Pippa King discusses civil liberties around fingerprinting, palmprinting, iris scans, biometrics and RFID tracking methods of schoolchildren. Pippa King on NATO 433Mhz RFID and Biometrics in schools without parents knowledge, by stealth.