Yemen: Ex-UNHCR Dr Judith Brown on Houthi vs. Saudi/US intervention

Friday 3rd April 2015

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: Merchant Venturers on boards of schools;  schools – Fair Admissions Campaign,  Bristol Cathedral Choir School, Colston Girls School state funded, grammar schools, academies, free schools, 11plus, comprehensives, regulation of schools, teachers and unions;  John McAllister wins court case against Edward Ware, Merchant Venturer, who said John was ‘harassing’ him online for leaving the empty Redland College building open and in a dangerous state;  Bishop of Bristol Cathedral saying ‘speculation’ about Edward Colston’s involvement in slave trade – John Savage, Merchant Venturer, treasurer of Bristol Cathedral;  Bristol Water (BW) has highest bills in country, and the only one water company out of 18 to challenge Ofwat’s December 2015 determination to cut bills by 20% – Chris Curling, Merchant Venturer, a director of BW – privatisation, Ireland, BW owned by Capstone Infrastructure Corporation;  Bristol Fire Chief Kevin Pearson’s pay up from £130,000 to £142,000; General Election 2015 – masterminds behind the scenes: Lynton Crosby for the Tories – no majority, QE, ECB;  100 businessmen support the Tories – turn out to be Tory donors, tax dodgers, and blacklisters;  Charities are worried about leaked Tory potential plan to tax disability benefits.
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Second hour: Good Friday investigative reports: Interview with Judith Brown from British Yemeni Society, who discusses the friendly society she found when she lived there, the political situation at the moment and the history of Yemen: Treaty of Darin (1915), The Sykes-Picot Agreement (1916), Treaty of Jeddah (1927), Sykes-Picot agreement; Saudi Arabia and oil industry; Wahabi religion; communist government; Houthi, Bakil tribe – history; US drones; media brainwashing in Yemen;  clip of Rory Stewart (Defence Select Committee), Simon Jenkins and Lord West discussing money spent on UK defence on BBC Newsnight;  MH17 Ukraine; Carrot and stick policy with US drones targeting Yemeni Sunni al-Qaeda extremists who are then paid by western intelligence services to fight in Syria; Al Qaeda; Abdel Hakim Belhaj has gone from terrorist, now to West’s puppet ISIS leader in Libya. Non Western controlled propaganda news sources on Yemen: Al-Manar news agency (Lebanon) – FARS news agency (Iran) – Reverend Steven Sizer, vicar who has been banned from talking about the middle east, discusses Christian Zionists associating EU and UN with the devil, mistrusting them. Deep flaws in the theology of Christian Zionism and the particularly the rapture which is a ‘dispensationalist’ theory saying Christians don’t have to care for the planet and its people because ‘God will sort ’em out’ – Israel, Mossad and 9/11 attacks – Southampton University cancels conference about Israel due to ‘health and safety’
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