Bristol’s ‘Labour’ mayor Marvin Rees slashing most libraries in UK – forget maniac Trump, Iran supporting justice throughout history and does not threaten anyone

Friday 22nd September 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: Bristol’s Labour mayor Marvin Rees pulled out of this show at the last minute for the third time. He was meeting with Labour councillors Margaret Hickman (Lawrence Hill), Ruth Pickersgill (Easton), Mhairi Threllfall (Eastville) and Sultan Khan (Eastville) at 17:15 in Easton Community Centre right outside our studio, just before the Bristol and Lawrence Hill Labour party AGM which began at 7pm. Sadly Marvin still couldn’t ‘pop in’ although the opportunity was offered via the councillors. Second Chief Executive this year, Anna Klonowski, resigns from Bristol City Council after Nicola Yates – Bristol’s Chief Executive Anna Klonowski departs after February’s controversial appointment where procedures weren’t followed so mayor Marvin Rees could get his preferred candidate – change in other senior Council staff big pay-offs; Council Tax rebate being abolished for the poorest in Bristol; Bristol Anti-Cuts March – Marvin organised trip to London, cancelling full council meeting, to discuss anti-cuts agenda – but hadn’t arranged to see anyone in government, time and public money wasted; Bristol has biggest library closures in country – why so many cuts coming from Marvin now? – Bristol City Council has made £200m cuts in 10 years,  only care and schools will be left funded,  Lib Dem answer to keeping libraries open;  Ahmed Hassan is charged with Parson’s Green ‘bomb’ – clip from eye witness Chris Wildish on 5 Live – Ahmed had multiple police visits over months, and was arrested 2 weeks previous, which US leaked again; Manchester bomber – Libya Islamic Fighting Group worked with British Special Forces from beginning in Libya,  Operation Cyclone and history of Al Qaedaspeech by Theresa May at UN – close down extremist material on internet – Theresa May warns web giants they have TWO HOURS to remove terrorist material from the net or face huge finesGlobal Internet Forum for Counter Terrorism Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Microsoft have teamed up to fight online terrorismBell Pottinger were paid $540m by Pentagon to make videos pretending to be by Al Qaeda, Thatcher PR guru Lord Bell ran a $540m Pentagon false propaganda campaign in Iraq – According to an investigative report, PR firm Bell Pottinger ran a secret campaign in Iraq funded by the US.  Saudi Arabia funding terrorism, dark web, US fighting with Iran to fight ISIS; Port Talbot steel plant to be taken over by ThyssenKrupphistory of ThyssenKrupp including links to Nazis; KPMG, who signed off HBOS bank as fine just before banking crash, has been cleared of misconduct by The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) because  it is no worse than the other auditors;  Paul Moore says auditors need overhaul – Backlash as watchdog closes probe into KPMG’s doomed HBOS audit Avon and Somerset police at tipping point over cuts;  PMQs third of parents went without meal to feed kids during holidays.
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Second hour: Investigative reports: Does the UN work or not? UN report that concluded Assad was behind Idlib chemical attack – Seymore Hersh proved this wrong: Dishes on New Exposé Upending the Official Story About Trump and Syrian Chemical AttacksSyria: Russians and US now in combat in Syria, Russian press conference unreported in the Western corporate media; Russians and US meeting to discuss Syria; ISIS leaders rescued by US helicopters;  has Assad won? Theresa May’s speech at UN General Assembly: Theresa May United Nations Speech: Empty threats to an empty room. Only one familiar face stared back at the Prime Minister as she addressed the home of world peace – the chap with whom she is fighting a civil war – Syria and North Korea. Trump’s speech at UN General Assembly: North Korea – Rocket Man and what’s the UN for? Trump Threatens to ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea in First U.N. Speech Iran needs dealing with. Speech by Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani – Iran’s Rouhani slams ‘rogue newcomer’ Trump in UN speech – Iran supporting justice throughout history and Iran does not threaten anyone. Trump speech to UN: peace to world – US doesn’t impose it’s will? Cuba and Venezuela are ‘the bad guys’ ‘need dealing with’; falsehoods in his speech; Venezuela has just stopped accepting US dollars; Pentagon’s SouthCom based in Miami trying to control South America; drug running from South America by CIA – Colonel Oliver North.  Catalonia – independence and referendum organisers up for sedition charges. John Courtneidge, from Occupy London Fair World Project, discusses how to make the money system better in the world: 1 – living income, 2 – interest free money, 3 – inversion of mind set from what can I get to what can I give; usury – forbidden by main religions; economic warfare; co-operative socialism; Labour Action for Peace.
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Beginning his working life in the aviation industry and trained by the BBC, Tony Gosling is a British land rights activist, historian & investigative radio journalist. Over the last 20 years he has been exposing the secret power of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and élite Bilderberg Conferences where the dark forces of corporations, media, banks and royalty conspire to accumulate wealth and power through extortion and war. Tony has spent much of his life too advocating solutions which heal the wealth divide, such as free housing for all and a press which reflects the concerns of ordinary people rather than attempting to lead opinion, sensationalise or dumb-down. Tony tweets at @TonyGosling. Tune in to his Friday politics show at BCfm here

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6 comments on “Bristol’s ‘Labour’ mayor Marvin Rees slashing most libraries in UK – forget maniac Trump, Iran supporting justice throughout history and does not threaten anyone
  1. dahszil dahszil says:

    the US wars and proxy wars “for democracy” are Trojan Horses for the benefit of the wealthy in the US and the resource rich wealthy in the third world countries to keep wages down and profits high for the fat cats and killing and deaths has no limit for the corporate US and their cronies in a resource rich countyy . No one starts a war or backs fascist dictatorships to establish democracy and lift up the common people out of poverty .

  2. dahszil dahszil says:

    I would be so grateful if Tony , Martin and anyone to reply : If the US and UK truly took over wall street and the city and the banks and made them truly public ; put financiers in the dock(on trial), who use legal, illegal but unjust financial “instruments”( like derivatives , off shoring, etc ) , cut backs on military spending(especially the obscenely large US military) , higher progressive income taxes, etc : could all of the above and more make at least somewhat of a cushion and a floor for the common person, for the upcoming financial crisis and/or the biggest market crash and depression of all time ?

    • Tony Gosling says:

      The war and the crash (not the 2008 bailout) certainly appear to be being prepared. A criminal oligarchy hell-bent on retaining power and stopping their own criminality landing them in prison. Yes. All these things would help. Main industries the government needs to directly own and control are: cashpoints, electronic payment services, public property, water, electricity, gas, railways, telecommunications, airports, ports, buses, steel & housing. To name the most obvious. That would enable government to manage a real (as opposed to a media) war & crash.

    • Governmind says:

      First and foremost the government should regain control over it’s currency and issue it herself.

      • Tony Gosling says:

        The currencies now control the governments. But. What about the monarchy? Where do they stand? They could be a decisive factor if not already conquered by the banksters oligarchy.

  3. dahszil dahszil says:

    thanks Tony . I’m grateful for your expanding on my question and i agree. I think the public sector has a better chance at a comeback than here in the US ( i mean it probably goes without saying living in the base,usa, of an empire whose military budget is morally obscene . . I hope your regular guest / commentator Martin Summers can also answer and other listeners too . cheers

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