Bristol mayor Marvin Rees’ secret options for building on Cumberland Basin/Brunel Way – Norman Finkelstein: ‘nothing more despicable’ than use of holocaust to justify crime against Palestinians. Antisemitism weaponised in Labour party by Israel lobby and Zionists to oust Corbyn allies? – UK bans Lebanon’s elected Hezbollah, takes apartheid Israel’s side in coming Middle East war

Friday 1st March 2019

At six – discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After seven –
 straight talking and investigative reports

BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling

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First hour news review: with Libdem councillor for Hotwells and Harbourside Mark Wright – Jewish Bristol musician Mark Smulian and former Sunday Times rich list journalist and ‘Who Owns Britain’ author Kevin Cahill. Bristol Council meeting on the budget – about £350m a year: Tory cuts to local government – cuts Mayor Marvin backed down from; Bristol buses and Capital Contingency Fund;  Anthony Negus at full council meeting complaining about ‘One City’ dishonesty – meetings with no Councillors there;  Mayor Marvin at meeting complaining how difficult it is working with Libdem leader Anthony Negus. Bristol and an unlikely Congestion Charge for now. Mayor Marvin Rees’ secret plans for demolition and development of Cumberland Basin – tunnel and housing funded by Malaysian investors – locals are not involved. Bristol is kindest city in UK and also city with most musicians: Bristol named ‘kindest’ city in the UK  “Looks like we could all learn a thing or two from Bristol” making money from music; cut throat music industry;  internet and music; buskers. In 1981 SDP split from Labour over Labour being against the EU Roy Jenkins and Shirley Williams at time discussing this along with Dennis Healey – will today’s defectors merge with Lib Dems? Antisemitism in Labour Party:  some left groups want the destruction of Israel; differentiating between Israel’s behaviour and antisemitism; Chris Williamson, Derby North MP suspended from Labour party; Mark Smulian on Jews’ emotion of the trauma they have suffered over thousands of years of constantly being discriminated against and being displaced – Israel seen as a safe place if times get tough again, or backup plan so obviously they are behind it; but big but, Israel is behaving badly; Jews accused of antisemitism – Norman Finkelstein author of ‘The Holocaust Industry’ defending his take at a talk – Israels’ crimes against Palestinians;  the extreme right in Israel.
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Second hour Investigative reports: with Russian born philosopher, author, poet filmmaker Andre Vltchek. Interview with Andre Vltchek, journalist, author, and film maker: Venezuela – is Nikolas Maduro a legitimate president? Western influences, heads of companies willing to lose money for power; Brazil – fascists in chargeMexico – Obrador socialist and balanced;  wider picture of Latin America and US military industrial complex; Telesur – Venezuela’s TV News channel – PMQs Crimea and five years since Russian annexation – 2014 Crimea ‘coming home’ referendum where 97% voted to join Russian Federation; Ukraine president Petro Poreshenko is being impeached just before coming presidential election – known as The Chocolate King and the nefarious practices of his chocolate farms in Africa. Balance in British media gone: Crimea; Russia interfering in elections; US intervening in Russian elections and affairs; Chatham House an arm of the CIA/MI6 – funded by Cecil Rhodes and started as a secret society; think tanks steering foreign policy. Pliable Home Secretary Sajid Javid names Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation Hezbollah calls UK terror ban an ‘insult’ to Lebanese people. Lebanese Shia group became dominant force in government after elections in May 2018: Hezbollah is Not a Threat to  America, their quarrel is with Israeli invaders of their land, alone -‘Trumped’ up charges to get at Iran won’t work. by Sharmine Narwani This BICOM briefing has now been ‘cut and pasted’ into UK law: it describes the history of Hezbollah, its ongoing involvement in the Syrian civil war fighting for the regime of President Bashar Assad, its regional policies, and its terrorist and criminal activities in Europe and the UK. It also analyses the practical significance of the whole organisation being proscribed as a terrorist groupPatrick Henningson from 21st Century Wire discusses Hezbollah, and Israeli terrorism;  Ibrahim Mousawi, Al-Intiqad newspaper editor from Lebanon – part of a Bristol Council House talk he gave in Feb 2008 Hezbollah news editor Ibrahim Mousawi in Bristol 18 months after 2006 Israeli invasion of Lebanon – discussing Hezbollah and how Lebanon had to defend itself;  Patrick Henningson discusses Netanyahu doing deals with the far right after corruption charges against him; Haaretz Editorial: Netanyahu Against the Nation. A country cannot function when it is led by a person who accuses the police, prosecutors, opposition and press of conspiring against himIsrael’s fascist sideshow takes center stage For the first time in over 30 years, a proper Kahanist party could be entering the Knesset. But is the rise of a party that advocates for Jewish supremacy, theocracy, and ‘total war’ as unprecedented as the outcry has suggested? – Israel’s probable next Foreign Minister, Yuval Steinitz, saying Israel may have to occupy Gaza ‘terrorist’ ‘ghetto’ if there’s a military reason to do so. Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro, who is opposed to Zionism, and his fellow orthodox Jews filled a stadium in US, discusses the enormous difference between Judaism and Zionism.
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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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