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Canada supplied drones to Libyan rebels

28-04-2012 18:40

While the UN embargo was clearly aimed at preventing the delivery of weapons both to Gadhafi and those fighting him, NATO looked the other way when it came to the rebels. Hundreds of tonnes of ammunition and arms breezed through the blockade, exposing what critics say was Canada and NATO’s real motive during the Libyan war — regime change under the guise of protecting civilians.

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Blood spattered ex spy chief joins Jeremy Hunt protection racket

26-04-2012 23:19

Alex Allen has reappeared at last - in the Jeremy Hunt will not resign soap opera! with a mystery reappointment which was done secretly by Downing Street and the Cabinet office to avoid bad press - curiouser and curiouser said Alice

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Bobby Robert's Sneaks to sedgefield racecourse: Not If We Can Help It

26-04-2012 15:26

Bobby Roberts and his sick and evil show is planning to slope off after willington in Durham and go to sedgefield racecourse
we URGE EVERYONE contact the race course demand they do not let bobby use there grounds

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Non Violent Civil Disobedience in the 21st Century

26-04-2012 10:44

In recent years, the activities of UKUncut, the Occupy Movement, the student movement and the forthcoming Olympics protests can be counted as a resurgence of non-violent civil disobedience, as a means of highlighting social issues in the UK. Today’s article examines the key criticisms levelled at proponents of non violent civil disobedience and puts forward the case that their asking is the path to success rather than the obstacle.

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Rain of Words

26-04-2012 05:43

Anything is a message from anyone to anyone else if a pattern of variation is agreed upon, and when oppression leaves no space for agreement or disagreement any pattern that finds no space for variation is a message to anyone that this is so. Because it is infertile to the possibility of agreement, any other message that comes from oppression is itself a pattern of oppression. Yet the variation of agreement that leaves no space for oppression can only become the message that this is so when the patterns of oppression are being replaced with agreement and disagreement. Therefore the existence of oppression is the message that our species is involved in a self-inflicted experiment not even worth its own risk. The hypothesis that is being tested in it is just as obvious as the oppression itself: Its claim for progress over the rest of the biosphere.

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Noam Chomsky on America's Declining Empire, #Occupy and the Arab Spring

25-04-2012 21:04

Last year, the Occupy Movement rose up spontaneously in cities and towns across the country, radically shifted the discourse and rattled the economic elite with its defiant populism. It was, according to Noam Chomsky, “the first major public response to thirty years of class war.” In his new book, Occupy , Chomsky looks at the central issues, questions and demands that are driving ordinary people to protest. How did we get to this point? How are the wealthiest 1 percent influencing the lives of the other 99 percent? How can we separate money from politics? What would a genuinely democratic election look like?

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The economy's double dip recession - an anarchist perspective

25-04-2012 10:50

The article below was written back in November for an anarchist newspaper predicting the UK's current descent into a double-dip recession.

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An Olympian Inspiration

25-04-2012 09:47

With the Olympic Games and Paralympics only months away, Hussein Al-Alak introduces some of the key competitors of the Paralympics.

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Northcliffe bosses rewrite history on 80th birthday of Bristol Evening Post

20-04-2012 21:10

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
For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

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Winston Green 8 - Only 1 person drove the car 8 charged with murder

19-04-2012 17:28

The trial opened with what would have been a comedy of errors if it hadn't been for the seriousness of what was happening.

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Former SAS soldier Ben Griffin: UK Veterans For Peace launched at Easter

15-04-2012 23:58

Friday Drivetime: 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
For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

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Burdened with debt reloaded - An analysis of the current situation in Greece

12-04-2012 12:09

In Greece, the initial austerity measures developed into a full blown shock policy of devaluation of capital, which has deepened the recession and increased public debt. A main ingredient of the politics of devaluation of capital is the depreciation of labour power which aims at the weakening of the power of the working class by establishing permanent austerity and disciplining mechanisms, and by the creation of a large reserve army. Furthermore, this depreciation of labour power is facilitated by the institutional abolition of collective bargaining agreements, a process which, to a great extent, undermines the very function of the labour power representation mechanisms…

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Why The Birmingham Mayoral Referendum Matters

12-04-2012 11:08

I recall a magazine headline prior to the tightly contested 2000 US Presidential election: it read: ‘Bush and Gore - Too Close To Care’. The implication, of course, was that the two men’s policies were so similar that it mattered not which was elected. We now know better.

I was reminded of this headline recently when a friend likened Birmingham’s forthcoming mayoral referendum to, “moving the deckchairs around on the Titanic”. The implication being that not much would change should there be a Yes vote. But it most certainly will.

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UG#585 - Institutionalizing Wage Slavery (Plutocracy, Money and Society)

10-04-2012 17:28

This episode, a range of voices on the topic of wage slavery. In our first hour, a Wendell Berry reading, The Ecological Crisis as A Crisis of Character, a short video on fiat money, and A Brief History of Plutocracy by Robin Upton. In hour 2, the soundtrack of a video parable about big government, followed by continued reading of David Graeber's Debt, The First 5000 Years.

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UG#586 - The Iron Triangle (The Carlyle Group and Ethos)

10-04-2012 17:24

Focussing particularly on the Carlyle group, we look this week at the US Military-Industrial(-Congressional) Complex. First, we adapt for radio the 2004 video of Dan Briody's Iron Triangle - The Carlyle Group Exposed. Then, we adapt the more wide ranging 2010 documentary, Ethos, which looks at what is really going on in US behind the facade of democracy.

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UG#587 - Engineering The Stench of Urban Decay

10-04-2012 17:18

This episode spins a wide range of voices into an exposé of the myth of urban decay. We begin with Steve Macek, then hear Dr. Gabor Maté on his experiences of 'drug addicts' in an inner city neighbourhood. Our longest piece is Ivan Illich speaking about water and the sense of smell.

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Rich people tax avoidance = £38Billion. Poor people Benefit fraud = £1.1Billion

10-04-2012 09:33

New direct action policies against inequality required...

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Bormann & Dulles: were the Nazis really defeated in 1945?

07-04-2012 08:38

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
For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

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1954's inaugural Bilderberg meeting held in SS Field Marshal Model's wartime HQ

04-04-2012 23:44

Shocking new revelations are the fruits of research by retired elecronics engineer Dave Barnby and myself - It seems absolutely clear now that the first ever Bilderberg meeting was held in the former headquarters of the Nazis' Army Group B - Field Marshal Walther Model's SS WW2 HQ. Exactly 10 years after operation Market Garden ... which Bernhard was spying in at the behest of the King George VI who put him in the planning job ... and Lord Carrington was the lead tank that 'stopped for tea' which got Robert Redford so angry in Robert E. Levine's Bridge Too Far film. Exclusive interviews with Capt. T Moffatt Burriss (82nd Airborne) & military historian & former Parachute regiment officer Robert Kershaw

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Squatting is still legal

04-04-2012 22:03

It will remain legal in non-residential properties, but a new law is going through the final farcical stages of parliamentary approval that is meant to make squatting in residential property a crime. The law still needs royal assent and a timetable to come into force, and its effect is not so simple. The wording leaves some space for argument, and there will be human rights challenges.
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