Archive | November 2014

Dialect – Knightstone Island: Action Fraud spot corruption in North Somerset Council

This is the recently regenerated Knightstone Island and Marine Lake. The photo was taken from the roof of the Cove Cafe whilst the sun was setting over Cardiff. Although known as an Island, Knightstone is actually a promontory as it is connected by Knightstone Causeway to the mainland. A pedestrian causeway also extends north-west from the island, this forms the west bank of Marine Lake.

plus Gail Riplinger on her ‘New Age Bible Versions’ book

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Julian Parry from Weston Super Mare drops byagain this week to recount the various tales of corruption in North Somerset Council… the Tropicana and Knightstone Island as well as waste management feature heavily. Certain individual council officers may have profited from the sale of a lease on Knightstone Island for the princely sum of £1.00 a year when it was worth around a cool £8 million.

Aldous Huxley this week finishes his talk from 1962 entitled ‘The Ultimate Revolution’.

Gail Riplinger begins her exposition of the fruits of her six years of research entitled ‘New Age Bible Versions’ in which she reveals the New International Version of the Bible, to which Rupert Murdoch owns the copyright, has had important verses about fasting and prayer removed.


Dialect – Open Rights Group – Error 451 – getting the internet to tell us what it’s censoring

Digital Surveillance: Why the Snooper's Charter is the wrong approach.

plus Nic Outterside, death of regional journalism is unhealthy for democracy

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This week former newspaper editor Nic Outterside discusses the slow death of regional newspaper journalism. The fact that so few journalists are now working regionally and so many papers have closed is very unhealthy for democracy. Nic also discusses two of his articles on secret US flights over Scotland at Machrihanish air base and also the 1998 Bilderberg conference where a reporter was arrested just for knocking at a door.

Angela Bellassie interviews John Redmand from Standards Against Female Exploitation or SAFE about his campaign to stop people trafficking.

Ed Lander joins us from The Open Rights Group in Bristol and hotfoot from the national conference in London. He also discusses the rights and wrongs of Windows 8 which has arguably been a disaster and ORG’s campaign for more information when the internet is being censored – Error 451.

Dialect – Writing poetry: overcoming the legacy of child sexual abuse

Movie poster for Rich Peppiatt's film One Rogue Reporter, a pastiche of the poster for Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, with a press reporter's hat instead of an army helmet

plus One Rogue Reporter: Richard Peppiatt comes to Bristol

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Simon Chapman joins us from the Bristol branch of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) to tell us about a screening and discussion the union is organising at the Cube Cinema at 7:30pm on Fri 21 November.

Simon also discusses the redundancy of local staff reporters, press regulation and the owners of the Bristol Evening Post ‘Local World’, who are they?

One Rogue Reporter is the story of Rich Peppiatt, a tabloid hack who snaps over his red top paper’s fixation with sensationalism over truth. When the phone hacking scandal engulfs Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World, Rich decides to use the skills he’s honed on Fleet Street to turn the tables on the press barons peddling sex, lies and scaremongering under the cloak of journalism. The result is a hilarious documentary: part exposé, part comedy, part cri de coeur against unaccountable press power. Read More…

Extra: Bishop Michael Hill, “Edward Colston’s involvement in slave trade just ‘speculation'”

Bristol Cathedral West Front

With Bishop of Bristol the Right Reverend Michael Hill

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At today’s Merchant Venturers’ Charter Day Service in Bristol Cathedral the Bishop of Bristol The Right Reverend Michael Hill made the extraordinary statement to hundreds of schoolchildren in his sermon that rumours Bristol born seventeenth and eighteenth century merchant and MP Edward Colston made money from the slave trade are just ‘speculation’.

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Dialect – Aldous Huxley – is hypnosis of the masses possible?

Charcot demonstrating hypnosis on a "hysterical" Salpêtrière patient, "Blanche" (Blanche Wittmann), who is supported by Dr. Joseph Babiński (rear). Note the similarity to the illustration of opisthotonus (tetanus) on the back wall.

plus the miscarriage of justice of 69 year old veterinary surgeon Maurice Kirk

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More about the terrible miscarriage of justice of 69 year old veterinary surgeon Maurice Kirk by South Wales police. This week his ex-wife Janet Kirk comes in to give us her version of events leading up to Maurice being imprisoned on trumped up charges. Maurice upset the daughter of a South Wales police superintendent who was linked to drugs and has been persecuted by the force ever since.

Andrew Dent reports on his partner who had a mental health episode – what did he learn from the experience?

Aldous Huxley speaks in 1962 about ‘The Ultimate Revolution’, the possibilities of a police state growing out of mass hypnosis.

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