Swallow This, The Darkest Secrets of the Food Industry, Joanna Blythman (Seg 1)
This weeks show:
Credits: Alan Mathews joins us from the Portishead Railway Group to bring us up to date on developments on re-opening the line Beeching closed in the 1960s. As a fast-growing town of retirement homes and flats with a sea view the journey by car from Portishead to the M5 motorway and to Bristol is becoming intolerable and just a few more bureaucratic hurdles need to be cleared before the line can begin carrying passengers once more. Alan explains where the new Portishead railway station is likely to be located but reminds us that the projected date for it to open has been ‘four years into the future’ for many years now, in other words the projected opening keeps receding.
The retired Reverend Stephen Sizer has written two important books on Christian Zionism, Roadmap To Armageddon and Zion’s Christian Soldiers. Here he explains why he believes Zionists, such as Benjamin Netanyahu, are wrong to exclude other races from full citizens’ rights in Israel. He explains the Old Testament case for inclusion of Palestinians, and other foreigners and challenges, on Biblical grounds, the theology that Israel should be exclusively Jewish.
Anthony J. Hall is a professor of Globalisation studies and Native American studies at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada. Over the last year or so he’s been under attack by the Isreal lobby, specifically B’nai B’rith and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for a racist post which someone else put on his Facebook page and which was then misquoted as being authored by him. But tonight we put all that aside and focus on his ground-breaking work in steadfastly taking apart the nuts and bolts of the 9/11 attacks and explaining this as a psychic ‘Trojan Horse’ designed to re-ignite opportunities for colonialism by the same Anglo-American elite forces which took over and exploited America between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. Anthony’s book set ‘The Bowl With One Spoon’ comes in two parts 1: The American Empire and the Fourth World (2005)
and 2: Earth into Property: Colonization, Decolonization, and Capitalism (2010)
Dylan Romeo is a local filmmaker not long out of City of Bristol College who is making films in his free time off work as a cameraman, editor and producer. He’s looked at people let down by the state ‘care’ system as well as vulnerable people sucked into ‘modern slavery’ and the difficulties of the elderly faced with partners suffering from dementia. He realises a career in the documentary industry is not easy to attain but is determined to learn by doing it and hopefully nothing will stop him pursuing a profession he is determined to learn with the aim of giving ‘a voice to the voiceless’.