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LISTEN HERE: The 11-8-16 BHESCO Show: Looking more on the impact of climate changes.

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This week Kayla Ente and Nat Chase discuss more on climate change and the way that we look at it and in the media as well and must more.

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This week Kayla Ente and Nat Chase discuss the impact of Brexit on Climate Change policy. For more info go to www.bhesco.co.uk

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This week Kayle Ente again interviews Nat Chase about Climate Change, Ameanal, and weather patterns and must more in part three of their eight part series on the topic.

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This week Kayle Ente interviews Nat Chase about Climate Change, Facking and Fossil Fuels.

This week Kayle Ente again interviews Nat Chase about Climate Change and Arctic amplification in a eight part series on the topic.

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This week Kayle Ente interviews Nat Chase about Climate Change, Facking and Fossil Fuels.

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This week Kayla Ente interviews Mike Taylor from Good Money

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This week Kayla Ente interviews Duncan Blinkhorn from Bike Train

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On the BHESCO Show, Kayla Ente from of Brighton and Hove Energy Services Coop looks at fracking, renewable energy and must more.

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On the BHESCO Show, Kayla Ente from of Brighton and Hove Energy Services Coop looks at winter cold in renting housing and the effect of this on housing in Brighton and must more.

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Listen Here: Davy Jones Politics Show : He interviews Chad McGuire from University of Massachusetts on rising sea levels and climate change 25.8.16

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This week Davy Jones interviews Chad McGuire from University of Massachusetts on rising sea levels and climate change.

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This week Davy Jones interviews Mark Turner from the GMB about the nursery dispute

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This week Davy Jones interviews Phil Clarke an member of the Brighton and Hove District Trades Union Council and recently voted to the executive committee of the District Labour Party, which now is suspended. They talk about the problems in the Labour Party right now and must more.

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Jeremy Corbyn arriving with supporters at the Brighton Centre in Brighton, Sussex to make his first speech as leader to the Labour Party conference at the Brighton Centre in Brighton, Sussex.

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Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to the rally at Brighton’s Hilton Metropole Tues August 2nd takes our politics roundup slot for this week.

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This Week Davy Jones interviews Unit Ozturk from Euro Mediterranean Resources Network talking about the recent coup de d’etat in Turkey and must more.

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This week Davy Jones interviews Jo Wilding on the Chilcot report on the Iraq War that was released last week and what it all means and must more

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Imani Robinson from Sisters Uncut

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 Davy Jones and Natasha Vartoukian interview Imani Robinson, representative of Sisters Uncut and the Movement for Black Lives about the work of these movements, how the dialogue and impact of racism is being compounded by Brexit, and what we can all do.

Sussex Progressives

Davy Jones interviews members of the recently formed grassroots Brighton and Sussex EU campaign groups ‘Stand Together’ and ‘Sussex Progressives’ to ask them what is happening locally in response to the EU referendum – with a lot of their collaborative activism occuring outside of ‘party political’ lines.

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In this special edition of Davy Jones Politics Show this is a recording of an event he attended at St Georges Church on Thursday from Sussex Defend the NHS about the creeping privatisation of the NHS.

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This Week Davy Jones interviews Natasha and Ruluka about the UK deciding to leave the EU in the EU Referendum yesterday. They talk about what it means to them and what need to be done now that it’s happen and must more.

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LEXIT This week Davy interviews Michael Calderbank, a Left Exit (LEXIT) supporter on the EU referendum debate. Michael is a left Labour member and on the Momentum National Council but was speaking in a personal capacity.

Was recorded on Friday 17th June but is broadcasted today and not on it normal time slot. This is due to suspend of EU Referendum campaigning on that day out of respect for Jo Cox MP who was sadly murdered on Thursday.

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Mutual Aid in Sussex

This Week Davy Jones interviews Matt from Mutual Aid in Sussex about an event that MAIS is organising with the Free University of Brighton on Saturday 11 June at the Synergy Centre to promote co-operatives in the city.

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This week Davy Jones interviews Polly Bentham from stopmfe – an umbrella group co-ordinating resistance to the planned fascist march in Brighton on Saturday 4th June.

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Davy Jones interviewes Annie Pickering from Sussex Students for Europe (and president elect of Sussex Uni students union from next month) about young people and the European Union.

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CB-poster This week Davy Jones interviews Siriol Hugh Jones about the Crossing Borders Festival that will be taking place from the 18th June to the 28th June.

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For more Information about the Festival click on the link below.

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 Davy Jones interviews Jacob from Brighton Migrant Solidarity about the planned international day of action against migrant detention centres on Saturday 7th May:

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Davy Jones interviews James Doyle, the Green Party’s candidate for the Police & Crime Commissioner elections next week on Thursday 5th May.

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 This week Davy Jones Interviews Nick McMaster and Colin Miller from Brighton & Hove Compass group, they talk about what the group all about and much more.

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Anti Academies Alliance

This week Davy Jones Interviews Bridget Chapman from Anti Academies Alliance about the government plans to turn schools into academies and much more.

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This Week Davy Jones interviews Miriam Binder from the Disabled People against Cuts and Jack Hazelgrove from the National Pensioners Convention, They discuss the affects of the cuts on disabled people and more.

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This week Davy Jones talks to Luqman Onikosi a man who is facing deportation back to Nigeria, who also suffer from Hepatitis B.  he talks about this condition and his situation with deportation and much more.

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This week in a Davy Jones special he attended a talk at the University of Sussex about Climate Change and what can be done to stop it.

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This week Davy Jones Interviews Richard Williams from Sanctuary on Sea to discuss the refugee crisis and the knock down of the refugee camp in Calais this week and much more.

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This week Davy Jones Interviews Carl Walker a man with many hats from a member of the Nation Health Action Party and Sussex Defend the NHS to being a lecturer at the University of Brighton and Stand up comedian.

They discuss a survey he is conducting on the NHS and must more.

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This week Davy Jones Interviews Lloyd Russell-Moyle the new chair of Brighton & Hove Labour Party. They discuss his politic history, to what needs to be done by Labour in the next four years, and much more.

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In Davy Jones 100 episode he interviews Caroline Lucas, the member of parliament for Brighton & Hove and they discuss politics over the past two years and must more.

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This week Davy Jones Interviews Phelim MacCafferty, a Local Green Councillor talking about tax on the local government and local council budgets and must more.

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This week Davy Jones interviews Dr. David Rogers, director of the Kingston University Writing School, who was born and raised in Arkansas, on his opinions of the current state of the US Elections. Joining them is guest host Iara Kaiser.

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This week Davy Jones interviews Sarah Kingdon from the BMA about the Junior Doctor’s dispute and what it really is about and must more.

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Stop the Wars

This week Davy Jones interviews Iara Kaiser from Stop the War to talk about Stop Bombing Syria campaign and must more.

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Paris climate talks

This week Davy Jones interviews Hannah Barker and Maddy Ryle about the Paris Climate Talks from talking about their experience at the talks to what the agreement means to tackling climate change, and must more.

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   This week Davy Jones Interviews Lorence Eric Jensen about childcare in Brighton, and about closes of childcare schools and must more

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Free Education campaign

This week Davy Jones interviews two Brighton University students about the Free Education campaign in the City and the sinister plans for making Universities more & more like businesses and restricting academic freedoms.

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Climate Change

This week Davy Jones interviews Nat Chase to talk about Climate Change, and about the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris next week and will anything change about the issue must more.

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Davy’s guest this week is James Mannion, also known as Trim Tab Jim and leader of band of the same name They discuss his political rock opera, the Reincarnation of Trim Tab Jim, which is being performed as a fundraiser twice on Saturday 19 December at the Old Market, Hove – 3.30pm for the Green Party and 7.30 for the Red Cross Refugee Appeal.

More information at http://www.trimtabjim.com

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War on Want

This week Davy Jones interviews Mark Dearn for War on Want, they discuss the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) deal and what it is, and the effect it could have and must more.

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This week Davy Jones interviews Ben Duncan a local care worker in Brighton & Hove to talk about the problems of being a care worker and the care system in general.

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Brighton Climate Action Network

This week Davy Jones interviews Duncan Blinkhorn From Brighton Climate Action Network to talk about, Climate Change and the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris and must more.

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Greg Hadfield of the B&H Indy

This week Davy Jones interviews Greg Hadfield of the Brighton & Hove Independent and talks about council tax rises and the issue of how to stop it from rising more.

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This week Davy Jones interviews Louise Purbrick & Janina Moninska from University of Brighton and talks about Art and Refuge & Resistance exhibition that starts on Friday 23 October in Brighton.

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This week Davy Jones interviews David Gibson from Living Rent Campaign about government right to buy policy, rent control and must more.

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This week Dave Jones interviews Trillia Fidei, an arctic activist with Greenpeace, about the recent decision of Shell to abandon drilling in the arctic.

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This week Davy Jones talks to Graham Bash from ‘Labour Briefing’ about the recent election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Party Leader and what the party should do next.

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This week Davy Jones’ guest is Jerry Rothwell, director of the new film ‘How to Change the World ‘ which has its premiere at the Dukes at Komedia this Wed Sept 9th

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In 1971 a brave group of young activists set sail from Vancouver in an old fishing boat. Their mission: to stop Nixon’s atomic bomb tests in Amchitka, a tiny island off the west coast of Alaska.

It was from these humble but courageous beginnings that the global organisation that we now know as Greenpeace was born. Chronicling the fascinating untold story behind the modern environmental movement, this gripping new film tells the story of eco-hero Robert Hunter and how he, alongside a group of like-minded and idealistic young friends in the ’70s, would be instrumental in altering the way we now look at the world and our place within it.

More info at howtochangetheworldfilm.com and https://www.facebook.com/howtochangetheworldfilm

 

This week Davy Jones talks to Val Knight from Sussex Defend the NHS about the closure of GP surgeries in Brighton.

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This week Davy talks to local B&H City Council employee Corinna Edwards – Colledge about her open letter to David Cameron about the cuts to local government.

LISTEN HERE to Davy Jones with Andy Richards from Brighton Hove and District Trades Union Council. Trades union councils consist of representatives of trade unions or branches of trade unions which meet within the area covered by that council, or which have members working or living in the area. A union branch will normally affiliate to the trades unions council in the area in which it meets. Locally BHDTUC have been vocal against austerity cuts ,the proposed anti union laws and limitation/withdrawal of the right to strike.

LISTEN HERE  to Davy Jones with Colin Miller from Brighton and Hove Compass.

B & H Compass is a new group to Brighton and Hove. Nationally they promote unity on the progressive left. They are sponsoring a public meeting on July 27th 7pm at the Brighthelm Centre, North Road where speakers include Caroline Lucas MP, Nany Platts and Neal Lawson from the national Compass. More info @ http://www.compassonline.org.uk/about/

Listen here to Davy Jones with Marina Prentoulis of Greek Solidarity Campaign

Today Davy Jones discusses the latest developments in the ongoing crisis in Greece with Marina Prentoulis from the Greek Solidarity Campaign

Davy Jones with Mike Aiken from the

National Coalition of Independent

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Davy and Mike Aiken from the National Coalition of Independent Action (NCIA) discuss the changing role of the voluntary sector and the increasing danger of it becoming a Trojan Horse for privatisation.

Davy Jones with Ali Ghanimi Free

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Davy Jones talks to Ali Ghanimi from the Free University of Brighton (FUB) about their latest projects including the launch of a FUB degree course.More information athttp://www.freeuniversitybrighton.org/

Davy Jones with Ken Montague

Campaign Against Climate Change

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This week Davy Jones is with Ken Montague from the Campaign Against Climate Change talking about the plans in Brighton to mobilise around the Paris COP talks (and the embryonic launch of Brighton CAN (Climate Action Network).

 

Listen Here: R.Wolff Economics Update 26-08-16 “Capitalism’s Craziness”

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 “Capitalism’s Craziness”
 “Updates on universities, politicians, and grad student unions, Bill Gates obscene wealth, Harley-Davidson’ illegal pollution and more. Analyses of capitalism’s craziness: insufficient demand, unemployment’s wastes, state subsidies for all systems.”

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 “The System Exposed” “Updates on Olympic economics, mass transit, productivity truths, labor weakness and political parties, golden parachutes, Tim Cook’s thin ‘patriotism,” PG&E’s crimes, the rich vs unions in politics.”

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Updates on Macy’s closing 141 stores, Clinton campaign economics, age and pensions, corruptions of think tanks. Detailed economics of worker coops

 

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 “Updates on India’s inequality, Philly’s poverty behind DNC front, new initiatives from unions, Starbuck’s profiteering, gutting federal estate tax. Interview with Adam Hochschild on econ crisis, fascism, Spain’s civil war.”

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Updates on platform contradictions, the VW scandal, CEOs pay explosion, Italian banks crisis, scary US auto loans. Major discussions: economics of lotteries, when profit decides who gets mortgages, and why 21st century socialism makes worker cooperatives the basic production institution
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 “Leaders” exposed by crises: Johnson in UK, Dimon in US. Stagnant incomes for most. Interview with Rob Robinson on conditions and prospects of African-Americans.
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Updates on minimum wage raises, economics of prisons, evidence that notions of “economic recovery” are myths for most of world. Interview with Dr Harriet Fraad on why Orlando’s tragic shooting happened
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                                                                               What Brexit Means
Updates on new Puerto Rico deal, French street battles, German leaders’ need humility, fake Cleveland revitalization, selling out national parks. Major analysis of Brexit in changing world economy.
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                                             “Small Victories, Big Lessons”
 “Updates on victories (1) over US sugar industry and (2) in reducing Sweden’s 40-hour workweek to 30 hours with no pay cut. Major analyses of jobs moving south, legal fight over tax exemption for religions, corporate bailouts in Michigan, excess Corp borrowing, and capitalist technology serving profits not people.”
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Economic Change: Why and How”

“Updates on CEO pay, new book on inequality, US estate and inheritance taxes. Interview with Alan Schulman, coordinator Democracy at Work New York City.”

Updates on new book “Coming of Age in the Other America,” new research shows superiority of worker coops over capitalist enterprises, negative results of profit-driven enterprises, “America” replaces Budweiser. Interview with Betsy Avila, digital organizer of local groups for social change.

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 “Updates on fossil-fuel divestment, Zika virus economics, product recalls , and payday loan scandal. Interview with environmentalist lawyer/activist Carol Dansereau.”
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                                           “Listen, Prof. Krugman”
Updates on car companies buying ride-share companies, Pope’s latest, evidence against Prof. Krugman’s rosy view of inequality. Major discussions of (1) why markets need not undermine worker-coop based economy and (2) European leaders’ failed policies on Greece.
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 “Updates on Alabama convicts strike against slavery, Greece’s victimization, TTIP exposed, and taxing Yale. Interview with Joan Berezin and Kip Waldo on revolutionary change.”
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 “False Econ Recovery, True Journalism”
Updates on “carry interest tax loophole,” Miami’s Marlin Park and state subsidies for business, negative interest rates, and banks’ “bail-in” versus “bail-out.” Interview reporter Bob Hennelly about false economic recovery, dissolving society, and real journalism.
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 “False Econ Recovery, True Journalism”
 Updates on “carry interest tax loophole,” Miami’s Marlin Park and state subsidies for business, negative interest rates, and banks’ “bail-in” versus “bail-out.” Interview reporter Bob Hennelly about false economic recovery, dissolving society, and real journalism.
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Updates on IMF, Panama Papers and tax evasion, workers fighting back. Major discussions of economics of prisons and sugar babies and of how worker coops might have changed the USSR and China.
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 Updates on tax issues: Panama Papers, corp tax rates, tax-avoiding “inversions” and Yale’s tax avoidance. Part 2 of interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad: capitalist efficiency produces human inefficiency and what to do about it.
 “Updates on China’s rising wages, lethal overdoses and economic crisis, courts worsen Puerto Rico’s crisis, moving jobs to Mexico, and Florida governor tries to help Yale evade taxes. Major discussions of minimum wage debates, workers without college degrees, and workers coops as key to doing better than capitalism.”
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“Updates on top bankers’ pay, bad auto corps’ decisions, deflation, and socialist economics. Interview with Dr Harriet Fraad on capitalism and personal life.”
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Updates on Europe’s new econ stimulus, French workers rally for job security, US airlines’ rip-off fees. Response to question about govt blame for economic crisis since 2008. Major discussions on what capitalist profit is and on the basic economics of our political party system
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 “Updates on injustice of Argentina’s default settlement, on Pope Francis’s rejection of “exploiters,” and on stagnating real median incomes in US. Major discussions of (1) what Sanders’s support proves about Occupy Wall Street, and (2) economics of fascism.”
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“Updates on Citibank calls “Recession” for 2016, Robert Gordon’s new book “Rise and Fall of American growth, college students to Europe for free educations, drug and food companies profit at public’s expense, economics of presidential candidates, pension struggles heat up, and why China’s slowdown due to US/Euro/Japan economies. Major discussions of (1) US unemployment and (why profit motive yields economic decisions so often good for profits but bad for society.”
“Updates on Bloomberg’s money, negative interest rates, the oil market, Puerto Rico’s cruel sales tax, Fed Reserve governor supports breaking up banks ‘too big to fail,’ and Apple borrows despite its huge cash hoard. Response to listeners: converting capitalist into worker coop type enterprises. Major discussion: three alternative responses to the huge problems of capitalism today.”
“Updates on China achieves economic superpower status, profit produces drug scarcities, Ireland’s unjust austerity, millionaire tax in Massachusetts. Major discussions of self-destructive cut-backs in public higher education and the chaos of the monetary system (banks, Fed Reserve, etc.).”
“Lessons About and From Socialism”
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 “Updates on the economic significance of Sanders’ Iowa vote, Keynes on risks of revolution against capitalism, costs of oil market collapse. Interview with author Pete Dolack on lessons for today of past experiments in socialism.”
“Capitalism’s Results”
Updates on Obama on/in Detroit, Walmart closing stores, Santa Fe and public banking, food-makers’ profits vs people’s health. Major discussion of Oxfam and IECD reports on world poverty and inequality.

“Fighting Rightist Economics”

“Updates on worker actions by UK’s “junior doctors” and Detroit teachers, Flint’s poisoned water, Supreme Court struggle. More on US govt subsidy of religion. Interview on worker coops with Michael Johnson author of new book.”

“What Capitalism Is”

Updates on Obamacare scandal, bank errors threaten depositors, public pension looting, subsidizing religion. Major discussion of old vs new meanings of capitalism as an economic system.

“Economic Lessons from 2015″

Updates on FED’s interest rate hike, Peter Drucker on “like a business,” gun business, and oil economics. Response to question on whether it is China that is slowing the world economy. Major discussion of Greek and Spanish austerity politics and how major oil, banking and auto corporations proved why we can and must do better than capitalism.

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“Transcending Capitalism”

Updates on denying bailout for Puerto Rico and gross wealth inequality in US and Wisconsin. Response to listeners on guns and the capitalist profit motive. Interview with Prof. Cathy Mulder on transcending capitalism via worker cooperatives.

“Austerity’s Social Costs”

Updates on Portugal joins Greece against austerity, US austerity especially in Puerto Rico and Illinois, useless laws for banks, words not action in Paris. Major discussions of Thanksgiving economics, Germany and refugees, France and terrorism, US airlines cheat for profits.

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“Why Whites in Trouble”
 Updates on economics of immigration, economic alarmists, Ireland as tax haven. Response to listeners on role and place for small business in worker-coop based economy. Interview with Dr Harriet Fraad on crisis for middle-aged whites in US today.
 “Big vs Small Business”
Updates on Japan’s Recession, half of New York City economically in trouble, ACA deductibles undermine affordability, Million student March, another crooked capitalist. Response to listeners on private vs public enterprises. Major topics: small vs big business and big ideas not being discussed in campaigns.

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“Economic Power Struggles”

This show from the US includes updates on Greek and Portuguese austerity struggles, obesity and Coca Cola, importance of U of Missouri, JC Penney’s fake sales, and Macy’s urgent sales. Response to listeners on politics, economics of TPP. Major discussions of (1) upcoming FED decision on interest rates and (2) economic causes of gentrified US cities.

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How Capitalism Works

Updates on capitalism vs higher education, real costs of apps, how other half banks. In depth analyses of projected economic downturn in 2016, capitalist inequality and housing changes, and how capitalism affects sports.

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Teaching High School Economics

Updates on Obama harshness re student debt, how much corps and rich abuse tax havens, MIT rejects fossil-fuel divestment, profit over safety at tylenol company. Response to listener on where US economy headed now. Interview life-long high school teacher Alan Schulman on teaching economics after the 2008 crisis: problems and prospects.

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Capitalism vs Democratic Socialism

Richard Wolff updates us on monster merger in beer, buying the US presidency, homeless in Hawaii, Canada’s election results. Response to listener’s question on relation of individualism to capitalism and socialism. Major discussion of history of socialism vs capitalism with focus on specific place of democratic socialism.

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Coops vs capitalism

Saving capitalism, looming economic downturn, Berlin 250,000 against TTIP, US plan to give Puerto Rican taxes to banks. Response to question on planning. Interview: Laura Flanders, independent journalist on coops vs capitalism.

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Capitalism’s Crimes

Updates on Planned Parenthood, Irish and French unions’ initiatives. Responses to questions on the VW scandal and the TPP deals. In depth update and analysis of the ongoing Crisis in Greece with Prof. Harry Konstantinides.

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Meanings of Class

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updates on the Swedish plan for a peaceful transition beyond capitalism, ripoffs in car insurance, Ferguson, MO credit downgrade. Also there is response to listeners on the CA drought and on the best solution for corporate abuses like VW’s. Then a major discussion of (1) what class means and what is at stake in different meanings, and (2) guaranteed income vs guaranteed jobs.”

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Puerto Rico as US’s Greece

Updates on new Detroit book, Mayor’s austerity policy in Chicago, homeless school children, soaring medical insurance deductibles. Responses to listeners on VW scandal and Pope’s statements on economics. Interview with Prof. Ian Seda-Irizarry on current crisis in Puerto Rico.

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This week’s show from the US includes updates on GM settlement, Census Bureau proves no recovery for 90%, GE moves jobs overseas; responses to listeners on FED agonies over interest rates and how capitalism mishandles unemployment. Major discussion of WSDEs and capitalist corporations.

 

Stop the War Conference Sat Oct 8th 10-5 Book Now!

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The dismemberment of the Middle East continues apace. The US has this week launched an intense bombing campaign in the heavily-populated Libyan city of Sirte and its suburbs. This is set to be the largest Western military operation in Libya since the 2011 intervention which killed tens of thousands of people, devastated the country’s infrastructure and led to mass tortures, racist persecution and killings of Sub-Saharan African workers, and to general chaos.


The Western intervention also toppled the Gaddafi regime, only for it to be replaced by a number of factions which have been fighting a brutal civil war for the last five years. Earlier this year the US and its allies imposed a Prime Minister, Fayez al-Sarraj, who is not recognised in large parts of the country. His puppet regime has now formally invited the US to bomb the country yet again.
Western forces led by the US have recently also killed many civilians in the bombings in Syria, where they are competing for power with Russia (which is also bombing heavily populated areas). These are some of the ways in which the ‘war on terror’ continues to cause untold misery across the region and beyond.

Stop the War is therefore organising an international conference which will mark fifteen years of this war and discuss how we can address the present dangers and prevent the catastrophes that lie ahead.

15 years on: Time to stop the war
An international conference
Saturday 8th October • 10 – 5pm
TUC Congress House
23-28 Great Russell St
London, WC1B 3LS
Web: http://stopwar.org.uk

We are very pleased to announce that Tariq Ali will be joining the list of speakers, which also includes Malalai Joya, Lindsey German, Salma Yaqoob, Brian Eno, Medea Benjamin, Phyllis Bennis, Anas Altikriti, Chris Cole, Andrew Murray, Reg Keys and Mark Serwotka.

Sessions include:
Chilcot and the next steps for the movement • Armed and dangerous: Foreign policy after the US elections • The Middle East: Endless war? • Will the new Cold War turn hot? • Killing by remote control: Drones and geopolitics • The war on Muslims: Islamophobia and civil liberties

Please invite your Facebook contacts to the conference. The ticket prices are £15 standard and £10 concession.

Book your place here.

 

Come along Thousand4 £1000 Big Party Sat Aug 13th The Rosehill 70-71 Rosehill Terrace 2-11pm

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Join us for an afternoon and evening of music, games, food and solidarity, raising awareness and funds for Thousand4£1000. This unique project is raising small monthly donations from the community in Brighton to secure rent to provide vulnerable migrants in our city with secure and stable accommodation.

Check out the line up!:
Harry’s Tricks – Brighton’s futuristic swing ensemble

Sam Berkson – Settled Wanderers feat. Jules Arthur and Nick Wilsdon, poems from Western Sahara

Kora Mbye – Kora music from West Africa

Elsewhere Cinema – Silent films from across the globe

Bryony Bird’s Badge Station

Koma Bênav – Kurdish and Turkish folk music

Plus AfroBass DJs -Tropical DJ duo John Warr and Guy Morely playing new and old, rare and scratchy, dance and funk friendly tracks from the African continent and its diaspora. As heard on Totallyradio and Radio Reverb.

Bring your kids, your friends and your dancing shoes. Bring your anger with the UK’s immigration policy and your open heart and desire to make things better.
Ticket price includes an evening (veggie) meal! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thousand41000-space-for-all-festival-tickets-26541811272

 

More info at https://brightonmigrantsolidarity.wordpress.com/1000-for-1000/

 

Listen Here: Special Interest Story: Happy 100th Birthday Len

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This week, we say Happy Happy Birthday to eco socialist , long standing activist and special gent Mr Len Goldman who is 100 yrs old  on Saturday. We are replaying  Davy Jones’ Politics Show, from two years ago, in which Davy interviews Len about his long life in Brighton, his activism with Brighton Peace and Environment Centre and with the Older People’s Council.

 

The Brighton Left Radio Show: Brexit Special

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The journalists at Brighton Left attempt to pick apart the cataclysm that is Brexit, why it happened and what it means for you, the world and socialism in general.

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Listen Here: Hands Off Our Schools Public Meeting

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Here is the latest news from the Brighton anti-academy movement in their attempts to save local education from the prospect of forced academisation from local government.

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Listen Here: Our friends on Work Exp make radio show, song and present: Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy

 

 

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Missed the last recording?. Fear not a new work experience team has given us a brand new update of the Hitchhikers guide of the galaxy. To see which bit of the universe you have missed,  Listen Here.

If you enjoyed that their other recordings can be found Here

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A team from Longhill School presenty their adaptation of Douglas Adams Sci-Fi classic and nerd bible The Hitchhikers Guide to the galaxy. Ever wondered the answer to the question of life, the universe and everything?, well sit back and prepare to be taken upon this wild ride.

Enjoyed that?, well feel free to listen to their other recent work here

 

LISTEN HERE: Talking Possabilities discuss Welfare Reform and the effect it has on disabled people

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The Fed has changed its name to Possability People.  Our radio show is now called Talking Possibilities. This week they discuss Welfare reform and the effect it has on disabled people.

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“Talking Possabilities”, formerly Fed radio, discuss Accessible Volunteering in our city.

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The Get Involved Group (GIG) is Possability People’s (formerly the Fed) engagement project, which aims to represent the views of people with a lived experience of disability, impairment, physical or mental health issues.  Carers, personal assistants, families and friends are also welcome.

The group meets every six weeks and holds consultation meetings, invites speakers, discusses issues and suggests solutions. The group keeps in touch with its members via email, telephone and post and there is a monthly news round-up. GIG is a platform for disabled people to bring about real change in our city.

If you would like to attend  meetings, find out more about the project or be added to the mailing list,  please contact(01273) 208934 or email lilly@possabilitypeople.org.uk

Previous Show : ‘Access to the Streets’

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In this edition of the show, the disability engagement group the Get Involved Group (GIG) look at disabled access to the streets of Brighton and Hove.

The Get Involved Group (GIG) is Possability People’s (formerly the Fed) engagement project, which aims to represent the views of people with a lived experience of disability, impairment, physical or mental health issues.  Carers, personal assistants, families and friends are also welcome.

The group meets every six weeks and holds consultation meetings, invites speakers, discusses issues and suggests solutions. The group keeps in touch with its members via email, telephone and post and there is a monthly news round-up. GIG is a platform for disabled people to bring about real change in our city.

If you would like to attend  meetings, find out more about the project or be added to the mailing list,  please contact(01273) 208934 or email lilly@possabilitypeople.org.uk

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In this edition of the show, they look at disability sport, where it happens, and what else could be done to engage disabled people in sport..

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In this edition of the show, they look at the Fairness Commission , what it does and what it means for disabled people in Brighton and Hove.

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In this edition of the show, they look at the accessibility for disabled people of pubic transport and what is being done to make it happen in Brighton and Hove.

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Listen here: Brighton Uni Drama Society A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Followinbg a series of interviews with the cast (below) we were very ecxited to be invited along to record the final production of Midsummer Night’s at the Brighthelm Centre on May 27th. We absolutely loved it – full of highly accomplished performances, lovely sets and very beautiful music. Well done and thanks to everyone involved.

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Fourth interview with the cast. Good luck next week guys with the performances from all your friends at Radio Free Brighton!

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The Brighton University Drama Society are performing William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” as part of the Brighton Fringe.

In week 3 of the ongoing cast interviews, Oberon (Rob) interviews Helena (played by Cat Bass), Puck (played by Oscar Stafford), Snug The Joiner (played by Morgan Dawe) and Moth (played by Veronica Liptrot).

The group chat about the challenges of acting as part of a group as opposed to alone, favourite Shakespeare plays, the nature of fairies and whether it would be better to have a donkey head or for a donkey to have your head for a day. With just over two weeks left, excitement from the cast is at an all time high!

Details for the play can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/15908
Buy your tickets here: https://www.brightonfringe.org/box-of

Also, follow BUDS across social media:
Twitter – @btonunidrama
Instagram – @buds_brighton_drama
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/BtonUniDrama/

 

Listen here: Prof Ian Cunningham SMLC on School Testing

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Prof Ian Cunningham from the Self Managed Learning College in Brighton talks about education school testing and better ways to support children in learning for a good life

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Sussex Defend the NHS: Campaigners say CCG Chief Exec should go: shifting blame didn’t wash with independent reviewers of patient transport chaos

Sussex Defend the NHS are angry at responses to the independent report on Sussex Patient Transport Service that was published on Monday. The local NHS campaigning group are calling for the resignation of Wendy Carberry, Chief Executive of Lewes and Havens CCG who is responsible for the contract being awarded to Coperforma and which led to a complete break down in the service earlier in the year. The chaos and dire consequences for patients caught the attention of the national press as well as local media.

Sussex Defend point out that at the time, the previous service provider was blamed by both Coperformer and Wendy Carberry for not cooperating fully with data provision at the change-over in April. This is not the case according to the assessment report which says,

We have examined the initial reasons stated by Coperforma as being the two principal causes of the poor performance, (high volume of calls and errors in the live data transferred), and we suggest both should have been capable of being addressed in a number of days, rather than weeks.

Blaming the previous provider is wholly inadequate and now proven wrong. It was weeks before Coperforma managed to improve the service to anywhere near acceptable levels. Even in June, Sussex Defend the NHS publicised the case of a patient who sadly died having missed an appointment with a consultant due to the transport not turning up. Wendy Carberry promised a report on this incident would be sent to the family by July. The group will be asking for its publication.

What the campaigners say now is, ‘This independent assessment of the PTS chaos makes strong criticism of the CCG’s decision to contract with an ill-prepared, un-tried and poorly monitored private provider. Once again, the person ultimately responsible, Wendy Carberry, is pointing the finger anywhere other than herself and the CCGs responsible, this time at half a dozen sacked call-centre workers. And while this is being investigated, she can only apologise and say little else. On her salary that’s not good enough. With power comes responsibility and she needs to accept that and resign before her CCG signs off any more dangerous contracts under the delusion that they are saving money and improving efficiency which they so clearly aren’t. The recommendations in this report look like basic common sense. These people are not fit for the jobs they have and should go.’

For further information contact Katrina Miller SDNHS mob 0775 238 0093

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Here are some of the upcoming events over the next few weeks, organised by Sussex Defend the NHS.

Tues 8 March

Sussex Defend the NHS Organising Meeting All supporters welcome. 7 – 9pm. Dorset gardens Methodist Church.

Wed 9 March

Show solidarity with Junior Doctors on strike 8 -12.30 Outside Royal Sussex County Hospital. Unite Community Benefits Campaign Day of Action against Benefit Cuts 11am Job Centre Edward Street Trades Council AGM Guest Speaker: Junior Doctor Todd Leckie, BMA rep. 7:30pm King and Queen Pub All trade union & BMA members welcome

Thurs 10 March

Show solidarity with Junior Doctors on strike 8 -12.30 Outside Royal Sussex County hospital, Brighton

Fri 11 March

Sussex Defend the NHS: Send off for Caroline Lucas as she goes to London for 2nd reading of NHS Bill on 11th March. Brighton station. 7.30 am See attached flyer and info

Tuesday 15th March

National Sixth Form Colleges NUT Strike; – support BHASVIC and Varndean College pickets From early AM. http://feweek.co.uk/2016/02/29/strike-action-at-sixth-form-colleges-on-march-15/ Brighton and Hove Health Wellbeing Board 4pm Brighton Centre (get in touch if you plan to go)

Sat 19th March

Stand Up to Racism/Refugees Welcome Demo Central London Coach from Brighton organised by People’s Assembly, 9am http://thebiglemon.com/refugees-welcome/

Tues 22 March

B&H CCG Board Meeting Brighthelm Centre 10-1pm

Sat 26 March

Defend the NHS Stall and soap box War memorial, bottom St James St 11-1pm

Tues 12 April

Defend NHS Organising Meeting All supporters welcome. 7 – 9pm. Dorset gardens Methodist Church

Sat 16 April

National People’s Assembly demo: march for Health, Homes, Jobs and Education 9.30 am Meet Brighton Station to travel to London. http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/hhje 99% Festival part 1: Big Revolutions 8.30pm Synergy Centre, 78 West St BN1 2RA

Sunday 17th April

99% Festival part 2: Ousting Austerity Synergy Centre, 78 West St BN1 2RA.

defendthenhs@gmail.com http://defendthenhssussex.weebly.com https://twitter.com/SussexDefendNHS https://www.facebook.com/SussexDefendTheNHS

 

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As you know, we, along with others campaigning for a non-privatised NHS, are also campaigning against TTIP.  This 7 minute clip explains why:
We are also keeping a close eye on proposals to cut public services run by Brighton and Hove Council – follow the Peoples Assembly link if you don’t know what the proposals are:  http://www.brightonpa.org.uk/
 

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