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The bizarre world of Peter Hitchens

Author and journalist, Peter Hitchens, is probably the most enigmatic and controversial public figure currently working in the corporate mainstream media today. Daniel Margrain shows you why…

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Child services fit for the 21st Century

In our first program with Camila Batmanghelidjh, we focused on the closure of her charity, Kids Company. In this program we discuss with her what 21st century children’s services should actually look like. Over the last 20 years, Kids Company partnered with scientists to examine what was happening to children’s brains as a result of chronic maltreatment and neglect. They found that the brain function of traumatised children was similar to that of war-veterans, except their war was surviving childhood in the ghettos of Britain.

A war criminal in the White House

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Kissinger is estimated to be responsible for at least four million deaths worldwide. During his legacy, he expanded US arms sales whilst conducting covert operations via the CIA. He sabotaged civil liberation movements, armed mercenaries and apartheid forces. So why is he a regular entry on Trump’s White House visitors list? Claire Connelly looks into the direction of future US foreign policy.

The Guardian: A cheerleader for US sponsored terror

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Over the past week, the Guardian has engaged in a variety of personal attacks on a number of independent journalists and academics – those who criticise the paper’s support for the ‘White Helmets’; a so-called ‘humanitarian’ organisation that operates in ‘rebel-held’ areas of Syria. There are two versions of this story, but the media only wants you to hear one of them…

The on-going stitch-up against Julian Assange

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The UN findings confirmed that Assange’s detention has been unlawful since his very first arrest in the United Kingdom in 2010. But Phillip Hammond thinks the UN detention report ‘frankly ridiculous’. Daniel Margrain unpicks the real drivers of this cat and mouse saga.

Things governments can and cannot afford

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In the UK, the Tories have slashed NHS funding, public housing and social care, policing, libraries, arts – even school dinners – on the grounds it was unaffordable. But it was comfortable spending £142 million per year subsidising the defence force (including the promotion of arms exports), and another £18 billion in corporate tax cuts for the private sector, and £120bn building a bloody great bridge to France.

But where will we find the money?

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Renegade Inc’s Claire Connelly was recently interviewed by Redacted Tonight’s Lee Camp about the myths of money & history that led to the present political crisis. Here is the summary of how government spending works…and why the current misunderstandings mean we are now in trouble.

Memogate

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The memo focuses on a 2016 FBI surveillance warrant to monitor former Trump foreign policy advisor Carter Page. The Republicans were desperate to make it public. The Democrats were desperate to keep it hidden. Both sides seemed convinced its release would have a big impact on Russiagate. Here is what you need to know about it…