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 State Of The City reports 
 with Daphne Havercroft from SWWHAG
 Weekly Program
 
 Bristol Broadband Co-operative  
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Syria and Iran latest. Free Syrian Army (FSA) get surface to air missiles. We hear two extracts from the Iranian English language channel Press TV which is now banned in Britain by broadcasting regulator Ofcom. We hear that US corporations buy elected politicians by spending $15bn on lobbying in the run-up to the US Presidential election later this year and Gordon Duff from Veterans Today's view that the Patriot Act has echoes of Nazi Germany and that Republican candidate Mitt Romney represents war profiteers, not just the Republican party. Daphne Havercroft - from South West Whistleblowers' Health Action Group (SWWHAG) - consolidation and commercialisation of the NHS as plans are revealed to merge the 2 NHS trusts to one that. This time it was the UHB NHS Trust managers and board who failed to appear on the show to discuss reasons for the merger and the future of their £500m annual budget of public money. David Powell from Friends of the Earth (FOE)discusses Fracking, the extraction of gas by pouring toxic chemicals deep into the water table which energy companies are planning to do in the Mendip Hills. Forthcoming protest on Saturday 22nd September called Global Frackdown, Frack Free Somerset and the national Frack Off campaign as well as the film: Fracking Hell. Wind farms and fossil fuel vs. alternative energy policy. Joanne Baker, author of Uranium in Iraq: The Poisonous Legacy of the Iraq Wars talks about Hiroshima Day on Monday as well as Britain's use of radioactive waste to pollute countries in foreign wars. Fran Anderson from Reinvestigate 911 reflects on the 9/11 Commission report, BBC coverage of the 9/11 attacks and the thoughts of US author of Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace and writer Gore Vidal who died this week, aged 86.

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