Nelson Mandela dies aged 95
By Alec Finch 22:11 5th December 2013
It is with sad news that Nelso Mandela has died. There will be many tributes written all throughout the world about this wonderful gentleman who touched so many hearts.
We thank you ever so much for what you acheived, your love, your courage and that of a phenomenal humanitarian. We just hope, that other people and nations will follow your example in these testing times.
Finally, you will not be forgotten and may many walk forward with your echoes of pride.
Typhoon Haiyan Appeal - Urgent Help Required!!!
DEC have published a list of charities helping;
Disasters and Emergency Committee - http://www.dec.org.uk/blog/typhoon-haiyan-strikes-philippines
DEC MEMBERS RESPONDING TO THE STORM INCLUDE:
Updated 11th November 2013 by Alec Finch- To be included email firstname.lastname@example.org
Electronic Frontier Foundation - Stop the NSA "Fake Fix" Bill
11th November 2013 by Alec Finch
With lots of exciting news coming from the EFF; please see the Electronic Frontier Foundation Section!
The Future of Facebook and Twitter
27th October by Alec Finch - Editor
Please see NEWS
Interview with Mr Paul Pritchard - Due November 2013
By Linear B ;-) 27th October 2013
I am pleased to announce that I will be doing an interview with Mr Paul Pritchard in November 2013. Now you might be wondering who is Mr Paul Pritchard? Well if you follow Max Kieser and Stacy Herbert from the Kieser Report http://rt.com/shows/keiser-report/ Paul is what you call an unsung hero based in the UK yet never appeared on the Keiser Report.
Max and Stacy are already too busy; but the interview will be quite revealing and under the Creative Commons License http://creativecommons.org can be used freely with some rights reserved. Just give some credit to creative commons and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
If I can manage to get all the right people in one place at the same time, this is going to be big!
Alt-berg have October's Review
Alec Finch 11th October 2013
Help for Heroes have a new app!
10th October 2013 by Alec Finch
I did not want to annouce this exciting news until now so head over to news!
Electronic Frontier Foundation - Latest News - Important dates
27th September 2013 - Alec Finch
The EFF have a couple of important dates the first being 14:00 Tuesday 1st October 2013
TPP, Copyright, and Users' Rights: Google Hangout with EFF, KEI, and Public Citizen.
The second date is;
Join EFF & The Stopwatching.us Coalition in DC on October 26th
Time to Speak Up Against the NSA’s Mass Spying. Please see the EFF link on Fluxradio for further details.
Slight Website Design Change
20th September 2013 - B Feurich
We have decided to make a few changes to the website in response to some emails we recieved saying it was a little bit too narrow. Actually we could not agree more; so we hope it is a little bit easier on the eye now.
Over the last week; we have been a little bit quiet moving data over to some new systems and preparing to get talk radio up and running again. As always there is a huge workload and not enough hands but we are making progress!
Interview with Amer Ikram from Islamic Debt Solutions and Simply Debt Solutions.
12th September 2013 - by Alec Finch
Yesterday I met Amer and we did a few interviews that I hope you find intriguing. I am sorry if I swore, but it is just a little better if the interviews are uncut as there was an interruption.
If you care to listen to these interviews and get some debt help; you will not go far wrong!
It was a very enjoyable time and even though I was a little tired; I truly feel we got our point across quite well and therefore he gets a free banner on fluxradio as a true humanitarian who gives support. I am also looking forward to doing another interview with him in the near future - thank you Amer and thank you for supporting people.
Sonic Rade a really good band!
10th September 2013 - by Alec Finch
Sometimes, you have to relax a little and listen to some music. Sonic Rade from Switzerland have done just that. They are a wonderful band and extremely talented. Their website is http://www.sonic-rade.ch you can download their tunes from Flux Radio or just put in this following links to listen directly http://www.fluxradio.org/Gone_by_SonicRade.mp3 for the tune Gone and you can listen to the other tune on their debut album Shine at this the following link http://www.fluxradio.org/Shine_by_SonicRade.mp3
We will be looking forward to interviewing Sonic Rade in the future. As fluxradio is free; we do not pay royalties; but give great support where we can and the karma comes back. Good luck!
Help for Heroes
6th September - Alec Finch
We are very pleased to announce Help for Heroes now has a banner on fluxradio. I would like to thank Richard and all the other staff for being highly professional and giving us permission to use your new logo.
Please read the NEWS section for a statement by Bryn and Emma Parry.
Charities and Talk Radio to be added.
4th September 2013 by Alec Finch
Within the next 2 months we will be adding talk radio back to fluxradio and allow submissions of podcasts and conduct some great interviews.
We are also pleased to announce that we have a charity section for good causes and over a period of time will we will be adding more links. As you can appreciate, there are 1,000's of charties and we cannot cover them all, but we would like to hear off minority charties that quite often struggle with fundraising and get little publicity so we can hopefully give you a boost.
You will have noticed the Electronic Frontier Foundation gets their own heading as the work they do is very important internationally.
Once we get talk radio up and running again; we will make a presence on IRC (Internet Relay Chat) so people can interact with us live online and we will post an announcement on our decision of what what IRC network we will reside on including talk radio schedules. For those of you that do not know what IRC is; please read up on this link http://www.irchelp.org
Syria - A crisis versus the Western Idealogy of adding misery to the Middle East
1st August 2013 - B. Frurich
It is saddening that the crisis in Syria has escalated over the past two years to the point of using chemical weapons. No matter which side you are on, whether you support the Rebel's or Assad, the simple fact is that both sides have contributed to this humanitarian crisis with the help of hidden 'Sponsors of war'; who keep asserting their own political or religious beliefs with little or no remorse for who they hurt, maim or kill along the way.
It is a little bit like the banking crisis; no lessons have been learned, yet the people pulling the strings aka the 'puppet masters' show no remorse or accept any responsibility whatsoever.
I say to both sides; no matter how hard, you need to talk otherwise your country will suffer along with your women and children and you are eroding any future for yourselves and a country that you want to be proud of.
America with it's threats of bombing is not going to help and Obama is now going to Congress to seek approval. We have already seen Cameron defeated in the House of Commons; and I am quite sure Congress will stave off the American bombs.
Bombs do not achieve anything and the intelligence is not water-tight to say Assad launched these Chemical attacks. What is more disturbing is the report by the Daily Mail which was removed yet can still be found HERE+HERE
Dirty tricks is not surprising from outsiders 'Sponsors of War', otherwise both sides would have been at the table communicating. It is the responsibility of the Rebels and Assad's government to broker a peace deal for the sake of stability and that of your Country.
Injustices have caused people to be angry and quite rightly, but that does not mean it gives you a God given right in any religion to slain your fellow man. You have to work toward the better good, for you, family and friends despite disagreements. Please do not forget; it does not matter which country or whatever part of the world you live in; there will always be evil people who want to make life a misery for the rest of the population.
Bombing Syria will only cause more distress for the people of Syria based on bad intelligence and when I mean bad intelligence; just look at the Iraq Intelligence which was fabricated to goto war in 2003. Even still the Chilcot Inquiry is still not complete!!! I said THE CHILCOT INQUIRY IS STILL NOT COMPLETE http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/
Why is it not complete might you ask and why is it taking so long? Well lets see http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/news/20130717-progress.aspx
The Inquiry's final report will be submitted to the Prime Minister as soon as possible after that process is complete and any representations received from individuals have been considered.
The Prime Minister replied to Sir John's letter on 17 July.
Sadly the Prime Minster's reply is in .tif format and the general public cannot open a .tif file so I have converted it to a .pdf so you can read what the response is http://www.fluxradio.org/2013-07-17_Cameron_Chilcot_Letter.pdf
Now all these years later and still waiting for the Chilcot Inquiry to be concluded; how does the UK and USA come to an immediate conclusion about Syria and who REALLY used those chemical weapons?
I am afraid I am sat on the fence and am disappointed that the Chilcot Inquiry has not been completed which falls far below the standards reasonably expected of the British Government. It is within the public's best interest to hear the findings without any further delay to see what lessons can be learned before making a decision on Syria.
Finally for the people of Syria; we trust you can get together and resolve your differences without killing each other; even if that means 'power-sharing' and rebuild your loving country.
Editor - B Fuerich
Bradley Manning gets 35 years in Jail
Sometimes; it makes any decent humanitarian feel disgusted but this is not the end of the line. Let's just give the person some hope and it will more than likely be another "Free Nelson Mandela".
I would like to thank Russia Today for the news and they need some credit
RT do a great job and are very constructive!
16th August 2013 ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION - Ed notes below the link concerning GCHQ
Obama Promises Reform of NSA Spying, But the Devil Will Be in the Details
The people of the UK are dismayed at deep packet inspection, GCHQ, these evil people are known for phorming https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phorm
If you read the Wikipedia link; you will also get a better understanding of how long this has been going on. We don't need CCTV; we don't need Sensors, we want a little bit of privacy in our own homes as well but the 'core' issue is that the public should be allowed to go about their own way without fear of big brother see - http://www.bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/home as well!
There are many good people on the planet who want to be friends and in the UK we SHOULD still have in law, and our justice system based on the MAGNA CARTA and the USA CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. Sadly these rights have been erroded so you are not allowed to express yourself without trouble!
Exclusive: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans.
(Reuters) - A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.
8th August 2013 - Read the Reuters story HERE
Fed up with poor Brit telly and radio output? Ofcom wants a word with YOU
This comes from The Register - 30th July 2013
Back from Summer Break
19th July 2013
We are now back from Summer Break and will be adding far more content within the next week.
Wimbledon Live -
Why not forget about all the other news and enjoy Wimbledon 2013
You can watch it live here http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/interactive/
Use Tor, get targeted by the NSA
22nd June 2013
This news story comes from Ars Tecnnica and Slashdot.
Please read our news section to get some more information.
Good Causes and Projects
18th June 2013
I am very pleased that Electronic Frontier Foundation have something to share with you and it is quite important for your privacy, not just in the USA but Internationally.
I sincerely hope you take the time to read what has been written by Rainey Reitman. I would also like to bolster what the EFF have said, as back in 1999; many of us knew about the FBI 'Carnivore system and Echelon'.
Eventully, there was an admission it did exist and then later changed changed some of the computer code and renamed it 'Magic Lantern'.
There was also a report on https://www.slashdot.org about this.
Regardless of what I have said above; the EFF do wonders and are well worth supporting!
Finally we are there with our new logo and Peter the 'design stig' who had threatened to improve on his previous designs; has certainly come up with the goods and we are well chuffed, so thank you Peter!
We are currently changing fluxradio and will not be streaming 'talk shows' for the time being; yet may do so in the future.
As times have changed, we will now be focusing on Reviews, Products, News, Fundrasing and projects to help give publicity to good causes.
This month we are kicking off with a review of Becketts Adventure and many more will follow on a monthly basis.
If you have a product or would like to be considered for one of our reviews; please feel free to email us below.