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  • © Phil Noble
    Clement Attlee completely changed Britain with the NHS and even today, 70 years later, none dare breathe a word against it. This week, Attlee biographer Francis Beckett joins Sputnik to tell us more about a modest man with nothing to be modest...
  • Sputnik orbits the World with George Galloway, looking behind the stories which made the news, as well as unearthing the ones that didn’t. As one of the longest serving MPs, expect debate and discussion between George and authoritative, influential, but most importantly informed, guests. Co-host Gayatri Pertiwi will take to the streets and social media, gathering your thoughts and opinions to add to the mix. Topics may differ from politics to social concerns, but Sputnik will remain true to its aim - bringing a new perspective, a different view.
  • © Phil Noble
    Episode 087
    Clement Attlee completely changed Britain with the NHS and even today, 70 years later, none dare breathe a word against it. This week, Attlee biographer Francis Beckett joins Sputnik to tell us more about a modest man with nothing to be modest...
  • Labour Party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn © Peter Nicholls
    Episode 086
    For decades the national union of students in Britain served as a factory for New Labour lackeys. Generation after generation emerged from student politics into research jobs in parliament. They migrated to the green benches and even the front...
  • © Eddie Keogh
    Episode 085
    It's not often that Britain's farmers make the headlines, but when the price of milk became cheaper than the price of water, something was bound to give. Britain's farming community – hitherto stoic and undemonstrative - has started acting...
  • © Andrew Harnik / Pool
    Episode 084
    The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest we ever came to thermonuclear, mutually-assured destruction of the human race. It seems the US has given up and decided to make love not war with Cuba. Or has it? Bob Oram of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign...
  • © Philippe Wojazer
    Episode 083
    In a different universe of darkness lies the CSA scandal in which it is already clear, that a substantial section of our rulers were unspeakable perverts, preying on the most vulnerable people – children without parents laughably described as...
  • Bolivia's former president Carlos Mesa © David Mercado
    Episode 082
    It's not every day a former president of Bolivia is in London, let alone on Sputnik. However, current President Evo Morales has asked his Excellency Carlos Mesa to hit the road and build international public opinion to support Bolivia's case in...
  • © Brendan Smialowski / Pool
    Episode 081
    The historic Eid agreement was signed this week by the P5+1 group and Iran. The worst reactionary backwoodsmen in the US congress are up in arms about it; (privately) the feudal dictatorship of Saudi Arabia is furious and Mr Netanyahu is mad as a...
  • Anti-austerity protesters attend a rally in front of the parliament in Athens, Greece, July 10, 2015. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)
    Episode 080
    Steve Norris is a renaissance man. He was a member of parliament for 14 years, held important ministerial positions under John Major and stood twice as the Tory candidate for Mayor of London. And, as a Liverpool contemporary of Paul...
  • Reuters / Marko Djurica
    Episode 079
    ISIS now controls half of Syria and much of Iraq. Their fighters are murdering sunbathers on Mediterranean beaches, worshippers in Kuwaiti mosques and who knows who, what and where next? If there's anyone able to answer that question, then...
  • U.S. soldiers. (Reuters / Thaier al-Sudani)
    Episode 078
    Henry 'Scoop' Jackson was a cold war hawk veteran of the US congress, always pushing for more weapons, more war and for a long time harboured a raft of anti-Semitic views, yet when the British neocons were casting around for a peg to...