Going Underground

  • Leaders attend the the first Outreach Session during the second day of the Group of Seven (G7) summit meetings in Ise Shima, Japan, May 27, 2016 © Jim Watson
    Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the G7 summit in Japan and asks what the point of it is without China. And, Tunisia's former tourism minister explains what Britain's Foreign Office can do to save her country's golden beaches. LIKE Going...
  • Going Underground
    Three times a week Afshin Rattansi and his team go underground to discover the stories that aren’t being covered by the mainstream UK media. From GCHQ to Occupy protests, and everything else in between, Going Underground is here to bring a fresh perspective to our audiences around Britain.
  • Leaders attend the the first Outreach Session during the second day of the Group of Seven (G7) summit meetings in Ise Shima, Japan, May 27, 2016 © Jim Watson
    Exclusive G7 club & Tunisia's dying economy (E347)
    Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the G7 summit in Japan and asks what the point of it is without China. And, Tunisia's former tourism minister explains what Britain's Foreign Office can do to save her country's golden beaches. LIKE Going...
  •  Edward Snowden © Mike Blake
    Pro-Palestinian son of Israeli general & the UK military’s human rights abuses (E346)
    Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the son of a prominent Israeli general becoming a peace activist in Palestine; British military training in blacklisted countries; plus Joseph Farrell, WikiLeaks associate, discusses Snowden, whistleblowing and...
  • HMS Vengeance, a British Royal Navy Vanguard class Trident Ballistic Missile Submarine © David Moir
    Power plant catastrophe & Trident’s nuclear waste (E345)
    Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the multi-billion pound upgrade of British nuclear weapons; why Francois Hollande might be backing Hinckley Point and Iraq’s petroleum conference in London. Plus music from Kate Simco and London Electronic...
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    Neo-Colonialism in Somalia & Labour's ‘Anti-Semitism’ (E344)
    Afshin Rattansi goes underground on NATO's neo-colonial expansionism in Somalia with its Foreign Minister. And, Jackie Walker from British grassroots activist group Momentum gives her first international exclusive TV interview since she was...
  • Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron © Frank Augstein
    The Trade Union Act, Trump vs Cameron and dismantling the NHS (E343)
    Matt Wrack, general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, tells us the new Trade Union Act is an attack on UK democracy. We speak to Dr Youssef El-Gingihy about 10 ways to create an American-style healthcare system in the UK. Plus, we are joined by...
  • A masked protester holds a Palestinian flag during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest ahead of Nakba day, in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah May  © Mohamad Torokman
    CIA Whistleblower on the Sykes-Picot Agreement & Nakba Day (E342)
    Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the Day of Catastrophe [Nakba Day], Palestine's ambassador on Jeremy Corbyn's silence and John Kiriakou anti-torture whislteblower talks Iraq. Plus the impact of new laws on the homeless. LIKE Going...
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    A very British coup & Daesh's friends (E341)
    Afshin Rattansi asks Britain's former Ambassador to Iraq why Ukraine, Britain, the USA and France have voted in favor of Al Qaeda- and ISIS/Daesh-linked groups in Syria at the UN Security Council. And, we look at whether the Left on both sides of...
  • British Prime Minister David Cameron. © Leon Neal
    The bad laws of the housing crisis and the war crimes of a prime minister (E340)
    We speak to Alex Salmond, Scotland's former first minister, about calling for the criminal prosecution of a prime minister. How safe are London's houses? We get the take of one of Britain's greatest social geographers, Oxford Professor Danny...
  • Former London mayor Ken Livingstone leaves after appearing on the LBC radio station in London, Britain. © Neil Hall
    London's new mayor & Syria's lost children (E339)
    We get the London mayoral election results from former Mayor Ken Livingston and speak to the Kindertransport refugee about why David Cameron should do more for Syrian children. Plus, tax havens - what was all the fuss about the new Panama Papers...
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    Anti-Imperialism & the UK’s Local Elections (E338)
    Afshin Rattansi goes underground on elections all over the UK. As 49 percent of Scots voted for the SNP, we are joined by former Lib Dem MP & broadcaster Lembit Opik. And we speak to Father Daniel Berrigan about anti-imperialist legacy. LIKE...