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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.

Aug 17, 2019 09:00

Carter Page: Media rested ALL credibility on Trump-Russia misinformation!

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Carter Page, former foreign policy adviser for the Trump campaign, about the collapse of the Trump-Russia scandal and the Mueller investigation, how Christopher Steele’s allegations led to the media buying his misinformation for years, how he has been personally affected by Russiagate, and more. Next, we speak to Dr Jason Hickel from the Labour Party’s taskforce on international development about climate change, how cutting beef consumption will drastically help environmental efforts, a green new deal, why we must stop focusing on GDP as a measure of progress, why poverty is increasing – despite what Bill Gates says – and more.

Aug 14, 2019 07:06

Anyone expecting regime change in Hong Kong is fantasizing – Deng Xiaoping’s translator (E785)

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Deng Xiaoping’s former translator and Director of the China National Association of International Studies Victor Gao on the Hong Kong protests where he strongly warns against US efforts for regime change in Hong Kong. He also slams the US’ current efforts of regime change through the National Endowment for Democracy, discusses whether China will directly intervene in Hong Kong, the current US-China trade war and China’s position on India revoking Article 370 for Jammu and Kashmir.Next we speak to legendary polling expert Sir John Curtice about a likely general election this autumn, he gives his thoughts on whether a general election could be before or after Brexit, why this will be the most unique election in British history, how the Conservatives will need to suppress the Brexit Party for even a small majority, Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour’s chances in an upcoming election and more!Finally we speak to Nasser Arrabyee on the recent developments in the Yemen War, where UAE-backed separatists captured Aden. He goes over an alleged split between the UAE and Saudi Arabia, whether Britain could get involved and how effective British troops would be on the ground and more!

Aug 12, 2019 08:05

Are electoral criminals pushing Boris Johnson & Britain towards no-deal Brexit? (E784)

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Shahmir Sanni, the whistleblower from the Vote Leave campaign about Boris Johnson’s new top adviser Dominic Cummings, Vote Leave’s alleged violations of electoral law, evidence he has provided to the Metropolitan Police about alleged Vote Leave illegality, Boris Johnson’s claim that Vote Leave won legally, and more!

Next, we speak to Karim Asad Ahmed Khan, the UNITAD Special Adviser on Iraq, about Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) survivors and the progress made to prosecute IS war criminals, the scale of the atrocities during IS rule, accusations of the UK funding IS and more. Finally, we speak to actress and #MeToo whistleblower Rose McGowan on about her new album Planet 9, whether America has been broken in the Donald Trump era, and more!

Aug 10, 2019 09:46

Kashmir crisis: Will there be GENOCIDE or Indian development for Kashmir? (E783)

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to the BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Dr. Subramanian Swamy on the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s Article 370. He discusses why the revocation is about equality and why it needed to happen, Imran Khan’s comments that the BJP and Modi are modern-day Nazis, the terror threat in the Kashmir valley and how India will counter it, allegations of the move being undemocratic, what India plans to do with an integrated Jammu and Kashmir and more! Next, we speak to Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Mohammad Nafees Zakaria on how Pakistan will respond to India’s unilateral decision to revoke Article 370, fears of an upcoming genocide by the Indian Army against Kashmiris, alleged attempts to change Kashmir’s demographics, allegations of Pakistan funding terrorism in Indian-occupied Kashmir, and why the international community must intervene in the crisis and more!

Aug 7, 2019 07:27

Kashmir Article 370 scrapping shows BJP wants AUTHORITARIAN INDIA – Vijay Prashad (E782)

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Indian author and Director of the Tricontinental Institute for Social Research Vijay Prashad on India’s revocation of Article 370 and the 35th Amendment for Jammu and Kashmir. He discusses this as a sign that Indian federalism is under threat and that the BJP wants an authoritarian, centralized India, why the move was anti-democratic and will alienate Kashmiris, why viewing Kashmir through the lens of terrorism is narrow, his belief that a deal was done between India and China to allow India to revoke Article 370 and for China to keep Aksai Chin and also the imprisonment of Brazil’s Lula Da Silva. Next we speak to the Grayzone’s Aaron Mate on the collapse of Russiagate and the Mueller investigation, sanctions on Venezuela and regime change efforts, regime change efforts against Iran and why they’re doomed to fail and more!

Aug 5, 2019 08:34

US sanctions on Iran without negotiations means WAR – UN sanctions rapporteur (E781)

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to UN Sanctions Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy about the escalating crisis between the US and Iran, why sanctions never achieve their goals of regime change, how endless sanctions without room for negotiation could mean war, US sanctions killing 40,000+ in Venezuela, and more! Next, we speak to Lizzie O’Shea, author of ‘Future Histories,’ on the history of mass surveillance and policing, how police and mass surveillance have been used throughout history and today to protect class interests and maintain the status quo, how big tech companies are inhibiting freedom, and why the technological revolution has disappointed!