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Sputnik Orbiting the World

  • New news & war on Iran (E280)
    Amongst his many other claims to fame Julian Assange has certainly paved the way for a burgeoning alternative online media market. One of the most significant is 21st Century Wire, an indispensable addition to the plethora of new news sites when...
    May 18, 2019 10:46
  • Sputnik Orbiting the World
    Sputnik orbits the World with George Galloway, looking behind the stories which made the news, as well as unearthing the ones that didn’t. Expect debate and discussion between George Galloway and authoritative, influential, but most importantly, informed, guests. Topics may differ from politics to social concerns, but Sputnik will remain true to its aim – bringing a new perspective, a different view.
  • New news & war on Iran (E280)
    New news & war on Iran (E280)
    Amongst his many other claims to fame Julian Assange has certainly paved the way for a burgeoning alternative online media market. One of the most significant is 21st Century Wire, an indispensable addition to the plethora of new news sites when...
    May 18, 2019 10:46
  • Future confrontation and past alliance (E279)
    Future confrontation and past alliance (E279)
    It sometimes seems as if there are two Donald Trumps. The one whose election campaign portrayed him as the man to end America’s endless involvement in costly, ultimately failed, foreign intervention, invasion, war and occupation. Resetting...
    May 11, 2019 10:49
  • Assange court case and Venezuelan coup (E278)
    Assange court case and Venezuelan coup (E278)
    The extradition process designed to deliver Julian Assange to the US justice system has begun. Helpfully incarcerated for 50 weeks, Assange is now at the mercy of a British judge. There are signs that some of the Fourth Estate are becoming twitchy...
    May 4, 2019 11:21
  • Libya now and the NHS future (E277)
    Libya now and the NHS future (E277)
    The destruction of what passed for the Libyan liberation has had catastrophic consequences for Libya and for Europe. What was once a single state became many states or rather no state at all with multiple parliaments, prime ministers, and armies....
    Apr 27, 2019 14:11
  • Julian Assange and the Indonesian elections (E276)
    Julian Assange and the Indonesian elections (E276)
    Julian Assange is behind bars and in the hands of the UK justice system, where a request for his extradition to the US in due course will be heard, and heard, and heard. Not since Oscar Wilde’s conviction that led to “The Ballad of...
    Apr 20, 2019 11:14
  • Karl Marx and London match women (E275)
    Karl Marx and London match women (E275)
    Like some spring daffodil, the word “Marxist” suddenly started to sprout everywhere across the media this month. Used mainly as an insult and ascribed to the leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn, an unintended consequence of all this...
    Apr 13, 2019 12:15
  • End of democracy? Brexit and Venezuela (E274)
    End of democracy? Brexit and Venezuela (E274)
    It was a fitting end to the tragedy or farce (depending on your point of view) of the Brexit imbroglio that the default position of Britain leaving without a deal on April 12, 2019 was destroyed by a single vote in parliament this week, with that...
    Apr 6, 2019 11:03
  • Contemporary Cold War and new comedy (E273)
    Contemporary Cold War and new comedy (E273)
    The cruel and unusual judicial killing of a married couple in New York in 1953, which left two children orphaned, was a brutal footnote in the history of the Cold War. The execution by electric chair of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg marked the high (or...
    Mar 30, 2019 11:20
  • Religion and politics: A deeper meaning (E272)
    Religion and politics: A deeper meaning (E272)
    Critical thinking and an understanding of philosophy have never been in shorter supply despite the proliferation of platforms. ‘Understanding’ is often a mile wide but an inch deep. So, in the wake of the man-made earthquake in...
    Mar 23, 2019 11:39
  • Philanthropists and entrepreneurs (E271)
    Philanthropists and entrepreneurs (E271)
    Charity begins at home, the old saw goes, and multiple award-winning philanthropist Bax Martin can’t be accused of ignoring it. He works all over the world but can also be found on the streets of Manchester where he literally feeds the...
    Mar 16, 2019 13:00