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  • © Alkis Konstantinidis
    A recent Danish documentary claims British private defense contractor Aegis hired some 2,500 mercenaries on as little as £10 ($14.60) a day in order to guard US military bases from 2004 onwards. ‘The Child Soldier’s New Job’...
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  • © Alkis Konstantinidis
    Episode 122
    A recent Danish documentary claims British private defense contractor Aegis hired some 2,500 mercenaries on as little as £10 ($14.60) a day in order to guard US military bases from 2004 onwards. ‘The Child Soldier’s New Job’...
  • © Romeo Ranoco
    Episode 120
    It seems Islam is flavor of the day once again and continues to generate much interest from the media and wider society. After each terror attack journalists and political figures feel the need to say or do something and attempt to explain the...
  • © David Gray
    Episode 119
    The leak of over 11 million files from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca continues to send shockwaves around the world. The papers revealed a network of secret offshore deals and loans involving political officials, royalty as well as...
  • © Reuters
    Episode 118
    Five years ago this month, NATO's Operation Unified Protector started in Libya. The aim, we were told, was to avert an imminent massacre. And, of course, it was inevitable that from there the oil-rich North African nation would start its long...
  • People gather at the Place de la Bourse to pay tribute to the victims of Tuesday's bomb attacks in Brussels, Belgium, March 25, 2016. © Christian Hartmann
    Episode 117
    Political and media plates shifted again this week as another act of terrorist mass murder exploded in Europe. More than 30 people were murdered and hundreds were maimed. ISIS claimed responsibility. And, primary responsibility is of course theirs,...
  • © Phil Noble
    Episode 116
    Few professions are as admired and respected as the firefighter. When others flee they go forward, into the fire. Yet almost without a single alarm bell sounding, Britain's fire services are under attack. Paul Embery, London secretary of the Fire...
  • © Osman Orsal
    Episode 115
    The Turkish State is in a full-scale war against its Kurdish population as well as non-Kurdish opponents of the president. He’s at war with Syria, the Syrian Kurds and, it seems, he’s also intent on dragging us into a war with...
  • Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. © Brendan McDermid
    Episode 114
    Not so long ago most Labour MPs like most of their voters were Euroskeptics. The Tony Blair era changed all that but it didn’t change the views of our guest this week. Kate Hoey MP has remained absolutely faithful to her beliefs even when...
  • Jill Stein © Jonathan Ernst
    Episode 113
    Of all the candidates running for president, the best one isn't Bernie Sanders, it's not even Donald Trump. It's the candidate of the US Green Party. She's a better woman than Clinton; she's a better democrat than Sanders! If Sanders were to win the...
  • Junior doctors and NHS staff hold placards during a strike outside St Thomas' Hospital in London, Britain February 10, 2016. © Toby Melville
    Episode 112
    Britain’s National Health Service, arguably the UK’s heart and soul, is locked in confrontation with one of the country’s least popular politicians, Jeremy Hunt. Dr. Bob Gill is part of the Save Our NHS campaign so we invited him...