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Sputnik Orbiting the World

  • Politics in Latin America and remembering Francisco de Goya (E380)
    Covid cases and death rates are on the rise in Latin America, but it hasn’t put a hold on elections there: Ecuador has just elected right-winger Guillermo Lasso, while Peru’s left-winger Pedro Castillo led in its first round of voting....
    Apr 17, 2021 10:50
  • Sputnik Orbiting the World
    Sputnik Orbiting the World, looking behind the stories which made the news, as well as unearthing the ones that didn’t. Expect debate and discussion between James Giles 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.
  • Politics in Latin America and remembering Francisco de Goya (E380)
    Politics in Latin America and remembering Francisco de Goya (E380)
    Covid cases and death rates are on the rise in Latin America, but it hasn’t put a hold on elections there: Ecuador has just elected right-winger Guillermo Lasso, while Peru’s left-winger Pedro Castillo led in its first round of voting....
    Apr 17, 2021 10:50
  • Community spirit and Titanic tragedy (E379)
    Community spirit and Titanic tragedy (E379)
    Coronavirus has had a major impact on our day-to-day lives, with Britain’s restrictions among the harshest in the world. But behind the tragedy, there are some remarkable stories. Whilst the UK has lost so much over the last year, one thing...
    Apr 10, 2021 10:57
  • Libya now and Covid-19 a year on (E378)
    Libya now and Covid-19 a year on (E378)
    Ten years ago, civil war broke out in Libya which resulted in the overthrow and collapse of the government – and indeed the killing – of it’s then-leader Muammar Gaddafi. However, 20,000 foreign troops still remain in Libya, so...
    Apr 3, 2021 10:36
  • The Big Apple and the Red Planet (E377)
    The Big Apple and the Red Planet (E377)
    The cultural significance of the Big Apple should not be understated, featuring heavily in music, television, and film. From Sinatra’s ‘New York, New York’ to Alicia Keys’ ‘Empire State of Mind’, it’s the...
    Mar 27, 2021 11:55
  • The Far East and the Middle East (E376)
    The Far East and the Middle East (E376)
    There was a Quad summit last week (for the unaware, the Quad Group is a defence collaboration between the US, Australia, Japan, and India) at which, among other items on the agenda, members discussed the effects of the coronavirus in the east...
    Mar 20, 2021 11:49
  • The Labour Party now and identity politics (E375)
    The Labour Party now and identity politics (E375)
    Mark Seddon was Labour Party royalty. He was the long serving editor of Tribune, an elected member of the Labour Party’s National Executive Committee, a close friend of the late Michael Foot and the ‘go-to’ person on Labour Party...
    Mar 13, 2021 11:33
  • Cancel сulture and Martyn’s Law (E374)
    Cancel сulture and Martyn’s Law (E374)
    Not since Barry Humphries donned a blue rinse wig and presented Dame Edna Everage to the world has there been a dame as outspoken as Twitter sensation Titania McGrath. She is a spoof of the current ‘cancel culture’ and springs from the...
    Mar 6, 2021 12:19
  • Cancel culture and heroes at home (E373)
    Cancel culture and heroes at home (E373)
    ‘Cancel culture Britain’ continues. With ‘Tom and Jerry’ banned from our screens, the plays of William Shakespeare are under scrutiny because of works such as the ‘Taming of the Shrew’, ‘Macbeth’,...
    Feb 27, 2021 12:34
  • Europe now, and how India must learn from its past (E372)
    Europe now, and how India must learn from its past (E372)
    If they gave out gold medals for speeches, Independent Irish MEP Clare Daly would have a treasure chest full of them. And, last week, she gave a speech that was equally exceptional. To the outrage of Brussels, Daly addressed the growing issue...
    Feb 20, 2021 12:12
  • China: New ‘bad guy’ for the West & Indian unrest (E371)
    China: New ‘bad guy’ for the West & Indian unrest (E371)
    Over the last few years, everyone has grown accustomed to Russia being portrayed as the bad guy, looking under our beds for the caricatured man with snow on his boots, wearing a fur hat. But Russia is getting a break these days, having been...
    Feb 13, 2021 11:56