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Sputnik Orbiting the World

  • Persian Gulf tension and the Scottish question (E298)
    ‘Locked and loaded,’ says Donald Trump. ‘Bring it on,’ say the Iranians. Are we really on the brink of all-out war in the Persian Gulf? The proximate cause is the aerial attack on Saudi Arabia’s biggest oil refinery; it...
    Sep 21, 2019 10:11
  • 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.
  • Persian Gulf tension and the Scottish question (E298)
    Persian Gulf tension and the Scottish question (E298)
    ‘Locked and loaded,’ says Donald Trump. ‘Bring it on,’ say the Iranians. Are we really on the brink of all-out war in the Persian Gulf? The proximate cause is the aerial attack on Saudi Arabia’s biggest oil refinery; it...
    Sep 21, 2019 10:11
  • The gone mustachioed hawk & alternative comedy (E297)
    The gone mustachioed hawk & alternative comedy (E297)
    US President Donald Trump’s sacking of his National Security Advisor John Bolton sent shock waves through the administration that have reverberated around the world. The walrus mustachioed veteran, described by US right-wing shock jock Tucker...
    Sep 14, 2019 07:32
  • Football tragedy & boxing triumph (E296)
    Football tragedy & boxing triumph (E296)
    The agony, even grief, at the collapse of Bury FC, one of the founder members of the football league, and the devastation of Bolton Wanderers has again exposed the conundrum: how can a game awash with billions in revenue be unable to save small...
    Sep 7, 2019 14:55
  • Witch-hunts and revolutionary women (E295)
    Witch-hunts and revolutionary women (E295)
    People often misquote Jackie Walker saying things she never said, of doing things she never did, and often calling her anti-Semitic without telling you that she is in fact Jewish, married to a Jew, and lives in a once rather typical Jewish leftist...
    Aug 31, 2019 11:28
  • The Carnival after Grenfell and MEP Clare Daly (E294)
    The Carnival after Grenfell and MEP Clare Daly (E294)
    This weekend all eyes will be on Notting Hill. Most will marvel at the joy Britain’s Afro Caribbean community brings to this green and pleasant land. Some will view the Notting Hill Carnival through a more jaundice eye, wondering if racist...
    Aug 24, 2019 10:14
  • Hong Kong and Irish politics (E293)
    Hong Kong and Irish politics (E293)
    After many weeks of demonstrations everywhere in Hong Kong, it seems that the effective occupation of the airport, one of the busiest in the world, is the final straw for China. Most now expect a distinct hardening of the line that China will take...
    Aug 17, 2019 10:05
  • The oil crisis and Labour Party divisions (E292)
    The oil crisis and Labour Party divisions (E292)
    Instability in the oil and gas markets is among the obvious consequences when three of the world’s biggest producers are being sanctioned by the United States and others. Russia, Venezuela and Iran are all under varying degrees of economic...
    Aug 10, 2019 10:23
  • Prisons in crisis and ethics of AI (E291)
    Prisons in crisis and ethics of AI (E291)
    Temperatures have already reached the highest since records began. It’s set to be a long hot summer and nowhere more so than in Britain’s overcrowded, understaffed prisons. Deprived of the right to strike and, they say, underpaid and...
    Aug 3, 2019 08:55
  • UK’s new PM and fake news (E290)
    UK’s new PM and fake news (E290)
    It was the night of the long knives. Britain’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson – will we ever get used to that phrase – tore apart Theresa May’s erstwhile cabinet like a wild beast. He brutally dispatched his closest rival...
    Jul 27, 2019 10:50
  • Iranian crisis & magic and faith (E289)
    Iranian crisis & magic and faith (E289)
    An extraordinary crisis has erupted between Britain and Iran involving the Rock of Gibraltar, 2.1 million barrels of oil, the Royal Marines, HMS ‘Montrose,’ HMS ‘Duncan,’ and the Strait of Hormuz. It is an ancient enmity...
    Jul 20, 2019 10:19