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  • A tribute to Fidel Castro stands in a garden in Camaguey, Cuba, December 2, 2016. © Enrique De La Osa
    He stood as a colossus in the Caribbean and like the tallest of trees, he was viewed from many vantage points. Latin America, Africa, Asia, throughout the Global South, and from Europe itself. But the tallest trees catch the strongest winds, of...
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    Sputnik orbits the World with George Galloway, looking behind the stories which made the news, as well as unearthing the ones that didn’t. As one of the longest serving MPs, expect debate and discussion between George and authoritative, influential, but most importantly informed, guests. Co-host Gayatri will take to the streets and social media, gathering your thoughts and opinions to add to the mix. Topics may differ from politics to social concerns, but Sputnik will remain true to its aim - bringing a new perspective, a different view.
  • A tribute to Fidel Castro stands in a garden in Camaguey, Cuba, December 2, 2016. © Enrique De La Osa
    Episode 154
    He stood as a colossus in the Caribbean and like the tallest of trees, he was viewed from many vantage points. Latin America, Africa, Asia, throughout the Global South, and from Europe itself. But the tallest trees catch the strongest winds, of...
  • © Luke MacGregor
    Episode 153
    The Rt Hon Peter Lilley MP is a long serving member of parliament, a former Tory cabinet minister who served under both Margaret Thatcher and John Major and, once a contender for the prime-ministership itself. Economically conservative and a former...
  • © Neil Hall
    Episode 152
    This week we look at the future of Brexit and Donald Trump’s election victory, both of which have sent unprecedented volatility coursing through international markets, and rocked the British economy as well. Is Sterling up or down and what...
  • © Stefan Wermuth
    Episode 151
    Everybody always knew that newspapers held a torch for the views of their proprietors, and that was tolerable as long as those views were at least vaguely tolerable. In recent years, however, as the proprietors, almost all foreign and tax-avoiders...
  • © Omar Sobhani
    Episode 150: Special Presidential Elections episode
    As results came in overnight from the US presidential election, George and Gayatri met Professor Inderjeet Parmar of City University London, for a Sputnik Election Special to analyze the emerging possibility, then probability – now fact...
  • A Nicaraguan soldier and a local boy watch a U.S. helicopter, 
Nicaragua. File photo. © Reuters
    Episode 149
    After the overthrow of the Somoza dictatorship in Nicaragua, the FSLN set about transforming the impoverished Central American country in ways that made it beloved of all progressive people throughout the world. However, the Reagan administration...
  • University students and supporters of the peace deal signed between the government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels protest during a rally in front of Congress in Bogota © John Vizcaino
    Episode 148
    Peace processes, like love, never run smoothly. But few break-ups attracted as much attention as the Colombian referendum this month. After the long and painful process of bringing about an end to the 50-year war waged between the Revolutionary...
  • Touker Suleyman © Harley Moon Kemp
    Episode 147
    There are some guests who really don't need an introduction, and one of those is Touker Suleyman. Star of the BBC jewel in the crown, ‘Dragons’ Den’, and himself a hugely successful entrepreneur, Touker sits in judgement of the...
  • © Brendan McDermid
    Episode 146
    The world economy sometimes seems to be hurtling towards yet another crash (at least of credibility), as currencies oscillate, growth goes into reverse, trade deals stall, and financial institutions go bankrupt. In Britain, add the shambolic lurch...
  • © Nick Adams
    Episode 145
    The war on drugs has always seemed like a phony war. Instead of defending our borders against an invasion of drug dealing body snatchers, our security forces are usually too busy invading other people’s countries. Far from beefing up the...