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Sputnik Orbiting the World

  • Bolivian election and pandemic solution (E355)
    Things are not going so well for the “ministry of regime change” in Washington, DC. Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela are still standing despite being named as avowed targets for overthrow by the Trump administration. In Bolivia,...
    Oct 24, 2020 11:10
  • 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 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.
  • Bolivian election and pandemic solution (E355)
    Bolivian election and pandemic solution (E355)
    Things are not going so well for the “ministry of regime change” in Washington, DC. Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela are still standing despite being named as avowed targets for overthrow by the Trump administration. In Bolivia,...
    Oct 24, 2020 11:10
  • A divided kingdom and Thai protests (E354)
    A divided kingdom and Thai protests (E354)
    What is the state of the union in the United Kingdom today? With Scotland and Wales going their own way in dealing with the pandemic and now, mayors from major metropolitan areas set to follow their own path too, the union is looking decidedly...
    Oct 17, 2020 10:34
  • Chavismo in Africa and a new world dystopia (E353)
    Chavismo in Africa and a new world dystopia (E353)
    Eight years ago, in October 2012, Hugo Chavez won his final victory in Venezuela. Even though he won more elections than most he was, nonetheless, still deemed a dictator and designated as an extraordinary threat by the United States....
    Oct 10, 2020 10:32
  • Brewing Caucasus conflict and Tiger Teachers (E352)
    Brewing Caucasus conflict and Tiger Teachers (E352)
    Sometimes a cloud no bigger than a man’s hand can be a harbinger of storms to come. One such cloud may be called Nagorno-Karabakh, a tiny enclave of Armenian people inside Azerbaijan which has been a source of difficulties for the Republic of...
    Oct 3, 2020 10:33
  • The industry of fashion and a multimedia artist (E351)
    The industry of fashion and a multimedia artist (E351)
    Dedicated followers of fashion were aware that this week was Fashion week not just in London but globally – just one of the consequences of the coronavirus. But the pandemic has also highlighted a toxic side to this lucrative industry;...
    Sep 26, 2020 10:20
  • Grenfell Inquiry and a socialist classic (E350)
    Grenfell Inquiry and a socialist classic (E350)
    It is over three years since the fire at Grenfell Tower killed 72 people and scarred the lives of many more. Countless promises have been made to the residents of North Kensington since then and assurances given that such an atrocity could never...
    Sep 19, 2020 10:59
  • Contrasting China and eating out (E349)
    Contrasting China and eating out (E349)
    What we hear from right-wing conservative Republicans in the US and what we hear from right-wing conservative Republicans living in China is very, very different. Never was there a more dramatic contrast than the disparity in perspective...
    Sep 12, 2020 13:08
  • Court Drama and Post Brexit Britain (E348)
    Court Drama and Post Brexit Britain (E348)
    The court drama of the century begins in the UK next week, as the extradition hearing of journalist and publisher Julian Assange begins. It has immense implications in the world of journalism and the right of people to know what their governments...
    Sep 5, 2020 13:24
  • Belarus elections and New York in crisis (E347)
    Belarus elections and New York in crisis (E347)
    The election in Belarus has turned into something of a farce. With the claim of an 80 percent victory for Lukashenko, the carrying out of standard democratic procedure was not characterized as “ideal” by either Russia or the West....
    Aug 29, 2020 11:36
  • Education and coups (E346)
    Education and coups (E346)
    There was a hue and cry on both sides of the English and Scottish borders this week for the resignation of Education Minister Gavin Williamson. An algorithm dictated the nation’s ‘A’ level outcomes, weighted heavily toward smaller...
    Aug 22, 2020 11:34