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  • Dilma Rousseff  © Adriano Machado
    There’s an awful lot of coffee in Brazil, as the Coffee Song famously stated. An awful lot of corruption in the political class too. Almost every party has its leaders either on trial or awaiting trial. The one person not accused of any...
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  • Dilma Rousseff  © Adriano Machado
    Episode 125
    There’s an awful lot of coffee in Brazil, as the Coffee Song famously stated. An awful lot of corruption in the political class too. Almost every party has its leaders either on trial or awaiting trial. The one person not accused of any...
  • Flags of Britain and Saudi Arabia are flown along The Mall near Buckingham Palace in central London. File photo. © Alessia Pierdomenico
    Episode 124
    Saudi Arabia is the British state's best friend and a very good customer. But all is not well. Most of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudis and the US congress is closing in on Saudi assets for what would be the biggest compensation deal in history. The...
  • © Peter Nicholls
    Episode 123
    It’s been called Australia’s Guantanamo, a privately run offshore camp for asylum seekers set up on Manus Island as part of Australia’s “Pacific Solution.” This week Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court deemed the...
  • © 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...