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Sputnik Orbiting the World

  • Beirut carnage and John Hume remembered (E344)
    The extraordinary videos of Beirut when almost 3,000 tonnes of ammonia nitrate exploded in the port of the city sent shockwaves across the world. It was a horror on a scale unimaginable even for those who had lived through many horrors in the city...
    Aug 8, 2020 12:07
  • 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.
  • Beirut carnage and John Hume remembered (E344)
    Beirut carnage and John Hume remembered (E344)
    The extraordinary videos of Beirut when almost 3,000 tonnes of ammonia nitrate exploded in the port of the city sent shockwaves across the world. It was a horror on a scale unimaginable even for those who had lived through many horrors in the city...
    Aug 8, 2020 12:07
  • Iraq war revisited and UK theatres go dark (E343)
    Iraq war revisited and UK theatres go dark (E343)
    It's been almost twenty years since the BBC and others cheered on the invasion of Iraq by the United States and British forces. It is now widely agreed that that invasion and occupation was a complete disaster. A new five-part documentary...
    Aug 1, 2020 11:39
  • A year in politics and public services (E342)
    A year in politics and public services (E342)
    This week is the first anniversary of Boris Johnson’s premiership. Nobody imagined that he would get out of the EU just quite so quickly nor did they imagine he would be returned with an 88 majority in the last election.  A year on from...
    Jul 25, 2020 11:36
  • US/UK extraditions and Nicaragua (E341)
    US/UK extraditions and Nicaragua (E341)
    It’s a good time to be a specialist in extradition law. In Britain, at the moment, there is a flurry of extradition cases. The United States wants Julian Assange, former MI6 agent Christopher Steele, and His Royal Highness Prince Andrew....
    Jul 18, 2020 13:23
  • Life after Labour and Press Freedom (E340)
    Life after Labour and Press Freedom (E340)
    Just a year ago, he was one of the best-known, most often referred-to Labour Member of Parliament. Now, Chris Williamson is no longer an MP and, even more surprising, he is no longer a member of an organisation he joined in 1976. But losing the...
    Jul 11, 2020 14:17
  • Liberating Congo, reform in Sudan, and a tour of Africa (E339)
    Liberating Congo, reform in Sudan, and a tour of Africa (E339)
    Sixty years have elapsed since the Congo ceased to be the Belgium Congo and became an independent African state – and an extremely wealthy one at that. But just seven months after winning independence from Belgium in 1960, its first prime...
    Jul 4, 2020 12:25
  • Soweto Uprising and Battle of Orgreave (E338)
    Soweto Uprising and Battle of Orgreave (E338)
    On June 16, 1976, a turning point in the great struggle to bring down the apartheid system in South Africa began. It was the Soweto Uprising, an uprising of the youth of the biggest and most important township of the South African people. There had...
    Jun 27, 2020 13:46
  • US riots and the Bolivian coup (E337)
    US riots and the Bolivian coup (E337)
    Not a day goes by without a new video emerging from the United States of some horrific atrocity, a murder or a lynching: a homeless man attacked, another shot as he runs away from the police, sparking more riots and demonstrations across the...
    Jun 20, 2020 12:22
  • Statues Fall and Sandinistas Rise (E336)
    Statues Fall and Sandinistas Rise (E336)
    In Britain and elsewhere, one of the biggest stories unfolding is people questioning their own history; the imperial role of their country and its role in the slave trade. Statues are being torn from their plinths, others are being officially and...
    Jun 13, 2020 11:31
  • US army on US streets and fighting the pandemic (E335)
    US army on US streets and fighting the pandemic (E335)
    As demonstrators raged across the United States after the murder of George Floyd, the army hit the streets. The president, according to a recent poll, appeared to have full support in his deployment of the airborne division, perhaps even the...
    Jun 6, 2020 11:41