Sputnik Orbiting the World

  • Episode 236
    When one empire compares notes with another, it becomes quite a charge sheet. That’s what’s happening in the current tour, Imperialism on Trial, which analyses the greatest threats to humanity at the moment. One of the star speakers is...
  • 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.
  • Episode 236
    Episode 236
    When one empire compares notes with another, it becomes quite a charge sheet. That’s what’s happening in the current tour, Imperialism on Trial, which analyses the greatest threats to humanity at the moment. One of the star speakers is...
  • Episode 235
    Episode 235
    A silver fox left wing politician with millions of young adherents sweeps to power on a socialist program… whilst this may be a dream in the British political landscape, it is the reality in Mexico, where almost half of the population live...
  • Episode 234
    Episode 234
    The Grenfell Inquiry is already fueling suspicions that the firefighters are being lined up as scapegoats. However, it wasn't the firefighters who closed the fire stations, decommissioned the fire engines, sacked the firefighters, underpaid those...
  • Episode 233
    Episode 233
    Jason Jones, the legendary gay rights campaigner, has won some epic battles for equality in the Caribbean and elsewhere. He led the LGBT decriminalization campaign in Trinidad and Tobago, which resulted in victory earlier this year. He is now...
  • Episode 232
    Episode 232
    One year ago, a raging inferno at Grenfell Tower killed 72 people and scorched the future of hundreds more now maimed and psychologically scarred. As well as a disaster, it is becoming increasingly evident it is a crime scene too. The cladding on...
  • Episode 231
    Episode 231
    Fifty years ago this week, Robert Francis Kennedy (the best president the US never had) was murdered, assassinated in a hotel kitchen. He had been celebrating his victory in the California race to be the Democratic Party nominee to replace Lyndon B....
  • Episode 230
    Episode 230
    The EU crisis goes on and on. Brexit, anti-EU governments in Hungary and Austria, sceptics in power in Portugal, insurrection and repression in Spain, Greece is sullen and broken. And now Italy, where the election of a viable coalition government of...
  • Episode 229
    Episode 229
    He was the first, and surely, the finest Mayor of London; in fact, he so dominated the London political scene before the Mayoralty was created, Mrs. Thatcher had to abolish the pioneering Greater London Council to get rid of this “turbulent...
  • Episode 228
    Episode 228
    If you were a visitor from Venus this week you might conclude that the only news story that mattered was a wedding. But the royal wedding is fast becoming a British telenovela, complete with paparazzi, book deals and sibling fall-outs. It also turns...
  • Episode 227
    Episode 227
    The government narrowly survived an opposition bid to force them to implement David Cameron’s commitment to the second raft of media law reforms as recommended by Lord Leveson. The Leveson report was a response to public outcry at the extent...