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Sputnik Orbiting the World

  • Revolution in Sudan and predicting the future (E288)
    As the French revolutionary Saint-Just said, “He who half makes a revolution, digs his own grave.” Revolution is a process not an event, often taking years to complete its course as in the case of the French and Russian revolutions....
    Jul 13, 2019 10:54
  • 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.
  • Revolution in Sudan and predicting the future (E288)
    Revolution in Sudan and predicting the future (E288)
    As the French revolutionary Saint-Just said, “He who half makes a revolution, digs his own grave.” Revolution is a process not an event, often taking years to complete its course as in the case of the French and Russian revolutions....
    Jul 13, 2019 10:54
  • Diversity at the Fringe & UB40 (E287)
    Diversity at the Fringe & UB40 (E287)
    Lauren Booth has lived through tumultuous times: a comrade in arms of the antiwar movement, she has stood alongside Tony Benn, marched against the Iraq War and was one of the first people to break the siege of Gaza in 44 years. She now explores a...
    Jul 6, 2019 10:25
  • Kushner’s peace plan and Maradona’s hand of God (E286)
    Kushner’s peace plan and Maradona’s hand of God (E286)
    The Bahrain summit, which was scaled down to a workshop, was billed as the “deal of the century” by Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. So, who could resist snapping up a bargain from such a pair of deal brokers? Just about...
    Jun 29, 2019 10:36
  • Music and films (E285)
    Music and films (E285)
    Bob Dylan’s epic 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue was named after Richard Nixon’s codename for the murderous and illegal bombardment of Indochina. It also means ‘the dropping of truth bombs’ in native American language. It may have...
    Jun 22, 2019 10:20
  • Imperialism and political prisoners (E284)
    Imperialism and political prisoners (E284)
    Pulitzer prize winner Chris Hedges has been many things: front line reporter for the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor and others in wars throughout the world, speechwriter for independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader, a student of...
    Jun 15, 2019 10:38
  • Trump’s state visit and an iconic Palestinian (E283)
    Trump’s state visit and an iconic Palestinian (E283)
    His trousers didn’t fall down neither did he spill his soup over the queen. And so, to a limited extent, President Trump can deem his royal visit a success. He didn’t see the tens of thousands demonstrating against him, but he did see...
    Jun 8, 2019 08:46
  • Politics in crisis & cycles of war (E282)
    Politics in crisis & cycles of war (E282)
    Half a century ago the overwhelming majority of British people voted Labour or Conservative. Last week in the European elections that number was 22 percent with Nationalists, Liberals, Democrats, the Greens, and the populist Brexit party together...
    Jun 1, 2019 10:45
  • The Soviet Union and South Atlantic (E281)
    The Soviet Union and South Atlantic (E281)
    The Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 without a tool being downed by a single worker or a shot being fired in its defense. For the world’s first workers state, which had in its time destroyed fascism and written its name in the stars, this is a...
    May 25, 2019 10:51
  • New news & war on Iran (E280)
    New news & war on Iran (E280)
    Amongst his many other claims to fame Julian Assange has certainly paved the way for a burgeoning alternative online media market. One of the most significant is 21st Century Wire, an indispensable addition to the plethora of new news sites when...
    May 18, 2019 10:46
  • Future confrontation and past alliance (E279)
    Future confrontation and past alliance (E279)
    It sometimes seems as if there are two Donald Trumps. The one whose election campaign portrayed him as the man to end America’s endless involvement in costly, ultimately failed, foreign intervention, invasion, war and occupation. Resetting...
    May 11, 2019 10:49