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Sputnik Orbiting the World

  • A new Canada and an old Cold War (E402)
    Canada, the apparently nicer, gentler country in North America, seldom makes it into the news in Britain, which is surprising, given the Queen is on their bank notes and there's a long colonial history. They appeared happy to be a little boring,...
    Sep 18, 2021 10:22
  • 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.
  • A new Canada and an old Cold War (E402)
    A new Canada and an old Cold War (E402)
    Canada, the apparently nicer, gentler country in North America, seldom makes it into the news in Britain, which is surprising, given the Queen is on their bank notes and there's a long colonial history. They appeared happy to be a little boring,...
    Sep 18, 2021 10:22
  • Guinea Coup and 9/11 Anniversary (E401)
    Guinea Coup and 9/11 Anniversary (E401)
    Once upon a time there was a scramble for Africa. The great European powers frantically seized colonies and looted them. In the new scramble, most of the competitors are not European – though France still tries – but the competition is...
    Sep 11, 2021 11:40
  • Afghan crisis and Manchester joy (E400)
    Afghan crisis and Manchester joy (E400)
    This week, a US drone killed six Afghan children in a house in Kabul, presumably not the putative suicide bombers indicated on the US computer. The child-killing didn’t even make most news bulletins. If everything else has changed in...
    Sep 4, 2021 10:23
  • Afghanistan: War and peace (E399)
    Afghanistan: War and peace (E399)
    The fallout from the dramatic events in Afghanistan continues. One president, Ashraf Ghani, has lost his job; another, Joe Biden, has his jacket hanging on a shaky nail. A former president, Hamid Karzai, is back on the scene, as is would-be...
    Aug 28, 2021 10:14
  • British veterans and what next for Afghanistan (E398)
    British veterans and what next for Afghanistan (E398)
    The ignominious collapse of the huge Western military, political, and economic operation in Afghanistan is unfolding before our eyes. The Taliban now sit in the president’s chair; the president fled to the UAE; the government, on which so much...
    Aug 21, 2021 10:24
  • Edinburgh Fringe theater and US theaters of war (E397)
    Edinburgh Fringe theater and US theaters of war (E397)
    The Edinburgh International Festival was created in 1947 to heal the wounds of war. The Fringe emerged from the ‘uninvited eight’ – a group of artists deemed not good enough to appear in the main event – putting on their own...
    Aug 14, 2021 10:30
  • The pink tide and the knights of the road (E396)
    The pink tide and the knights of the road (E396)
    There is murder and mayhem in Haiti at the moment, but little news coverage. In contrast, the Western media would have us believe there is a huge upheaval in Cuba. Lots of people are working hard to make us view the rallies as anti-government...
    Aug 7, 2021 12:19
  • Lies in Parliament and unrest in South Africa (E395)
    Lies in Parliament and unrest in South Africa (E395)
    It is often said of the Labour leader of the opposition, Sir Keir Starmer, that he is an “on the one hand… but on the other hand…” type of guy. He seemed to prove that point this week, when he both supported the...
    Jul 31, 2021 10:40
  • Afghanistan chaos and South Africa riots (E394)
    Afghanistan chaos and South Africa riots (E394)
    Even Alexander the Great did not successfully occupy Afghanistan – and George W Bush sure isn’t Alexander the Great. After more than a trillion dollars spent and, more importantly, an ocean of blood spilled, the US empire is again...
    Jul 24, 2021 10:31
  • Renaissance Man and Haiti chaos (E393)
    Renaissance Man and Haiti chaos (E393)
    England’s Euro hopes have collapsed, in some ugliness it must be said, but what does Gareth Southgate’s football run mean for the future of the beautiful game in this country? Michael Knighton is a Renaissance Man, but he is not an...
    Jul 17, 2021 10:20