Although G20 membership constitutes more than the white Commonwealth, you’d have thought China, India, Brazil, South Africa, Indonesia and Turkey hadn’t shown up in Brisbane last week. Instead most of the news concentrated on the proposed "shirtfronting" of President Putin. Why would the citizens of austerity Europe and the USA want to pick a fight with Russia and her friends? Aleksandr Nekrassov, former advisor to Russian President Boris Yeltsin, joins us to explore this. Then we look forward to the Latin American Conference at the end of the month. A galaxy of star speakers will gather in London including Doctor Aleida Guevara, the daughter of the Argentine legend. We invited one of the organizers of the conference, Matt Wilgress, of the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign, on board Sputnik to tell us more.