Episode 084

The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest we ever came to thermonuclear, mutually-assured destruction of the human race. It seems the US has given up and decided to make love not war with Cuba. Or has it? Bob Oram of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign discusses. Then, the only State ever to drop a nuclear bomb was the United States – the first fell on Hiroshima, killing and eviscerating so many people that they decided to do it again a couple of days later, even though Japan was in the process of surrendering. So horrified were right-thinking people around the world a huge campaign to ban the bomb arose. In the vanguard of that campaign was Britain's Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and its General-Secretary Kate Hudson joins Sputnik to mark the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima.

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