Sputnik

“Sputnik” with George Galloway (Episode 145)

The war on drugs has always seemed like a phony war. Instead of defending our borders against an invasion of drug dealing body snatchers, our security forces are usually too busy invading other people’s countries. Far from beefing up the border control and coast guard, successive governments have been reducing their staffs. Some people’s response…

“Sputnik” with George Galloway (Episode 140)

In the 1980s, the British government destroyed the miners union despite the industry still having a thousand years worth of coal under its feet. This left numerous mining communities on the post-industrial scrap heap. Although foreign-owned nuclear power plants were briefly touted as an alternative, 30 years later, the same British government is stealing pension…

“Sputnik” with George Galloway (Episode 138)

The canary used to alert miners of the presence of noxious gases. It has since become a metaphor for truth tellers in a dangerous world. We talk to the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Canary – the newest arrival in Britain’s online journalism – Kerry-Anne Mendoza. Then, General Dwight Eisenhower warned in his valedictory address…

“Sputnik” with George Galloway (Episode 133)

Theresa May, the new Prime Minister (Home Secretary until this week) acknowledged on the steps of Downing Street that if you’re black you’re treated more harshly by the justice system. Although, it’s strange then, that she never did anything about it during her tenure as the longest serving Home Secretary ever. The irony is not…

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