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Colin Bloom

Share Politics: Peter Tatchell

Colin Bloom
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Share Politics

Share Politics: Peter Tatchell
Protesters led by Peter Tatchell have disrupted a speech by Jeremy Corbyn, calling on the Labour leader to demand action to end the conflict in Syria. Corbyn halted his speech while several protesters held up banners with slogans including: “Step up and demand action in Syria” and “End the suffering in Aleppo”. Tatchell, a human rights campaigner who has previously supported the Labour party, shouted over the party leader to demand he do more to condemn the actions of Russia in the Syrian conflict. He told Share Radio's Colin Bloom why he felt drastic action was needed.
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Peter Tatchell


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Nigel Cassidy

What are Trump's priorities for the US economy?

Nigel Cassidy
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Share Radio Breakfast

What are Trump's priorities for the US economy?
Every year, TIME editors select the individual or idea that has most influenced the news and the world. The winner this year is President-elect Donald Trump, who beat ten other finalists, including his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. He has described being named Time magazine's Person of the Year as a "great honour". Trump will be President of the United States in just over 6 weeks time, but what are his priorities for the US economy? Share Radio's James Brydges has been hearing from Dr Pippa Malmgren, former economic adviser to George W Bush.
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Louise Cooper, James Brydges, Dr Pippa Malmgren


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Sarah Lowther

“It seems Softbank has unlimited funds, but it doesn't” – Seijiro Takeshita

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

“It seems Softbank has unlimited funds, but it doesn't” – Seijiro Takeshita
Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at the University of Shizuoka in Japan, joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the biggest stories coming out of East Asia. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to become the first serving Japanese PM to visit Pearl Harbor - the US Naval base in Hawaii that was attacked by Japan on this day in 1941. What's the purpose of the visit? And the CEO of Japanese technology firm, Softbank, has said the company will invest £39.3bn ($50bn) in US businesses.
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Chris Bailey, Dr Seijiro Takeshita


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Matthew Cook

Share Politics: Campaign Against Arms Trade

Matthew Cook
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Share Politics

Share Politics: Campaign Against Arms Trade
The sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia to use against Yemen, by the UK has long been a controversial one, as the UK also sends aid to Yemen. The Campaign Against Arms Trade has recently launched legal action against the UK government, to try and stop the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia. Matthew Cook spoke to Andrew Smith, from CAAT to discuss the legal case and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen
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Andrew Smith


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Nigel Cassidy

How was Trump's election received in Russia?

Nigel Cassidy
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Share Radio Breakfast

How was Trump's election received in Russia?
President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly already held at least two phone calls with Vladimir Putin - more than with any other world leader and the same amount of briefings he's had with American intelligence experts. Mr Trump praised the Russian president during the election campaign and has promised closer co-operation between the two countries. Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen spoke to Sergey Aleksashenko, former deputy governor of the Russian central bank.
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Louise Cooper, Robert Van Egghen, Sergey Aleksashenko


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Sarah Lowther

What can we expect from the OPEC meeting in Vienna?

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

What can we expect from the OPEC meeting in Vienna?
There is high drama in Vienna, where oil ministers from OPEC are meeting. A deal to curtail oil production and prop up the price of crude has suffered a setback, with Iran and Iraq resisting pressure from Saudi Arabia to participate fully in any action. Iran’s oil minister has declared that his country will not cut oil production. To look ahead to the meeting, Kevin Baxter, Global Commodities Spot News Editor at the Wall Street Journal, joined Share Radio Breakfast.
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Chris Bailey, Kevin Baxter


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Sarah Lowther

How does the global outlook for oil affect the industry in the UK?

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

How does the global outlook for oil affect the industry in the UK?
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is meeting in Vienna, where it's hoped a plan to cut output could help curb global oversupply. But how does the global outlook affect the oil industry in the UK? A new survey finds that the market might have bottomed out, and there could even be signs of recovery. To find out more, James Brydges spoke to Uisdean Vass, oil expert from law firm Bond Dickinson.
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James Brydges, Uisdean Vass


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Sarah Lowther

Is Abe's rush to ratify the TPP pointless given the pact's slim chances of obtaining US ratification?

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

Is Abe's rush to ratify the TPP pointless given the pact's slim chances of obtaining US ratification?
The ruling coalition party of Japan has extended the end of the current extraordinary Diet session by two weeks, giving itself a window to enact bills on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and pension reform. But is Abe's rush to ratify the TPP pointless given the 12-party trade pact's slim chances of obtaining US ratification? To discuss this and more, Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at the University of Shizuoka, joined Share Radio Breakfast from Japan.
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Chris Bailey, Seijiro Takeshita


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Sarah Lowther

‘The Road to Ruin’ – are the elites planning the next financial crisis?

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

‘The Road to Ruin’ – are the elites planning the next financial crisis?
James Rickards is the Chief Global Strategist at West Shore Group and a New York Times best seller. His new book "The Road to Ruin" is the third volume of a projected quartet. This book argues how 'the elites' are planning the next financial crisis. So just who are these elites, and how are they linked to the international financial system? James joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss his stance.
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Chris Bailey, James Rickards


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Rita Lobo

Share Politics: Standing Rock reservation

Rita Lobo
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Share Politics

Share Politics: Standing Rock reservation
Rita Lobo, is joined by Steve Newcomb, from the indigenous law institute to discuss the current situation at the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota. Plans to build a pipe line through the reservation have been heavily disrupted by protesters looking to protect the sacred land of the Sioux people.

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