From Vanuatu’s Independence day, through butterfly conservation, Australian Prime Ministers, and a brief history of Capitalism, through to the apocalypse (with a few stops in between), the Ungagged collective are talking Krassivy…
The Ungagged Collective are inspired this episode by the theme “Krassivy”, beautiful red, but as always, we haven’t all stayed on theme.
Last month saw Vanuatu celebrate their independence day, just as Thomas Morris was visiting, so he will tell us all about that, Nelly Neal will be along to talk about The Diggers, and land ownership, Laura Lundahl will be taking a meander through how three countries manage socialist ideas, and George Collins will be lamenting the unwillingness of many U.S. journalists to risk their careers for the truth and the effects on the overall quality of news in the corporate media.
Chuck Hamilton will be talking about social class in America and giving us a brief history of capitalism, Derek Stewart Macpherson discusses his home town of Clydebank, and promises to explain to why Australia has had seven Prime Ministers in just eleven years, Red Raiphtalks about the people’s vote campaign in Scotland, and travelling within the EU, and Rachael Horwitz discusses reasons for the decline in the UK’s butterfly population, and how you can help.
Debra Torrance and Victoria Pearson are both (separately) talking about the apocalypse, after Theresa May’s insistence that this isn’t the end of the world left them worried. Debra presents a light hearted look at the many and varied types of apocalypse we might suffer, while V focuses on how to survive economic brexitocalpse.
With music from The Wakes, Steve McAuliffe & The Mighty Ur, Zoe MacPherson, Rufio G, Mullen, Marshall Chipped, Joe Solo, Jackal Trades, The Cundeez, The Kara Sea, The Hurriers, and Attila the stockbroker.
Pulled together, kicking and screaming, by Neil Anderson, with cat herding support from Neil Scott and Victoria Pearson.
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On this episode of Ungagged, themed around "the luxury gap", we hear Neil Anderson and Sandra Webster, interviewing Mhairi Black MP which she and recorded at Mhairi’s Paisley constituency office. Mhairi gives us insights to the House of Commons and some of its characters, why she entered politics, along with her views on Donald Trump and Jacob Rees Mogg.
We'll also have a listen in on a chat with Neil Scott and Scottish Independence campaigner and artist,"Wee Skribbles" (Michael Larkin), who talks about his work and how he became an activist for independence.
We'll hear from Debra Torrance on Food Luxury, specifically about food production in the Netherlands, the second largest food producer in the world, Victoria Pearson ponders the psychological damage of poverty on children and why short breaks should be on the NHS, George Collins will be examining the conundrum of combating global economic injustice from an environmentalist standpoint, and the necessity of interdisciplinary thought among progressives, and Chuck Hamilton muses about the American white middle class and their view of the rest of humanity.
Nelly Neal asks whether the evils of want and ignorance seen by Dickens and quoted in the 1942 Beverage report are still here now and if they’ve ever gone away, Laura Lundahl tells us we are ALL immigrants, and says we can help immigrants by changing the way we talk about them, and the possibilities of food shortages after Brexit is discussed by Red Raiph, who has been practising his bartering skills so he can trade for food.
Sandra Webster was transported back in time by the title The Luxury Gap and reminisces about Heaven 17 and The Clockwork Orange before discussing poverty and having enough food to eat.
With music to get you moving from Steve McAuliffe & the Mighty Ur, Madame So, Gallows Circus, Jackal Trades, Attila the Stockbroker, The Blackheart Orchestra, Ethical Debating Society, Argonaut, Nervous Twitch, The Potentials, and Sharon Martin.
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On this episode of Ungagged, themed around "The People Spoke" and introduced by Victoria Pearson, we will hear from Flavia Trudoreanu from Scottish CND on 10 reasons not to have Trident, Jason Travis on the left and Brexit – and what he feels socialists should argue and organise for, Laura Lundahl on why the US government doesn’t represent the will of the people due to its many undemocratic practises, and Joe Solo on the rise and rise of the right.
Paul Sheridan reflects on Scotland’s angry voice and the impact we can have, Debra Torrance will be giving a more positive view of how the people can use their voices, and Graham Campbell will be on chatting with Neil Anderson about Graham’s recent trip to Jamaica, Donald Trump and Pride. Teresa Durran gives us a personal reflection of the London anti Trump march, which you can see loads of pictures of here.
It wouldn't be Ungagged without the wee man, we will of course be hearing from Red Raiph and from the inimitable (and original) clever commie Chuck Hamilton, who will be talking about why jails profit from prisoners, and why bisexuals need to step up. The two are unrelated.
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On this privilege themed Ungagged, introduced by Neil Anderson, we will be hearing from Steve McAuliffe, who will be talking about islamophobia, George Collins will be talking with ethnomusicologist and African religious scholar Javoen Byrd about Christian privilege in the United States and the suppression of African spiritual practices in times of resistance, and Debra Torrance will be talking about how great privilege comes with great responsibility.
We'll hear from Richie Venton on his USDAW unanimously passed policy proposal of guaranteed 16 hour contracts for all workers who want them in an attempt to bring income stability to part time workers, Red Raiph talking about the all under a banner march and naked gardening day, Julie will perform her spoken word piece The So Called Inclusive Movement, Thomas Morris will be talking cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation, and Chuck Hamilton will shock us all by sticking to the theme and talking about privilege.
With music from The Twisted Melons, Candidates, Rufio G, Faber Whitehouse, Joe Solo, Roy Møller, Pilgrims, St Christopher Medal, Stephen Smith, Steve White, Stuart McFarlane, The Eastern Swell, and Those Unfortunates.
This episode, introduced by Victoria Pearson, the Ungagged Collective are (mostly) talking Left Life Hacks.
We'll be hearing from Chuck Hamilton, with a follow up to his last piece, talking about the Egyptian Revolution, and why the poor are blamed for their poverty, George Collins will be talking about Direct democracy and ranked choice voting, and Debra Torrance will be telling us not to give abuse but give something of use, and running down her top left life hacks.
Francesca Testen, aka The History Twins (who you can find out more about in our newest Cuppa Minute Interview) will be talking about Scottish Independence, and her own independence, Mhairi Hunter will be giving us an update on her last ungagged podcast, about shooting galleries, and Graham Campbell will be talking about the Windrush scandal.
We'll hear from Nelly Neal who asks if we should continue to protest and demonstrate, Richie Venton, will be talking about getting his union conference to adapt maximum wage, Laura Lundahl will make her Ungagged debut with a chat about student visas, Teresa Durran will be talking about political correctness revisited, and Red Raiph will be singing us his salty blues.
Our theme this time is, “but sure they can afford smokes and a big telly.”
Overtaking our theme was last weeks 20th anniversary of the Good Friday agreement- To mark this we present a piece Neil Scott wrote almost twenty years ago inspired by of the troubles, is read by Anthea Irwin and edited by Neil Anderson.
In this podcast we’ll be talking Syria, Scottish History, the free jaggi now campaign, “hard working tories, or at least what they think hard work is, avoiding idiots who think they are activists, poverty, optimism and “but they can afford fuck off big tellys and packets of 20 Silkcut,” On these topics and avoiding dodgy youtubers, Russia Today, British imperialist propagandists, and antisemetic conspiracy sites as sources are, Chuck Hamilton, Jason Travis, Catriona Stevenson, Damanvir Kaur, Joe Solo, Victoria Pearson (whose piece was recorded on Friday), Teresa Durran, Steve McAulliffe, Sandra Webster, wee Raiph, Paul Sheridan, Julie aka Politicious,, and Debra Torrance.
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We’ll add a list of music, musicians with links to where and how you can hear them asap.
On this podcast, Liz Castro, the Catalan based writer tells us what is going on there, and we have contributions from around the world and from across the social media activist world from Collin Parks, Nelly Neal, Debra Torrance, Chuck Hamilton, Em Dehaney,and Wee Raiph. Music comes from Baby Seals, The Mighty Ur, Stephen Smith, Derek Stewart Macpherson, Faber Whithouse, Marshall Chipped, Steve White, and Andrea Heins.
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Music: Baby Seals – Period Drama - 5mins 14
George Parks 8mins 03
Music: Steve White – Children in the Crosshairs -18 mins 35 secs
Neil Scott (read by Raiph) “Resilience” 22mins 54 secs
Music: Stephen Smith – you, me and the revolution- 31 mins 10 secs
Debra 35mins 24 secs
Music: Marshal Chipped -Light the Fuse and Run - 36mins 31
Nelly Neal - 39mins 06
Music: Faber whitehouse – highway man- 45 20
Liz Castro on Catalonia - 48.53
Music: Mighty Ur: 1.12.09
Em Dehaney 1.17.47
Music: Derek music –The first time ever I saw your face - 1.19.05
Music: Andrea Heins – One Hard Frost - 1.25.03
Chuck - Easter - 1.29.55
(more detailed post plus timings in next 24 hours).