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In this episode, self confessed bald white guy, Neil Scott, lectures us on racism, brexit and the media of the billionaires;  Nathalia Urban on the rise of femicide cases in Brazil Music; the Scottish Socialist Party's Richie Venton on 1919 – revolt on the Clyde and Lagan, The Wakes lead singer, Paul Sheridan on the emperors new clothes and Red Raiph reads his poem, "The Squeaker of the Hoose..." 

With Music from Vokxen, the cundeez, The Wakes, John mcharg and Cosmic Caz - what else should a self respecting Tory ideology hater be listening to?

Please get in touch, let us know what you think of the new format, if you agree or disagree with any of our amazing contributors, maybe you wanna tell us about a band you like, contact us @_Ungagged on twitter and you can find us on Facebook. I mean you can do it if you want, or you could go watch BBC Question Time. The choice is yours!

Oh, and we aren't wanting money to tour Scotland to teach grannies to knit, but we would be very much obliged if you help us pay for our website, podcast platform, domain name and other expenses we have producing "Scotland's Secret Gift to the World." Donate via Paypal HERE

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This is the first instalment of our March 19 Pod. We have three contributors;

Debra Torrance on "Jacob Rees Mogg’s penis jokes and the impending Brexit apocalypse. Is nuclear annihilation better than Brexit? Least it’s nice and sunny :) wave a wullie under a Snapchat filter."

Ola from Ola's Kool Kitchen on Brexit & Trump and Graham Campbell talking about Brexit, the GCC budget and reparations for slavery.

Songs

With music from Cascadia with Tide to the Moon, Demigog from Franz Ferdinand and starting with Vokxen with Crystal Eyes.

Please get in touch, let us know what you think of the new format, if you agree or disagree with any of our amazing contributors, maybe you wanna tell us about a band you like, contact us @_Ungagged on twitter and you can find us on Facebook. I mean you can do it if you want, or you could go watch BBC Question Time. The choice is yours!

Oh, and we aren't wanting money to tour Scotland to teach grannies to knit, but we would be very much obliged if you help us pay for our website, podcast platform, domain name and other expenses we have producing "Scotland's Secret Gift to the World." Donate via Paypal HERE

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February 9, 2019

“Me and You, You and Me…

...lots and lots for you to do... Lots and lots for you to see... lots and lots for you to hear... You and Me , Me and You... Doo Doo, Doo Doo, Doo Doo, DOO DOOOOO" Oh the subliminal message of decency in the seventies...

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Anyway on this third instalment, for the theme based around the Karl Liebknecht quote “The basic law of capitalism is you or I, not both you and I”, (check out part one and two here and here- but there is no pressing need to, they can be listened to out of sync!) we have  - Laura Lundahl, with a hodge-podge of thoughts surrounding the British and American health care systems.  Faud Alakbarov on Sex selective abortions in the South Caucasus and around the world.  Emma from Scottish CND with Update on what is currently happening in our fight against nuclear weapons.  Joe Solo  on'Class Unity: Now or Never.'  David Rovics tells us about his Own Industrial Collapse .

And we’ve got you some tunes to bop along to...

Songs

Dream Nails with their third tune of the week, "Chirps Degree Burns;" the great Joe Solo with "Solidarity;" the infamous Robb Johnson with his amazing, poignant song, "In the Memory & the name of Grenfell Tower;" the incredible, She Makes War and "Devastate Me;" and the essential The Menstrual Cramps with "Boyz Will Be Boyz."

 

Please get in touch, let us know what you think of the new format, if you agree or disagree with any of our amazing contributors, maybe you wanna tell us about a band you like, contact us @_Ungagged on twitter and you can find us on Facebook. I mean you can do it if you want, or you could go watch BBC Question Time. The choice is yours!

Oh, and we aren't wanting money to tour Scotland to teach grannies to knit, but we would be very much obliged if you help us pay for our website, podcast platform, domain name and other expenses we have producing "Scotland's Secret Gift to the World." Donate via Paypal HERE

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February 6, 2019

Watch Puppies on YouTube…

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Welcome to part two of Ungagged’s podcast based loosely around the Karl Liebknecht.” quote, “The basic law of capitalism is you or I, not both you and I.”

On this episode, Paul Sheridan lead singer of the wakes tells us, “Profit before people, coca cola is it!, The talented Debra Torrance tells us a few Brexit Jokes and Glasgow Councillor, Mhairi Hunter talks about Brexit, the Scottish independence referendum and the equal pay settlement in Glasgow City Council.  With the last exciting instalment of Tales of the Gareloch entitled, Hodder, Superheroes, riots and cleaning up and music from Dreamnails, with their track, Fascism is Coming, The Wakes with The Battle of George square, David Rovics and After the Revolution and Sister Ghost, with Emily.  

 

 

 

Ungagged is a not for profit voluntary collective, and we rely on the generosity of our listeners to help fund our solidarity and grassroots charity campaigns, and meet hosting, equipment and advertising costs. If you love what we do and can spare some change, our collection tin is at PayPal.me/ungaggedleft

 

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"The basic law of capitalism is you or I, not both you and I." Karl Liebknecht.

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"The basic law of capitalism is you or I, not both you and I." Karl Liebknecht."

The first of our new format, shorter, more frequent #podcasts, this one has an international theme. Featuring Red Raiph on Brexit & Burns - Twitter @raiphsays; George Collins on right-wing nationalist movements around the world - Twitter - @GCUngagged; Damanvir Kaur on the continued detention of Scottish activist Jagtar Singh Johal in India - Twitter - @damanvirsidhu & Nathália Toledo Urban on Brazil & the impact of mining companies on indigenous communities - Twitter - @FairyS and the latest "Tales of the Gareloch" - on time for Tuesday's commute!

With music from; Dream Nails, The Charlemagnes, Petrol Girls and Gallo Rojo.

 

 

Ungagged is a not for profit voluntary collective, and we rely on the generosity of our listeners to help fund our solidarity and grassroots charity campaigns, and meet hosting, equipment and advertising costs. If you love what we do and can spare some change, our collection tin is at PayPal.me/ungaggedleft

 
 
 
 
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December 10, 2018

The People’s Voice!

“I raise my voice not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard” (Malala Yousafzai)

“I raise my voice not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard” (Malala Yousafzai)

This podcast has many interesting people and music…

David Rovics has 3 contributions

Just a Renter

The US is an extremely divided society.  One of its many divisions is that between landlords and renters. 

Paradise Lost

We have seen the future of a world run by real estate speculators, property developers and transnational corporations — it is the apocalypse.

Failed States of America

When daily life in a nation is best described as a constant series of predictable and preventable catastrophes that just keep on happening anyway, this nation is, by definition, a failed state. 

Debra Torrance says “I’M NOT SHOUTING” about disabled benefit claimants and just a wee mention of Ross Thomson donating to foodbanks.

Laura Lundahl  Has two pieces; “Non-EU Immigrants are Your Friends” the Leave campaign/Tories want to sow divisions regarding different types of immigrants, and the Remain crowd needs to stop playing into their hands.

“Keep Calm and Carry On, But…” Keep Calm and Carry On is a mindset respected the world over, but when terrorism strikes, it can be taken too far in the “carry on” direction. 

Red Raiph tells about his plans for Christmas on twitter.

Paul Sheridan discusses why he chooses Protest music and the paths that lead him there.

Ungagged first timers Max, Cassie & John update us on life in East Washington, USA.

Richie Venton speaks on Class not Creed.

And for our fiction lovers* we will have the third part of the Tales of the Gareloch series by the Acting Strange Theatre Company.

With music from;-

Argonaut – twice, Candidates, The Blackheart Orchestra, Joe Solo, Steve McAuliffe & the Mighty Ur, Stephen Smith, Steve White, The Charlemagnes and Victoria Långstrump.

 

* If you enjoy Ungagged Fiction and fancy the chance of winning £100 and some exclusive merch from Ungagged contributors, check out our winter writing competition 

Ungagged is a not for profit voluntary collective, and we rely on the generosity of our listeners to help fund our solidarity and grassroots charity campaigns, and meet hosting, equipment and advertising costs. If you love what we do and can spare some change, our collection tin is at PayPal.me/ungaggedleft

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November 12, 2018

Truth Revolution

If you enjoy Ungagged Fiction and fancy the chance of winning £100 and some exclusive merch from Ungagged contributors, check out our winter writing competition 

 

The theme for this episode of the left political podcast Ungagged, introduced by Neil Anderson, is a quote:

 In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act -George Orwell. Um. Possibly.

And of course, this being Ungagged, our contributors have interpreted that in lots of different ways.

Debra Torrance’s piece, Infectious Intolerance, discusses current intolerances around the world, Victoria Pearson is talking about how we all have a different truth, so in an age of grandstanding, listening is in fact a revolutionary act*, and Chuck Hamilton discusses the politics of race and elections in America.

James Morton introduces members of the Scottish Trans Alliance team for their first ever Ungagged Podcast, and talks about who they are,  what they do, and the current state of how trans issues are seen in society today.

Fuad Alakbarov tells us about photo journalism and war photographers addicted to danger, Damanvir Kaur updates on the kidnapping & trial of Jagtar Singh Johal, and our youngest contributor, Red Raiph, brings a wee bit more madness to an already crazy world, his words not mine, and tells us about his live tweeting of Halloween.

We will have the second part of the Tales of the Gareloch series "Babies, American Werewolf, Saltcoat and The Clash," by  Acting Strange Theatre Company. You can find part one in our last podcast.
 
We'll also be featuring the David Rovics podcast, where he discusses left and right wing politics in Europe, gender politics in the USA, and Armistice day.
 
With music from Salvation Jayne, as they join us to discuss their latest EP and share an exclusive track, David Rovics will share three of his tracks, Steve white and the Protest Family, Celladoor, ArgonautHands of BlueSharon Martin, (who you can also find out more about in her Cuppa Minute Interview), and Dirty Little Damsels.

*You can find the articles referenced on V's podcast, written by Debra here and here.


 
 

Ungagged is a not for profit voluntary collective, and we rely on the generosity of our listeners to help fund our solidarity and grassroots charity campaigns, and meet hosting, equipment and advertising costs. If you love what we do and can spare some change, our collection tin is at PayPal.me/ungaggedleft

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On this episode of Ungagged, introduced by Victoria Pearson, and edited by Neil Anderson, the collective are inspired by the theme "Barricades on the Bridge of Hope" (which was set by Neil Scott) and as usual, have interpreted that from a variety of left perspectives.

Red Raiph will be talking about Checkpoint Charlie, Paul Sheridan will be discussing both World Mental Health Day and the Brexit border situation, and Thomas Morris will be joining us from his travels to talk about water and plastic.

Debra Torrance will be telling us about her trip to the SNP conference and accessibility, and  Cllr Graham Campbell will be in conversation with Neil Anderson also about the SNP conference, specifically Graham's fringe meeting on 'Brexit, A Better Way, as well as Glasgow University reparative justice and their involvement in slavery related businesses.

Catriona Stevenson  will be talking about the Gaellic language, Laura Lundahl will be warning us not to lose momentum, and reminding us progress can be a barricade to progress, and of course we will hear from Chuck Hamilton, pondering a question of identity.

On this episode we also share  David Rovics podcast- This week with David Rovics, where he talks Palestinian protests and police numbers in Seattle in the 80s, and treats us to two original songs, and for you fiction lovers we will be featuring part one of  a murderous story of ordinary irradiated folk and peace in a Scottish village in an alternative reality - "Tales of the Gareloch" by Acting Strange Theatre Company...

With music from Alexander Martin, David RovicsSharon Martin, Jemma Freeman, Ms MohammedPetrol Girls, The CundeezThe HurriersThe WakesMullen, The Empty Page, and The Babel Fish Project.

Remember we love hearing what you think, so get yourself over to Facebooktwitter or the comments right here on our website and get yourself ungagged.

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If you love what we do, and can spare us some change, our collection tin is at PayPal.me/ungaggedleft. We are a not for profit collective, and we rely on your donations help us meet our hosting and equipment costs as well as fund our solidarity letter writing campaigns, and foodbank donations.
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September 28, 2018

Step Aside Brother

This unintentionally woman-heavy episode of Ungagged, introduced by Neil Anderson,  is themed around "Step Aside Brother," but of course we are Ungagged, so not all of us have kept to the theme.
Thomas Morris will be talking about how sometimes brothers don't step aside once they've got what they want, Chuck Hamilton will discuss bi-erasure, neoliberalism, and the importance of slaying your gods, and Damanvir Kaur will give us an update Jagtar Singh Johal, the Scot imprisoned in an Indian jail.
Debra Torrance will be joining us twice - once to deliver a piece on behalf of the showmen at Feltnam, who feel silenced by their councillor as their home is threatened, and then again with a piece of her own, asking how many people are reached and persuaded by shouty men yelling slogans into a microphone.
Em Dehaney will be talking about gendered language, and how it subtly shapes our perceptions of feminism, Julie will be along to talk about representation for women and young people within the Yes Movement, and Ruth Hopkins will be talking about Kavanaugh.
Laura Lundahl will be talking about why developed countries need to step aside in developing ones, Catriona Stevenson will be talking about land reform, Victoria Pearson will be sharing a poem called Stand Aside Brother, that she wrote for this episode, and our Raiph will be wondering if Wee Vinny is a spy…
With music from The Franklys, Alexander Martin, ArgonautThe Babel Fish Project, Jackal Trades, LUV DOT GOV, Precious McKenzie, Sharon MartinSteve McAuliffe & The Mighty Ur, The Empty Page, The Menstural Cramps and David Rovics.
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If you love what we do and can spare some change to keep us going, our collection tin is at PayPal.me/ungaggedleft - every penny helps our volunteers buy essential equipment, meet our hosting fees, and fund our charity campaigns, for example donating to foodbanks in need, and supporting and writing to political prisoners
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September 4, 2018

Krassivy

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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.

 

Oh and then after the running time:

Remember we always love to hear from you, so get yourself Ungagged on our Facebook, on Twitter, or on here our website, where you can find all of our old pods and a whole stack of writing from a range of left voices -from anarchists to democratic socialists and everything in between.

If you love what we do and can spare some change to keep us going, our collection tin is at PayPal.me/ungaggedleft – every penny helps us buy essential equipment, meet our hosting fees, and fund our charity campaigns, for example donating to foodbanks in need, and sending letters of solidarity to political prisoners.

 

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