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March 10, 2020

Ordinary Heroes…

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In this episode Neil Scott talks about his fears during the Northern Irish Troubles, Nathália Urban reviews an extraordinary book by The SNP founder on Brazil, Debra Torrance dares not mention Coronavirus and Richie Venton talks about the recent decision (overturned) by Glasgow CityCouncil to close its Highlands outdoor pursuit centre on the Gareloch.

 

Intro, Neil Scott, who then talks about some of the REAL heroes of the Northern Irish Troubles.  He mentions the Truth and reconcilliation Platform and Centre in Northern Ireland.  Please visit their website.

13 mins: The Miami – Fire and Rain

16.15 Debra Torrance on not saying the C word…

19.05 Marshall Chipped - Little Victories,

22.55 Nathália Urban on: A Review of SNP founder, Robert Cunninghame Graham ’s book, "A Brazilian mystic: being the life and miracles of Antonio Conselheiro "

38.20 The Twistettes – Weird Me

41.15 Richie Venton on keeping the pressure on the council regarding Blairvadach.

54.50 Dolls – Audrey

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A music theme this month… We promise there is no Morrissey anywhere near this episode…

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December 8, 2019

Christmas Borders…

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The UK Christmas Election is highlighting how awful the binary sloganeering of the right really is - and how much the power of the Billionaire owned press and media still is killing democracy.

Let this be your antidote.  

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In an in depth interview, Ungagged's Derek Stewart MacPherson speaks to SNP activist and Glasgow City Councillor Graham Campbell about the GE, Independence, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour manifesto, the SNP and the Growth and Social Justice Commissions, expenses scandals and historic injustices at the GCC, and much, much more.

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Lula's first official speech: After his triumphant release from prison, former President Lula returns to his roots. From the metalworkers union In São Bernardo, he spoke for the first time about his ideas for improving Brazil and strengthening the Latin America left.

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On Saturday 26th of October, the Radical Independence Campaign held a conference.  The Speakers included Ungagged's Nathalia Urban from Resist Brazil and Scottish Green MSP, Ross Greer.

 

Nathalia starts the podcast off, followed by Ross at, 6 mins 25 sec and then Nathalia again at 15 mins 20 secs.

 

Introduced by Neil Anderson.

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October 17, 2019

Another Council Tenancy..?

 

As the power mongers... the aristocracy and rich in the UK, and the bureaucrats of the EU come to a deal that will cut freedom of movement, enforce Tory rule for another generation and impoverish millions across the British Isles, we bring you our ode to anarchy... our voices in the storm.  The Brexiteers bring you... something.  Nothing you voted for... or against... but nothing you understood.  Boris, Rees=Mogg, Farage, Bannon - the rich bastards that had you voting for stuff you didnt end up with, won again.

"Resist the Tory toffs, Resist the Bannonites, resist the Faragians... but I thought it was the ... NHS?  The foreigners? the blue passports?  The bent bananas?  WTF?"

 

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September 5, 2019

The Spectacle

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The Trumpist, Murdoch, Fox news media; social media selfies while your finger is on the button of destruction of peoples lives - buying a pet dog while you are draining the country of what made it great, those are the Spectacle's most glaring superficial manifestation. The spectacle, Debord said, of course refers to "the autocratic reign of the market economy which had acceded to an irresponsible sovereignty, and the totality of new techniques of government which accompanied this reign."  The spectacle continues this "historic" week in the UK as democacy has almost been clubbed to death, but Boris Johnston, Farage, Bannon and the rest manipulate the masses through personally targetted adverts on their personal media pocket devices.  The Spectacle is creating an angry, bitter, but basically placid population, as they are conned and billed for being conned.

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Quote above - Paulo Friere.

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On this Podcast:

George Collins - Interview with Shawna Hawk

Part 1: Media Island and claiming space for the empowerment of women of color.

 

Part 2: Reparations and Restoring Black Wealth.

1,2,3 4 We declare a pigeon chess war – Debra Torrance

Debra declares her insanity.  We need a new way of thinking. That’s my declaration. And I implore folk to contact us to help defeat the fascists.

 

Laura Lundahl – We don’t need no education

 

Plucky" Britain and it's Empire - A change to the history curriculum would help the victims of the Windrush scandal - and all immigrants - far more than "Windrush Day"

 

Lakota journalist Ruth Hopkins –  Indigenous Land Defenders

 

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Music on this podcast comes from

The Hurriers

Cosmic Caz

Joe Solo

Derek Stewart McPherson

Argonaut

 

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We have three individual pods in our part 2 for June.

  • Nathália Urban - About her application for settled status in the UK and all the hoops she had to jump to have her visa granted.
  • Rachael Horwitz – Telling us of her visit to Crete and her impressions of the place as well as WW2 history and the current day Jewish community there.
  • Ruth Hopkins – Discussing Trump’s efforts to push the Keystone XL pipeline through Lakota treaty lands.

Music is from:-

  • Dream Nails – Fascism is coming
  • Alexander Martin – Mr Stranger (our token male on this part of the pod)
  • and our featured artists for June - Bioma - from São Paulo (Brazil), first up with the 2nd track from their EP, Demo, - 77 Cobaias

 

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