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Join David McClemont (Twitter: @DavoMc82), Debra Torrance (@HeathPeaPict) and Brian Finlay (@WeeSociologist) discuss the results of the 2022 UK Local Elections

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David McClemont (Twitter: @DavoMc82), Debra Torrance (@HeathPeaPict) and Brian Finlay (@WeeSociologist) discuss the latest events in Scottish and UK politics

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- Partygate: The Final Act

- Smacking Debate Continues in England

- Misogyny in Westminster

- Vote ‘til Ye Boke?

 

Music by @HippyMuzic

Art by @HeathPeaPict

Edited by @HeathPeaPict

 

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David McClemont (Twitter: @DavoMc82), Debra Torrance (@HeathPeaPict) and Brian Finlay (@WeeSociologist) discuss the latest events in Scottish and UK politics

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- Partygate: The Second Act

- Lorna Slater under attack again!

- UK Plan to send Asylum Seekers to Rwanda

- Did Corbyn cause Labour to lose Scotland?

 

Music by @HippyMuzic

Art by @HeathPeaPict

Edited by @HeathPeaPict

 

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David McClemont (Twitter: @DavoMc82) and Brian Finlay (@WeeSociologist) discuss the latest events in Scottish and UK politics

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- Margaret Thatcher Day?

- Conversion Therapy Ban

- Scotrail Returns to Public Ownership

- Local Election Campaigns Underway

- Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Dodgy Tax Status

 

Music by @HippyMuzic

Art by @HeathPeaPict

Edited by @HeathPeaPict

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Part 2 of the Javoen Byrd interview

Both the Hawk Foundation and Awodi Drumming push multicultural education as a means of empowerment and Javoen has transformed the lives of black American schoolchildren, prisoners, and others as they learn about their heritage and find a new lease on life. He details some of these stories and discusses the role black women can play in this effort to reclaim black American self-determination, how to meet people where they are in education, the limits of some of the lefts tactics, and how sharing the truth changes minds more effectively than browbeating from the ivory tower. 

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Part 1 of WorldBeat with guest Javoen Byrd .  A new generation of black American activism has emerged in the last ten years as movements like Black Lives Matter broke into the public discourse. These causes have brought wider attention to such issues of police corruption and discrimination in housing. But beyond the political realm, many black Americans are also digging into their history and finding a new sense of pride in their heritage, and one area of growing enthusiasm is in reclaiming spiritual practices from the Continent. Some of these folks felt particularly drawn to the community and healing aspects of such beliefs as the COVID-19 pandemic threw the whole world into the meat grinder. Porsche Little, a Brooklyn-based artist, diviner, and aborisha told Vox that she has received a huge increase in requests for divinations and readings throughout the pandemic. Beyond the personal fulfillment of these explorations, could embracing African spiritual practices hold value in the liberation struggles of black Americans? How does this rising enthusiasm for these beliefs intersect with the explosion of anti-racist activism in black communities of the past decade? Ethnomusicologist and the founder of The Hawk Foundation for Research and Education in African & African American Culture Javoen Byrd sits down with George on this episode of WorldBeat. Part 1 details Javoen's early forays into music, his love of the drum, and how he came to be an initiated Isese practitioner as well as the history of African spiritual practices in slave resistance, the Haitian revolution, and how the stigma against such traditions carries forward into today both among African-Americans and populations still on the African continent. The Hawk Foundation for Research and Education in African & African American Culture: https://www.hfeducation.org/ Intro/outro music by Batata K1ng https://www.batatak1ng.com/home Part of the Ungagged podcast network http://leftungagged.org/

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Neil chats to Scottish CND Chair, Arthur West.

Arthur West is the Chair of Scottish CND, and has been a member of the organisation for over 30 years. He has been very active at both national and local levels, including as secretary of Ayrshire CND, and participating in many protests and blockades at Faslane and elsewhere. 

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🎙 It’s not your granny’s #WomensHistoryMonth episode!
 

Join @kat_cary and Erin (@Seunte) as they talk with @MaggieChapman about the limitations of carceral feminism, policing and prison systems as well as discussing why inclusivity is good, actually. #TalkingSense @sensibilityscot

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An especially relevant episode from the @sensibilityscot vault...

Last June, Kat, (Kat_cary), Erin (@seunte) spoke with journalist Stephen Paton (@stephenpaton134) about transphobia, the NHS rainbow badge scheme, GRA reform and Pride Month...

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New episode!

In the first episode since partnering up with the @_Ungagged team, Kat Cary (Twitter: @kat_cary) and Erin Lux (@seunte) mark #LGBTHistoryMonth  by talking sense about the importance of representation with @tiecampaign co-founder Jordan Daly (@jcrdandaly).

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