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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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We have 5 pieces for you:

From Laura Lundahl who talks about immigration in the UK and is titled “Goodbye you bigoted woman - The tears of Theresa May's victims should get far more attention that her's did”.

Mhairi Hunter muses on Trump’s State Visit to the UK, Philip Hammond’s seeming lack of knowledge that there is actually poverty in the UK and get enthusiastic about the Govanhill Sistema Big Noise Orchestra.

Red Raiph’s piece is titled “Good Riddance Mrs May” and includes a Cheerio Song to her! I interview Graham Campbell and he tells us about the pre-World Cup friendly international between Scotland and Jamaica, the climate emergency, marches in Glasgow and updates us on ongoing processes of restorative justice in Scotland.

And Debra Torrance talks about migrant seagulls and birds near extinction and how you should feel sorry for them before feeling sorry for a fascist getting hit with a milkshake.

Music is from the Blackheart Orchestra, Petrol Girls, Ms MohammedSalvation Jayne and our featured artists for June -  Bioma. Bioma is a feminist queercore band, founded in 2017. The band arises from the encounter of four women from São Paulo (Brazil), carrying a intersectional feminist speech and libertarian (left-wing, anarchist), anti-rascist, anti-LGBTfobia and anti-CIStemic posture. Ungagged feature page on Bioma has info on them and links.

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After a break, Ungagged is back!

Neil Scott rants like a red ham about Brexit, the empire and the climate protests, Debra Torrance and Laura Lundahl tell us to Dare, and Laura also tells us that it will be better!

 

Music from, Phat Bollard, Vokxen, Jackal Trades and Katie MF!

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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

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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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