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{Latest Podcasts}

Holyrude Ungagged – Episode 2.7 “Entering The Peppaverse”

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


–        SCO-IRE Bridge & HS2 Cancelled

–        Government Plan to Strip People of Citizenship

–        Report Finds UK Not Ready for Pandemic

–        Insulate Britain Protestors Jailed

Music by @HippyMusic

Art by @HeathPeaPict

And Neil Anderson (@BikerNeil) Gives his REASONS FOR INDEPENDENCE

Holyrude Archive HERE


Dr. Nancy Anderson On WorldBeat, With George Collins… PART Two


“I Am A Black Woman Who Watched My Father Die From An Inadequate and Racist Healthcare System” Dr. Nancy Anderson on WorldBeat, with George Collins… PART One


Short Pod: Raging Not Hating, by Val Waldron

Short pod version of Val’s superb piece: Val differentiates between the feelings of rage and anger that drive us forward to effect change, and the gathering clouds of hatred that threaten to destroy us. See below for written version.


Ungagged Scottish Independence Special!

With contributions from our own Val Waldron (Twitter: @scribblingval) and David McClemont (@DavoMc82), plus the Scottish Green Councillor, Marth Wardrop (Twitter: @MarthaWardrop), David Peutherer of Scottish CND (Twitter: @scottishCND), SNP Councillor Graham Campbell (Twitter: @ceeGraham1) and a view from the USA from our George Collins – All held together (and edited by) Neil Anderson (@BikerNeil).


Ungagged Film Club: “Starship Troopers” (1997)

David (Twitter: @davomc82), Debra (@HeathPeaPict) and Brian (@WeeSociologist) are joined by Scott McDonald (@Scott_eff) of Edinburgh Radical Independence Campaign for a SPOILER FILLED discussion of the 1997 film “Starship Troopers”.


Ungagged Interviews: Laura Bilton, BLM Edinburgh and Councillor Graham Campbell

Neil Anderson leads a conversation with Glasgow Councillor Graham Campbell and Laura Bilton of Black Lives Matter, Edinburgh on –

-the Radical Independence Conference and the way forward for indyref2.

-the non inclusion of black and BAME communities and their place in Scottish society.

– BLM and other movements for inclusion in changing societal views.

– BAME representation in elections.

Music from You Want Fox

(@youwantfox) | Twitter

with Dirty Little Damsel

(thanks to Loud Women!)

All Ungagged Podcasts available HERE


{Latest Writing}

COP, Cops and Cop-outs by Val Waldron

Val takes a look at birds eye view of COP26 and looks for clues as to whether it will succeed in it’s stated purpose. Who are the winners and losers?


Glasgow’s Beautiful Strike

By N. Scott


Glasgow Excluded Zone.

By N. Scott


CALL IT OUT! by Mhairi Hunter

Drink Spiking, rape culture and other harmful normalisation of misogyny…


Raging Not Hating

by Val Waldron

Val differentiates between the feelings of rage and anger that drive us forward to effect change, and the gathering clouds of hatred that threaten to destroy us.


‘Clackmannanshire is a Shite-hole’ by Val Waldron

Don’t judge till you’ve read it! The Indy Movement, past, present and Future in 400 word prose!


Several Frogs a boiling by Val Waldron

Another anniversary of indyref 1, and Val warns that we cannot possibly look back to recreate that initial campaign, as the political scene and the movement have changed beyond recognition.


Why I support Trans Rights – Part Two – By Mhairi Hunter

Why it is important to support minorities during a culture war… by Mhairi Hunter.


Has Labour Gone Full Tonto by Chris McCusker

Ungagged’s regular contributor Chris McCusker asks if Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer can realistically represent the views of Socialists


Obstacles to Indy by Val Waldron

Val urges us not to take our eye off the ball and stay focused on the goal of independence, and ‘Know Thy Enemy’


What and Who will take us over the Line?

Val Waldron looks beyond the reasons for leaving the UK, to the values that underpin our vision of a progressive independent nation.


Me Too…

Journalist Scott Bevan interviews a victim of assault in Paisley about her awful experience and how she was treated in the aftermath.


Chris McCusker introduces Broadcasting Scotland

Why The Left Need Independent news Media by Chris McCusker


Rewilding of the Campsies

A fascinating read about some of the environmental history of Scotland’s hills and how to return to a more ecologically proven system by Harry Barnes.


No Country for Yesterday’s Men

Val Waldron takes a look at what the hell just happened, and where are we going now in the Independence Movement


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