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Opinion – Sam Hamad: Is the SNP no longer fit for purpose as a party for Scottish independence?

…not with Sturgeon as leader. Or, pushing graciousness to its limits, at least not with the current strategy of Sturgeon and her team shaping the party’s political direction. On the face things, Scottish separatism ought to be at an all-time high. In fact, if polling is to be believed, it is at an all-time high. […]

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As Boris Johnson aims to ‘suspend’ Parliament, lets assess the Twitter damage of this ‘very British coup’

On 28 August, the Prime Minister (PM) of the UK Boris Johnson dropped a bombshell. As reported by the BBC, Johnson has asked the Queen to suspend Parliament “just days” after MPs return to work from the summer recess. The plan comes only several weeks before the Brexit deadline of 31 October. But this prorogation of […]

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Please Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland can and must do more to stand in solidarity with the people of Brazil

Dear First Minister I am writing to alert and to ask you for attention to the political situation in Brazil. Since the political coup which resulted in the impeachment of Dilma Roussef, the country has suffered with the rise of far-right politicians. The election of Jair Bolsonaro, was received with great fear and sadness by […]

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Butterflies and wish trees, wasp bikes and big pokey sticks

I was actually writing a very patriotic and in depth article about this ( https://twitter.com/_ungagged/status/1157976219054485504?s=21 ). However my being mired in depressive nostalgia of my potential close ancestors “emigrating” was interrupted by a foul stench. It started off innocuously, just a whiff of what the fuck. It escalated into me inviting my friend along to tut […]

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“Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.”

…Quote – Paulo Friere. https://ungagged.podbean.com/mf/play/kuu2t6/Pod_1_take_2_Mixdown_1.mp3   On this Podcast… PLEASE SUPPORT US – we need to pay bills. A cup of coffee keeps us ungagged!  Paypal.me/ungaggedleft   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 […]