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Is UK Democracy about false promises… or promises fulfilled?

The argument for multiple referenda; “Democracy is not just an election, it is our daily life.” Tsai Ing-wen The political landscape has never been vaguer or indeed more frightening on this island. Watch the latest edition of Question Time to hear the audience boo comments suggesting that a mild mannered, pro equality gardener with a […]

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Caiçaras Traditional Lifestyle, and Livelihood, Under Threat from Bolsonaro’s Brazil

Bolsonaro’s policies threaten the traditional inhabitants of the coastal regions of the south eastern and southern Brazil. Yesterday, three houses of Caiçaras in the ecological station Juréia- Itatins, Brazil, were demolished by state agents on the grounds that they occupied an illegal area. Caiçaras are the traditional inhabitants of the coastal regions of the southeastern and southern Brazil, […]

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The Scottish Socialist Party 1999-2007: One Big Activist University…

Twenty years ago, the Scottish Parliament reconvened after 300 years. That election for me, was an election that showed that radical politics COULD make a difference as the Greens and the new Scottish Socialist Party made, what were at the time, surprising and ground shaking breakthroughs.   One idea, one seed of change germinated and broke […]

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Dare – It’s Better This Way!

Available FREE  on iTunes and Podbean 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! Get […]

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Brazil: Teacher Illegally Detained During Class by Police 

According to information from the Federal Union of Public servers of Basic, Professional and Technological Education (SINASEFE), the teacher and trade unionist Camila Marques was arrested yesterday morning, (Tues 15/04), at the Aguas Lindas campus of the Federal Institute of Goiás (IFG). She was in class when she was detained. During a statement recorded in […]

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Brazil, Bolsonaro, Liberation Theology and the new attacks on the Church

Bolsonaro’s government is becoming well known for their paranoia against “invisible enemies,” one of their traits is to accuse the most unthinkable people/institutions to be leftists. After accusing BBC, The EU and The economist of being communists, Bolsonaro’s government has a new target: The Catholic Church! It might sound surprising and even random to many […]