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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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Protesters Targeted by High Speed Car – One Protester Killed.

Protesters demonstrating for a water supply were targeted by a terrorist today (18th July 19). Today , the Landless Movement members (MST) of “Camp Marielle Vive” in Valinhos, Brazil, held a peaceful demonstration on Jequitibá Road, km 07, in front of the Camp, when they were surprised by a man with a pickup truck at […]

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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 […]