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A Hill to Die On by Val Waldron

“The political and media exploitation of an under-resourced NHS and the scapegoating of our Health Secretary for political gain undermines the real need for cross party work towards progress. Let’s hope that the newly formed Long-Covid Inquiry group is well intentioned. We cannot afford to take our eye off the ball when it concerns the […]

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An Entrepreneur in Scrubs: Myles Parilla on WorldBeat (1/3)

Part 2 HERE Part 3 HERE Almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic and Americans can’t seem to catch a break as new variants emerge and policy debates over lockdowns, school closures, and vaccine mandates dominate coverage. It’s pretty daunting for folks on the outside as we struggle to keep up with the breakneck pace […]

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Holyrude Episode 2.11 – Heavy Heavy Happy New Year

David McClemont (Twitter: @DavoMc82), Debra Torrance (@HeathPeaPict) and Brian Finlay (@WeeSociologist) discuss the latest events in Scottish and UK politics NEWS – Lockdown 3.0 – Chair and Vice Chair of Scotland’s Drug Death Task Force resign – Alba General Secretary tries to weaponise Child Abuse – “Sir” Tony Blair Music by @HippyMuzic Art by @HeathPeaPict […]

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A Snapshot of 2021 by Val Waldron

‘Alexa give me a snapshot of 2021 without mentioning Covid’  Can I help? All of the events below were of course shot through with Covid, antivaxxers, restrictions, opposition and media undermining of the Scottish Government health message, oh, and big shouty businesses. It didn’t stop the world from turning though! In Search of Q We […]

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Holyrude Ungagged Episode 2.8 – “Eight Foot Corbyn”

David (Twitter: @DavoMc82), Debra (@HeathPeaPict) and Brian (@WeeSociologist) discuss the latest events in Scottish and UK politics NEWS –        Nicola Sturgeon Announces She Will Serve Full Term –        Monica Lennon Stands Down From Scottish Labour Front Bench –        Jeremy Corbyn Sues Tory Councillor –        Omicron Variant Arrives in Scotland […]

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Worldbeat With George Collins Part 4 – “Globalization Isn’t Just, Or Even Primarily, About Materials”

 Globalization is a force that touches all of us. Beyond cheap plastics from China and a diverse range of grub hubs in Columbia City, borders are more permeable than ever. What lessons can we learn about these dynamics as COVID-19’s worst bouts fade into memory? Dr. Anderson wraps up our time together with this […]

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George Collins Worldbeat…. Dr. Nancy Anderson – “Am A Black Woman Who Watched My Father Die From An Inadequate and Racist Healthcare System”

“COVID-19 rocked the world in a way few other events could. International structures long taken for granted crumbled as nation states struggled to confront this novel virus and the chaos it brought. Everything from supply chains to migration policy to the reliability of scientific institutions came under fire, but no sector has taken more blows […]

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Holyrude Ungagged – Episode 12 – Limp Ermine

The team laugh, cry, spit and sup tea over… In News – Ruth Davidson becomes Baroness – Tommy Robinson loses liable case – Is it Anglophobic to point out Scotland is not England – Dawn Butler calling out Boris lies In our podly section, “MORE TORY CORRUPTION” – – Former Tory councillor got £120m ‘VIP […]

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Obstacles to Indy

The result is a dumbing down of news, couched in hysteria. A sticky web of hopelessness can engulf us, leading us to believe that it’s essentially all our fault. That we are confused, and we want too much, or we don’t demand enough. The subtext, often with the help of (unannounced) politically motivated contributors and […]