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From Catalonia to Calton – with Valentina Servera Clavell

Opposition to Scotland’s place in the United Kingdom has existed, in one for, or another, since its founding in 1707, often with anti-imperialist sentiment at its heart. The SNP were founded to campaign against it in 1934 and grew with the collapse of empire in the 1950s, and 60s, but only in the 1970s did […]

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Oprah, the KKK, the Left and Total and Utter Confusion…

OK…. I’m up for predictions. Predictions in the short term, and regarding the UK and Scotland first. One, more or all of the upcoming predictions may end up wrong, but regardless of that, there will be no revolution in the UK. Power will still remain with corporations and the land owning class who by way […]

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“Don’t Be afraid to resist!” – Nathália Urban on Lula’s First Speech since being released

https://ungagged.podbean.com/mf/play/qhyb3w/Nathalia_on_lulas_address_after_release_mp3.mp3 Lula’s first official speech: After his triumphant release from prison, former President Lula returns to his roots. From the metalworkers union In São Bernardo, he spoke for the first time about his ideas for improving Brazil and strengthening the Latin America left. Available FREE  on iTunes and Podbean #StandWithLula Please consider donating to us.  Small donations keep […]

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RIC2019: Nathalia Urban and Ross Greer

https://ungagged.podbean.com/mf/play/b289jv/RIC_Conf.mp3 Available FREE  on iTunes and Podbean On Saturday 26th of October, the Radical Independence Campaign held a conference.  The Speakers included Ungagged’s Nathalia Urban from Resist Brazil and Scottish Green MSP, Ross Greer.   Nathalia starts the podcast off, followed by Ross at, 6 mins 25 sec and then Nathalia again at 15 mins 20 secs.   […]

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Inertia to the Left of me Zombies to the Right

As Halloween approaches and Johnson’s ditch digging bulldozer is nowhere in sight, nor is his Brexit, it seems that the joke is still on us all the same. It looks like the Brexit debacle will run and run. It has been extensively analysed, but with the permutations and possibilities that could lead to a selection […]

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Born to destroy… and born to create.

The new rebellion… Images: with thanks to Eleanor Gault, Steve Mitch, Stuart McConville, Neil Macmillan, Rebecca McNaught Ross McCleann and Courtney Thomson “You are failing us. But the young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you. And if you choose to fail us I say we […]