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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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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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A Spoonful of Blood

A Spoonful of Blood I don’t want to repeat the bile spewed from the mouth of the rogue PM, following his unrepentant return to Parliament after the unlawful proroguing. We all heard it. It’s not the first time we’ve heard it, and it seems that every utterance from the pick of Westminster’s most depraved and […]

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Gleichschaltung – or, “How the Left Helped Unite the Racists.”

During the forced Westminster closure, the fascists, the far right populist and various idiots will be supporting their leaders as they  plan the next phase of Gleichschaltung. The right hate each other, every bit as much as they hate sharing this world with other h man beings. But, they will support each other and support […]

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The Spectacle

Player will be here later today, but in the meantime, click here to stream… https://ungagged.podbean.com/mf/play/43j9ac/Ungagged_Pod_Sept_19.mp3 Available FREE  on iTunes and Podbean   The Trumpist, Murdoch, Fox news media; social media selfies while your finger is on the button of destruction of peoples lives – buying a pet dog while you are draining the country of what made it […]

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Who are the “Working Class” today?

The subject of Social Class is an area where angels fear to tread, but in these times of deep fragmentation of the UK political Left, it is time to look at what the “Working Class” means to Socialists in the 21st Century. As I write, and the news about PM Boris Johnson’s planned prorogation of […]

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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. […]