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Holyrude – Ungagged – Season 4 – 4.3
Holyrude Archive HERE
After a brief hiatus, Kat and Erin are joined by guest co-host Iona Fyfe for a new Pride Month episode. Discussions include the recent Out For Indy (OFI) conference, speaking Scots and the important role that political music has in the campaign for Scottish independence.
Talking Sense Archive HERE.
Brilliant conversation from two progressive Scottish socialists and regular Ungagged contributors; Connor Beaton RiC & Graham Campbell SNP Cllr. Independence and the left. This is a discussion all serious Scottish lefties need to listen to. What kind of Scotland are WE fighting for?
Pictures, Vox Pops & Video (Patrick Harvie & Graham Campbell’s speeches) from the rally. Click the link on the title.
Val Walrdon remembers the death of the Queen and the devotion shown by her loyal subjects.
The obstacles to our independence are not all about media-led rabid unionism, or floating voters. By Val Waldron.
Poetry. The end of the summer means young people head “Back to School”.
Sam Hamad explores what the SNP should be asking all of Scotland about the state of democracy in the country.
“I had no fucking idea how stupid people I agreed with could be until I helped radicalise them. [Apology: Please bear with this rant. There is a proposal at the end.]”
“Look. I’ll get back to Scottish Independence and waving my fucking Saltire soon. But this is a fucking pollution emergency. We are all going to die, and we are going to take our children with us.”
The issue of monarchism v republicanism is not a side issue, something that can be left for later while we grapple with the economics or even the principle of self determination. It’s at the heart of the matter…
My friend, Philip Richard Knobinson (writes under the silly name of Prick) has invited me to write a weekly column for Ungagged as I live in and rarely leave Scotland?
We knew their names, their faces, their stories. That made us feel connected to them. And that’s a key difference with coverage of refugees, who usually remain a nameless and faceless mass to us.
It all began a fortnight ago when a spidery handwritten note arrived on my doormat via a decrepit, hobbling satin dressed footman … or wheelman as he was on a capability scooter with a wonky wheel… Prick Knobinson goes Royal Nazi hunting…
The media bears an obligation to thoughtfully select the individuals they spotlight and offer a platform to. Recently, numerous news platforms have emerged in the UK, each boasting fresher, more insightful contributors who’ve been absent from coverage of conventional politics thus far.
A short summary of the recent Stormski that we will survive
Poignant Ungagged Poetry by Scott
With the current turmoil at the heart of the SNP one might be forgiven for thinking that the indy movement is in freefall.
As for the grass roots, we pull out the tough old weeds and start again. Pick up our movement from where it left off.
Ungagged Presents: Worldbeat with George Collins.
Joining George Collins on WorldBeat is Kathleen Siminyu. Ms. Siminyu is an AI Researcher who focuses on Natural Language Processing for African Languages. She works at The Mozilla Foundation as a Machine Learning Fellow and prior to that was the Regional Coordinator of AI4D Africa. She has vast experience as a community organizer having co-organised the Nairobi Women in Machine Learning and Data Science community for three years. Part 1 – link to part two on page.
Part One and Two
Worldbeat Archive HERE
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Short pod version of Val’s superb piece: Val differentiates between the feelings of rage and anger that drive us forward to effect change, and the gathering clouds of hatred that threaten to destroy us. See below for written version.
With contributions from our own Val Waldron (Twitter: @scribblingval) and David McClemont (@DavoMc82), plus the Scottish Green Councillor, Martha Wardrop (Twitter: @MarthaWardrop), David Peutherer of Scottish CND (Twitter: @scottishCND), SNP Councillor Graham Campbell (Twitter: @ceeGraham1) and a view from the USA from our George Collins – All held together (and edited by) Neil Anderson (@BikerNeil).
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