Ungagged Bands

Grace Petrie

Grace Petrie is a folk singer, songwriter, and activist from Leicester, UK. She first exploded on to the national protest scene in 2010 with the emotive anthem Farewell to Welfare, which captured perfectly the spirit of the new wave of dissent in austerity Britain. Since then, she has written, recorded and toured relentlessly. Her unique […]

Ungagged Bands

Pauline Bradley

Pauline Bradley an Irish born singer/songwriter who has travelled extensively, picking up musical tips, styles, songs and tunes on the way. She writes songs about social issues, love, pain, injustice, human struggle, poverty, happiness, joy and everything else! Pauline sings songs from artists who may not be well known as well as classic sing along […]

Human Rights International USA


  If you’ve been following Ungagged for a while, you’re well aware of the UN condemned atrocities happening at the Standing Rock camp in North Dakota. Or regular contributer Ruth Hopkins has spoken to Ungagged from North Dakota in several of our podcasts (which you can find here and here), and you can read our […]


A Slice of Class Cake

Birmingham last week. Been out to dinner with “respectable” professor of economy. Talking about social historical philosophical and economic issues spanning all human history. Lavish restaurant. Endless courses and fucking pompous cocktails with half a mango in them, exotic erotic names and little umbrellas. This is rococo France all over again. Champagne, candles and prostration […]

Campaigns Human Rights International


Todays task in our activist advent calendar is to write to your MP or MSP to tell Israel to have courage and leave occupied Bethlehem and the Palestine West Bank. For extra credit, you can also write to the Israeli embassy in London. You can find your MPs contact details here and details of the Israeli […]

Campaigns Human Rights


It’s the first day of advent, and we are making this festive season the kindest yet! Today’s task – have a look at your MP or MSP’s voting record here.  How welcoming are they to refugees? We don’t want to be the stingy innkeepers turning away vulnerable people. We are not full. There is room at the […]