It is up to the people of our nation to fight what is ours, we have to get actively campaigning, supporting groups and events run by honest individuals and groups. Forgetting the insults made to NO voters and most of all welcoming all voters in as part of the YES Family! Family, Unity and Communication will lead Scotland to Independence.
Ungagged is a podcast from the left, based in Scotland, but like many media outlets we have editorial from across the world.
We started Ungagged with two aims. One- as a forum for a wide range of commentators across the left to give their views without prejudice. And two to ensure, in the mix of the new international media, Scotland has a positive, progressive voice.
Nicola Sturgeon has indicated that Scotland is back on the campaign for independence. We, as a small media organisation, support independence and hope to include editorial from the pro- independence left in the coming months.
The left in Scotland has many different views on how independence will be reached, and on what an independent Scotland will look like. We hope to give those different voices a platform.
Scotland has been a centre left voting country for many, many years. Equality, the welfare of all and Internationalism come at the very top of the values the Scottish electorate- and that is what Ungagged hopes to reflect.
It is 9pm in Scotland as I write this. Seventy five years ago the air raid sirens were beginning to sound in Clydebank… Lest We Forget… The Clydebank Blitz
On this International Womens Day special of Ungagged, we’ll hear from Amber Daniels on the progress of women’s rights, and why International Women’s Day is still needed, Ruth Hopkins with a #NoDAPL update, Debra Torrance with a Dear John letter, and Ruth McAteer on women finding their voices.
Nick Durie will be speaking about women in community groups, Red Raiph will discuss racism, Victoria Pearson will talk about the different struggles we face under the current system and some of the forgotten women from history. Mara Leverkuhn will be discussing what she sees as the problems of feminism, and the struggle we should really be focusing on, Eric Joyce will talk about women in the media, and Steve McAuliffe will share his poem An End to Time and Motion.
We’ll be hearing from new contributor Teresa Durran with a piece on the Icelandic strikes in 1975 and how they link to women’s marches today, as well as special guest speakers Daniellé Dash, on trying to achieve your dream, Em Dehaney on how feminism is not a dirty word, Zareen Taj, secretary of Muslim Women’s Association of Edinburgh talking about uniting communities, and about the toxicity of Prevent, and Natalie Washington on the journey to becoming yourself, and how everyone has an equal right to be wrong.
With music from The Babel Fish Project, Dream Nails, Madame So, Gladiators Are You Ready, Fight Rosa Fight, Argonaut, Deux Furieuses, The Ethical Debating Society, Little Fists, Nervous Twitch, Petrol Girls, Fightmilk, GUTFULL, and The Potentials.
As always here on Ungagged we don’t always agree with each other, but we do respect each others right to speak, and to be heard.
If anything on the pod made you want to shout, get yourself onto the comments section, or onto our twitter, and get Ungagged.
Teresa’s life is built on the four cornerstones of politics, music, cricket and cake.
Being the daughter of immigrants has entirely informed her world and political view, and she has consequently always instinctively rooted (and occasionally fought) for the underdog, the outsider and the ‘other’. She is left leaning but non party political, and is waiting in hope for the devastatingly effective coalition which will be needed to make Brexit go away.
Having spent far too many years paralysed with existential angst, her approach to life is now pretty much head on. Being late to the discovery that embracing your fears makes you stronger she doesn’t intend to waste too much more time, and is now a new age explorer, a middle aged hippy and plans to be an old aged traveler.
She thinks, writes and stares into space a lot and if she hasn’t got her head in a laptop or a book, can often be found on a yoga mat. She is always lost in music.
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