Available FREE on iTunes and Podbean On this episode of Ungagged, introduced by Neil Scott, Em Dehaney and Debra Torrance both discuss the Grenfell tragedy, Tommy Ball talks about the former state of Yugoslavia, and John Andrew Hird will be making his Ungagged debut with a piece on how the left is uniting […]
Month: June 2017
Independent Intavenshan are a 9 piece revolutionary roots reggae band from Utrecht. Writing and performing their own irie music with a conscious message at its core. In the beginning there was earth, water, air and fyah !!!!! And so Independent Intavenshan was born. From the humble beginnings of a studio project with Ozzie Dee spitting […]
Brian Pollitt Writing
News, Articles and Opinion AN INDEPENDENT SOCIALIST SCOTLAND? Some Problems of ‘Socialism in One Country’.
AN INDEPENDENT SOCIALIST SCOTLAND? Some Problems of ‘Socialism in One Country’.
From the time of the Russian Revolution of 1917, it has been recognised that acute problems attend the construction of socialism in conditions of ideological isolation. Before 1924, Lenin, Trotsky and all other Soviet leaders believed that the crucial importance of foreign trade and investment for Soviet development implied the assistance of other socialist countries. […]
The DUP #TheLads
The two major parties in contemporary Northern Ireland politics are the Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Féin. The DUP are now running England, and Sinn Féin are the main Opposition party in the Republic of Ireland. Neither are in government in Northern Ireland. In terms of introduction to the bizarre world of politics in the […]
Spin Cycle, Part 2What Are We Going To Do!?!Before I start there is something I have to explain, which is that ‘Spin Cycle, Part 1’ was written, and recorded for the podcast, on the 22 May, mere hours before the Manchester bombing. Obviously a great deal has happened in the campaign since then. I think […]
Another Revolting Peasant
Don’t look the homeless man in the eye Hold your chin up as you walk by Just another revolting peasant Trying to get some free pay They’ve all got jobs and houses anyway Foodbank collectors, scrounging again Why should you pay for society’s drains? Just another revolting peasant Trying to get a free meal Don’t […]
GE2017: Kick Out The Tories
Available FREE on iTunes and Podbean On this Pre-Election special, we’ll have Derek Stewart Macpherson with the first part of his Spin Cycle series, John McHarg talking about voter choice, Richie Venton on the choices socialists are facing in this election, and we’ll be hearing from Nick Durie about how this election proves the YES […]
John Andrew Hird
John Andrew Hird joined the Labour Party Young Socialists and Militant in Newcastle just before Thatcher came to power. He served as LPYS Chairman and editor of Socialist Youth. He participated in the Miner’s Strike, Liverpool City Council and Poll Tax struggles. He stayed in Castlemilk for six months during the 1992 General Election […]