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Richie Venton Ungagged! Episode 2 “Where IS the Centre Left?”

 Richie Venton on Starmer and Swinney’s claims to be “Centre Left.” what does that mean for working class people when 1 the Labour right winger, Neil Kinnock says Starmer “has gone too far,” and 2 Swinney’s inclusion of Kate Forbes and her economic and social views, into his Cabinet. Music – The Kara Sea. […]

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Ungag the Choons – Ep 2 “First People.”

Neil Scott talks about a Australian song from 1987 that helped radicalise him in Troubles torn Northern Ireland. If you want to know more about this song and the oils – please watch Peter Garrett: Midnight Oil frontman on Music & Politics – on youtube  https://youtu.be/THWApLlF8yI?si=1HUU4ltOYO7lGnWM    And if its available where you are, look […]

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Anonymity and Tragedy: why telling stories of the asylum seeker is so important by Mhairi Hunter

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.   There has been much commentary in the past few days about the difference in media/public perception of the Titan tragedy […]

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Jimmy Carr and ‘the Acceptable Face of Racism’

The recent public spotlight on so called ‘dark comedian’ Jimmy Carr’s extreme racist comment about Gypsies (their mass murder apparently being the only aspect of the Holocaust the Nazis got right), is just the latest mining of a deep vein of historical and persistent discrimination concerning Romanies and Gypsy Travellers.

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Ungagged Presents Worldbeat with George Collins. George interviews Ungagged founder, Neil Scott – Part 2

Ungagged presents the second part of Worldbeat with George Collins’ interview with Ungagged founder Neil Scott.  Neil speaks of the Independence Referendum of 2011-2014, what happened subsequently to what is now known as the “Yes Movement,” and what comes next… Part 1 HERE

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A Snapshot of 2021 by Val Waldron

‘Alexa give me a snapshot of 2021 without mentioning Covid’  Can I help? All of the events below were of course shot through with Covid, antivaxxers, restrictions, opposition and media undermining of the Scottish Government health message, oh, and big shouty businesses. It didn’t stop the world from turning though! In Search of Q We […]

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Holyrude Ungagged Episode 2.9 – “Next Level F**kwittery”

David McClemont (Twitter: @DavoMc82), Debra Torrance (@HeathPeaPict) and Brian Finlay (@WeeSociologist) discuss the latest events in Scottish and UK politics NEWS – Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) under attack from the Far Right – Assisted Dying Bill consultation being discussed in Scottish Parliament – Tories had a party while the nation was in lockdown – […]

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Worldbeat With George Collins Part 4 – “Globalization Isn’t Just, Or Even Primarily, About Materials”

 Globalization is a force that touches all of us. Beyond cheap plastics from China and a diverse range of grub hubs in Columbia City, borders are more permeable than ever. What lessons can we learn about these dynamics as COVID-19’s worst bouts fade into memory? Dr. Anderson wraps up our time together with this […]