Monthly Archives: May 2021

Infant Removals In Scotland



Why are so many children in Scotland being taken from their mothers at birth or early in their lives? All Hail To The Pod speaks to mothers whose children have been removed and researchers investigating the situation.

Maggie Mellon hosts this episode of the Pod and is joined by Talia and Steph, two mothers who have had children taken from them by the state. We also hear from two researchers, Lorraine Waterhouse and Janice McGhee, who have both worked on child welfare and the welfare of mothers caught up in this situation for many years and are concerned by what is happening in Scotland.

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Working Class Creativity And Covid



In this episode Jim Slaven chats to political and community activist Sean Baillie about his photo journal, Locked Down. They discuss Sean’s work chronicling life in Glasgow during the pandemic, the Scottish election, what it all means for the left and working class creativity during Covid.

Sean’s Photo Journal can be purchased directly here.

To win the battle of ideas we need to build and sustain independent platforms for progressive working class perspectives. To help this effort we have established a Patreon page.
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Jim Slaven tweets @JimSlaven
Sean tweets: @seanballie9 

All Hail To The Pod is produced by Matthew Slaven for Cowgate Media. For more information on the Pod and other Cowgate Republic initiatives visit 107cowgate.com