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Unfashionably Internationalist

Author: Phil Doré

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What do you do when your principles are even less fashionable than your haircut? This is a podcast about staying true to internationalist principles in age where nationalism is on the rise.

Hosted by Phil Doré: mental health nurse, Green Party campaigner and former national organiser of Wales for Europe.
55 Episodes
Cardiff for Europe chair Neil Schofield-Hughes and former Wales for Europe director Peter Gilbey join me to discuss this week's upcoming election in Wales. Will Labour maintain their dominance, or will they be squeezed by Plaid Cymru and the Senedd? Can the Lib Dems keep their remaining seat, and will smaller parties like the Greens and Abolish the Assembly gain representation?
Alaskan lawyer Libby Bakalar joins me to discuss Derek Chauvin's conviction for the murder of George Floyd. We talked about justice, accountability, and why the two aren't the same thing.
Marçal Escartin and Marta Gallego of Jovent Republica join me to discuss Catalonia's struggle for independence.
Eurovision is back this year after being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. You're probably thinking, "Eurovision's all political, and the UK is going to get punished because of Brexit," but is that true? I'm joined by Eurovision fans Drifa Arnadottir in Iceland and Kamilla Safiyllina in Russia. We discussed how this year's contest contains multiple political controversies - about nationalism, feminism, LGBT rights and even Satanism - but funnily enough, not about Brexit. During the episode we mentioned a documentary about Israeli peace activists by the Icelandic band Hatari. If you want to check out the documentary you can find it here:
How can we rebuild progressive internationalism after Brexit and the pandemic? This week's guest is Ana Oppenheim of Another Europe is Possible and the Labour Campaign for Free Movement.
As the post-Brexit landscape continues to descend into chaos, I'm joined by Wales Green Party leader Anthony Slaughter and Cardiff for Europe chair Neil Schofield-Hughes. We talked not just about Brexit but also the state of the opinion polls, and the upcoming Welsh Parliament/Senedd election.
Trump is gone, so that means the US political discourse is now perfectly good and normal, right? Libby Bakalar joins me to discuss Nazi licence plates, and how two Alaskan attorneys general have resigned in quick succession due to sexual misconduct allegations. We also talk about the power of social media to take down evildoers.
Wine wholesaler Daniel Lambert recently went viral on Twitter after he described the chaos of trying to import wines after Brexit. He talks about the challenges he's facing, and how the UK government still isn't listening.
As the UK finally leaves the Brexit transition and problems are already mounting at the borders, what does this mean for devolved nations like Wales and Northern Ireland? I'm joined by Sally Stephenson of Wales for Europe and the Welsh Lib Dems, and Cormac Begley of Armagh Sinn Fein.
The day after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building, Alaskan lawyer Libby Bakalar joined me to talk about recent events, as well as the legacy of her grandfather, who was imprisoned in the 1920s for trade union organising. What lessons can we learn for today from his life?
Campaigners Sally Stephenson and Neil Schofield Hughes join me to talk about the chaos we're all enduring this Christmas. We also discuss what campaigners should be doing in the year ahead, and because it's Christmas we nominate some Christmas movies and describe what's giving us hope in these hopeless times.
Yes Cymru chair Sion Jobbins joins me to talk about why I've changed my mind, and now support the idea of an independent Wales.
Campaigning can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be both mentally and physically demanding. Councillors Emma Sandrey (Lib Dem, Llanedeyrn and Pentwyn) and Alun Williams (Plaid Cymru, Aberystwyth Bronglais) join me to talk about maintaining your own wellbeing while trying to change the world.
Alaskan lawyer and electoral reform campaigner Libby Bakalar joins me to look back on the fortnight since Donald Trump lost the US Presidential election.
As we head closer to a hard Brexit, former Wales for Europe director Peter Gilbey joins me to discuss whether either a People's Vote or a soft Brexit ever had a chance of success.
Recent opinion polls have shown a big drop in public support for Brexit. "Reluctant leaver turned reluctant remainer" David Benton joins me to discuss why that might be.
Wales Green Party leader Anthony Slaughter joins me to discuss why the Greens will campaign for Welsh independence in any future referendum. We also discuss the Green Transition Fund and his hopes for Green gains in next year's Senedd elections.
As the race for the White House enters its final fortnight, Alaska lawyer Libby Bakalar joins me to talk about the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, the hopes for unseating Donald Trump, and a bizarre saga involving the Mayor of Anchorage.
Last week a government minister suggested businesses have their "head in the sand" over Brexit. Shopkeeper and campaigner Sally Stephenson talks about how her business has struggled to adapt to Brexit and covid, and how the government has responded with indifference.
Alaskan lawyer and campaigner Libby Bakalar joins me as we react to the news of the covid super-spreader that has infected so many people at the White House, including Donald Trump.
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