1. The Streets Are With Palestine

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack As Israel’s genocide in Gaza continues, PalCast’s Dr Yousef Aljamal and his co-host Helena Cobban survey the situation on the ground in Gaza and the West Bank and the waves of pro-Palestinian sympathy that have swept around the whole world, including throughout the Global South and even at the grassroots level within most Western countries. […]

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1128. The Citizens Assembly on Drugs – What’s the Verdict?

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack The Citizens Assembly for Drugs has delivered it’s report and the results are.. ..well we aren’t too sure. So we got the Irish national treasure, UCC Snr Lecturer, Dr Sharon Lambert to come back on and tall us what her expert opinion is. Her verdict is cautiously heartening, but because she is an expert Sharon […]

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1140. The West Bank with Gareth Browne in Ramallah

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack (Note: The first 15 minutes of this podcast (patron-only) are more about domestic politics) As the world watches events in Gaza, the West Bank is also in a state of chaotic violence. Joining us on the podcast for the first time in a while is Ramallah-based journalist, Gareth Browne. He explains the problems in the […]

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Introducing PalCast – One World, One Struggle

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack The tortoise shack is delighted to be working with Just World Education on a brand new series, PalCast, hosted by Palestinian refugee (and friend of the shack) Dr Yousef Aljamal and his longtime collaborator and friend Helena Cobban, herself an activist and author of great renown. This twice weekly series will discuss the ongoing crisis, […]

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Billy Hutchinson

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack Billy Hutchinson is the former leader of the Progressive Unionist Party and was a key figure in the negotiation of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. In this episode Billy talks to the lads about the current state of unionism and loyalism, class frictions within the pro-union body politic in NI and the importance of […]

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325. What the UN and the Public can do to Stop Israel’s Massacres in Gaza

Gaza Fundraiser here:https://www.gofundme.com/f/urgent-appeal-for-gaza?utm_campaign=p_lico+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer In this Reboot Republic podcast, Rory and Tony, talk to Professor Balakrishnan Rajagopal, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, a lawyer by training, he is an expert on many areas of human rights. He outlines how Israel is committing genocide and war crimes in its attacks on the civilian population and infrastructure in […]

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1139. Jews for Palestine, Ireland

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack It was a great pleasure to be rejoined on the podcast by activist and member of Jews for Palestine, Ireland, Jacob Woolf, who has schooled us on how to listen out for the quiet hum of Antisemitism (“the imperfect definition that we’re stuck with) before. Jacob tells us about Ireland’s not-very-good history in its dealings […]

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