FIGHTING THE HOUSING MONSTER: FILM AND DISCUSSION EVENT, SAT, NOV 1ST, KPC, 11AM-4PM

11.00am – 4.00pm (10.45 for 11.00 start), Saturday, November 1st, Kinning Park Complex The housing monster’s voracious appetite for land and rent has pushed the cost of living to breaking point. In Glasgow public housing has been eradicated since stock…

Video Footage from 'Care in Crisis,' discussion event.

Video footage from a recent ‘Care in Crisis,’ discussion in which carers discuss cuts to service provision for people with disabilities in Glasgow in the context of an ever-inflating budget for the Commonwealth Games and the closure of the Accord…

Human Rights Actions - 2014 Commonwealth Games

Two recent articles about Games protests surrounding the dubious Human Rights record of Sri Lanka and the role of Police Scotland in policing Mega-events events at home and abroad. Glasgow 2014: The Sri Lankan Elephant in the Room by Rebecca…

Disability Activists spread 'ATOS Kills,' message at #CommonwealthGames

Article Re-Posted from the Morning Star by Rory McKinnon. Photographs by Gamesmonitor2014.org HUNDREDS of Commonwealth Games tourists were surprised in Glasgow’s George Square yesterday as disability activists cried shame on sponsor Atos. A clutch of demonstrators backing campaign group Glasgow…

GAME OF DRONES: THE FOUR DODGIEST COMPANIES BEHIND GLASGOW 2014

Re-posted from A Thousand Flowers: This Wednesday, the Games finally begin. The details of the opening ceremony remain under wraps, but one thing does look certain  – no council houses are going to be blown up during it.  The organiser’s original plans were…

No Wealth for the Commons? Glasgow Games Monitor Events.

Glasgow Games Monitor invite you to a critical intervention into the Commonwealth Games. Free talks, film screenings and the Games Monitor Library………23rd July to 3rd August at Stereo and The Old Hairdressers The Glasgow Games Monitor LibraryThroughout the period of the…

Police arrest anti-Atos protesters at Queen's Baton Relay

Police accompanying the Queen’s Baton near Barrhead, East Renfrewshire arrest protesting disability activists, pinning one to the ground. The group, Glasgow Against Atos, has staged a series of increasingly high-profile direct actions demanding the removal of IT giant Atos as…

'Legacy' [Primer #6]

Deeply exaggerated claims for positive Games impacts have been formulated and expressed through a ‘Legacy’ framework. This framework was first associated with the Sydney Olympics 2000, and has become, since the Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002, a central feature of Olympic…

SCREWED OVER BY THE 'NEW GLASGOW'

Re-posted from Vice. Article by Liam Turbett: This July, the Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow. The event may be essentially a knockdown Olympics only open to countries that were lucky enough to be colonised by Britain in their recent…

Residents 'barricaded in' by Glasgow 2014 fence

From The Scotsman, 5th June Residents say they have been ‘barricaded in’ by huge steel security gates in their street for the forthcoming Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Those living in the area say an eight-foot fence put up by the organisers…