Atos 'Unfit' for the Games [Primer #3]

Atos ‘Unfit’ for the Games [Primer #3]

Atos is a French IT and Healthcare company responsible for disability work assessments. The same company is also sponsoring the 2014 Commonwealth Games and providing the accreditation systems, volunteer systems and Games information systems. This primer will provide critical information on…

Video: Atos Unfit for 2014 Petition at Scottish Parliament

Video: Atos Unfit for 2014 Petition at Scottish Parliament

Petitioner Sean Clerkin told MSP’s he believed Atos were “contract killers” who were “not fit” to sponsor the 2014 Commonwealth Games, on 18th March 2014. Mr Clerkin’s petition calls for the Scottish Parliament to urge the 2014 Commonwealth Games’ organising committee to…

Housing Meeting Blocked in Bridgeton!

Housing Meeting Blocked in Bridgeton!

Glasgow Games Monitor 2014 housing meeting blocked by Bridgeton Community Learning Campus (BCLC). The Board of Directors at Bridgeton Community Learning Campus (BCLC) have closed down the joint housing meeting booked by Glasgow Games Monitor 2014 and Unite Community Union for…

'Round Ma Bit - The Gallowgate Twins' Film (2013)

‘Round Ma Bit – The Gallowgate Twins’ Film (2013)

The Whitevale and Bluevale Towers, otherwise known as the Gallowgate Twins, are the tallest buildings in Scotland. Hundreds of people once called them home. Due to years of neglect, they are no longer fit for human habitation, are now almost completely…

Is the East End of Glasgow the new West End of Glasgow?

Is the East End of Glasgow the new West End of Glasgow?

  Re-posted from the A Thousand Flowers blog. For ten days this July, the east end will become a major hub of activity, as tourists and games goers flock to events at Celtic Park and the neighbouring Emirates Arena. Hundreds…

Glasgow Against ATOS 2 - Picket Glasgow Sheriff Court, 19 March

Glasgow Against ATOS 2 – Picket Glasgow Sheriff Court, 19 March

Glasgow Defence Campaign Press Release Day three of the trial against the Glasgow Against ATOS 2 goes ahead Wednesday 19 March. The two were arrested for using a megaphone on a protest against cuts to sickness and disability benefit on…

Public Housing Meeting, Tuesday 18th March, Bridgeton

Public Housing Meeting, Tuesday 18th March, Bridgeton

Housing is in Crisis: What Can We Do About It? Public Meeting, Speakers and Discussion: 7-9pm, Tuesday 18th March, Bridgeton Community Learning Campus, 68 Dale Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow, G40 4TL    The Commonwealth Games 2014 and the Clyde Gateway regeneration…

Glasgow faces up to reality of a divided Commonwealth Games legacy

Glasgow faces up to reality of a divided Commonwealth Games legacy

The Guardian argues that Glasgow’s east end hoped staging this summer’s event would mean regeneration, but it also meant a lot of destruction. Good to see the press are finally waking up to what’s going on. ‘Two police officers cycle…

Great 1980s Films from Easterhouse and Drumchapel

Great 1980s Films from Easterhouse and Drumchapel

Two great videos below discussing housing, welfare and community issues in Easterhouse and Drumchapel in the 1980s.  What is striking is how progressive they are in comparison to the stigmatising representations of the working class and unemployed we see on…

Work and Volunteering [Primer #2]

Work and Volunteering [Primer #2]

“The Commonwealth Games in 2014 will be a spectacular display of world-class sporting talent. But success won’t just be measured in medals. It’ll be measured in jobs and the development of our businesses“. Commonwealth Games 2014, Legacy statement. WHAT’S THIS PRIMER…