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

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

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…

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

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…

#2014Games HQ Occupied

#2014Games HQ Occupied

At 11.00 am yesterday morning (Monday, July 2nd) around fifteen protestors from Citizens United and Glasgow Against Atos, including supporters of the campaign from Glasgow Games Monitor 2014, entered and occupied the headquarters of Glasgow 2014 Ltd, the Organising Committee…

Disabled Athletes Forced to Quit Sport by Benefit Cuts

Disabled Athletes Forced to Quit Sport by Benefit Cuts

  Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) say athletes who had been through work capability assessments are finding they can no longer afford to compete or train because of benefit cuts. Glasgow Against Atos campaigners say this evidence from SDS shows that…

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…

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…

Petition - Glasgow 2014 Ltd Organising Committee - Drop ATOS as a sponsor for the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Petition – Glasgow 2014 Ltd Organising Committee – Drop ATOS as a sponsor for the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Glasgow Games Monitor have recently created petitions on 38 Degrees and Change.org calling for ATOS to be dropped as a Commonwealth Games sponsor. The Change.org petition is live and if you agree with it please sign it – you can…

 2014 ATOS Council Vote - Dismaying Result

2014 ATOS Council Vote – Dismaying Result

The outcome from  yesterdays council vote on removing ATOS as a 2014 Commonwelath Games sponsor was dismaying yet somewhat predictable. Despite having the backing of SNP and Green Councillors the motion was quashed  as every Glasgow Labour Councillor voted against…