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…

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…

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…

East Carers Open Letter to Gordon Matheson

East Carers Open Letter to Gordon Matheson

Dear Mr. Matheson, We are writing this open letter to you because a suitable Day Care replacement Centre has still not been found since the Accord Centre was demolished for a Commonwealth Games bus park. This means there is now…

East Carers Open Letter to Alex Salmond

East Carers Open Letter to Alex Salmond

Dear Mr. Salmond, We are writing this open public letter to you because a solution has still not been found to what you have described, in a letter to City Council leader Gordon Matheson, as our “legitimate concerns” over the…

Alex Salmond at the Accord Centre - A Commitment Unfulfilled?

Alex Salmond at the Accord Centre – A Commitment Unfulfilled?

This post features a video recording and written transcription of Scottish First Minister, Alex Salmond’s visit to the Accord day care centre, Dalmarnock, in May 2011. He was invited to the centre to discuss the future of the centre, and…

Videos From 'Glasgow's Dirty Laundry' Event

Videos From ‘Glasgow’s Dirty Laundry’ Event

Coverage of Glasgow’s Dirty Laundry Event at Glasgow Green on Saturday 3rd August. Footage from A Thousand Flowers and City Strolls Citizen speaks – Bedroom Tax! Summary Warrants! and things you need to know.

Interview with East End Carers/Save the Accord

Interview with East End Carers/Save the Accord

This is a transcript of an extensive Glasgow Games Monitor 2014 interview with carers from the East End Carers group/Save the Accord campaign. The Accord centre was a day care centre for young adults with severe learning difficulties that has…

Disability Rights Activists Occupy the Chris Hoy Velodrome - Video Footage

Disability Rights Activists Occupy the Chris Hoy Velodrome – Video Footage

Documentation of recent occupation of the Chris Hoy Velodrome by Disability Rights Campaigners protesting the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council’s decision to allow ATOS to sponsor the 2014 Commonwealth Games. While we think that some protestors in the video…

Chris Hoy Velodrome Occupied

Chris Hoy Velodrome Occupied

Wednesday 26th June, Glasgow Against Atos occupied the Emirates Arena, Commonwealth Games venue, on London Road. The group were protesting against the French IT firm Atos sponsoring the games. The protestors, who occupied the Chris Hoy velodrome for well over…