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…

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…

Is Archie Graham fit to work for Glasgow CG 2014?

Is Archie Graham fit to work for Glasgow CG 2014?

Today members of Black Triangle and Citizen’s United against Public Sector Cuts held a major street protest outside Councillor Archie Graham’s house to demand that he, as the executive member of Glasgow City Council responsible for the organisation of the…

George Square Rally - Sat 2nd Feb - 12pm

George Square Rally – Sat 2nd Feb – 12pm

The council are pressing ahead with plans to “redesign” George Square, at a cost of £15m. As ever, the redevelopment has little to do with what’s good for the people of Glasgow, and everything to do with the neo-liberal restructuring…

John Swinney Grilled in Dalmarnock Athletes Village

John Swinney Grilled in Dalmarnock Athletes Village

John Swinney, the SNP Cabinet secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth, had a bit of a surprise when he went to visit the flats for the new Athletes Village at the site where the Jaconelli family were evicted by Compulsory…

Evicted Gran's shock at Scottish Sun Scoop!

Evicted Gran’s shock at Scottish Sun Scoop!

Margaret Jaconelli was surprised today (26.07.2012) to find herself on the front page of the Scottish Sun. She was even more surprised to see how what she’d said had been twisted by the Sun to cook up a typically fabricated story…

Volunteer Sports Cleanup Crew ‘Locked Out’ of Maryhill by Glasgow Life

  The city proclaims it wants to get everyone active in sports, yet when local people in Maryhill take it into their hands to try to improve neglected recreation facilities in their area, they are ‘locked out’ by Glasgow Life, the privatised remnants of Glasgow City…

Poverty Games Torch Relay Comes to Glasgow: Full Story!

Should we tolerate our Council pouring millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money into a bottomless bucket for spending on a 10-day party while people face rising unemployment, welfare cuts, homelessness and poverty? Yesterday, 15 March 2012, local people and supporters…

East End Eye 4 – Out Now!

Issue 4 of the East End Eye – a ‘Dalmarnock special’ – is now available as a PDF online. The Eye is the paper voice of Glasgow Games Monitor 2014. We distribute the paper widely in the East End and across the city….