Vancouver Hands ‘Poverty Games’ Torch to Glasgow

Below is the press release we sent out to the media today. Apart from a BBC crew making a long-term documentary about the Games, none of them deigned to turn up – even after we’d done all the research they…

Alex Salmond Claims He Will “Ensure” Modern Facility for Accord Users

In his recent letter to the East Carers Group, Mr Salmond said: “There is a real opportunity in the medium and long term to influence the shape of the new Aquatic Centre when it is adapted for community use following the…

Accord Carers Vow to Fight on After ‘Promise’ of New Facility in 2014

from: http://local.stv.tv/glasgow/ The Accord Centre in Dalmarnock is set to be demolished as carers continue their fight. Carers at an East End day centre earmarked for demolition have said that the First Minister’s pledge of a new facility in 2014…

Potential New Development at Games Site Is Deeply Depressing

THE ambitious [read, bog-standard] plan to regenerate [read, degenerate] swathes of Glasgow [read, a small part of Glasgow in the East End] through the Commonwealth Games has been given a major vote of confidence [read, a desperate cry of relief]…

Glasgow Housing Association Expose Tenants and Workers to Asbestos

Tenants, residents and workers gathered outside the offices of Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) today, 01.11.11, to demand a full independent investigation into the extent of asbestos in GHA properties. The GHA were forced to close their offices for the duration of the demonstration….

Glasgow Games Monitor 2014 Event: Whose Legacy? 21.10.11

GLASGOWGAMES MONITOR 2014 EVENT As part of Document 9: International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Friday 21st October, 2-30-4.30. Clubroom, Upstairs at The Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA),350 Sauchiehall Street,GlasgowG2 3JD The Commonwealth Games 2014: Whose Legacy? Short introductory talk…

Citizens Summit in Dalmarnock

A gathering took place on Monday 23rd May in Dalmarnock. Margaret Jaconnelli and other local citizens affected by Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPO’s), and the Save the Accord day centre campaigners along with their supporters met with the new SNP MSP…

The Cruelty of Compulsory Purchase Orders – Fight Back!

  Tripping Up Trump (TUT) is a popular movement against the use of compulsory purchase for private profit. TUT’s campaign has stood alongside the people, and protected the special beach and dune environment threatened by Donald Trump’s golf course development in Menie,…

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Jaconelli Family Evicted: Some ‘Legacy’

After kicking up a huge fuss and reavealing the hypocrisy behind Glasgow City Council’s ‘Legacy’ claims for the Commonwealth Games 2014, the Jaconelli family were finally evicted today at around 7.20 am after Sheriff officers and ‘dozens’ of police arrived at…