Press Release: Commonwealth Games Human Rights Neglect

PRESS RELEASE: On Tuesday the 15th of March, Margaret Jaconelli a home-owner in the way of development for the Commonwealth Games Village will make a second appeal to the court of session to request that she is adequately compensated for the home…

The Jaconelli’s: Fighting On

Well, well, The Sun is now backing Margaret Jaconelli’s fight to get a decent price for her home (under imminent threat of eviction). The Sun is a horrible right-wing rag but at least in this case they are following the story…

Shame Games

  On Tuesday 28th September (yesterday), Margaret Jaconelli was given 48 hours to leave her premises before being evicted. Margaret has vowed to fight on for a fair deal rather than accept the risible £30,000 she has been offered for her…

Lies won’t stop the truth

Finally the press have taken an interest in Margaret Jaconelli’s case. No surprise that The Herald and The Evening Times – the propaganda wing of the Labour party in Glasgow – have nothing to say. So  we only have The Daily Express – Tories…

A Tale of Displacement and Struggle

“Just a person in a wee flat”: Being Displaced by the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow’s East End. This is an abridged and edited transcript of an interview with Margaret conducted in her home, in January 2009, by Libby Porter. The…

Double Standards in Dalmarnock Evictions

On Friday August 21st, those Dalmarnock homeowners and shop-owners in the way of development for the Commonwealth Games Village will be made homeless through eviction orders by Glasgow City Council. No compensation price for their properties has been agreed –…

View from the Ground at Calton

Interview with Billy Gold, publican of the ‘Heilan Jessie’ (Gallowgate), about the Barras Market area and Calton. What has happened historically in the East End? The east end has been abandoned for years and years, and even from the view…

Underneath the Arches – Paddy’s Market

Could the model for the ‘regeneration’ of the Barras Market be the closure of Paddy’s Market? Stigmatisation, as we suggest in the prevous article, is often the first stage of gentrification, and the article reproduced here by Gordon MacGregor in the Scottish Review shows how…

Barras Threat

Plans are afoot to “rebrand” the “closure-threatened” Barras Market as a “specialist destination”; with the Barrowlands music venue as the “trump card” in City Council plans to ‘regenerate’ the area. In the plans, the Barras cafes, stalls and pubs would…

Evictions: All part of the Games strategy…

Ardenlea Street As the Centre of Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) have shown, when a big new development is attached to a major sporting event, such as an Olympics or Commonwealth Games, people are often forced to move from their homes…