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 –…

Bail-Out City

    The National Arena – a new £12 million, 12,000-seater venue due to host the gymnastics and netball finals, and the international broadcast centre during CG2014 – has received a £40 million bail-out to avoid “mothballing” and financial collapse by…

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…

Video found in 2015 near the London Olympics site

Science fiction has a habit of getting closer to the truth than a complict media… land grabs…nothing left behind but debt… view film

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…

A Local Housing Legacy?

Duty bound to justify the enormous expense and disruption in the East End for less than two weeks of TV spectacle, the Commonwealth Games promoters are keen to impress the importance of a Games ‘Legacy’. Much has been made of…