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 –…

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…

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…

Stephen Purcell Resignation

All of the fuss over former City Council leader, Stephen Purcell’s personal life shouldn’t obscure the fact that he’s been running a local authority which is caught up in a web of ‘”cronyism” and an “elaborate system of political patronage“….

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…