Public Housing Meeting, Tuesday 22nd April

Public Housing Meeting, Tuesday 22nd April

THE MEETING THEY TRIED TO BAN! HOUSING IS IN CRISIS: WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT? Public Meeting, Speakers and Discussion: 7-9pm, Tuesday 22nd April, St. Mungo’s Academy, 235 Crownpoint Road, Bridgeton, Glasgow, G40 2RA. All welcome!  The Commonwealth Games 2014…

Games Monitor on Newsnight Scotland

Games Monitor on Newsnight Scotland

A member of Glasgow Games Monitor 2014 appeared on Newsnight Scotland last night. The episode will be available on i player for the next six days. View episode here. For those who want more information on the claims we made…

Housing (and the Red Road Flats) [Primer #4]

Housing (and the Red Road Flats) [Primer #4]

Making a Spectacle out of a Crisis: Glasgow’s New Housing Blitzkrieg. The latest from the deranged world of Glasgow City Council and the Commonwealth Games 2014 committee is that five of the remaining high rises at Red Road are going…

WHAT THE FUCK ARE THEY THINKING? GCC ENTER THE TWILIGHT ZONE

WHAT THE FUCK ARE THEY THINKING? GCC ENTER THE TWILIGHT ZONE

  Reposted from the a Thousand Flowers blog. A  Godzilla reboot starring Bryan Cranston may be this summer’s big film, but in Glasgow we won’t have to go as far as the multiplex to see a giant green monster demolishing…

Is the East End of Glasgow the new West End of Glasgow?

Is the East End of Glasgow the new West End of Glasgow?

  Re-posted from the A Thousand Flowers blog. For ten days this July, the east end will become a major hub of activity, as tourists and games goers flock to events at Celtic Park and the neighbouring Emirates Arena. Hundreds…

Games Costs Rise Inexorably

Games Costs Rise Inexorably

The Games are 50% over budget The Herald reports and the contingency fund is already running low.  From an original estimate of £373m in November 2007, the bill for Glasgow 2014 climbed to £454m in November 2009, then to £524m in…

The End of the Commonwealth Games?

The End of the Commonwealth Games?

Commonwealth Games representatives have confirmed that there has been no interest in hosting the 2022 games and have admitted that they are now facing the possibility of the 2018 games in Australia being their final event. Games officials are considering…

Whose City? Are the Commonwealth Games Ruining Glasgow?

Whose City? Are the Commonwealth Games Ruining Glasgow?

Re-posted from A Thousand Flowers blog: “OH I DON’T KNOW THESE BUILDINGS, I THINK I’M LOST” reads the stencilled graffiti, eerily poignant given its setting. For the building it adorns – on High Street towards the east of central Glasgow – is among…

Lobby - Drop ATOS as Games 2014 Sponsor

Lobby – Drop ATOS as Games 2014 Sponsor

Thursday 31st October Drop ATOS from the Commonwealth Games – Lobby of Glasgow City Council George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU 1pm Lobby of Glasgow City Council, organised by Glasgow Against ATOS. We need you! On the 31st October, Councillors of…

East Carers Open Letter to Gordon Matheson

East Carers Open Letter to Gordon Matheson

Dear Mr. Matheson, We are writing this open letter to you because a suitable Day Care replacement Centre has still not been found since the Accord Centre was demolished for a Commonwealth Games bus park. This means there is now…