South Africa’s Poor Targeted by Evictions, Attacks in Advance of 2010 World Cup

Thousands of South Africans are being displaced in preparation for the 2010 World Cup. While Durban completes the finishing touches on its new stadium, thousands of the city’s poor who live in sprawling informal settlements are threatened with eviction. On…

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…

The credit crunch means the site for the 2014 Commonwealth Games arena cannot be sold at its full value

Published, August 24th 2008. A key venue for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games faces a funding shortfall after the credit crunch scuppered plans to raise the cash through a land sale. The 12,500-seater Scottish National Arena at the Scottish Exhibition…

Glasgow ‘will struggle to sell properties’ to raise £100m for 2014 Games

06 July 2008. CONCERNS are growing that Glasgow City Council will be unable to raise up to £100m towards the 2014 Commonwealth Games due to a decline in interest for regeneration projects. The council is hoping to raise funds from…

The employment figures attached to large projects tend to be ‘codswallop’, says George Monbiot.

There is no nonsense so gross that it cannot be justified by the creation of jobs. The Ministry of Defence has just announced that it’s spending £13bn of our money – via a fantastically complicated private finance scheme – on…

JOBS NOT CREDIBLE OLYMPICS! Brown’s Olympic Jobs Promise Inflation

The City Council claim there will be more than 20,000 jobs coming to East Glasgow, can we really belive them?