Video Footage from 'Care in Crisis,' discussion event.

Video Footage from ‘Care in Crisis,’ discussion event.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K87Fj3nTGfg#t=88 Video footage from a recent ‘Care in Crisis,’ discussion in which carers discuss cuts to service provision for people with disabilities in Glasgow in the context of an ever-inflating budget for the Commonwealth Games and the closure of the…

Human Rights Actions - 2014 Commonwealth Games

Human Rights Actions – 2014 Commonwealth Games

Two recent articles about Games protests surrounding the dubious Human Rights record of Sri Lanka and the role of Police Scotland in policing Mega-events events at home and abroad. Glasgow 2014: The Sri Lankan Elephant in the Room by Rebecca…

Disability Activists spread 'ATOS Kills,' message at #CommonwealthGames

Disability Activists spread ‘ATOS Kills,’ message at #CommonwealthGames

Article Re-Posted from the Morning Star by Rory McKinnon. Photographs by Gamesmonitor2014.org HUNDREDS of Commonwealth Games tourists were surprised in Glasgow’s George Square yesterday as disability activists cried shame on sponsor Atos. A clutch of demonstrators backing campaign group Glasgow…

GAME OF DRONES: THE FOUR DODGIEST COMPANIES BEHIND GLASGOW 2014

GAME OF DRONES: THE FOUR DODGIEST COMPANIES BEHIND GLASGOW 2014

Re-posted from A Thousand Flowers: This Wednesday, the Games finally begin. The details of the opening ceremony remain under wraps, but one thing does look certain  – no council houses are going to be blown up during it.  The organiser’s original plans were…

No Wealth for the Commons? Glasgow Games Monitor Events.

No Wealth for the Commons? Glasgow Games Monitor Events.

Glasgow Games Monitor invite you to a critical intervention into the Commonwealth Games. Free talks, film screenings and the Games Monitor Library………23rd July to 3rd August at Stereo and The Old Hairdressers The Glasgow Games Monitor LibraryThroughout the period of the…

Residents 'barricaded in' by Glasgow 2014 fence

Residents ‘barricaded in’ by Glasgow 2014 fence

From The Scotsman, 5th June Residents say they have been ‘barricaded in’ by huge steel security gates in their street for the forthcoming Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Those living in the area say an eight-foot fence put up by the organisers…

#2014Games HQ Occupied

#2014Games HQ Occupied

At 11.00 am yesterday morning (Monday, July 2nd) around fifteen protestors from Citizens United and Glasgow Against Atos, including supporters of the campaign from Glasgow Games Monitor 2014, entered and occupied the headquarters of Glasgow 2014 Ltd, the Organising Committee…

FILM SCREENING: GLASGOW (1982), Episodes 3 and 4

FILM SCREENING: GLASGOW (1982), Episodes 3 and 4

KINNING PARK COMPLEX (next to Kinning Park Subway), Sunday 25th May, 2-4pm. FREE Second instalment of screenings from a series of films about Glasgow, originally aired on BBC in 1982. The series is a vital document of Glasgow, and the East End…

"In the Glasgow media the death of the high rise is marketed as progress"

“In the Glasgow media the death of the high rise is marketed as progress”

Reposted from Failed Architecture, Researching Urban Failure: Early 2012, Failed Architecture visited Red Road, an impressive housing estate consisting of eight high rises in the north east of Glasgow, built in 1967 to house about 4,700 people. They were once the…

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…