Glasgow faces up to reality of a divided Commonwealth Games legacy

Glasgow faces up to reality of a divided Commonwealth Games legacy

The Guardian argues that Glasgow’s east end hoped staging this summer’s event would mean regeneration, but it also meant a lot of destruction. Good to see the press are finally waking up to what’s going on. ‘Two police officers cycle…

Interview with East End Carers/Save the Accord

Interview with East End Carers/Save the Accord

This is a transcript of an extensive Glasgow Games Monitor 2014 interview with carers from the East End Carers group/Save the Accord campaign. The Accord centre was a day care centre for young adults with severe learning difficulties that has…

George Square Rally - Sat 2nd Feb - 12pm

George Square Rally – Sat 2nd Feb – 12pm

The council are pressing ahead with plans to “redesign” George Square, at a cost of £15m. As ever, the redevelopment has little to do with what’s good for the people of Glasgow, and everything to do with the neo-liberal restructuring…

'The Golden Tenement' Free Talk

‘The Golden Tenement’ Free Talk

The Golden Tenement Talk 17 November 2012, 2 – 4pm, FREE Education Room, The People’s Palace This talk will explore the material and social legacy of mega-events such as the Olympic and Commonwealth Games with a focus on our buildings…

Fun and Games, Part 1: In The City of Willies, The Powerless Always Come Last

Fun and Games: Part 1: In the city of Willies, the powerless always come last Kenneth Roy, Scottish Review Glossy corporate image at the front, bit of work still to do at the back: the Tontine Building being made ready…

Olympic Satire Rings True – Social Engineering on a Grand Scale

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/olympics-doing-exactly-what-they-were-supposed-to-201204245154/ Olympics doing exactly what they were supposed to 24-04-12   THE 2012 Olympics have been declared a resounding success as the first busload of undesirables was banished from East London.    Organisers said the event was at least four…

Biased Games Legacy Debate – Scotland Tonight

On Scotland Tonight the other evening Dr.Libby Porter from the Glasgow Games Monitor challenged the boosterist promotional drivel of both the SNP (Shona Robinson) and the Labour Party (Patricia Ferguson). While they both told us how wonderful everything was going…

Vancouver Hands ‘Poverty Games’ Torch to Glasgow

Below is the press release we sent out to the media today. Apart from a BBC crew making a long-term documentary about the Games, none of them deigned to turn up – even after we’d done all the research they…

Concern for the Most Vulnerable Mr Salmond?

We have reported widely on this blog, on the shameful conduct of the Labour Party at Glasgow City Council in reneging on promises of a replacement day care centre for the learning disabled at the Accord Centre. Unfortunately the Scottish…

Potential New Development at Games Site Is Deeply Depressing

THE ambitious [read, bog-standard] plan to regenerate [read, degenerate] swathes of Glasgow [read, a small part of Glasgow in the East End] through the Commonwealth Games has been given a major vote of confidence [read, a desperate cry of relief]…