#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…

Sport and Participation [Primer #5]

Despite ambitious legacy claims to the contrary, the Glasgow Commonwealth Games is essentially a sporting event. 11 days of sporting competition with elite athletes travelling from around the Commonwealth to compete. Gordon Matheson claims that he is determined that ‘every…

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"

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…

Disabled Athletes Forced to Quit Sport by Benefit Cuts

  Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) say athletes who had been through work capability assessments are finding they can no longer afford to compete or train because of benefit cuts. Glasgow Against Atos campaigners say this evidence from SDS shows that…

East End Public Walk, Saturday, 26th April, 1-5pm. Start, Bridgeton Cross‏

FREE PUBLIC WALK IN THE EAST END Saturday, 26th April, 1-5pm (12.45 for 1pm start). Meet at Bridgeton Cross Umbrella, Bridgeton Regeneration is always imposed from above by local councils, government, land developers and property agents. The organisers of the…

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

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]

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

  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…