Archive 7

Document 7 – International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival.Call For Submissions Deadline: 5th June 2009

101 Damnations
Angry Artworks is looking for submissions from artists / visual creators for an exhibition / publication in 2010 Deadline – 31st August 2009

The collapse of capitalism? Time for something else?
With so many corporations on the dole, banks being bailed out are we not in fact experiencing..

Understanding the Crisis – Markets, the State and Hypocrisy Chomsky
“So the depth of the crisis is pretty severe — we’re not to the bottom yet — and the architects of this are the people who are now designing Obama’s economic policies. ”

Expanding the floor of the cage Chomsky
“One of the slogans that they use which is relevant here, is that we should “expand the floor of the cage.” We know we’re in a cage. We know we’re trapped. We’re going to expand the floor, meaning we will extend to the limits what the cage will allow. And we intend to destroy the cage. But not by attacking the cage when we’re vulnerable, so they’ll murder us. ”

Details & BW flier here A city Stroll. Look out for Strolls updates

School Crisis
crisis. noun: a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something.

Schooling is something we should be proud of as citizens – that we afford and gift to all of our children to learn skills that would help them guide a way through society in enjoyable, useful, cultural, peaceful and creative ways. The value of school has become for those who profit off the back of our kids, a cost – nothing more.

Education is becoming another cash-cow – along with motor-ways, mega-events, industrial murder and environmental lunacy – built on an economic system that’s only gain for it’s advocates should be the shame that has been avoided in order to perpetuate a remit of – profit for the few and misery for most.

Neoclassical economics, is dead. (do we need more proof) What we are experiencing at present, is – in it’s dying embers its proponents want to pull down everything they can from the public estate, that can be hurriedly turned in to private profit – before we all finally admit the game is up and something different needs to happen

Turning point?

Schools need to become the place where our kids can learn the new economics and value systems that will help us to get out of the mess we are in. Schools need to become a valuable possession not just a cost – administered by accountants with there eye only on the bottom line. We need to take direction from the families and particularly the mothers of the kids who will lose out on the present financial rationalisation of our schools. We need to listen to them. They know and have an instinct of what there kids need. The responsibility of the people who are closing our schools only lasts till they are out of office – generations of families have to live with the consequences of their actions.

The present campaigns springing up to save Glasgow schools, and schools all over, is heartening and are being community led. Please support our communities by supporting them.

Save us from the “educated”

Meadowbank Velodrome in Edinburgh.
Prove there is a legacy from Commonwealth Games for folk who want to do sport. I’m sure Glasgow City Council could find a couple of million out of their lavish games budget to stick a roof on the velodrome as a gesture of Commonweal. “Triple Olympic medallist Chris Hoy has given his backing to the campaign to save Meadowbank from closure. The most successful Scottish Olympian of all time learned his craft in his home town of Edinburgh and readily admits he wouldn’t have achieved his record haul had it not been for the Meadowbank velodrome. Yet Edinburgh Council plan to ignore thousands of objections and demolish the velodrome – plus the neighbouring international athletics stadium and sports centre – and replace it with a cut-down complex that doesn’t’t cater for most of its current sports, including cycling.” CyclingEdinburgh.info

Common Good Watch
– Free land for developers
– Polluted soil from london
– Health inequalities between rich and poor
– Friends of Glasgow Parks?

City Strolls Collaborative Audio
Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas Talks about his work. More Audio here

Maryhill Burgh Meeting: The financial crisis – how’s it going to affect us in Maryhill. A public meeting for Maryhill and beyond: Woodside Halls, 7:30PM, Wednesday the 26th of November Tenants, Homeowners, Rates payers, Claimants, Refugees, Migrants: ALL WELCOME PUBLIC MEETING: for the whole community

Migrant Cities Conference Glasgow, Trades Hall 26 November 2008 Migration – Challenges and Opportunities The impact of migration is changing the nature of the cities throughout Europe. The Migrant Cities conference will consider and address the opportunities and challenges that this poses in the wider context of intercultural dialogue and community relations. The conference will also launch the findings of a comparative research initiative commissioned in partnership with the Institute of Public Policy Research.

Migrant InfoSource
For the latest migration news and developments in legislation, policy, practice and research from Scotland, the UK and Europe.

Archive 6

Fire the Boss: Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis on “The Worker Control Solution from Buenos Aires to Chicago” Shock Doctrine author Naomi Klein and Al Jazeera host Avi Lewis discuss the workers who are taking over their factories and plants rather than lose their jobs, some to owners who owe money to bailed-out banks. They also address the latest news in the nation’s global economic collapse amidst the White House and Democratic-led Congress’s rejection of single-payer healthcare

Visteon Occupation – A fight for justice – Interviews with Enfield workers April 4 2009 Taking over the factories

Labor is Not a Commodity Chicago workers takeover

‘Yes’ Vote at Republic: Workers Get Pay, Plant Occupation Ends

Industrial Workers of the World

GHA Board Regeneration Sub-Committee meeting today. The choices are between total demolition of the remaining 5 blocks totaling 1,100 homes; or a part-retention refurbishment plan for 3 of the blocks saving nearly 600 flats – favoured by the tenants and some of GHA’s key architecture and regeneration officers. Below is a statement from the Pinkston TA.

As Sighthill tenants representatives

Locals say We must End Slum Housing – No more excuses
Deputy First Minister comes to Govanhill Last summer the Community council held two public meetings to highlight the scandal of slum housing in their area.

Gentrification before people – Leave our allotments alone
More from our caring city council ” Just now, time on a waiting list for a plot in Glasgow can range from 2 to 8 years. It seems tragic that in a period when we are concerned about lack of opportunities for exercise, about food miles,about reducing carbon footprint and also about an economic recession, a group of allotments – which can help with all these issues – should be under threat.”

Stop closing Schools campaign

Glasgow School closure campaign Prepairing for the vigil (you tube) at the city chambers
George Square Thursday 12: 00 Support the schools campaign. The vigil will start tomorrow and end at the day of reckoning when councilors will decide the fate of 25 schools and some nurseries with scant or no consultation, which is an insult in itself – we don’t want consulted – we want involved – we want a say in the future of our children – All of them.

Glasgow School closure campaign Doorstepping Councilor Mathesun

Glasgow schools campaign Our Lady of the Assumption primary roof protest video

Dangerous school walk Maryhill Road(video)
Have the council even bothered to look at the social and health issues? No, because all they can think in is bricks and mortar. They seem incapable of dealing with people other than in the same way. We have more worries and you had better start listen to them. For:

The spirit of resistance is alive and well in the Wyndford estate. As phase 1. to stop the school closures of St Gregory’s and Wyndford is completed.(video)

Victoria primary and nursery campaign fun day and walk (video) 
Fun day at the Glass house, Queens park organised by the Victoria Primary & Nursery campaigners Against school and nursery closures

Wyndford and St Gregory’s press conference in full Tuesday. (video)
If you see him tell him hundreds of parents are very worried about him specially those with kids at nursery and school age. If you see Steven send him to the Wyndford Maryhill. He knows where it is.

Scottish Anti Poverty Movement Community Conference
Saturday 18th April 2009 at Holyrood Secondary School, 60 Dixon Road, Crosshill, Govanhill, Glasgow. Registration starts at 9.30 and the conference begins at 10a.m. Details

Solidarity Against Glasgow School closures on Sunny Govan (Audio)

The Weavers Walk Following the trail of the Calton weavers – A walk from Glasgow cathedral to the Peoples Palace. As well as a walk tracing historical roots, these pictures also highlighted the sterile architecture of gentrification. The only thing getting in its way is the bubbly patter of the “Barras” and pockets of housing still retaining some assemblage of working class presence. The Calton – Maryhill?

The struggle for our schools, is in a way the struggle for our city.
Speaking to parents in the schools occupation in Maryhill, Glasgow, which is only 2 schools out of the 25 threatened with closure, it is difficult to describe what is happening without using words like neoliberalism – because words like democratic, representation, consultation, consensus and choice, live a million miles away from what is happening and the way decisions are arrived at in our city in general.

Glasgow Wyndford school Parents talking
Parents occupation of two schools in Maryhill Glasgow against closure. The parents of school kids occupied Wyndford Primary and St Gregory’s Primary in Maryhill on Friday. Both could be closed in a savings drive to shut or merge 13 primary schools and 12 nurseries across the city. Glasgow City Council said Councilor Stephen Purcell had no plans to meet with the protesters. In these recordings the parents speak about why they are campaigning

Glasgow Save Our Schools blog
“reducing class sizes would be ‘irresponsible’ Glasgow City Council” Duh.

Other Glasgow Save Our Schools Blog

Do you live in the East End of Glasgow? Do you know anyone else who would be interested? Would you like to get involved in a local news paper.?The Burgh Angel based mainly in the north side of the city wants to create a paper for the east end of the city. If you would like to contribute, help distribute the Angel, or find other ways to help

Burgh Angel newspaper website

Walkin and Talkin Weavers Walk
Saturday 11th April Meet cafe St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, next to Glasgow Cathedral, 11:45 for 12:00 (Walk app 2 hrs) Follow the trail around the first real workers uprising. Starting at the Cathedral we will walk down to where the militia fired on the striking weavers of one of the first workers protests in Scotland where 6 weavers were killed – A word about the Duke St. jail – down to Calton for a chat on the weavers district – visit the cemetery where 3 of those shot are buried Then tea in the People’s Palace, where we can conclude with a chat on the Common Good FREE

Take the initiative for May Day. We need bikes to carry banners and info. Would you like to spread the word on what May Day means. We plan to have as many bikes bannered up for May Day weekend to spread the word about the workers celebration, history and achievements. Take a look and see if you would be interested in any of these initiatives or in doing your own thing.

Take the initiative for May Day. We need bikes to carry banners and info. Would you like to spread the word on what May Day means. We plan to have as many bikes bannered up for May Day weekend to spread the word about the workers celebration, history and achievements. Take a look and see if you would be interested in any of these initiatives or in doing your own thing.

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Repatriating the Lakota Ghost Dance shirt and the twilight of the Common Good

World Socialist Web Site Article on school closures

School protest in CCTV stand off BBC
Parents stopping Glasgow City Council from removing equipment from the Wyndford school prior to a judicial Review relating to the legality of closing the schools. More proof of the councils complete disregard for any opinions or democratic process.

Registered Social Landlords – The new Corporations as they are now known, are becoming a powerful oppressive force within our communities.’ – Mike Lane, campaigner.

Fire the Boss: Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis on “The Worker Control Solution from Buenos Aires to Chicago Shock Doctrine author Naomi Klein and Al Jazeera host Avi Lewis discuss the workers who are taking over their factories and plants rather than lose their jobs, some to owners who owe money to bailed-out banks. They also address the latest news in the nation’s global economic collapse amidst the White House and Democratic-led Congress’s rejection of single-payer healthcare

Visteon Occupation – A fight for justice – Interviews with Enfield workers April 4 2009 Taking over the factories

Labor is Not a Commodity Chicago workers takeover

‘Yes’ Vote at Republic: Workers Get Pay, Plant Occupation Ends

Industrial Workers of the World

As elected representatives of the Pinkston Drive Tenants
At a GHA Board Regeneration Sub-Committee meeting today. The choices are
between total demolition of the remaining 5 blocks totaling 1,100
homes; or a part-retention refurbishment plan for 3 of the blocks saving
nearly 600 flats – favoured by the tenants and some of GHA’s key
architecture and regeneration officers. Below is a statement from the
Pinkston TA.

Locals say We must End Slum Housing – No more excuses
Deputy First Minister comes to Govanhill Last summer the Community council held two public meetings to highlight the scandal of slum housing in their area. More from our caring city council ” Just now, time on a waiting list for a plot in Glasgow can range from 2 to 8 years. It seems tragic that in a period when we are concerned about lack of opportunities for exercise, about food miles,about reducing carbon footprint and also about an economic recession, a group of allotments – which can help with all these issues – should be under threat.”

Walkin and Talkin Games Monitor walk A walk from the merchant city area, east to the games village site, and the site of the new indoor stadium on Saturday June 20th. Meet at Mono at 1.30. Map

Council land-grab fails in Pollok Park
Campaigners Send councils “forced” Go-Ape plan packing. “We call for a detailed inquiry into the council’s futile posturing and mishandling of the Go Ape affair.”

LA connections Podcast audio
In Sep. 08 City Strolls visited Los Angeles, Meeting people working in community empowerment work in the down town area where the effects of gentrification are meted out on the poorest of the community. Here we hear some of the situations people are facing and how folk organise to create understanding and strategies fight against powerful business interests who care nothing about the plight of low income and homeless people. We have much in common in this country (UK) and we would well heed the lessons from LA

Registered Social Landlords – The new Corporations
as they are now known, are becoming a powerful oppressive force within our communities.’ – Mike Lane, campaigner.

Archive 4

“Senior council sources – Save Pollok Park Campaign could bankrupt Common Good Fund”

In other news – council claims protesters cause flood, pestilence & global financial crisis

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“Common Good” and an application form to apply for a common good grant. Remember the council only use the Common Good fund of Glasgow to fund formjunkets, mobile phone bills and fancy receptions – and who knows what else. Why cant it be used to fund a street party or celebration in your area? CG fund-app– or design your own for your town or village. Information-read-first.pdf Go on try it.

 

How We Organise event: Where we go from here

Conclusions: How We Organise – There is not enough being done to break down the barriers that stop people participating. While the “activist” is to busy and has no time for whatever reasons – there is a whole community out

there looking in. What they are looking at (generally) is something they do not feel part of – something out-with their experience – or more troubles to add to the ones they already have. If we are to get more people involved (an imperative if we want things to change) we need to start using our imagination and the type of tools that do not create more alienation – but power and understanding for those who need it most.

The event attracted some new people interested in what is going on around them. The Common Good day event, also set out some of the benefits we could gain by more communication through our various groups and activities. A few highlights of the events and updates, follows.

Shopping ( club-folkMedia day)

I worked with young folk during the week with the theme of shopping. We went for walks around town and the shops, took some pictures, wrote some essays and graphics on shopping and had discussions a the Electron talking about different aspects such as Needs, wants, branding, values, symbols, choice, propaganda (advertising) and the credit crunch

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City Strolling was keeping everybody fit (Group from Adelphi centre) as we walked to Richmond Park under the guidance of someone who once lived near there. Noticing a big part of the park has been given over to a private housing development. Unbelievable that our young folk need to rely on a memory from someone for such vast areas of our city. Here any historical reference, and public institutions, has been obliterated – Our young folk are losing fast something they do not even know that they own as the common good fast becomes just another memory.

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CG day attracted a good diverse bunch of folk involved in various community projects and issues. We had Wyndford parents + wean, a group of artists doing a project in the Wyndford North Kelvin Meadow, New Social Art School, ASAP Scotland*, Burgh Angel news and others. Very interesting day. We agreed to do more

 

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I came across Stephen Koepplinger (After School Activities Scotland) in the Wyndford estate as he led a team in stripping of the overgrown top-soil from a red blaze pitch behind the schools that were closed down and are now being demolished. Steve is working with folk from the Wyndford who are creating their own regeneration. If you want to help at the pitch. Every Saturday from 10 at the Wyndford pitch. Bring a ball a few of your friends and a few snacks. Video — Website

Reshufflereshuffle Starting to organise for the January February Reshuffle.(Later this year due to other bookings) If your group, yourself or anyone you may feel would be interested please let me know. Organising the Reshuffle is a lot of work mostly done by myself – so any kind of help is welcome. See here for last years program. Date for this years event will be 6 February – plenty time for people to organise, events stalls, discussions. 09 video

paperCommon Good News

Hoping to start to put together at the beginning of the year a Common Good newspaper, for distribution nationwide – A kind of common Good awareness publication – setting out historical details of the CG, details of recent events, victories, and the CG as a tool for organising and enlivening our communities. This publication could also act as a precursor to a national Common Good Day, somewhere, sometime in 2010. (Reshuffle discussion?) Common Good for beginners

How We Organise was held at the Electron Club at CCA during Document7 Human Rights Film Festival. How we Organise is about what you do, not what is done for you. 5 days of being part of the action and finding your place within it. Something for all the family – especially the young who will inherit the folly off our times.

Document7 21 – 25 Oct. Full Program

With over 60 outstanding national and international documentaries that look at human rights in its broadest sense—as personal stories with a global punch—you will find films here that are both accessible and thought-provoking, engaging and challenging, and then be able to debate them with the filmmakers and invited speakers.

A series of workshops in self education. Held during Document 7 at the Electron Club CCA. The event and it’s organisers have no affiliations to any political party nor political ideology. We promise not to bore people rigid nor talk in a language they do not understand. Our purpose is to educate. There are no teachers nor students at this event. We are all learners. There are no grants paid workers. Organising this event will be an exercise in organising. If you have anything you would like to say – do – contribute, either send me an email

The case for Hamiltonhill and Scottish public sector housing (Video)

Hamiltonhill Action Group/STO – Demo

The Hamiltonhill Action Group/STO national demo is next thursday (24th September) in Glasgow and we want as many people as possible to show that Scotland really does want decent council housing and GHA tenants will no longer stand for sub-par housing while we watch the GHA bosses walk off with inflated bank accounts.

Margaret Kerr on Oatlands Allotments. With so much gentrification of Glasgow’s social landscape, our community culture is disappearing along with the demolished buildings.

More videos:

Otago – Tranquil places under attack

Otago – Tchiovna gardens

Save Otago Website

The importance of small things and the need to expand and further the movement for change in working class communities. If what started as a small group of people, with a vision of a free world had not been determined to change things – how many of us would still be chained in slavery? How many children would still suffer the abuse of forced labour? Otago Lane development – More ridiculous development on the Kelvin. ” The developers Otago Street Ltd have submitted an application for planning to build 163 new dwellings and 6 commercial properties of up to 8 storeys high in the conservation area of Otago Lane. As a resident of the lane, I am deeply concerned about what this will do to the character of the lane and the surrounding area, as well as, of course, the genuine concern for the restricted quality of life this will afford to myself and the rest of the current residents…

Pollok Park Victory – Common Good

“On 12th June Glasgow Council finally gave in and abandoned the idea of of Go Ape in Pollok Park. Thanks to all our supporters – we knew we spoke for the majority and could prove it – they thought we would gradually go away – but were wrong. In their press statement the Council and Go Ape tried to save face – that is to be expected – but they and we know that they simply could not overcome the legal and financial mess they go into – and which we have been pointing out for 18 months. We established that Pollok Park (and Knowehead Lodge ) are part of the Common Good and they would have had to go to court to remove them.

Archive 3

Common Good Awareness Project

PUBLIC ACCESS TO COMMON GOOD INFORMATION
Ask MSPs to intervene. Councils are supposed to keep a record of our Common Good – They don’t. This information should be available to the public – Its not. The council are trying lease bits of our parks which do not comply to Common Good objectives. In all they are denying us the right to our Common Good. Without a record we can’t keep track of our Common Good fund. These are ancient rights and assets that should be passed to our kids Write to your MSP and ask him or her to demand pubic access to a list of our Common Good assets. See here for info & letter template.

Colonisation and bullying by billionaires described by our government representatives as “A compelling case in the public interest”
The wrong side of a hole from jon Pullman on Vimeo.

Can we rekindle a people’s vision for our parks?
Thoughts on – Plans to build a school and Music Therapy Centre, in Ruchill park.

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Open Street Map Join the Party Electron Club Details

Alternative tourism – or ideas to get you out and about
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Luxury only the planners can afford as more trees disappear for flats? road? who knows…2004
“The council is expected to approve a master plan for the city’s 74 parks which will allow private companies to provide a range of facilities. ” Scotsman Sept 21, 2004. And from the same article: “Aileen Colleran, the convener of the parks and facilities committee, gave an assurance that none of the city’s parks and open spaces would be sold off to private companies such as housing developers.”

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 2010 Then in 2010. “Richmond Park (a city park) is being transformed as part of a multi-million pound regeneration scheme for neighbouring Oatlands. A total of 1318 homes will be built as part of a £160m plan for the formerly rundown community.” That is a third of the green space you see here

Participatory Economics and the Common Good
An introductory section on Parecon at the local level and to discover existing ideas that highlight some of the principals of Participatory Economics. Easy listening and even some Parecon Hip Hop. Michael Albert will be visiting Scotland later in the year. Will post dates when available

The Missing Millions citychambers3
“Enthusiasm and interest, devotion and pride – these are the characteristics of Glasgow citizenship. I have talked with the heads of the city departments, with a score of town councillors, with police officers and fire officials, with clerks, bathhouse custodians, and conductors on the tram-cars – with all sorts of men, Tories and Liberals, Radicals and Socialists, from the Lord Provost down to the cab-driver. And this is the only citizenship I have been able to find.” Frederic Cle.mson Howe

Article: David Harvie Scottish Review

Common Good Watch Common Good news

This week Reshuffle Pearce Institute Govan We don’t take money off you to enjoy yourself and we don’t feed your kids with expensive burgers – just some fun, a chance to talk, try some stuff and see some films

 Dave Douglass Part 1.read from his new book Ghost Dancers. The title of this work, Ghost Dancers, is inspired by the last stand of the Native American Indians in their efforts to retain their culture and dignity, and by the Durham Miners’ Gala as a mining equivalent of that same endeavour.
Dave Douglas Part 2.

Radical Independent Bookfair: www.ribproject.org

Scottish Commons

SOOT (Our friends from the East)

Alberto Durango London Cleaners Campaign.
Speaking in Glasgow, about the Latin American workers association and the London Cleaners campaign, its successes and the importance of solidarityAs part of Radius, a programme of art events on the fringe of Glasgow International, a look at some of the radical aspects of Glasgow along the banks of it’s main river, the Clyde, from Chartism through Abolitionism to the Spanish Civil War, with a few songs thrown in at the end including a swing version of ‘We Don’t Need This Fascist Thang’. More details here

Download your blank map pdf

Carbeth Hutters Buy Out

Events across May: Details

Science Ecology and the Common Good 29 May 2010
Pearce Institute Govan.

“I think studying science is a good way to get into fields like history. The reason is, you learn what an argument means, you learn what evidence is, you learn what makes sense to postulate and when, what’s going to be convincing. You internalize the modes of rational inquiry, which happen to be much more advanced in the sciences than anywhere else. On the other hand, applying relativity theory to history isn’t going to get you anywhere. So it’s a mode of thinking.” Noam Chomsky

We will not be applying relativity theory to history at the Reshuffle – But we will be studying modes of thinking. Science Ecology and the Common Good – Workshops, speakers on science, climate change, community organising and the Common Good. Yes of course there will be tons of stuff for the kids – Glasgow Science Fair will be in full tilt as well as local groups.

Ideas, suggestions for speakers, workshops welcome. Remember:

” You cant stand still on a moving train” Howard Zinn 1922-2010

Chomsky and Andrew Marr of the BBCpropa

In which Chomsky explains to the disbelieving journalist how the media serve power interests. Considering propaganda, now called “public relations” all consumes our daily lives – in comparison there is very little discussed or written about it.

After film chat – Are you free from propaganda?

“It is arguable that the success of business propaganda in persuading us, for so long that we are free from propaganda is one of the most significant propaganda achievements of the twentieth century”. John Carey Taking the Risk out of Democracy

February 6th. 8 weeks to RESHUFFLE time, lets make 2010 a bumper year and a year of ORGANISATION – COMMON to all and for the GOOD of all. We have had some exciting community VICTORIES happen this year and some invigorating community ACTIVITIES on-going. We shall Celebrate these achievements at 2010 Reshuffle as well as looking at peoples plans for next year. Remember it takes months to organise the Reshuffle – there’s no funding it’s all good will. Please help by responding SAP if you want to put on an event, stall, happening, or help out. Click wee image to remind yourself. B.

This Week Film: “The Frustration Game” & “About the common good” Double-bill Fri. 4th Nov.

 

Archive 2.

 

worker-city-coverHistory of Struggle: Glasgow Coming soon film.

Self-Determination and Power Event, Pearce Institute from 1990 The complete Workers City on-lineno1-207x300

The Glasgow Keelie“We say that any culture that is not driven by social justice is a sick shallow worthless culture” Keelie April 1990

Andy Wightman, author of recently released book ‘The Poor Had No Lawyers’, will participate in a debate with Robert Rennie, Professor of Conveyance and Dr. Andrew Cumbers, Reader in Geographical Political Economy, both at Glasgow University on the subject of the inequities of land tenure in Scotland and possibilities for reform

Part 2 LEGUP – Linthouse Elder Park Govan Urban Planters – Community Gardening Group – Update on the garden. Come down any Saturday have a look round all welcome

Andy Wightman

The author of Who Owns Scotland and The Poor had no Lawyers, is an independent writer and researcher on issues of land and democracy with a particular interest in community land rights…

Alastair McIntosh

Is involved with Scottish land reform especially on Eigg and campaigned successfully against the Harris superquarry in Lingerbay.>

Detroit

Some folks from Glasgow will be visiting the city farms in Detroit this the summer. Any ideas communications and knowledge appreciated. If you want to know anything or have some gems to share let us know

Sorry it was 1975 no 1976 when you hear it.

Citizens Archive Project

Held at the Glasgow Reshuffle, Govan. Bill Fraser talks about the “Citizens Archive Project” where you can find out about researching Glasgow’s Common Good. Website soon. Details contact Bob.

Maryhill Anti Cuts Conference

A group of residents in North west Glasgow have got together to fight the cuts and defend services locally.We are now having regular organising meetings and have begun mapping the area to get a clear picture of how the cuts will affect our local area

So what is the Common Good anyway? “Free Line Collective” animation inspired by the Common Good

Towards a new concept of citizenship By James Boggs1976

This pamphlet was originally a speech given by James Boggs to the graduate class in the School of Architecture at the University of Michigan on November 9, 1976. However, it is of interest to all of us concerned with the rapidly deteriorating quality of life in this country. (US)

Freeing Education

Glasgow university students are currently occupying a building against the attacks by the university administration on the Hetherington research club and the cuts agenda of the government and the council.

Library closures in the “Big Society”

Privatise the national debt – Prof. Greg Philo

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