The course of the industrial revolution should have taught us how materially finite the worlds resources are. The information revolution should have helped us to relieve the pressure on these resources. Instead it is been used to squeeze the last wee bit of toothpaste from the tube, till all we are left with is the plastic. But one of the things we do have in abundance is imagination. We can either use it, as up to now, in imagining a technological savour is going to appear and tell us everything will be ok, and carry on regardless. Or we can use it as part of a human plan in endeavours that we know are right, achievable and on our own doorstep. Continue reading
The original editions of the Keelie were first published in the 1990s around the same issues we are even more concerned about today. Many of the contributors from then are still involved in the last twenty five issues of the new Keelie we have produced so far. So there is plenty of scope for inclusion in creating content, website work, video and distribution and a wealth of knowledge and experiences within the group we are happy to share with folk. glasgowkeelie.org
In answer to the kind of stupid and irresponsible Yes/no questionnaires such as the one relating to demolition and regeneration in the Wyndford estate Maryhill Glasgow
The beast here refers to any kind of agency private or otherwise that is a threat to public agency and the common good. The common good being that which we own, institutions and assets in the collective public interest. Continue reading
Join the Climate Justice Movement at COP26
This November, world leaders will meet in Glasgow at the global climate talks to discuss our future. We’re getting organised to bring climate justice to COP26.
Global Day of Action for Climate Justice 6 November
People’s Summit for Climate Justice From the 7-10th November 2021
Friends of People’s Palace Winter Gardens & Glasgow Green – Summer Summary
Working with other Friends of Parks groups and GCC. Our mission is to care, renew and advocate for The People’s Palace, Winter Gardens & Glasgow Green. We aim to preserve and enhance the park and it’s key assets – the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens
Six Degrees Of Separation
This website started with the idea of doing a project about climate towards the COP 26 in Glasgow. The idea was. How do we engage ordinary people in the climate debate. How do we convince ordinary people that we all have some skin in the game. What are the connections that directly relate to peoples day to day experience that would help them to put climate at the top of the agenda.
What happened to citizenship, as in a responsible citizen of a place, city, a community? What happened to the civic imagination? in this regard What is it we need to ask ourselves? That is what we want to look at here.
So what is the Riff-Raff? We are the Riff-Raff. Those deemed not worthy of joining the debate. Basically we want to finding voices from the Riff-Raff with something useful to say.
How do we flood the community with useful information to counter the ever expanding junk news outlets that have infested social media?