Glasgow Almanac A Peoples Guide To the city

A 2023 project to research and publish:
A city hand book for the discerning citizen, traveller and reader.

The Glasgow Almanac would aim to create a series of articles, journals, events, timelines, reference material, factual evidence and graphics that hopes to help to engage ordinary members of the public in an enjoyable way the richness of their political and cultural heritage.

The publication through its selection of contents will work to explore, understand and also to debunk the different roots of the many strands of miss interpretations of our history. The Almanac will concentrate on that which creates agency, through reference to past and present struggles, gains, institutions, landmarks and empowering experiences. Continue reading

Drifting towards dictatorship

At the time of his death in 2006, Augusto Pinochet had been implicated in over 300 criminal charges for human rights violations. The charges included 194 counts of killings Spanish citizens. He was arrested in London and held on house arrest in comfortable rented accommodation for a year and a half before being released by the British government. During that time he was visited by Margaret Thatcher to pay her respects.

Who was Pinochet?

Pinochet was the Chilean dictator who took power in Chile in 1973 after a US backed coup that ousted President Allende the democratically elected socialist president of Chile, which lead to a brutal right wing dictatorship, led by Pinochet.

“Pinochet’s newly formed junta locked hundreds of thousands of people in detention centres, “disappeared” (killed) at least 2,279 for political reasons and tortured another 31,947. Pinochet took power by military force and used military force to maintain his regime.” libcom Continue reading

Some recent videos

Andy Wilson interviewed at East India Docks Greenock around 10 years ago. An incredible knowledge on public ownership under Scotland’s Common Good Fund. And Greenock harbour one of the worst infringements on Scotland’s common good law according to Andy Wightman, auther of The Poor Had No Lawyers: Who Owns Scotland and How They Got it. Andy passed away some years after the video was made. This film was mad by Simon Yuill as part of his research on the Common Good

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Forgotten Priorities In The Culture City

“Glasgow Life” Still closing down working class facilities and culture while spending millions on tourist attractions. Turning the city into a generic shopping centre like all others and ignoring the cities uniqueness.

The People’s Palace at GalGael – Govan’s Critical Connections.

Burrell’s vanity project he got us to pay for.

Forgotten Communities to Cultural Tourism

The Burrell Effect – Transferring pubic to private

Mr Chesty Burns The Fried Bread

Young People Speaking Their Minds – Kill The Bill

 

The Biologist values and jobs

 Young people speaking their mind. But as understanding of these things grows among the general public, through social media, through journalists and researchers who dedicate themselves to exposing the truth. When the general public start to pay more attention than lip service to democracy, the elite know they have problems and they are not going to deal with these problems by stepping back and taking a recount of how the public are treated in the unbalanced world of commerce. Rather they are going to step forward and recount how the public can be controlled by the age old device of the police.

Metropolitan – Police Scotland – Same Difference

 

Climate Justice Solidarity

 

Anti Racism Migrant Communities And The State

 

Pension Funds and Fossil fuels

 

Climate Scientist – Career Change to Climate Change