Archive 5

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.