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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

website to monitor gentrification strategies in the lead up to the commonwealth games 2014 in the east end of glasgow

hello all,

following on from discussions at the 'resisting regenicide: struggles in the city' event at the CCA on saturday the 1st of november, a few of us see the need for a website to monitor gentrification strategies in the lead up to the commonwealth games 2014 in the east end of glasgow. a model for this type of activity can be found in the london games monitor website: http://www.gamesmonitor.org.uk/. at the moment we're going with something 'Glasgow2014GamesMonitor' as a url, but this will be up for further discussion.

we will be holding an initial open meeting to discuss how we can take these plans forward on:

thursday the 27th of november at the electron club (upstairs in the CCA on sauchiehall street). the meeting will start at 6.00 and finish at 8.00 (we can continue the discussion later if anyone wants to)

anyone interested in contributing to the website (with either content or technical skills) is very welcome, as is anyone who is interested more broadly in what will undoubtedly be an enormous transformation of the landscape in the east end of glasgow. we want to see that this transformation is for the benefit of the local population - not just the business elites.

we hope that the website, beyond providing a centralised source of useful information, can become a focus for further community engagement in the east end, particularly as it relates to the potential 'regeneration' (gentrification as we see it) of the clyde gateway area and the commonwealth games.

http://www.clydegateway.com/
http://www.glasgow2014.com/

for a more critical take see:

http://dontbackthebid.blogspot.com/

best wishes,

libby porter http://www.pnuk.org.uk/
bob hamilton http://www.citystrolls.com/
neil gray 'The Clyde Gateway: A New Urban Frontier?' http://www.variant.randomstate.org/33texts/variant33.html#L3

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Common Good Watch

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In the Common Good. Bob.

Snail Mail: City Strolls Electron Club CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G2 3JD"

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Sicko? The Truth About the US Health Care System

Sicko? The Truth About the US Health Care System

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

PLATFORM - Desk Killer

PLATFORM - Desk Killer

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Al-Qaeda plot to bring down UK internet-News-UK-Crime-TimesOnline

Al-Qaeda plot to bring down UK internet-News-UK-Crime-TimesOnline
As usual don't forget to read the comments:
"However, although the Sunday Times warning that most of the UK's Internet traffic passes through the Docklands facility may be valid enough, its crime reporter, David Leppard, failed to note that critical infrastructure is distributed at many colocation sites and terrorists would need to mount attacks at numerous buildings around the country to cause any major disruption."

Friday, March 30, 2007

The Lucifer Effect by Philip Zimbardo

The Lucifer Effect by Philip Zimbardo
How good folk become bad

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Green Left - VENEZUELA: Venezuela: Socialism makes a comeback

Green Left - VENEZUELA: Venezuela: Socialism makes a comeback