WATCH: Why it's RIGHT to celebrate Red Clydeside
This Thursday 31st January marks 100 years since The Battle of George square, one of the defining moments of Red Clydeside.
In recent times, some have cast doubt on the extent of the radicalism of the movement, but David Jamieson argues that Red Clydeside must be recognised for transforming Glasgow from a stronghold of Empire, to a hotbed of dissent in just a matter of years.
Tenants launch national Living Rent union to counter landlord lobby
Security, quality housing and lower rents priority for new union
HOUSING CAMPAIGNERS have launched ambitious plans to build Scotland’s first national union for people living in the private rented sector.
Living Rent - which has been at the forefront of move to strengthen tenants’ rights - have launched as a national membership organisation to represent the interests of those struggling for justice in the housing sector.
Tenants’ rights campaigners to link past and present movements in Mary Barbour celebration
Living Rent will host an event in celebration of Glasgow women who led historical rent strikes
THE TENANTS’ UNION Living Rent is inviting supporters on Thursday 23 November to commemorate and learn from the struggles of legendary tenants’ rights campaigner Mary Barbour and the other Glasgow women involved in the rent strikes of 1915.
London rent strike victory as activists secure over £2 million in accommodation changes
Five month rent strike victory means cost cut and higher bursaries for London students
THE FIGHTBACK AGAINST sky-high rents at a major London university has won a multi-million pound set of concessions from management organisations through organising a rent strike.
‘UCL Cut the Rent’, at University College London, have coordinated two years of protests against the rapid escalation of rent costs in campus managed accommodation. Campaigners said the high costs were pushing young people into ever increasing debts and limiting access to higher education.
.@SianBerry backs Glasgow style rent strikes and tenants movement action on housing crisis
Mayoral candidate says London can learn from history of Glasgow's rent struggle
THE SOLUTION to London's housing crisis lies in learning from the victory of Glasgow's 1915 rent strike and tenants movement, according to Green candidate for London mayor Sian Berry.
Sky high housing costs are causing a rise in homelessness and deepening inequality in the capital, an experience replicated across major UK towns and cities.
.@rentcutUCL students launch rent strike against astronomical housing costs
London students facing debt crisis and rent induced poverty - while university profits
ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY students at University College London are withholding their rent in a demand to reduce suffocating living costs by 40 per cent.
The direct action follows a 56 per cent increase in rent payments since 2009, which means young people are paying out up to PS1,100 a month just to live in university accommodation.
Concert acts announced for Mary Barbour statue fundraiser