WATCH: A student village by stealth? The impact of student accommodations on community
In this video, CommonSpace journalist Rhiannon Davies explores the impact of purpose built student accommodation on communities in the West End.
After a recent planning decision was overturned, giving the go-ahead for developers to build an additional 45 flats in Yorkhill, community campaigners have accused Glasgow City Council of creating “a student village by stealth”.
'Serco has picked on the wrong city': Glasgow protest over plans to evict 300 asylum seekers
A hunger strike was announced at the demonstration by some of those who are facing eviction
HUNDREDS gathered in Glasgow on Tuesday [31 July] to express outrage at an announcement by the government contractor Serco to evict 300 Glaswegian asylum seekers, which may make them destitute.
An estimated 400 people turned out for the emergency demonstration organised in response to the unprecedented announcement which has sparked a cross-party coalition of resistance.
Exclusive: Glasgow politicians back direct action to prevent 'crisis' as 300 asylum seekers face eviction
Glasgow politicians would back direct action to defend hundreds of Glasgow asylum seekers on the brink of being locked out of their homes
HUNDREDS of Glaswegian asylum seekers face eviction from their homes in a shock move by the housing giant Serco, prompting outrage from Glasgow politicians who have said they will defend their constituents.
Dungavel detainee ends hunger strike ahead of appeal; rooftop protest over conditions on 13 July
Rooftop protest by detainees over conditions at Dungavel on 13 July
A DETAINEE at the notorious Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre has ended a hunger strike embarked upon last week in protest at his treatment by the Home Office, but continues to demand that he be released ahead of his upcoming appeal so he can be with his family, outlining to CommonSpace horrendous conditions in the facility which led to a rooftop protest on Friday [13 July].
Day of Roses celebration planned in Glasgow to honour Catalan political prisoners
ANC Scotland event to be held at Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow, 3pm on Saturday 28 April
THE CATALAN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (ANC) OF SCOTLAND will reflect the politicised nature of the most recent La Diada de Santi Jordi, the celebration of Saint George observed throughout Catalonia, by honouring those “being held in prison for their political ideas”.
At a special event held at Glasgow University’s Queen Margaret Union on Saturday, 28 April, ANC Scotland will host an evening of discussion and music themed around Catalonia’s present struggle.
'A long road ahead': Clara Ponsati released on bail
Embattled former Catalan minister released ahead of April hearing as hundreds of activists rally in support
FORMER CATALAN MINISTER Clara Ponsati has been released on bail, following her appearance at the Edinburgh Sheriff Court in response to a warrant from the Spanish Government, seeking her extradition on charges of rebellion and misappropriation of public funds.
Holyrood welcomes Palestinian firefighters trained in Scotland
Members of the Hebron Fire Brigade are receiving joint-support from FBU, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Government
PALESTINIAN FIREFIGHTERS who have received training in Scotland thanks to a joint initiative between the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) Scotland, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Government met with MSPs at the Scottish Parliament on Thursday.
Asylum seekers go on hunger strike at detention centre in Scotland
CommonSpace's Liam O'Hare reports today on CommonSpace and in The National on a hunger strike at Dungavel Detention Centre in Scotland
DOZENS of migrants have been on hunger strike for over a week at a controversial detention centre in Scotland.
Detainees, most of whom are asylum seekers, at Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) have been protesting conditions and demanding a time limit on how long people can be detained.
Up to 70 people initially took part in the action but numbers involved are since believed to have dropped to around 25.
SNP MSP Sandra White calls for "open borders" to deal with refugee crisis
MSP says the west has a "moral responsibility" to take in refugee's fleeing the west's wars
SANDRA WHITE, the SNP MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, has called for Europe to "open the borders" to allow in refugees fleeing war and other humanitarian catastrophe in the Middle East and Africa.
White made the comments to a packed rally in the lecture hall of the Sir Charles Wilson building on Glasgow University campus.