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Victory for Glasgow University occupation

18 August 2011
Glasgow University occupiers emerged victorious last Sunday after 196 days inside the "Free Hetherington". This building had been the Hetherington Research Club, a community space the university management closed down early last year.

Muslims boycott Glasgow airport

19 July 2011
Muslims are boycotting Glasgow airport in protest at harassment by counter-terrorism officers.

From Birmingham to Glasgow: we’re ready to resist

29 June 2011
Birmingham kicked off the battle for the 30 June strikes last night with a Unite the Resistance rally for unions striking across the city.

Protests on 30 June

21 June 2011
Birmingham: 12 noon, Victoria SquareBristol: 11am from College GreenBrighton: 10.30am, the LevelCambridge: 12noon, Parkers Piece lCardiff: 12noon, City HallGlasgow: 12noon, George SquareLeeds: 12noon, City SquareLeicester: 11.30am, New Walk CentreLiverpool: 12 noon, St George’s PlateauLondon: 11.30am, Lincoln’s Inn FieldManchester: 11am All Saints ParkNewcastle: 1pm, MonumentNorwich:

Fighting the cuts in Glasgow

03 May 2011

Defend Bryan Simpson—student who faces jail

26 April 2011
Activists are rallying around Bryan Simpson, a Glasgow student arrested last year after protesting against the government’s raising of tuition fees.

Glasgow teachers angry at union proposal to accept deal

26 April 2011
Teachers in Glasgow met with EIS union leaders last week to discuss cuts to pay and conditions, which the union is urging members to accept.

Northern Drift & Joe Lives!

12 April 2011
Alex Glasgow was a left wing singer-songwriter from Gateshead, who sang the theme to the BBC TV series When The Boat Comes In.

All the banners on the TUC anti-cuts demo, 26 March 2011

31 March 2011
Acton Community Theatre Afghans Against Neo-Feudalism Alexandra Park School Anglesey Primary School Against the Cuts Artists Against Cuts Arts Against Cuts Aslef Black and Ethnic Minority Members Aslef Doncaster Aslef Glasgow Aslef Kings Cross Aslef Leeds 116 Branch Aslef LGBT Aslef national banner Aslef Port Talbot Aslef Ramsgate Aslef Southern Region Aslef Waterloo Nine Elms Aslef Women Members Association of Educational Psychologists Association of Musical Marxists Association of Revenue and Customs</

Anti-cuts coalition to stand in Scottish elections

29 March 2011
A new left wing electoral coalition is fighting for a seat on the Glasgow List for the Scottish Parliament in the election on 5 May.

Threat of strikes forces Glasgow City Council back

29 March 2011
The threat of strikes has defended jobs and conditions at Glasgow City Council.

Fighting to defend jobs and refugees in Glasgow

22 March 2011
Workers at the Glasgow Asylum Support Project are continuing their battle against privatisation that will affect the lives of hundreds of asylum seekers.

Glasgow: students and lecturers unite on picket lines

17 March 2011
Students filled the picket lines at Glasgow university to stand in solidarity with their striking lecturers today, Thursday.

Glasgow social workers strike ballot

15 March 2011
Social workers at Glasgow City Council are balloting for strikes over a threat to privatise them. The 34 asylum support service workers are threatened with transfer to contractor YPeople.

Defend Tommy Sheridan meeting

01 March 2011
Former MSP Tommy Sheridan is in "high spirits" in jail following his conviction for perjury, Gail Sheridan told a rally of 100 people in Glasgow on Monday.

Thousands march against cuts at Glasgow University

17 February 2011
Well over 2000 students and staff marched against cuts at Glasgow University yesterday (Thursday). The demonstration set off from the occupied Hetherington Research Club (HRC), which students have held for over two weeks now, and ended outside a meeting of University Court.

Picture of Glasgow student cuts protest

17 February 2011

Solid strike at Jobcentre Plus

20 January 2011
Around 3,000 members of the PCS civil service workers’ union are striking today (Thursday) and tomorrow over attacks on their working conditions. Their action is severely hitting seven "contact centres"—former benefit processing centres—in Glasgow, Newport (Gwent), Norwich, Sheffield, Bristol, Makerfield and Manchester—that Jobcentre Plus management want to turn into call centres.

Left in Glasgow should unite

18 January 2011
Former Respect and Labour MP George Galloway has announced that he will stand on the Glasgow regional list in May’s election to the Scottish parliament.

EIS emergency cuts conference

14 December 2010
Nearly 70 delegates from further education colleges in Scotland shrugged off the snow and met in Glasgow at an emergency EIS conference over the cuts last week.

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