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General articles of interest to GSN members in the struggle for a better world

Glasgow Solidarity Network – busy behind the scenes

Over the past few weeks, GSN has received quite a few contacts from people who are being troubled by (ex)landlords and (ex)bosses. Issues to do with stolen deposits continue to be most frequent, but we also had enquiries regarding rather … Continue reading

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6 Things You Should Know About Glasgow’s Social Housing Crisis

This article by London-based Novara Media looks into what is going on in Glasgow with regards to social housing and gentrification. Their summation  is really spot on: Housing is a basic need of the human body: without shelter, we die. The gentrification of … Continue reading

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A wee little update on the Glasgow Solidarity Network

As ardent readers of this blog know, Glasgow Solidarity Network had a busy start to 2014. We won the struggle against a Glasgow letting agency that ripped tenants of by charging illegal “administration fees”. The agency had to pay back just … Continue reading

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Glasgow Solidarity Network: the Big Meet-up

Only a few days to go until our “Big Meet-Up” on Monday, 10th of Feburary, 7pm, at the Centre for Contemporary Arts’ Electron Club. The Glasgow Solidarity Network invites everybody to come along to our first big open meeting of … Continue reading

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Repost: Direct action and solidarity win in Glasgow, African migrants strike in Israel, and a few upcoming events

We just got a shout-out over at Cautiously Pessimistic. Thanks for letting people know about our win and for giving a platform to other fights going on at the moment. A nice quote from the piece: “When we think seriously about … Continue reading

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Glasgow Solidarity Network wins case against letting agency

Just a brief update on the Network’s latest campaign against a Glasgow letting agency. Our two friends received the £187 that the agency took off them as “administration fees” – illegal under Scottish Housing Law – in a cheque on … Continue reading

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Private landlords evicts tenants receiving housing benefit

The Guardian reports that one of Britain’s “best-known landlords has issued eviction notices to every tenant who is on welfare, and told letting agents that he will not accept any more applicants who need housing benefit”. Owning about 1000 properties … Continue reading

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