'No Evictions' Campaigners: the Fight for Asylum Housing Rights
Serco evictions planned for this Friday.
WITH Serco expected to begin the lock change evictions this Friday the 12th July, CommonSpace caught up with Living Rent campaigners to talk about the work being done on the 'No Evictions' Campaign.
Graham O'Neill: The campaign against the Serco lock-out is in the best internationalist traditions of Glasgow
Graham O’Neill, Policy Manager at the Scottish Refugee Council, says the campaign in Glasgow against Serco’s planned eviction of hundreds of asylum seekers has a significance way beyond the city – it’s an important defence of the human rights of the most vulnerable people everywhere
The CommonSpace Show Ep 2 - Tenants' Power
The CommonSpace Show takes on Scotland’s biggest stories
IN THE second episode of the CommonSpace Show, David and Rhiannon speak to Sonja Coquelin from the Living Rent Tenants' Union about what the union does and its campaigning in recent weeks against Serco's attempt to lock out 300 asylum seekers from their home. They also discuss the 20th anniversary of the Scottish Parliament.
Energy Efficient Scotland Consultation
Common Weal submits a consultation response to the Scottish Government.
A follow-up of Common Weal's policy paper, Carbon-Free, Poverty-Free, this consultation response distills the conclusions of that report and has submitted them to the Scottish Government as part of their Consultation on accelerating the delivery of improved energy efficiency in Scotland's homes.
Beyond ‘buck passing’: Who should be taking responsibility for the housing rights of asylum seekers?
As part of CommonSpace’s special week of coverage on refugees and asylum seekers, Mark Stern looks at the complicated system of responsibilities that is meant to ensure the housing rights of asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow but is instead forcing families toward destitution